2 Cover Supervisors - ASAP

Sugarman Medical
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

A secondary school in North West London are seeking 2 cover supervisors to start ASAP.

Cover supervisors are utilised by schools to cover teacher's short-term absences including those arranged in advance such as medical appointments or training courses and also to cover unexpected absences such as sickness.

Cover supervisors have become integral members of many secondary schools with contracts ranging from permanent, long term and day to day.

The cover supervisor's main job is to manage a classroom in the absence of a teacher, ensuring that students remain on task completing set work.

Role and Responsibilities

As a cover supervisor your role and responsibilities will include:

  • covering lessons in the absence of the usual class teacher
  • effectively communicating the work set to students
  • managing the behaviour of pupils whilst they are undertaking set work
  • responding to any questions from pupils about process and procedures
  • dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies in accordance with school policy and
  • collecting completed work after lesson and submitting to the appropriate teacher
  • Reporting back as appropriate, using the school's standard procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising.

Skills, Interests and Qualities

As a cover supervisor you will need to be:

  • be confident and personable
  • patient, flexible, creative with a good sense of humour
  • Ideally hold a good degree


Our client is seeking cover supervisors to fill a range of timetable requirements both full time and part time positions.


You will need to demonstrate that you have:

  • experience of working with secondary aged students
  • the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour.
  • the ability to build a good rapport with both student and colleagues
  • good reading, writing and numeracy skills
  • excellent organisational skills
  • A strong element of flexibility and patience

If this seems like it would be perfect for you please contact Kaz at Sugarman Education today.


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Please note that due to high volumes of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. However Sugarman Education are currently recruiting for a vast amount of positions. Please submit your CV to register and we will help you find a role tailored to your experience and preferences.

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