The role of a ‘Cover Supervisor’ is still relatively new in UK schools and came about as a result of the governments ‘Remodelling of the School Workforce’ agenda.
Working as a cover supervisor can be extremely rewarding but also very demanding. There is a high level of responsibility and although there is always a teacher close at hand if needed, there is a large amount of autonomy.
A cover supervisor is likely to be used for short-term absences of a teacher. These might be known in advance (for example, where a teacher has a medical appointment or is undergoing professional development) or unexpected (for example, absence due to illness). Work will be set for the classes you will be covering and with most schools you will be given the opportunity to tour the school and meet some key staff before you go to your classroom but be warned…that is not always the case!
At Red Apple Education we have high expectations of our cover supervisors when working in our schools and our training is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and toolkit to effectively undertake this role.
Who can register for the Cover Supervisor training?
The course content has a broad target audience ranging from existing cover/supply staff who want to enhance their skills and knowledge, Newly Qualified Teacher wishing to gain additional classroom experience, to individuals who would like to work in a secondary school and have suitable qualifications or relevant work experience.
How long is the training?
We offer a number of different training packages that are determined by your experience and academic background. Training can be between 2-days intense training or 1 week classroom based training. All of our training is totally unique and has been built on our experience of working in schools and our clear understanding of the demands therein. We understand the importance of fully preparing you for the role of cover supervisor not only for the reputation of Red Apple Education but also to ensure that you are fully equipped to manage a classroom and add value to our respective schools and above all, enjoy the role!
When is the next training?
We run a training session each month at the moment and the cohort can range from 20 to 30 participants.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in registering for this training then give us a call today.