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
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
Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry