Cover Supervisor Courses

Posted on: 17th September 2019

Cover Supervisor Programme

This newly developed programme aims to support staff who have no formal teacher training.  The programme encourages Cover Supervisors to be aware of teaching and learning and how they can begin to improve outcomes for students.  The sessions are also designed to provide participants with a 'toolkit' to help when lessons are less positive.

The programme consists of two full day sessions. Each day includes a lesson observation with participants having the opportunity to observe a lesson led by a fully qualified teacher and, where possible, another led by an experienced Cover Supervisor.

Date Time Venue
Monday 17th September 08.30 - 15.00 Comberton Village College
Wednesday 10th October 08.30 - 15.00 Comberton Village College

The following key concepts will be explored:

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

For bookings and further information click here.


Supporting Cover Supervisors

This one-day course is aimed at support staff in both secondary and primary schools that cover lessons and want to develop their skills and abilities needed to effectively manage lessons to a high a standard


As a cover supervisor your main priority is probably behaviour management and this short course incorporates behaviour management covering a range of tools and techniques you can put into practice back at school to prevent and manage disruptive behaviour.

It will also cover teaching and learning as well as lesson structure. Lesson observations and a ‘Top Tips’ session from an experienced Cover Supervisor will be also being an integral part of the programme. And there is the potential for follow up coaching.

Dates and fees

9.30am to 3pm

Tuesday 25th September 2018

£50* per delegate


Saffron Walden County High School

To book your place:

Call: 01799 513030and ask for Jane Catley or email:

*Prices quoted are per person and exclude VAT