So what's going on here? Surely if you are "supervising" classes, there is no need to have any specialist knowledge - the work being set should be possible to complete without the need for any intervention, teaching, or explanation. After all, you are only "supervising", not imparting knowledge. If there is a need for specialist knowledge in the role, then surely that suggests that teaching will be taking place - explaining new concepts, directing children who are struggling and offering feedback on work completed. Can anybody shed some light on my question? "£60.00 - £80.00/day Location Stockport, Greater Manchester, Posted 10/11/2018 (20:59) Agency xxxxxxx Description Cover Supervisor needed in Stockport A vacancy has arisen in our wonderful school. The post offered is for a Maths Cover Supervisor full time in school. We are looking for an immediate start for the foreseeable future. Do you have experience working with children? Are you looking for a flexible and exciting new career? Do you want to have the freedom to decide when to work and take holiday’s during term time? As a Cover Supervisor you will require the following: Excellent communication skills alongside good classroom management Over 6 months experience within an educational environment xxxxxx will be able to offer the successful Cover Supervisor a friendly and approachable service along with the following: Competitive rates of pay An experienced consultant who will support you in your placements Introductions to other schools which use Cover Supervisors"