Setting cover work at secondary

Make secondary cover lessons both engaging and worthwhile with these specially selected lesson ideas, activities and booklets for class and supply teachers

Tes Resources Team

Teacher planning for their secondary cover lessons

Take the stress out of devising cover lessons with these ready-to-use activity ideas for a range of subject areas

Making sure that cover lessons are both valuable and interesting can be time-consuming, whether you’re a supply teacher or a teacher having to set work. To make the process simpler, we’ve hand-picked some of the best resources to make sure your students remain stimulated and engaged.

Whole School

Activity Bank: Tutor Time
Amy Banks

Activity Bank: Tutor Time

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A completely editable bank of tutor time activities in the following categories: * Podcasts * Games and group activities * Meditation and motivation * Discussion and debate * Videos and documentaries + a blank slide for staff and students to share their own recommendations The bank includes: 15 d...

English and Humanities

English Home Learning Packs KS3
Sarah Graham

English Home Learning Packs KS3

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Here are two 30+ page English work packs I made for my SEMH Y8 and Y9 students who are self-isolating. It has sections on SPaG, reading and writing, with an extras section at the back with some fun creative tasks. They will easily suit upper KS2 though. They might look a bit wonky in the preview...
History Home Learning - Black Death
History_Geeks

History Home Learning - Black Death

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Easy to use source work history cover lesson. All you need to do is print it out and leave it with the cover teacher - all the instructions are on the worksheets. This doesn't contain any of our previous material so you don't need to worry about students having already completed any tasks, **The pa...
KS3 Oceans booklet
MrDGeography

KS3 Oceans booklet

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This 9-lesson unit has been used successfully with Year 8 but could easily be used with a Year 7 or Year 9 group. It explores a range of aspects of the oceans and the pressures / conflict arising in them. Students found this unit to be very engaging and the resource allows a great deal of flexibilit...
English Cover KS3
EnglishGCSEcouk

English Cover KS3

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English cover for KS3 lessons that includes: 2x Analysing fiction texts (English Language Paper 1 Q1-3) 2x Analysing non-fiction texts (English Language Paper 2 Q1-3) 2x Descriptive/narrative writing (English Language Paper 1 Question 5) 2x Non-fiction writing (English Language Paper 2 Question 5) ...

Maths, Science and Computing

Emergency maths cover lesson? Enrichment materials
Jon O'Neill

Emergency maths cover lesson? Enrichment materials

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Ready-to-go, standalone enrichment activities. These are NOT simply colouring-in or wordsearch activities! Rather they are an attempt to productively use any spare curriculum time, perhaps when a colleague's lesson needs cover and it is not practical to organise suitable work. Can use as whole class...
KS3 Science homework
amcooke

KS3 Science homework

3 Resources
35 homework tasks for KS3. Each presentation has 3 slides. Slide 1 is the pupil sheet, slide 2 contains the mark scheme and slide 3 has suitable comments to use give a target on how to improve scientific knowledge. Taken by an OFSTED inspector to give to a school as an example of good practice ...

Creative

POP ART can design cover lesson / homework sheet
rvevans88

POP ART can design cover lesson / homework sheet

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Worksheet for students to design their own pop art inspired can linking to artist such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Written Task and keyword bank on work sheet. great for a cover lesson or even a homework task to support next lesson. ******UPDATES FILE******** Photo Credit All images av...
Facial features cover lesson
k_saara

Facial features cover lesson

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Cover lesson to develop core drawing skills using facial features including a challenge task and a section for student/teacher feedback.

Languages

KS3 MFL GENERIC COVER WORK
hazjazmaz

KS3 MFL GENERIC COVER WORK

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A set of activities for a cover lesson or series of cover lessons. Or for extension work for those students who have finished the tasks set in class. The idea is that students are offered an element of choice, and can work on easier or more complicated tasks. Hope it's helpful.
German Cover Work Perfect Tense with Haben
Vicky79

German Cover Work Perfect Tense with Haben

2 Resources
A double sided worksheet that will last an entire lesson. Ideal for cover work. Students can work independently on a variety of tasks of increasing difficulty. Answers and other useful vocab provided for non-specialist cover teachers. Ideas for open ended tasks provided at the end as an extension or...
Cover lesson - Jobs - Empleos - Trabajo  - Family
-myrtille-

Cover lesson - Jobs - Empleos - Trabajo - Family

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Cover lesson on Jobs. Aimed at Y8 Set 3. They had already completed Linguascope vocab sheets for cover last lesson so had done a lot of words but nothing towards building up sentences. Translation. 3rd person. Answer sheet included for cover teacher.