Primary School Teacher
Purpose of the job:
To teach pupils across the full age and ability of our Primary academy (Nursery to Year 6) in order to ensure the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development and well-being.
Start date January 2020 or as soon as possible.
We require a teacher who has the appropriate skills and passion to teach Creative Arts (Music and/or Art&DT) throughout the academy. The position is non-class based and will predominantly be covering PPA and management time.
At Lower Fields Primary Academy we pride ourselves in providing pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum and have had a particularly successful music and arts focus for a number of years. We would like the successful applicant to continue to build on this success and take Creative Arts to the next level.
PLANNING, TEACHING AND CLASS MANAGEMENT, TO:
Teach allocated pupils by planning teaching which achieves progression of learning through:
- identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed
- setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest
- setting appropriate and demanding expectations
- setting clear targets, building on prior attainment
- identifying SEN or very able pupils
- providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge
- making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study
- ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time
- monitoring and intervene to ensure sound learning and discipline
- using a variety of teaching methods to:
- Match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary
- Use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions
- Select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other sources
- ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught
- evaluating their own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR NURSERY AND EARLY YEARS
The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.
- taking account of pupils’ needs by providing structured learning opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in national and local policies and particularly the foundations for literacy and numeracy
- encouraging pupils to think and talk about their learning, develop self-control and independence, concentrate and persevere, and listen attentively
- using a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and play and talk as a vehicle for learning
- managing parents and other adults in the classroom
MONITORING, ASSESSMENT, RECORDING, REPORTING WHICH WILL:
- assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching
- mark and monitor pupils’ work and set targets for progress
- assess and record pupils’ progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving.
- prepare and present informative reports to parents
OTHER PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES REQUIRED:
- Have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities
- Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school
- Establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct
- Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations
- Contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school
- Take responsibility of their own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices
- Liaise effectively with parents and governors
- To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.
- To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.
DATA PROCESSING AND SECURITY:
- To ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work.
- To work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
- To ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g. strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records).
To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.
Any additional responsibilities in line with Teachers’ Pay and Conditions as negotiated with the Head of Academy or Principal.
Experience and Knowledge
Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate
- Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status
- Knowledge of current educational practice and issues
- An excellent classroom practitioner
- Knowledge of the provisions of national strategies, i.e. Literacy, Numeracy, and ICT
- Effective use of ICT to support learning
- Any statutory curriculum requirements and requirements for assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ attainment and progress
- Knowledge of the new professional teaching standards
- Experience of teaching in the Primary phase
- High level of written, oral and communication skills
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a range of audiences
- High level of organisational and planning skills
- Evidence of sharing in and contributing to the corporate life of the academy
- Work effectively as part of a team, relating well to colleagues, pupils and parents
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all pupils
- Ability to investigate, solve problems and make decisions
- Able to use own initiative and motive others
- Ability to relate to and empathise with pupils and to develop trusting and respectful relationships with them
- Respect for confidentiality of information concerning individual pupils and ability to use discretion in circumstances of disclosure
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships in your own classroom through team working and mutual support; devolving responsibilities and delegating tasks where appropriate
- Commitment to an involvement in extra-curricular activities
- Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity, and responsibility
- A commitment to abide by and promote the Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies
- The post holder will require an enhanced DBS
- Knowledge of all phases of primary education
- The implications of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs for teaching and learning
- Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation
- Able to offer expertise in a specific subject or area