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Are there examples of interview questions for a cover supervisor? This article features interview questions for a cover supervisor, suggested by two of our associate education experts, along with pointers on what to look for in answers.

Nina Siddall-Ward and David Roche, two of The Key’s associate education experts, have suggested some interview questions for a cover supervisor. They also suggested what interviewers could look for in responses. We outline their suggestions below.

This article was written to support interviewers with writing questions, and is not intended to help interviewees prepare for an interview.

Introductory questions

What attracted you to apply for the post of cover supervisor?

Responses should be school specific and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the pupils', the school's, and the candidate's own development.

Interviewers should also look for:

  • A preparedness to develop the role and provide best practice
  • An understanding of the demands of the role
  • A recognition of the responsibility and autonomy involved with the role

Candidates should show that they have looked at the school, know its key strengths and

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