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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Teaching Personnel

£66.30 - 80.00 per day


Temporary | Part Time



Teaching Personnel are keen to expand their workforce and provide an exciting stepping stone for Graduates to begin working in Education.

Are you a budding Graduate considering a career in Education?

Teaching Personnel are supporting an Ofsted 'Good' Secondary School in the Preston area with an excellent local reputation. They are looking to expand their Cover Supervisor team and recruit a full-time Cover Supervisor on a Temp contract - they are specifically looking for a subject specialist Graduate who is considering a career in teaching.

November 2021 until July 2022.

We can support you throughout this process as part of our Future Teachers Programme.

 - Please read up on the benefits of this route!

What is a Cover Supervisor?

Cover Supervisors are suitably trained school staff who supervise pupils carrying out pre-prepared exercises when teaching staff are on short-term absence. The cover supervisor’s main job is to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set.

This role can typical involve:

  • Supervising / covering lessons already planned and set for a class
  • Managing pupil behaviour for any class you are assigned cover with and implement schools behaviour policy if required
  • Be flexible and able to provide cover across a range of subjects and key stages
  • Be able to provide 1:1 support and answer questions about processes and procedures in line with the school policy
  • Keeping pupils on task to complete their work

What qualities do you need to become a Cover Supervisor?

  • Good communications skills
  • Good behaviour management skills
  • To be highly flexible
  • To enjoy working with young people
  • Passion for education
  • Charisma  

The school day usually commences from 08:30am until 3:10pm, it is essential that you are available during these hours for this role to be suitable.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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