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Working Effectively as a Cover Assistant

Develop all the skills you need to provide outstanding cover support

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Classroom Management for TAs and Cover Supervisors.


Suitable for: Cover assistants and supervisors from primary, secondary or special schools who want to maximise their effectiveness in their role.

Phases suitable for:

  • EYFS
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Further Education
  • Special

Course Reference: 7805WW

The challenging and wide-ranging role of the cover assistant is explored in this one day course which is suitable both for those new to the role or more experienced cover assistants looking to brush up on their existing skills and knowledge. Whether from primary, secondary, special or FE you will return to the classroom with ideas they can put to use immediately.

  • The role of the cover assistant
  • Creating learning activities to engage and motivate every learner
  • Monitoring and reporting on student progress
  • Communicating effectively with both students and staff
  • Constructive behaviour management skills
  • Common difficulties and suggested ways around them
  • Implementing new skills and ideas back at school
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