KS2 Teacher

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  • Simpsons Lane Academy
    Knottingley
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  • Required for January 2019
    Application Closes: 16/11/2018
    Job Length: Maternity cover
  • Weeks of work: 39
    Days of work: 5
    Hours of work: 32.5
  • Post: KS2 Teacher
    Salary: MPR 1 - £23,720.00 to UPR 3 - £39,406.00 Pro-rata
    Responsible to: Head of Academy
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

To teach pupils across the full age and ability of Key Stage 2 in order to ensure the highest possible standards of pupil achievement, personal development and well-being.

Responsibilities:

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
  • ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught
  • evaluating their own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
  • using a variety of teaching methods to:
  1. Match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary
  2. Use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions
  3. Select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other sources. 

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 time 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
  • Take on any additional responsibilities which might from time to time be determined

Any additional responsibilities in line with Teachers’ Pay and Conditions as negotiated with the Vice Principal and affirmed by the Head of Academy / Executive Principal

 

 

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Experience and Knowledge

Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate

Essential

  • Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (A/C)
  • Knowledge of current educational practice and issues (A/I)
  • An excellent classroom practitioner (I/R)
  • Knowledge of the provisions of national strategies, i.e. Literacy, Numeracy, and ICT (A/I)
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning (A/I)
  • Any statutory curriculum requirements and requirements for assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ attainment and progress (A/I)
  • Knowledge of new professional teaching standards (A/I)
  • Experience of teaching in the Primary phase (A/I/R)
  • High level of written, oral and communication skills (A/I)
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a range of audiences (A/I/R)
  • High level of organisational and planning skills (A/I/R)
  • Evidence of sharing in and contributing to the corporate life of the academy (A/I/R)
  • Work effectively as part of a team, relating well to colleagues, pupils and parents (A/I/R)
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all pupils (A/I)
  • Ability to investigate, solve problems and make decisions (A/I)
  • Able to use own initiative and motive others (A/I/R)
  • Ability to relate to and empathise with pupils and parents to develop trusting and respectful relationships with them (A/I/R)
  • Respect for confidentiality of information concerning individual pupils and ability to use discretion in circumstances of disclosure. (A/I/R)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (A/I)
  • Establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships in your own classroom through team working and mutual support; devolving responsibilities and delegating tasks where appropriate (A/I)
  • Commitment to an involvement in extra-curricular activities (A/I/R)
  • Work in ways that promote equality of opportunity, participation, diversity, and responsibility (A/I/R)
  • A commitment to abide by and promote the Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies (A/I)
  • The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (C)

Desirable

  • Knowledge of all phases of primary education (A/I)
  • Knowledge of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs for teaching and learning (A/I)
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/code of practice/legislation (A/I)
  • Able to offer expertise in a specific subject or area (A/I/R)