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Job details

Job details
Employer Southend High School for Boys
Location Southend-on-Sea
Salary £11.58 per hour (including holiday pay)
Contract type Part Time
Contract term Temporary
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts As soon as possible

As required by the school - short notice cover

To encourage effective learning through classroom cover for absent teachers

Responsible to: Cover Administrator

Responsibilities: To undertake lesson cover for absent teachers

To cover registration for absent teachers


  • Collect and study cover work set for assigned lessons. Seek any clarification necessary from Cover Administrator
  • Arrive promptly to cover lessons
  • Ensure orderly entry to the room and check that students are properly dressed and equipped to start the lesson
  • Check attendance
  • Give instructions on work left by absent teacher or Head of Department
  • State the learning aims of the lesson
  • Arrange the distribution of resources required
  • Keep students on task
  • Show interest in work and answer any queries where possible. Use praise to help motivation
  • Deal with any serious behaviour problems in line with sanctions policy
  • Be prepared to improvise if required
  • Follow end of lesson requirements from the cover work including any homework instructions
  • Ensure that the room is tidy and dismiss in orderly fashion at the correct time
  • Feedback (both positive and negative) for teacher


Applicants may be invited for interview before the cut-off date

Closing date: 30/11/2016