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Cover Supervisor

Teaching Personnel

£66.30 - 80.00 per day


Temporary | Part Time



We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to provide supervision of our pupils and their work during periods of short term teacher absence.  The successful candidate will take sole charge of groups of children to deliver lessons as set by the teacher, ensure that students are on task and complete the work set.  An ability to manage the behaviour in the classroom to ensure a constructive learning environment is a must and training in this area will be provided.   The post-holder will work closely with teaching staff across a wide range of subject areas across the curriculum.   We are looking for applications from adaptable, organised individuals with strong literacy and numeracy skills.  

The school is Ofsted rated GOOD, and is located in the centre of Preston. The role is full time, Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 3.15pm - starting January 2022 until the end of the school year, with a potential school contract at the end. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To deliver lessons as set by the teacher, ensure pupils are on task and complete work set.
  • Respond to any questions from pupils about process and procedures.
  • Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the schools’ policies and procedures.
  • Collect any completed work after the lesson and return it to the appropriate teacher.
  • Report back as appropriate using the school’s agreed procedures on the behaviour of pupils during class, and any issues arising.
  • The postholder must be familiar with the full range of school policies, particularly those regarding health and safety, equal opportunities and special educational needs.
  • The postholder must have the necessary skills to manage safely classroom activities, the physical learning space and resources for which they are responsible.
  • The postholder must have an understanding and ability to use a range of strategies to deal with classroom behaviour, as a whole, and also individual behavioural needs.
  • The postholder must manage the behaviour of pupils whilst they are undertaking the work to ensure a constructive environment.

Knowledge & Skills

  • No formal qualification is required.
  • Proven track record of working with children for at least one year.
  • Basic understanding of education system or a willingness to learn.
  • Competency in the use of ICT.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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