Cover Supervisor - Newport

Staffroom Education are recruiting for individuals to work within Secondary schools in the Newport Borough. These positions range from day-to-day absence cover, right through to ongoing, fixed-term assignments so, whatever your availability, we have a role to suit you.

As a Cover Supervisor, your main focus will be to manage each class assigned to you, in the absence of the subject Teacher. Each lesson will have been prepared by the relevant department, therefore your main responsibility will be to ensure that pupils are happy, focused and staying on task. 

You should be suitably experienced in dealing with groups of children in either a classroom setting, or any suitable environment within a leadership capacity. Anyone with youth-work, sports coaching, armed forces or social care experience, for example, may have all the necessary skills for this role.

The role of a Cover supervisor is to:

  • Take the class register, noting any absences;

  • Set pupils up with their pre-arranged lesson content;

  • Have excellent communication and classroom management skills;

  • Collect all completed work at the end of every lesson;

  • Have a basic knowledge of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT;

  • Be highly adaptable, e.g.  follow lesson plans, and understand classroom timetables and break time rotas;

  • Comply with School policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection; reporting any issues to the appropriate member of staff;

  • Ensure the room is clean and tidy at the end of each lesson;

  • Undertake form/lunchtime/break duties including registration cover if required.

This role, along with all other vacancies currently available at Staffroom Education, has fantastic benefits including:

  • The very best rates of pay, with flexible payment options to suit your circumstances;

  • Invaluable experience within a classroom environment, should you be considering a career within Education;

  • No-obligation work commitment - simply tell us which days you prefer to work. Ideal if you are studying, have family commitments or any other restrictions throughout the working week;  

  • Access for free training and professional development;

  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques and career progression;

  • Hands-on support from our team of dedicated consultants.

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information about the service we provide, please contact Staffroom today on 02920 496646. You can also drop us an email via We look forward to hearing from you!


Staffroom Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and as such, require any individuals applying for positions to undergo (or be in possession of) a valid and enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service – for more information please visit