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Secondary Cover Supervisor

Teaching Personnel

£85 - 140 per day


Temporary | Full Time



Teaching Personnel are currently recruiting for a Cover Supervisor to work within secondary schools in and around Leicester with Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils aged 11 to 16. To work as Cover Supervisor you will need to have experience working within the education sector or have other relatable experience working with/leading young people. You as a person will need to be confident and have strong behaviour management skills in preparation for leading classrooms and have a genuine passion for the continuing learning and development of young people.

The main role of a Cover Supervisor is to manage the classroom in the Teacher’s absence. The Class Teacher will provide all the materials and tools needed for the lesson ready for the Cover Supervisor to deliver. Although not actively teaching, it is important for a Cover Supervisor to have the skills and confidence needed to keep the class motivated and focused so they can work on the activities set and prepared for them. The role requires you to support pupils as they work through the lesson and to understand how to best support  them to complete tasks, and lesson objectives.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Supervising pupils, ensuring they are engaged in the classwork.
  • Encouraging pupils to interact.
  • Establishing trust with pupils, interacting with them according to individual needs.
  • Assisting pupils with tasks as needed.
  • Creating a safe, positive, supportive classroom environment.
  • Promoting good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policies, encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour.
  • Collecting completed work and returning it to the teacher.
  • Providing feedback to teachers on pupil’s achievement, progress, and if any problems

Key Facts

  • Temporary contract with potential to lead to permanent role for the right candidates
  • Control of you own working week and diary
  • Weekly Pay
  • Work on behalf of the largest education recruitment company in the country
  • Immediate start once vetted
  • Driving License is preferred but not essential


As part of safer recruitment guidelines, all applicants will subject to standard vetting checks:

  • 2 employment references
  • An Enhanced DBS check- on the update service
  • Applicants who have lived outside the UK for 6 months or more in the last 5 years will be required to present an Overseas Criminal Check (police check)

If you would like to be considered for the role please apply with your CV highlighting your relevant experience.


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website 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.
Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.
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