Cover Supervisor

Helsby High School, Frodsham, Cheshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time
Salary £13,552 to £14,963 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary


Supervise whole classes of students and ensure that set work is completed in the absence of the teacher. Cover is provided for the short-term absence of teaching staff so that an effective and tailored school policy to cover is delivered.


1 Supervise students who are undertaking work that has been set in accordance with the school policy so that teaching and learning continues.

2 Manage the behaviour of students whilst they are undertaking their work to ensure a constructive environment.

3 Respond to any questions from students about process and procedures so they can continue with their set work.

4 Deal with any immediate problems or emergencies in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures to ensure that pupil/employee safety is assured.

5 Collect any completed work after lessons to ensure it is returned to the relevant member of the teaching staff.

6 Report back, using the school's agreed referral procedures, on the behaviour of students during class and any issues arising so that the relevant member of the teaching staff is fully aware of the situation.

Notwithstanding the detail in this job description, in accordance with the School’s/Council’s Flexibility Policy the job holder will undertake such work as may be determined by the Headteacher/Governing Body from time to time, up to or at a level consistent with the Main Responsibilities of the job.

Essential educational requirements

•• Good standard of general education including 5 GCSE’s or equivalent (Graded A-C or 4 and above) including Maths and English

Essential qualifications

• Ability to contribute to the management of pupil behaviour.
• DBS clearance

Essential skills and experience

Willingness to undertake appropriate training.
• Evidence of ability to form professional relationships with both students and colleagues.
• Evidence of working with young people.
• Evidence of the successful application of behaviour management techniques.

Employee benefits

Job training, term time only

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 1376 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website Helsby High School website (opens in a new window)
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About Helsby High School

School location

Chester Road, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 0HY