Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

School Cover Supervisor/Teacher - FREE Training Provided


Job Description:

Are you looking to get into teaching?

Do you want to get experience of working with children but are unsure where to start?

Secondary Schools in Blackpool are changing the way that teacher absence is covered. 'Cover Supervisors’ are now regularly being used by secondary schools to cover teacher absences for day to day and short term cover. The role is a responsible one which involves taking sole charge of lessons and delivering pre-prepared work to students. Your role will be to ensure class work is completed and the student’s behaviour is managed in accordance to the schools policy.

Vida Education are looking for Cover Supervisors to join their busy team to work across Blackpool Schools and surrounding areas.

Vida Education offer a bespoke Cover Supervisor Training course and will be provided free of charge to make you 'school ready' so you can start working within secondary schools as a Cover Supervisor.  This is ideal for anyone with no prior experience or even if you have previous experience but require a refresher or looking to enhance your existing skills.

In addition to the training course you will also be given the opportunity to spend a day in one of our partner schools to observe classes by shadowing teachers

At Vida Education we want to make sure all people entering Preston schools and working as Cover Supervisors are well prepared and confident when going into schools.

Whether you’re new to the role or have been working in a different role within the education sector this training provides a strong basis to start you career as a Cover Supervisor.

Who may want to attend?

  • The course is ideal for people who are interested in or aspiring to be appointed as a Cover Supervisor
  • People who are relatively new to the role or wish to gain a better understanding of the role.
  • Teaching Assistants who take classes or large groups of pupils without teacher supervisor.
  • People who may wish to go into teaching and want to get a feel for secondary schools.

Our Cover Supervisor Training is recognised by many schools and other education establishments as being high quality and fully preparing learners for their role as a Cover Supervisor.

To undertake this course you must have a good standard of literacy, numeracy, communication skills and be able to take part in whole class activities. You will also need to have access to a computer, the internet and have competent ICT skills to complete the additional eLearning courses.

If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for this role then please do apply now.

Vida Education offer excellent rates of pay and take great pride in providing a quality service to candidates and schools.

We are an experienced team who specialise in placing secondary teachers, primary teachers, cover supervisors, teaching assistants and school admin and clerical staff into positions all across Lancashire.

As you are working with children, safeguarding and child welfare is paramount and an Enhanced DBS is required for the role, this can be discussed further upon application.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon.


  • Job Type

    Temporary, On a daily basis

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education
  • Educational level

    Bachelor's Degree

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