Job Vacancies

Cover Supervisor

  • Location: Powys
  • Duration: Ongoing Supply
  • Salary: £60.00 - £70.00 per day
  • Start date: Sept 2019
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sector: Secondary
  • Posted:

Job Description

Our Powys secondary schools require Cover Supervisors to help step in and cover classes in the absence of the class teacher across Key Stages three, four and five. New Directions have been asked to increase their bank of Cover Supervisors ready for the new academic year in September.

Due to the nature of the work, it’s important you can engage with students, have a sense of humour as well as a strong classroom presence, with excellent classroom and strong behaviour management skills. The schools sometimes require cover at short notice so you must be adaptable and flexible to their needs and requirements. The added benefit is not having to plan work as this will have already been set in the absence of the teacher, but a good level of education and transferable skills are desirable.

The position would suit the following:

• Graduates considering a career within education (with prior experience of working with children)
• Retired teachers
• Sports coaches
• Members of the emergency services i.e. police, fire and ambulance
• Care support staff
• Youth workers and the probation service
• Teaching assistants
• TEFL experience

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
  • 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

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, Wrexham branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 01978 884290 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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