Cover Teacher - Teignmouth Community School (Ivy Education Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Casual
  • MPS 1

Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint a Cover Teacher. The post holder will be responsible for covering the absence of colleagues in order to achieve the highest possible standards and prepare all our students to lead successful lives.

The post holder will contribute towards the learning of students by:
- Supervising classes when teachers are absent, ensuring that students carry out the work that has been set by the teacher or by another member of that teaching team;
- Ensuring students are given access to the best possible learning experience;
- Registering tutor groups when teachers are absent, attending assembly to do so when necessary;
- Reporting back to absent teachers on the progress of the lesson to ensure students have equality of access to opportunities to learn and develop;
- Being aware of and complying with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection, and report all concerns to an appropriate person;
- To ensure all lessons are appropriately covered linked to absence (planned and unplanned).

The successful candidate will:
- Be confident in delivering the cover work set by the class teacher in all subjects;
- Ensure that students’ learning continues in the temporary absence of their teacher;
- Maintain positive relationships among students, safeguarding their health and safety and using the school systems to provide praise, recognition and reward.

The Ivy Education Trust works closely with all schools within the Trust and beyond. The Ivy Education Trust celebrates the diversity of each of its schools and is founded upon the alignment of vision and values that we all commonly hold to secure the best outcomes for our pupils.

The name of our Trust is inspired by the story of Dr Ivy Williams. Born in Teignbridge (Newton Abbot), in 1877, she managed what we would wish for all the children and young people of Teignbridge and surrounding area that we serve in our schools by fulfilling her childhood dreams and ambitions.

On 10 May 1922, Dr Ivy Williams became the first woman to be called to the Bar (formally recognised as a qualified Barrister of Law) of England and Wales.

The story of Dr Ivy Williams reminds us of the famous quote from Michaelangelo:
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

The Ivy Education Trust supports and challenges all members of our learning community to dream big, aim high and achieve more than they ever thought was possible.

If you share these visions and aspirations, then we very much welcome your application for this post.

The application form and further information are available from or by email to
Your completed application form should be returned to
Interview Date: on application

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    TQ14 9HZ

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupTeaching - Secondary

  • Salary Details

    MPS 1

  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypeCasual
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required