• Ongoing
  • Secondary
  • Temporary
  • Shrewsbury
  • Salary: £90 - 110 per day + Free Training & Mentoring
  • Ref: CSEngSHRMM
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Cover Supervisor – Graduate in English


Discover an exciting new opportunity with the Educate group! We’re in search of a dedicated graduate in English to work as a Cover Supervisor, upholding learning continuity in the absence of teachers. Your role will involve overseeing classes and fostering a supportive yet authoritative environment for students.

We’re eager to hear from candidates who:

  • Have a keen interest in pursuing a career in education.
  • Possess a genuine passion for making a meaningful difference in the lives of young people.

Requirements for the role include strong organizational skills and effective multitasking abilities, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. While experience in education or a related field is preferred, it is not required. 

This is an ideal role for someone considering a future career in Education as a Teacher and an opportunity to apply for our School Centred Initial Teacher Training Course in September.

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 Full Time

Sector Secondary

Reference CSEngSHRMM

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