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Cover Teacher / Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor or Teacher

MPS / NJC Grade 4 (point 8-14) – £20,493 – £23,080 pro rata

To start as soon as possible

Full OR Part time – Temporary to August 2022 with the possibility to extend

Are you interested in a career in education? Or are you taking a gap year and want quality experience or a returning professional or just want to make a positive difference to the lives of young people? We have the opportunity for you……

The Elizabethan Academy are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Cover Teacher or Supervisor. The role provides classroom supervision for pupils where teacher colleagues are absent from duty. There may be some timetabled lessons and some general academy support.

We require a confident person who can relate well to students and is committed to supporting teaching and learning. Previous classroom experience is preferred but not essential. This post could suit a range of applicants from a graduate considering moving on to their PGCE or a former teacher considering a return to the profession. An English and / or Maths specialism up to and including KS4 would be an advantage but is not essential.

The post will initially be recruited for a fixed term to the end of this Academic year, with the possibility to extend.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be confident in delivering cover lessons
  • teach small intervention groups and work with our feeder primaries where appropriate;
  • be able to contribute to extra curricular activities such as D of E, Cadets, clubs etc.
  • can exhibit an adaptable approach in order to effectively cover absence, sickness and leave, on a day to day basis, short term and occasionally for some long term roles;
  • Organise the classroom and learning resources to create a positive teaching environment;
  • Plan, prepare and teach lessons that cater for all ability ranges, sometimes on short notice;
  • Be conscientious and calm under pressure;
  • Motivate pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation;
  • Maintain discipline in line with our behavioural policies;
  • Coordinate activities and resources within a specific areas of the curriculum, supporting colleagues in the delivery of these specialist areas;
  • Liaise with colleagues and working flexibly, to meet the needs of the school.

The Academy is committed to equality of experience for all staff and students.  We operate safer recruitment, robust child protection procedures and require evidence of DBS clearance for all employees. Checks will also be made with previous employers. 

Please apply by sending your completed application form to HR Manager, Helen Upson at You can also contact Helen with any queries or for application assistance by email or telephone on 01777 713705.

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed by appointment. 
Closing date for applications
5pm Thursday 19th May 2022
Interviews as soon as possible thereafter