• Ongoing
  • Secondary
  • Temporary
  • Whitchurch
  • Salary: £88 - 110 per day + Free Training & Mentoring
  • Ref: whitchDECS
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Cover Supervisor – Secondary School


We’re currently on the lookout for a confident Cover Supervisor to join our expanding secondary team.

As a Cover Supervisor, your main responsibility will be to oversee classes in the absence of the regular teacher, ensuring that students stay focused and on track with their learning. Working closely with teaching staff, you’ll follow established procedures to maintain order in the classroom and support students in their educational activities.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Step in for teachers during short-term absences, guiding students through pre-planned lessons across various subjects and age groups.
  • Foster a positive and respectful learning environment by effectively managing classroom behavior.
  • Offer assistance and answer questions to support students in their learning journey.
  • Maintain open communication with teaching colleagues and school administrators to address any concerns or issues that may arise.

This is an ideal role for someone considering a future career in Education as a Teacher.

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 whitchDECS

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