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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Unqualified Teachers Pay Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will be:

  • Reliable and punctual
  • Used to working with young people, especially 11-19
  • Adaptable, flexible, confident and calm under pressure
  • Confident with behaviour management skills
  • Well organised
  • Show commitment to professional development
  • Committed to education and teaching


  • Good knowledge in a range of subjects
  • Used to working with young people, especially 11-19
  • Clarity of purpose and student centred vision
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour


  • Experience of teaching in a secondary environment
  • Evidence of contributing to writing and implementing relevant plans and resources

What the school offers its staff

Our Employee Benefits

At Diverse Academies, you’ll find yourself in a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive environment, where everyone can grow, progress, and achieve a fulfilling career. We offer a fantastic range of rewards and benefits, challenging and interesting work, and opportunities to achieve your potential.

In return you will benefit from:

  • Enrolment into the Teacher Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of at least 23.68%
  • ExcellentContinuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunitiescovering technical, leadership and coaching skills via the trust’sDiverse Association for Professional Learning
  • Full support and induction
  • A strong and caring ethos among staff and students
  • Networking opportunities across Diverse Academies
  • Salary sacrifice opportunities such as car, cycle and technology schemes
  • Staff discounts and offers on gym membership, holidays, days out, cinema tickets, restaurants and top online shopping sites including instant voucher codes
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme – emotional, financial and legal support to both you and your family by a team of qualified professionals
  • Health and Wellbeing delivered through our occupational health provider, eyecare vouchers for a free eye test and contribution towards glasses for display screen equipment users

Further details about the role

Contract: Permanent

Are you looking for a new opportunity where your skills and experience can make areal difference? Are you passionate about working in an organisation that impacts the lives ofchildren? Retford Oaks Academy is looking for a Cover Teacher to join our existing team and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for students with support from academy staff during short term absence of class teachers.

Why join Retford Oaks Academy

We are a large secondary academy for students aged 11-16 and we also offer a post 16 provision. Students have access to outstanding facilities in all areas of the curriculum, which help to support their progress and enhance their achievements. The academy is a positive, vibrant environment conducive to learning and personal development. Retford Oaks was purpose-built in 2007 and the facilities were designed with students in mind.

The opportunity

  • Delivering the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject/s that you teach.
  • Being responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate.
  • Establishing a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for students, rooted in mutual respect and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

Commitment to safeguarding

Diverse Academies and its Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in their care and expects everybody working for the organisation to share this commitment. To this end any offer of employment will be subject to safer recruitment checks and clearances.

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About Retford Oaks Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1138 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01777 861618

Welcome to Retford Oaks Academy, a proud member of Diverse Academies Trust, dedicated to providing an outstanding experience for our students. We are privileged to work with highly motivated students who embody ‘ dedication to excellence’. We demand the best from our staff and students in order to provide the opportunity to achieve the highest possible outcomes, alongside a varied and extensive range of wider development experiences. An unwavering focus on the quality of education offered allows us to provide a broad and balanced currriculum delivered in our outstanding, modern facilities.

Personal development contributes strongly to our curriculum, with support and guidance provided by our Pastoral Team, including through daily sessions and theme days which underpin academic progress.. This is supplemented by a diverse range of clubs, trips and enrichment opportunities to enhance learning in lessons.

We have an open door policy so, if you would like to visit and see what makes us ‘Oaks and Proud’, we would be delighted to welcome you to our Academy.

Arranging a visit to Retford Oaks Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email crank@retfordoaks-ac.org.uk.

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