Job Vacancies

Cover Supervisor

  • Location: Cheshire West & Chester
  • Duration: Long Term
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Secondary
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions is looking for a Cover Supervisor for the Chester area. Many of the Secondary Schools that we work with, like to have Cover Supervisors to support their pupils when their regular staff are on training or absent from work. We have both full time and part time work available, as well as the traditional day to day supply. If you have the following skills or experience please forward your CV:


– Working with children and young adults in an education, youth group or similar setting.
– Part completion of a teaching qualification including at least one teaching practice.
– TEFL training and experience (may need an Overseas Police Check if you have worked abroad in the last five years

Job Specification

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

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
  • Preferred supplier to 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Wirral branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 0151 515 0822 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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