Free training programme helps graduates aspiring to teach

Secondary school cover supervisor

Vision for Education’s Teesside secondary office is teaming up with Acklam Grange School in Middlesbrough, to provide four free training placements for local graduates aspiring to get into teaching.

The five-day course, which is being held on Monday 15th to Friday 19th January 2018, will provide graduates with the training they need to become Cover Supervisors in local secondary schools.

Cover Supervisors provide short-term cover when the regular teacher is absent – they do not need to have a formal teaching qualification. They deliver pre-set work for a variety of subjects, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set. 

After completing the course, the graduates can start earning and working straight away as part of Vision for Education’s Cover Supervisor supply pool, which supports secondary schools across Teesside.

Vision for Education’s Business Development Manager Saira Trenholm, said: “The course can help graduates gain the valuable skills and experience they need to progress onto a formal teaching qualification, and gain a better understanding of working in schools.

“It’s also a great opportunity for people who are currently working within the education environment, or with young people in other settings, that want to upskill and develop their career further.”

The training will take place at Acklam Grange School, Lodore Grove, Middlesbrough TS5 8PB.

Applicants must have a honours degree and their own transport, and will need to go through the necessary clearance checks. Experience of working with young people is desirable, but this does not have to be in a school setting. 

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 November 2017. To apply for the free training course, or for more information, please get in touch with Vision for Education’s Teesside secondary team on 01642 241 480 or visit