• Day to day
  • Secondary
  • Temporary
  • Oswestry
  • Salary: £16.25 - 16.25 per hour + Free Training & Mentoring
  • Ref: CS/ENG/DE1
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Cover Supervisor- English Graduate


Are you an English graduate looking to inject your unique perspective and passion for literature to secondary schools in the Oswestry and Shropshire area?

Educate are looking for individuals to step into classrooms and deliver English to a number of schools across the Chester area, supporting on a day-to-day basis. 

Key Responsibilities for this role:

  • Utilize your creativity and subject expertise to deliver high-quality English lessons in line with the national curriculum, injecting your own spin and personality into the content.
  • Provide cover for absent teachers, ensuring continuity of learning and a positive classroom environment.
  • Manage classroom behaviour effectively, using innovative techniques to engage and motivate students.
  • Collaborate with teaching staff to create lesson plans and resources that cater to the diverse needs and abilities of students.
  • Foster a love of learning in students by sharing your enthusiasm for the English language and literature.
  • Support students’ academic and personal development through mentorship and guidance.
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance and behaviour, reporting any concerns to the appropriate school staff.
  • Stay up-to-date with educational trends and best practices to continuously improve your teaching skills.

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 CS/ENG/DE1

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