3 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR/UPR

Additional allowances

R & R available for the right candidate.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a colleague who will:

  • Engage, enthuse, motivate and challenge students in order for them to excel academically
  • Have relentlessly high expectations of themselves and students
  • Have excellent subject knowledge
  • Be willing to teach across the full age range of students;year 7 to year 11
  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Department and wider school through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observation, collaborative teaching, mentoring and active participation in continuing professional studies programme
  • Teach a standard timetable allocation
  • Make a positive contribution to the efficient running of the Department, including, setting and marking examinations, attending departmental meetings and undertaking administrative and other tasks as delegated by the Head of Department
  • Actively safeguard and promote the welfare of children
  • Support the schools’ aims and objectives for teaching and learning
  • Adhere to and promote all school policies and procedures

Person Specification:

  • Good level degree in a directly related subject (desirable)
  • Thorough knowledge of the (13-16) subject Curriculum (GCSE)
  • Recognised teaching qualification, such as a PGCE, or equivalent experience
  • Awareness of Safeguarding requirements and good practice
  • Good level of IT literacy
  • Be capable of delivering inspirational and informative lessons to the full age and ability range of pupils at the school
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive and authoritative rapport with students
  • Excellent and effective classroom management skills
  • Have excellent communication skills to enable effective dialogue with pupils, parents, staff and visitors
  • Be organised and self-motivated, with a proven record for meeting targets and deadlines

All employees are expected to actively promote and demonstrate the core values of the school:

  • Care
  • Character
  • Academic Excellence

In addition, the school expects all staff to show ambition, professionalism and display a love for learning both personally and professionally with a focus on encouraging these behaviours within students.

What the school offers its staff


  • Access to an exceptional Professional Studies Programme
  • Access to CPD from PiXL, Hampshire Local Authority, Tom Bennet’s Behaviour Hub Programme, Subject Specific CPD and an in-house CPD
  • Bespoke English in house CPD
  • A dedicated Behaviour Team who support teachers with behaviour around the school site daily, run internal exclusions and detentions
  • Access to the RAS (Raising Aspirations Team) who help and support students pastorally. Team members are trained in a variety of counselling and interventions to support students
  • To be part of a school which has a real ‘team approach’ where you will be valued and supported
  • A well-resourced curriculum area including your own laptop
  • Contribution to the Teacher’s Pension Scheme
  • A dedicated Teaching and Learning training room
  • A staff room with complimentary refreshments and food provided on whole school events such as Parents’ Evenings
  • A vibrant staff community which offers keep fit classes, book club and various social events

Commitment to safeguarding

Cove School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to s.downham@coveschool.uk

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About Cove School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
883 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01252 542397

Arranging a visit to Cove School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email s.downham@coveschool.uk.

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