Are you an experienced sports coach looking for work in Stafford and surrounding areas? Zest Education are on the look out for experienced sports coaches to join us for the New term, January 2024 term, this is for one term, full time with the likelihood to be extended until the end of the academic year.

The past academic year has seen an increase in the demand from our network of schools who are looking for experienced individuals that are looking to gain more experience in an educational setting, leading groups of students from the ages of 11- 18 as a cover supervisor.

There are a range of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rated schools in this area with high standards of education and learning. The ideal candidate will have know how to manage classroom behaviour as well as keeping the students on topic.

Ideally the candidate will have experience of working with and leading groups of children and young people in a variety of different settings. Cover supervisors come from a range of backgrounds such as:

  • Youth workers
  • Sports coaches
  • Scout leaders
  • Play group leaders

The role of a sports coach cover supervisor is important within schools. You will be expected to supervise both KS3 and KS4 P.E lessons. Cover supervisors oversee and carry out pre-planned lessons when teaching staff are on short-term absence. In a PE setting this will involve maintaining health and safety standards at all times whilst ensuring students are having fun undertaking physical exercise in lessons.

While we aim to keep you in the PE department as much as possible cover supervisors also do general cover lessons throughout the school for other subjects as and when they are needed.

If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email us on or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details. 

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and recent school-based experience (teaching within a school teaching the British Curriculum).

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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