We are looking to appoint an excellent Cover Supervisor to work under the guidance of subject leaders and supervise classes during short term absence of teaching staff. The role provides a great opportunity to gain experience and develop effective teaching skills. This is a temporary role covering maternity leave for four days per week, term time only.
To be considered for this opportunity, you will have:
- a positive, flexible approach, calm and resilient under pressure
- energy, enthusiasm and a confident approach to behaviour management
- strong verbal and written communication skills
- achieved GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above
This job is an ideal post for someone wanting to gain experience in a secondary school prior to taking up teaching as a career as it will give you excellent experience with classroom management and in developing relationships with students. It is essential that you enjoy working with young people. It can be a demanding role and you need to be able to communicate well both with staff and students and be flexible to adapt to any situation. Past experience of working in a school would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be responsible for covering lessons for short term absences due to illness and training. Long term absence is covered by qualified teachers. The role provides consistent and high-quality cover for all departments. Work for the lesson being covered will be provided and may include specific work related to the subject which is being covered or project work which may be completed by a year group over a period of time. When you are not covering lessons, you may work in the English or Maths department, with Heads of Department or the Senior Management Team in the development of the resources and contribute with new ideas and ways of making improvements. The role also provides lunchtime and breaktime supervision on a rota basis.
It is anticipated that candidates may have staff development needs around classroom management and there will be initial in-house training offered through a full induction programme. This will include gaining a good understanding of the school policy and procedures related to behaviour and discipline maters; reporting arrangements; professional conduct; sharing best practice with some of our excellent teachers; working with members of the Learning Support Department and observing a series of lessons.