• Are you considering a move into teaching and looking for opportunities to develop your classroom management skills?
  • Can you naturally engage people, including those who are hard to reach?
  • Do you have the drive and desire to work within a range of secondary schools?
  • Would you like to become part of a team of Cover Supervisors working for Educate in the Prestatyn and along the North Wales coast?

Educate have successfully secured long term positions for their team of cover supervisors and therefore have new openings available for graduates seeking short and long term classroom experience from September 2021.

If you are considering a career in teaching, this is an excellent opportunity to gain real-life, practical classroom experience; enhancing your chances of securing a PGCE place with Educate Teacher Training or another provider.

Who are the Educate Group?

We are a team of educators… We have walked in your shoes and worked in your world.

Educate Group was created by a team of highly experienced, like-minded individuals, with a shared vision to create a truly unique and powerful end-to-end support service for educational settings. We pride ourselves on recruiting high quality staff for schools, providing sector leading teacher training pathways and creating bespoke alternative provision packages for young people. Each member of the Educate team brings a unique and varied skill set to the organisation, having worked in a wide range of educational settings.

What will I be expected to do?

Your role will be to supervise cover work set by the Teacher in their absence between the hours of 08.30 to 15.00. You will be expected to manage the behaviour of pupils in line with the school’s behaviour policy, respond to any questions that pupils might have about the process, collect any work at the end of each lesson and report back as appropriate on any issues that arose.

What qualifications do I need?

A relevant undergraduate degree or Level 3 qualification and GCSE passes (or equivalent) in both maths and English.

What skills or qualities do I need?

You will need strong behaviour management skills and a presence in the classroom is vital. A sense of humour and an abundance of patience is also required, as is the need to be punctual.

What experience do I need?

You will be asked to provide referable experience relating to you working with children through any one of the following:

  • Cubs, Brownies, Girl Guides etc.
  • Teaching Assistant, HLTA, Mentor, Tutor
  • Sports Coach
  • Volunteering as part of university study
  • Youth and/or community work
  • Pupil Referral Units (PRU’s)
  • Children Care Homes
  • ALN/SEND Schools
  • Independent Living Departments

What registrations do I need to hold?

A clear and Enhanced DBS on the Update Service and registration with the EWC (Education Workforce Council). A new DBS can be processed through Educate.

What will the Educate Group provide me with?

  • Free Cover Supervisor training from our own experienced team of staff
  • Mentoring and support from our own team of dedicated Teachers and Senior Leaders
  • 24 hours on-call helpline
  • Choice of day to day, short/long-term and permanent opportunities
  • Discounted PGCE/SCITT opportunities
  • Free social events as a way of saying ‘Thank You’

Important Notice

  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or be eligible to apply for a relevant work visa.
  • As a matter of courtesy, the Educate Group aim to respond to all applications within 3 – 7 working days.
  • Higher rate is achievable for candidates with a proven track record of high attainment within the required subject area.
  • All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

If this job isn’t quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on.


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