Trainee Cover Supervisor

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1383760476-2
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Vision for Education - Cornwall
  • Location: Camborne, Cornwall
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain, Teaching and Education
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

We are currently working with a number of schools across Cornwall that are looking for Cover Supervisors to work across KS3 and KS4.

About the role

As a Cover Supervisor you will be responsible for leading lessons of approximately 30 pupils in the absence of the class teacher. You will cover classes across the full range of secondary school subjects. The lesson will always be planned, and this will be provided in advance. It is your role as the Cover Supervisor to facilitate learning, manage classroom behaviour, record accurate registers, and provide a handover to the absent teacher.

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 Cover Supervisor Training Programme to equip you will the skills you need. Successful Cover Supervisors are adaptable, flexible, motivated, confident and organised, they have a passion for education and supporting young people.

About the school

We are proud to support a wide range of Secondary schools throughout West Cornwall. Successful Cover Supervisors will be expertly supported by a dedicated team of consultants.


To be considered for the role of Trainee Cover Supervisor you will:

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

Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer

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

  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

Vision for Education 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.

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