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  • Full Time
  • Watford, UK
  • Competitive Salary £ / day


Cover Supervisor – September start

Choice Teachers are currently working with a number of secondary schools in Watford and the surrounding areas that require passionate cover supervisors on a temporary supply basis.

If you are looking to gain classroom experience before considering a career in education, this is the opportunity for you!

The role of a Cover Supervisor is diverse and challenging but also very rewarding. As a Cover Supervisor in a secondary school you will supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of secondary class teachers. You will be managing student behaviour in line with the school’s policies and procedures, as well as supporting students in undertaking learning activities across the curriculum.

To excel in this role, you should

  • Be comfortable in being at the front of the classroom, managing a classroom and ensuring learners stay on task.
  • Able to create a positive learning environment has good and strong classroom management
  • Able to provide support to learners.
  • Present work from a lesson plan to the students
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Be confident and enthusiastic with a passion for teaching
  • Adaptable, flexible, be able to work at short notice and get to schools quickly
  • Be able to manage large groups of students, some of whom may display challenging behaviour
  • Be able to work on your own initiative

Job Duties:

  • Supervising students in the absence of the regular teacher
  • Managing classroom behaviour and ensuring a positive learning environment
  • Delivering pre-prepared lesson plans effectively
  • Providing support to students in their learning activities
  • Reporting back on student progress and any issues to the relevant staff

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and inspirational approach to working with students
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment
  • Punctuality and reliability in attendance
  • Initiative and the ability to take charge of situations
  • Passionate about education and supporting student development


  • Educated to A-level or Degree level is desired
  • DBS Certificate on the update service or be able to obtain one
  • Two professional references
  • Right to work in the UK.

Work hours may vary depending on school schedule. May involve standing for extended periods and some physical activity.

Our agency has evolved to become a successful, reliable and professional agency and is firmly established as the first-choice local agency for staff and schools alike.

Choice Teachers is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applicants from all suitably qualified persons. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Email myself or call the office on 01707537410 for a confidential chat about your career.


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