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Guaranteed pay in Lockdown

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Are you looking for guaranteed pay if we go into another lock down? 

Did you know Cover Teachers furloughed alli its eligible current Teachers and Teaching Assistants during the last lock down

If you are looking for flexible supply work, but worried about the financial implications then why not join an agency like Cover Teachers.

Cover Teachers are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated Teachers to work on a part time/supply basis across a variety of Primary Schools around Bristol 

As a member of our supply team you can be offered as little as a couple of hours a week, right up to 5 full days. Due to the nature of supply we can offer part time hours to suit your family needs and shifts are very flexible - between the hours of 8am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Cover Teachers work with nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools, and people referral units. So, as long as you have experience of working with either of these sectors we want to hear from you. 

Our whole registration process is now done virtually through a secure on-line platform

Benefits of joining Cover Teachers: 

-Competitive daily supply rate based on your experience

-Access to our on-line portal, allowing you to view payslips, time sheets, bookings and update your own availability 

-Friendly Consultant who you can speak to during the evenings and weekends!

-As much or as little work as you require

-Long Term/Permanent job opportunities 

What we ask for in return: 

-Qualified Teacher Status

-Passionate about raising the standards of supply 

-Good Behaviour management 


Covid-19 pay advice

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Following many enquiries in relation to teacher’s rights and pay in light of government announcements, Cover Teachers powered byClass People have been doing their upmost to keep up to date with all legislation and provide you with suitable contacts and reports to support you in these difficult times.

Therefore to summarise some of the matters/issues raised:

The majority of our teachers/teaching assistants and nursery staff are paid via and number of payroll providers please find their details below:

Originum : 0161 713 1730 /

Azebra : 01923 627 900 /

Orange Genie : 01296 468 483 / 

Key Paye : 0345 371 0303/


On their website you will find links and advice regarding your rights in light of Covid-19.


You will also see information from the teacher unions, with their advice and rights on the icons below.


Click here if you are a member of the NEU, or here for any financial support

Click here if you are a member of NASUWT, or here for any financial support


Whilst we have made clear to all schools we are here the need for our service may be limited and your opportunity of earning will also be too. As such you could also consider looking for further assistance from the Government by way of credit. Further details can be found here. The rate of Universal Credit has now been increased so that it is in line with the rate of Statutory Sick Pay.


We understand and appreciate the hardship the closure of schools will cause to all those workers in the education sector and we are keen to ensure you treated fairly and equally to all other temporary workers. With that in mind there are two petitions you may like to consider putting your name to put to government.


Click here is you would like to : Pay long-term supply teachers and support staff during mandatory closures.


Click here if you would like to :  Pledge for financial help for agency workers as yet not covered by any Government funding . (ie. 0hour contracts workers.)

Cover Teachers powered by Class People remain operational to assist anyway we can, so please don’t worry in silence give us a call or email and we will offer you all the support that you can.




Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Not surprisingly, Cover Teachers have seen a large rise in enquiries regarding the global issues of Coronavirus. We have taken advice from trusted sources and official government guidance is constantly being updated so we can keep up with developments.

As a company we are following government guidelines and we advise all of our candidates and clients to do the same. 


Useful links:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest Information and Advice on the website includes:

  • Advice from the FCO (foreign and commonwealth office) which particularly relates to anyone travelling to or back from countries and areas affected by the virus.
  • An updated list of countries/areas that are affected and advice about actions to be taken when returning to the UK from those places.
  • Guidance issued by Public Health England and the Department for Health.

Additional information for anyone working in the education sector can be found on the government website under Guidance for Educational Settings.


Current COVID-19 advice



At the time of writing, the common symptoms are:

  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever, cough
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Breathing difficulties


The current guidance is to:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often - do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

When to seek medical assistance

Presently, people are advised to contact the NHS 111 number if they feel unwell or if they may have been exposed to the Coronavirus. They should not go to the GP as they could spread the virus if they have it.


We will continue to keep updated with government guidelines and update you as necessary.


Kind regards,


The Cover Team


The road to securing your first teaching post

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Enter your details to get a guide on our sister companies website -Classpeople