Cover Supervisor Programme

About the programme

This newly developed 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 is for schools and teachers who want to advance, develop and improve their teaching practice and deliver consistently good lessons.

Programme aims

  • Better learning outcomes in cover lessons
  • Positive behaviour management
  • Teaching and learning

Programme structure 

The programme comprises two targeted full day sessions over a two or three week period.  Both sessions will be delivered at Comberton Village College.  Each day includes a full lesson observation with participants having the opportunity to observe a lesson led by an experienced classroom teacher.

Key elements

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

Cost and Bookings

£150.00 per delegate, to include all resources, lunch and refreshments at both sessions.  If you would like to apply for a place on the Cover Supervisor Programme, please complete and submit the Booking Request form at the top right hand side of this page.

Cover Supervisor Programme 2017/18

Timings for both sessions are 8.30am to 3.00pm.  

Both sessions are hosted by Comberton Village College


Autumn Term 2017

Spring Term 2018

Session 1

Mon 2nd October

Wed 17th January

Session 2

Wed 11th October

Mon 29th January


Cover Supervisor Programme Booking Request

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