Graduate Cover Teacher

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1161571840-2
  • Date Posted: 9 November 2023
  • Apprentice Employer: Vision for Education - Huddersfield
  • Location: Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £400 to £450 Per Week
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain, Social care, Teaching and Education
  • Apprenticeship Type: Temporary

About this Apprenticeship

Graduate Cover Teacher


Full and Part-Time

£400-£450 per week (salary dependent on experience/qualifications)

The role

As a Graduate Cover Teacher, you will be responsible for leading lessons of approximately 30 pupils in the absence of the class teacher. You will cover classes across a full range of secondary school subjects, but don't worry, you are not expected to be a subject specialist in each area. The lesson will always be planned, and this will be provided in advanced.

It is your role as the Graduate Cover Teacher to facilitate the classes learning, manage classroom behaviour, record accurate registers, and provide a handover to the absent teacher.

Successful Graduate Cover Teachers are adaptable, flexible, motivated, confident and organised, they have a passion for education and supporting young people.

This role provides a great opportunity to gain experience of working within a Secondary school prior to applying to Initial Teacher Training. Although previous experience of working in a secondary school is desirable it is not essential.

If you are new to the role, you will be offered a comprehensive Graduate Cover Teacher Training Programme to equip you with the skills you need. Visit our website to find out more above our Cover Teacher Training Programme or send us your CV and one of our consultants will call you with further information.

About the school

Vision for Education is working with client schools across the Kirklees area to support them with trained Cover Teachers who are looking to take their first step into education. Our client schools are looking for individuals who have a strong desire to get involved in the school ethos and make a difference in the classroom. If you are someone who is looking to make a difference and get started in your future in education then this is the perfect opportunity for you.


To be considered for the role of Graduate Cover Teacher you will:

  • Have a degree or equivalent education
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Be a natural leader and someone with the confidence to lead a lesson in the absence of the class teacher
  • Have a passion for education and providing the highest possible level of support to young people

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:

  • Excellent daily rates paid using the PAYE system
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability)
  • Social and networking events
  • Pension contributions
  • CPD to help with your professional development
  • Access to a dedicated consultant

About us

The Edwin Group is a Top 10 UK employer in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023. Rated as Excellent by our staff in all categories and recognised as having industry leading and world-class levels of employee engagement across the Group.

We are a market-leading education supply agency committed to the development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high quality educators.

We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

If you are a Graduate Cover Teacher who can enthuse, motivate, and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education, please contact our Secondary Education team on (phone number removed).