Secondary Cover Supervisor
Protocol Education 90.00 British Pound . GBP Per annum
Hillingdon, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Job type: contract
Job industry: Education
Cover Supervisors - Flexible - Part time & Full Time Opportunities
Cover supervisor jobs offer a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking to gain teaching and classroom experience before completing a PGCE.
Cover supervisors were introduced as a way of maintaining teachers non contact periods. They have now become a permanent role in the majority of secondary schools, covering an absent teacher for reasons that include sickness, timetabled non contact time and time off for courses.
Working as a cover supervisor can be extremely rewarding but it is also very demanding. The cover supervisors main job is to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set by an absent teacher.
Role and Responsibilities
•covering lessons in the absence of the timetabled teacher
•supervising the delivery of the cover work by effectively communicating the work set to students
•ensuring that the required resources needed in order to effectively deliver the covered lessons are available
•managing the behaviour of pupils whilst they are undertaking set work to ensure a positive learning environment- reporting back as appropriate, using the school's standard procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising.
•collecting completed work after lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher
Protocol Education will consider applications from individuals who hold one of the following qualifications:
•Post Graduate Degree/Certificate in Education
Skills, Interests and Qualities
As a cover supervisor you will need to be:
•highly adaptable as there is no regular timetable
•be confident, organised and at times, diplomatic
•patient, flexible, creative with a good sense of humour
You will need to demonstrate that you have:
•experience of working with secondary aged children
•the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour.
•the ability to build good relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers
•a knowledge of the National Curriculum for KS3 and KS4
•the ability to work as part of a team
•good reading, writing and numeracy skills
•good IT skills