Developing the role of the Cover Supervisor

04/02/2020, 02/03/2020
08.30 - 15.00
Development, Cover Supervisor
Comberton Village College
Venue address
Comberton Village College, West Street, Comberton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7DU
School Type
Available spaces

This programme is aimed at members of support staff working in a Cover Supervisor role, having had no formal teacher training. The programme is also suitable for Teaching Assistants interested in working as Cover Supervisors. The two-day course introduces teaching and learning and shows delegates how they can begin to improve outcomes for students in cover lessons. The sessions are also designed to provide participants with a ‘tool kit’ to assist when lessons are less positive.

Programme Aims

  • Better learning outcomes in cover lessons
  • Positive behaviour managment and confidence in managing behaviour effectively
  • Improved teaching and learning

Programme Structure 

The programmes comprises two targeted full-day sessions over a month. Both sessions will be delievered at Comberton Village College.

Each day includes a full lesson observation, with a participants having the opportunity to observe a lesson led by a classroom teacher, and where possible, another led by an experienced Cover Supervisor.

Key elements of the programme

  • Establishing a positive learning environment
  • Maintaining engagement
  • Lesson structure
  • Questioning techniques
  • Deconstructing reading tasks
  • Providing effective feedback



Public price £150

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