Sunderland - cover supervisor

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: Secondary Cover Supervisors
Reference: PE11331011
Salary: PAYE (pay as you earn)
Job Published: 22 days ago
Protocol Education are seeking candidates to join their team of Sunderland cover supervisors. Work will be on an ad-hoc basis, usually ranging from 2-5 days a week in schools throughout Sunderland; including Washington, the city central and coastal Sunderland.

Successful candidates will be hard-working, dynamic and enthusiastic. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a team and the motivation to guide and support students in their learning are essential to the role.

Due to the nature of the role, candidates from a range of background will be considered, including policing, youth work and sports coaching. Graduates who are interested in a career in teaching are also encouraged to apply.

The role of the cover supervisor is to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set. The class teacher will set work for students to complete and the cover supervisor will ensure that pupils remain on task. Although it is not necessary for cover supervisors to have specific subject knowledge they should be able to manage behaviour and discuss the student's work with them, offering support and advice if needed.

A cover supervisor is the responsible adult in the classroom and is, therefore, responsible for dealing with any emergencies or problems that might occur.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are looking for flexible work. The school is able to work with cover supervisors to find work around their availability.


Protocol Education is a Supply Agency offering both long terms and short terms roles in Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special Needs (SEND) Education. We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £40.00