Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Leeds


Veritas Education are recruiting a number of Cover Supervisors for Secondary Schools throughout LEEDS/KIRKLEES & BRADFORD

You need to be a strong character for this role to manage the classroom behaviour.

Cover supervisors were originally introduced as a way of maintaining teacher's non contact periods but have become a permanent fixture in schools. It can be a rewarding job and a useful way of getting experience in the classroom for those with teaching ambitions.

Daily Rate The daily pay rate will be between £60 & £80 per day depending on your experience.

Hours Cover Supervisors are usually in school during normal school hours, but because there isn't a need to plan/mark there's rarely the need to stay after school.

Cover supervisor duties The cover supervisor's main job is to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set. Curiously, cover supervisors are often defined by what they don't do So, usually, cover supervisors:

- Don't plan
- Don't have subject knowledge
- Don't mark work
- Don't set homework
- Don't differentiate
- Don't set targets

However many of our cover supervisors report doing the following duties:

- Teaching grammar
- Managing behaviour
- Discussing and debating texts with pupils and answering questions
- Differentiating and allocating extension exercises.

Qualifications needed to become a cover supervisor Veritas Education requires our Cover Supervisors to have an honours degree or equivalent as a minimum educational requirement and to have experience of working with young people.

Skills and knowledge The following are desirable:

- Highly adaptable as there is no a regular timetable
- Have a thick skin
- Behaviour management skills
- Be diplomatic

The upsides Everyday is different and its an excellent way to get into working in a school environment. Many of our Cover Supervisors go on to train as Teachers. As the majority of work is on a Day to Day basis, it can be very flexible and we see many Cover Supervisors working Part Time to suit themselves.

The downside Because the work is usually on a day to day basis, its hard to guarantee work. There are usually a number of quiet periods throughout the school year, mainly at the end and beginning of a new term.

If you're interested in working as a Cover Supervisor with Veritas Education and have a degree along with experience of working with children then please contact the Secondary Team.


- All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
- Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
- You must have legal right to work in the UK
- You must be willing to attend a registration interview

Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community.'

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