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Cover Teacher

The Academy of Woodlands
Teachers Main Pay Scale 1-6
The Academy of Woodlands
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.50 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/04/2021 at 16:00
The Academy of Woodlands

The Academy of Woodlands

Cover Teacher Key Stages EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Contract type: Full Time

Reporting to: Key Stage managers

Location: The Academy of Woodlands, Woodlands Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 2DU

The Academy of Woodlands is a community facility consisting of a Primary School, Nursery, Sports Centre, Gymnasium and Arts Centre.

Main purpose

The teacher will:

  • Cover classes as required /Teach small groups across all key stages when not covering a class
  • Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document
  • Meet the expectations set out in the Teachers Standards

Duties and responsibilities


  • Teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the schools plans, curriculum and schemes of work
  • Monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils
  • Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external tests


Whole-school organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the schools policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the schools values and vision
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school


Health, safety and discipline

  • Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment


Professional development

  • Take part in the schools appraisal procedures
  • Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching



  • Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers


Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues


Personal and professional conduct

  • Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
  • Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities


The teacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The post holder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the Headteacher or line manager.

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree
  • Successful primary teaching experience across EYFS, KS1 and KS2

Skills and knowledge

  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum
  • Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies
  • A good understanding of how children learn
  • Ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils needs
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children
  • Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies
  • Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning

Personal qualities

  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • High expectations for childrens attainment and progress
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality

The Academy of Woodlands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

CLOSING DATE: 19th of April @ 4pm

INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 11th May- Wednesday 12th May

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills required, please apply through the School Website  https://cvminder.com/2103ui57 or alternatively send a CV and letter of application to the Headteacher at the above address.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed