About the role

JOB TITLE:                                                Cover Supervisor

RESPONSIBLE TO:                                    Cover and Admin Co-ordinator

MAIN PURPOSE:                                        To cover classes as requested by the

Cover and Admin Co-ordinator or a member of the Senior Leadership Team


  • to provide classroom supervision to whole classes in absence of a teacher
  • to create an orderly and purposeful environment in which pupils can complete work set by the classroom teacher
  • to collate a bank of supervision work for subjects at KS3 and KS4 in liaison with the relevant Head of Year/Faculty.  Cover and supervision work should continue to be set by the Faculty
  • to support faculties with administration duties when not required for cover during the working day
  • to undertake training in classroom supervision/management on appointment and update as appropriate
  • to make use of school disciplinary and reward systems
  • to invigilate internal and external exams when required
  • to accompany visits and field trips as required


To take part in:

  • professional development and training
  • school performance management process
  • any other reasonable duties as requested by the Business Manager/ Headteacher

Person Specification:

  • A levels / degree equivalent qualifications
  • evidence of taking initiative
  • reliable
  • capable of managing difficult situations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Willing to take responsibility and be accountable
  • Ability to build positive relationships
  • Smart appearance
  • Pride in work and school environment
  • Excellent health
  • IT literate

February 2017


Contact details

Verulam School , Headteacher
Brampton Road St Albans
Hertfordshire AL1 4PR

Telephone: 01727 766100
Fax: 01727 766256
Email: admin@verulam.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.verulamschool.net