Cover Teacher - Hong Kong

Date posted:2024-05-08 | Writer: Stamford American School | Email: [email protected]

The Cover Teacher is responsible for providing and maintaining an educational atmosphere conducive to learning when the main teacher of the class is not available. The Cover Teacher should be comfortable with different age ranges of children and be able to instantly support a class.


• Developing trusting and effective relationships with the all the children in the class and their parents

• Establishing supportive and positive working relationships with all other members of staff

• Becoming a presence across the whole school and a representative of it within its wider community

Educational role:

• Developing and executing the preparation, planning and delivery of child-centered learning activities for the children in the class

• Being a facilitator in the classroom and taking an interactive role with students

• Using a range and balance of teaching strategies

• Grouping strategies using a variety of different learning situations, including whole class, small group, partner work and individual work; at desks, on the floor, etc.

• Viewing students as thinkers with their own emerging theories

• Building on what students know, and differentiating to meet student needs

• Ensuring that the classroom environment is well-managed, properly ordered and neatly presented

• Planning to ensure that ‘students achieve more than they think they can’, by collecting and using data such as MAP scores, and other formative and summative assessments

• Planning which emphasises connections among curriculum areas and explicitly focuses on trans-disciplinary skills

• Planning which accommodates a range of ability levels and learning styles; teachers are expected to modify and accommodate for students as needed, i.e. accommodating individual language needs (EAL), student support services, students who are struggling as well as students who need more of a challenge

• Planning in a collegial and professional manner with peers, showing respect, being prepared and on time, and adhering to the school wide meeting norms and team’s essential agreements at all times

• Involving students, parents and colleagues in the assessment process on a regular basis and as appropriate

• Involving students in shared reflection during, and at the end of, each unit, on a consistent basis

• Evaluating the program collaboratively with teaching partners, and parents and students as appropriate, using agreed flexible systems

Extended professional role:

Contributing towards the whole-school team spirit by taking every opportunity to promote the philosophy and policies of the Stamford American School Hong Kong

• Taking responsibility for the class during times of emergency

• Supervising the children at break/lunch and other unstructured times

• Ensuring that the children are safe and secure at all times

• Communicating regularly and positively with parents via timely meetings, class webs, reports and conferences


• Coordinating parent meetings where appropriate to review a students’ progress

• Coordinating efforts of parents to assist with classroom volunteering duties or on excursion


• To teach any classes as deemed necessary

• To provide any other reasonable duties delegated by the School Management

Two positions are available with contracts offered for one year but with the potential for renewal.

Opportunities may also arise for a subject specialist role or a Grade Level Homeroom position to become available beyond the initial contract.

Candidates with specialisms and experience in the areas of Elementary teaching, Physical Education, and the Humanities are especially welcomed.Apply:

Stamford American School Hong Kong invites applications from interested and fully-qualified individuals for the following open position. To be considered for the open position(s), the duly completed Job Application form (, a copy of your resume, all relevant educational certificates and email contacts of three references must be submitted to [email protected].