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Cover Supervisor, Swansea

  • Location: Swansea
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £75 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Secondary
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are currently recruiting for a Cover Supervisor for a Secondary School in the Swansea area for a full time position.

To be successful you will need:

  • To be patient, flexible, creative and able to relate well to young people to support their learning;
  • A strong classroom presence with high resilience and energy;
  • Share a commitment to the happiness well-being, self-esteem and progress of all students.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of working with children, ideally KS3/4 age group;
  • Numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to NVQ Level 2 or GCSE Grade C in Maths and English;
  • Competence in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning;
  • Ability to use MAC systems is desirable;
  • Knowledge of SIMS is essential;
  • Ability to manage pupils in a classroom setting.

Job Specification

Working as a Cover Supervisor can be a very rewarding but very demanding role. Schools may wish to employ staff for cover supervision but on occasions where they are not needed for cover, they might also be released to provide additional support to Teachers in classrooms, or to carry out administrative tasks.

Ideally, candidates will be required to:

  • Develop curricular knowledge in line with the school requirements
  • Apply the school’s behaviour management policy and report any difficulties to the class Teacher/senior leadership team
  • Set homework in line with the classroom Teacher requirements
  • Provide homework under the guidance of the class Teacher
  • Administer class tests if requested
  • Supervise the work of the Teaching Assistant, providing support if required
  • Abide by and work towards all policies within the school, eg – behaviour management, health and safety, equal opportunities
  • Carry out pre-prepared exercises in the short term absence of the class Teacher
  • Ensure students remain on task through classroom management
  • You will not be required to plan lessons, but will have the opportunity to lead the class
  • Assisting students where required and ensuring lessons are delivered
  • Collect completed work and pass to the class teacher.


What New Directions Education offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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