Cover Supervisor

Helsby High School, Frodsham, Cheshire


Job details

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

Job summary


Supervise whole classes of pupils 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 pupils 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 pupils whilst they are undertaking their work to ensure a constructive environment.

3 Respond to any questions from pupils 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 pupils 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) including Maths and English

Essential qualifications

Willingness to undertake appropriate training.

DBS clearance

Essential skills and experience

Ability to contribute to the management of pupil behaviour.
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.
Knowledge of a variety of approaches to learning and high expectations of young people
Commitment to adding value beyond the curriculum to the education of young people
To be able to communicate, both verbally and written, effectively with both adults and children in a wide range of different contexts
Be able to understand the concepts of learning, both independent and personalised and facilitate within a classroom environment

Employee benefits

Job training

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 1322 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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Website Helsby High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Helsby High School

Helsby High School is a community secondary school and sixth form in Helsby, Cheshire. It's GCSE and A Level results are amongst the highest in Cheshire.

School location

Chester Road, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 0HY