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Cover Supervisors are suitably trained school staff who supervise pupils, usually in Secondary Schools. They carry out pre-prepared lessons when teaching staff are on short-term absence. The Cover Supervisor’s main job is to manage the classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set.

The role of a Cover Supervisor varies significantly depending on the school they are placed in. A Cover Supervisor will only deliver the lesson that has been set for the class and will not be involved with planning, preparation, or assessment of learning.

Cover Supervisor duties

  • Supervising work that has been set in accordance with the school policy
  • Managing the behaviour of pupils while they are undertaking this work to ensure a constructive environment
  • Responding to any questions from pupils about processes and procedures
  • Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures
  • Collecting any completed work after the lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher
  • Reporting back as appropriate using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising

How to become a Cover Supervisor

4myschools have placed many Cover Supervisors across many schools and we know exactly what schools look for in this role:

  • Have some experience working with children
  • Have some experience supporting children on a one-to-one basis
  • Be confident with your behaviour management techniques
  • Be flexible; every day will be different
  • Enjoy being with young people
  • A sense of humour

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