Secondary Cover Supervisor

Location: Sunderland
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Secondary Cover Supervisors | Secondary
Reference: PE11360506
Salary: PAYE (pay as you earn)
Job Published: 13 days ago
Are you a Drama or performing arts graduate? Are you an aspiring Drama or Music Teacher? Are you available for full time or part time work in Washington?

Protocol Education are recruiting for Drama and performing arts graduates to join their team of cover supervisors and learning support assistants working in secondary schools in and around the Washington area of Sunderland.

We are offering aspiring Drama Teachers the perfect opportunity to jump start their career in education and teaching. Working as a cover supervisor will give Drama and Performing Arts graduates the opportunity to utilise the transferable skills such as confidence, presence, and voice projection.

This work is flexible and can range from daily, short-term and long-term lesson cover on a part-time or full-time basis with some potential to go permanent.



The role of the Cover Supervisor demands flexibility and initiative. Your focus will be on supporting progress by providing classroom supervision for students whose regular teacher is absent. You will be expected to deliver pre-planned learning activities and establish productive working relationships with students in a stimulating and orderly learning environment.

As a Cover Supervisor you will be covering the absence of a teacher and supervising classes of students in a range of subjects such as P.E, Drama or General Cover lessons. Please note that although you will be required to cover lessons cross the curriculum you will not be required to be a subject specialist.

The ideal Candidate will have/be:
A genuine interest for working with young people
Confidence to deliver pre planned lessons
Confidence to manage and control behaviour.
Experience in leading groups of children
Have a valid DBS or be willing to complete a new one
Be aware and comply with safeguarding measures

All candidates will be offered the opportunity to undergo free cover supervisor training.


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see protocol-education.com/FAQs for further details.


All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.


Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We also offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers, if your certificates are not within the last 12 months.  All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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