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cover supervisor

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by ritz7, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Hi
    Have you as a cover supervisor at a secondary school taken practical PE lessons.HaVe you had training, are you aware of the risk assessment or healthy and safety for Pe. Do you wear track suit and trainers or take the lesson in your office clothes.
    I have to take Practical lessons and have no training or know the rules of the game. I was wondering if this is the norm for most schools.

    thanks
     
  2. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    This is the supply board, it's populated mostly by supply teachers. Some may have undertaken CS if they were in need of work and thats all they could get.
     
  3. historygrump

    historygrump Senior commenter Forum guide

    There is some debate about insurance due to the risk of injuries to the children and I have known schools refuse to let none-insured PE teachers, especially those on supply take actual PE lessons and instead get kids to do writing work, but some schools ignore this and as a supply teacher, I have PE lessons, i.e football.
     
  4. That was the first sign.
    This didn't help.
    This was barking.
    The icing on the cake, Loughborough 'university', a place of learning and progression.
     
  5. Wrong board - you're essentially rolling in and, in a very incoherrent way, asking us to help you screw us out of some more of our livelihoods. I never have, and ever will, post help on a thread from someone openly a cover supervisor - I'd urge others to do the same.
    Forgive us if we don't roll out the welcome mat - go complain on the cover supervisors forum (you'll find it down the side of the screen, cleverly marked "cover supervisors") about the nasty mean supply teachers.
     
  6. Yep looks like original the post got the wrong forum!
    I should have told him/her I am pro-active and happily get the trampoline out, give a quick demo of a double back flip, then let the children get on with it.
    All done in my jacket and tie!
     
  7. I would loosen it though....!
     
  8. Yeah forgive me - I'll go and beat myself some more and then do a happy happy rah-rah dance around the room and bow down to the unqualified god-knows-whats who can't string a sentence together taking all our work. Nah... I'm no turkey voting for Christmas. They can take the jobs - but why the flippedy flip should we be expected to help them do it?!
    Hell they're too thick to even find the correct forum.
     
  9. They're taking the jobs because the jobs are being offered. It's not their fault it's the person who came up with the idea of the role. You are coming across very unpleasantly but I'm sure you don't give a flippedy flip as I've read many posts of yours which have similar content - and usually it's the cover supervisors who are getting it in the neck...
     
  10. Say no. Health & Safety, and insurance reasons. Tell them you are happy to do PE classroom work, but you should not be doing practicals unless you are a qualified teacher and subject specialist. I'm not sure, in the event of injury of a student, whether the parents would sue you or the school, but you don't want to put yourself in the frame.
     
  11. "PE Cover Supervisor"?, a fake job, a fake role which undermines, devalues
    and degrades ALL and more importantly actually ABUSES the rights of ALL
    CHILDREN TO A PROPER EDUCATION BY FULLY QUALIFIED, FULLY REGISTERED
    TEACHERS!!

    Why is the health and safety of our children being so severely compromised through the employment of unqualified staff in PE lessons?
    Utterly unacceptable, shameful and illegal.
     
  12. emmadrg

    emmadrg New commenter

    Well, RevBev has admitted to spending some of half term marking books and writing schemes of work. And apparently they are a CS. CS can do anything nowadays, apparently. [​IMG]
    My blood is boiling and my fiance is frantically trying to calm me down, for the sake of my blood pressure.
    Non-job, not needed, dumbing-down and a disgrace to the education sector.
     
  13. "PE Cover Supervisor"?, a fake job, a fake role which undermines, devalues
    and degrades ALL and more importantly actually ABUSES the rights of ALL
    CHILDREN TO A PROPER and SAFE EDUCATION BY FULLY QUALIFIED, FULLY REGISTERED PE
    TEACHERS!!

    Why is the health and safety of our children being
    so severely compromised through the employment of unqualified staff in
    PE lessons?
    Utterly unacceptable, shameful and illegal. Report the school to the highest authorities immediately.
     
  14. Hell they're too thick to even find the correct forum.
    10/10 for your cracking sense of humour Mr fibble! This had me in stitches..
     
  15. The fact that you have posted the same post in a new thread later on suggests that you like verbal abuse or live under a rickety bridge (troll) and have decided to upset supply teachers. I don't particularly want to know either way as it was a bit of a pointless question.
     
  16. madenglishgirl

    madenglishgirl New commenter

    I think that whenever I see a disgruntled supply teacher has posted a CS bashing thread over on the CS forum - some people, eh?
     
  17. Funnily - I don't go in there... but you seem to spend an awful lot of time trumpetting your own fabulousness in here really. Not got some posters to design with the kiddies?
     
  18. madenglishgirl

    madenglishgirl New commenter

    I honestly don't think that I do...others maybe, but not me. As for the posters, it's my day off today :)
     
  19. ...LOL, Mr Fibble....seriously though...no WAIT....lets not be serious....maybe the CSs invading this board could upload a colouring in exercise for us to use in our next supply booking.
    ...frankly, this situation of CS bashing, deserved though it may be, needs to stop as I would prefer to discuss the many issues inflicting supply. This is not a personal slant on any of the fine teachers on this forum, but the vagaries of supply is driving many people mad.
    ...CSs are an integral part of the issue, but we have crappy pay, poor communication from agencies/schools, AWR issues and a dilution of the profession that I thought I would never see.
     
  20. But do you think that the (good) parents really want this? If they had a say in all of this I really wonder what they would say? Parents (that care) want the best, no short cuts or excuses from the education secretary,just the best. Teachers should teach, end of !
     

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