Recently heard in one school that they will only be employing graduate cover supervisors and using non graduate HLTAs less and less to cover classes. Reason/s for this ........... Plenty of graduates available as they cannot get jobs and the positions are marketed as a good position to start their teaching career so 'try before you start your PGCE or equivalent' OR for NQTs.... if you cannot get a job then NQTs 'Get on the career rung become a cover supervisor'. This way schools can off load some of the teaching to them (sometimes with extra pay sometimes not) thus avoiding getting in a supply teacher. Is this a good thing or not? Not good for supply teachers that's for sure BUT I have to say with the money NQTs get from Agencies £75 to £85 in my area for supply .......... its not far off what is being paid for an NQT Cover Supervisor. Of course schools can pay what they like according to your qualifications and I suspect you will see more being paid for their qualifications rather than on a general Cover Supervisor rate. Anyone already being paid different to a Cover Supervisor's rate because you have graduate, NQT or QTS status?