Cover Supervisor,

  • Location:
  • Salary: £95 - 96 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Secondary Education
  • Posted:

Job Description

Do you have experience working with children or managing/coaching a group of people?

Would you like to transfer those skills into an education setting?

If so, we would love to hear from you, as we have opportunities to work as a Cover Supervisor in various secondary schools across Shropshire.

You will need to have the confidence to stand in front of a secondary classroom and maintain classroom behaviour, and ensure the pupils stay on tasks following the work set by the class teacher.

There is no teaching involved with this position, the main responsibility of this role is the management of the classroom. You must have experience working with children or supervising groups of people. Good communication skills, ability to manage groups of essential.

The work available can be day to day supply, however we do have long term placements also available.

Working as a cover supervisor can be extremely rewarding but also very demanding. 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.

As a cover supervisor you will be expected to:

  • Undertake whole class supervision in the absence of the class teacher, setting work previously prepared by the teacher
  • Develop curricular knowledge as required by the school
  • Apply the school’s behaviour management policy and report any difficulties to the class teacher/head teacher
  • Set homework previously prepared by the teacher
  • Mark elements of class work and homework under the guidance of the class teacher
  • Undertake observations of the pupils and contribute to pupil records
  • Administer (and mark) class tests
  • Supervise the work of the teaching assistant
  • Abide by and work towards all the policies within the school e.g. behaviour management, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities
  • Carry out the above duties in accordance with the Children’s Services Department’s Equal Opportunities Policy

Benefits of working with New Directions:

  • 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.

New Directions Holding is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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