• Day to day
  • Secondary
  • Temporary
  • Chester
  • Salary: Market related
  • Ref: GCSRLML1
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Cover Supervisor


  • Have you considered teaching in the secondary sector and require experience?
  • Are you a natural leader and communicator who finds it easy to engage young minds?
  • Do you have excellent classroom and strong behaviour management skills?
  • How would you like to work in a selection of secondary schools across Cheshire?

You will be a graduate, considering a move into teaching and looking for opportunities to develop your behaviour and classroom management skills.

You have an idea of what the role entails, but you feel working as a Cover Supervisor will provide you with a greater insight in terms of the demands and expectations of a PGCE student and eventually a Teacher.

The Educate Group are here to guide you throughout the process with a fabulous support system in place to help provide you with advice whenever you need it. We’re proud, widely appreciated and trusted by our schools and our own staff.

The Educate Group work with numerous secondary schools across Cheshire providing day-to-day, short and long-term support across various roles including Sports Coaches and Cover Supervisors.

If you are considering a career in teaching, this is an excellent opportunity to gain real-life, practical classroom experience; enhancing your chances of securing a PGCE place with Educate Teacher Training or another provider.

Benefits of joining the Educate Group:

  • Led by experienced educators with over 85+ years of combined education experience
  • Provides staffing solutions to schools with a commitment to high-quality support for partner schools
  • Offers flexible work arrangements to achieve a work-life balance
  • Provides opportunities to build relevant classroom-based experience with reputable schools in the area
  • Offers free regular training from a team of educators
  • Opportunity to apply for initial teacher training with Educate ITT and link schools
  • Potential for permanent job placement if available.

Responsibilities of a Cover Supervisor:

  1. Supervise classes and deliver pre-prepared lessons in the absence of a teacher
  2. Ensure that students are engaged, motivated and on task
  3. Manage any behaviour issues that may arise
  4. Follow school policies and procedures
  5. Maintain accurate records of student progress

Requirements of a Cover Supervisor:

  • A degree or Level 3 qualification with solid standards of literacy and numeracy
  • Experience working or volunteering with children or young people
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to manage behaviour effectively
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Registrations required to be a Cover Supervisor:

  • An Enhanced DBS on the Update Service, but if you do not have one, you can apply for a new one through Educate.
  • You must register with the EWC (Education Workforce Council) to work in Wales.


  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, as we cannot offer a work permit to any applicant or facilitate work permits for any vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.
  • We are a member of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation).
  • The Educate Group are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children.
  • As a matter of courtesy, the Educate Group aim to respond to all applications within 48 hours.
  • A higher rate is achievable for candidates with a proven track record of high attainment within the required job role or subject area.
  • All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

If you want to know more about the Educate Group and the current opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact one of our team on 01978 281881.


Hours Part Time

Sector Secondary

Reference GCSRLML1

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