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Cover Teacher

Cover Teacher

Main Pay Scale

September 2024

Are you interested in a career in education? Or are you taking a gap year and want quality experience during teacher training 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. The role provides classroom supervision for pupils where teacher colleagues are absent from duty. There may be some timetabled lessons, outdoor education, patrol duties, one to one support and general academy support.

We require a confident person who can relate well to students and is committed to supporting teaching and learning. An English and /or Maths specialism up to and including KS4 would be an advantage.

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

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be confident in delivering cover lessons
  • teach all areas of your subject specialism to KS3 & 4, Maths and English experience is desirable;
  • 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, forest school, 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 and cover letter to HR Manager, Helen Upson by post or email at You can contact Helen with any queries or for application assistance by email or on the telephone - 01777 713705.

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed by appointment.

Closing date for applications

9am Tuesday 5th December 2023

Interviews week commencing Monday 11th December 2023