5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    3 January 2021

  • Application deadline

    6 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Key stage
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (end date 31st August )
£25, 714 - £36,961

Job summary

To provide teaching and learning that would be considered exemplary across all areas of the primary curriculum; ensuring the needs of all pupils are met, enabling pupils to develop and progress in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.

Principal Accountabilities:
1. Provide a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum, that is engaging and motivational to enable continued progress and improved pupil attainment;
2. Take responsibility to ensure teaching assistants are aligned to the aims and outcomes of your teaching to ensure an effective and collaborative contribution for the benefit of all pupils;
3. Maintain good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils, promoting understanding of the school rules and values, safeguarding, health and safety and to develop relationships with and between pupils that enhances learning;
4. Make a positive contribution to the strategic aims, values and ethos of Bordon Junior School and the University of Chichester Academy Trust.

Responsibilities of a Class Teacher – responsibilities will be in accordance with the career stage of the Teacher:

Teaching and Learning Support:
• Ensure that the design of the teaching and learning provides opportunities for challenge and develops higher order thinking.
• Ensure teaching excellence and create a positive learning environment that helps all children make progress, providing guidance and encouragement in the choice of appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
• Ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in planning across the curriculum in their phase.
• Ensure all staff are following the appropriate policies, offering guidance and support where needed.
• Evaluate teaching and learning through regular work scrutiny, learning walks and planning sampling as a year group team and a whole academy team.
• Report to SLT as appropriate.
• Ensure that teaching offers equality and contributes to pupils’ wider spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences and development.

Planning and Managing Resources
• Establishing resource needs for the year group, ensuring resources impact the quality of teaching and learning across the curriculum.
• Ensure resources are used appropriately, safely, and that any risks are properly assessed before teaching and learning activities commence.
• Ensure website and digital signage is maintained for their phase and the classes in their phase.
• Maintaining and monitoring phase learning environments.
• Manage and support additional adult resources within the phase.

• Liaise with parents, carers and the wider community to secure understanding and involvement in the curriculum and personal development.
• Disseminate information to stakeholders through all channels
• Report to governors and staff as required.

Liaison and Networking
• Develop links with external contacts such as other educational, authoritative and professional bodies to foster collaboration and share good practice;
• Contribute to a community where parents and carers are valued and in which they have access to appropriate up-to-date information, to support and improve their child’s progress.

• Establish clear and constructive working relationships through teamwork and mutual support. Delegate with clear accountability as appropriate.
• Ensure clear channels of communication from top down and vice versa.
• Support staff to provide enriched teaching and learning by modelling exemplary lessons.
• Support with identifying training for the year group team.
• Support in the event of a supply being deployed in the year.

Pastoral Care
• Provide first port of call for behaviour and pastoral support for the class.
• Create and maintain a positive culture within the year group where staff and pupils feel safe and valued.
• Ensure all safeguarding policies and procedures are strictly adhered to within the year group.

Other duties:
You are required to undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade and content of the work as may reasonably be required of you. Therefore, the list of duties in this job profile should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. Please note that, in consultation with you, the School or the University of Chichester Academy Trust reserves the right to update your job profile to reflect changes in, or to, your post.

Equality and Inclusion:
The University of Chichester Academy Trust and the School believes that everyone has the right to be treated equally and that the diversity of individuals and groups should be embraced, valued, and respected. We are committed to eliminating any form of discrimination be it direct, indirect, harassment or victimisation. The School has a number of policies to support this commitment that you should ensure you are familiar with and compliant to. Any breaches may lead to termination of employment.

Right to Work:
British and European Law states that a person cannot be employed to this post if they do not have permission to live and work in the UK. For further guidance and information contact www.unicathr@chi.ac.uk

Health & Safety:
To ensure an effective and safe environment that promotes the welfare of children and staff, you will take responsibility to be aware of the risks in the work environment and their potential impact on their own work and that of others. You should familiarise yourself with the School’s Health and Safety policies.

Sustainability and Environment:
The University of Chichester Academy Trust is committed to sustainable development and environmental initiatives. It accepts its environmental responsibilities and recognises the contributions it can make to the resolution of global, regional and local environmental issues. The University of Chichester Academy Trust will support the School in continuously seeking to find ways to improve its environmental performance. Staff are required to support these aims.

Data Protection:
You will be responsible for ensuring that workplace responsibilities, within the School, are carried out in compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the Employment Practices Data Protection Code 2002, especially concerning confidentiality, treatment of personal information and records management.

Safer Recruitment:
The University of Chichester Academy Trust is 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.

New members of staff will be required to apply for Disclosure Service certification as part of the School’s staff recruitment process. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service is available from the DBS website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs. Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1075, applicants for teaching posts are among those who are not entitled to withhold information about any previous criminal conviction.

Principal Attributes and Person Specification:

Essential requirements are those, without which, the candidate would not be able to do the job. It is expected that the post holder will have the knowledge and qualifications indicated or equivalent qualifications and experience.

Desirable requirements are those which would be useful for the post holder to possess and will be considered when more than one applicant meets the essential requirements.
Essential, Desirable Evidenced through Knowledge and Qualifications Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of continual professional development that is relevant and appropriate to the post
Very good knowledge of pedagogy, and research, initiatives and technologies in learning and child development
Knowledge of the national curriculum with particular interest and expertise in at least one area
A good knowledge of emerging technology and the use of IT to enhance learning and engage pupils
Understanding of assessment for learning and its use to raise standards

Current knowledge of safeguarding legislation and government guidance relevant to the post
An understanding of the role of parents and the community in school improvement and how this can be promoted and developed

Particular interest and expertise in mathematics. Application/CV
Documentary evidence
Teaching task
Assessment task
Skills Demonstrable evidence of the skills required to be an excellent classroom practitioner, making learning exciting, relevant and cross curricular

Ability to challenge and differentiate teaching and learning for pupils of all abilities and needs

A skillful communicator with strong, interpersonal and presentation skills, both verbal and written

Ability to make learning exciting, relevant and cross curricular
Ability to create a vibrant, collaborative, happy and challenging learning environment
Ability to plan and implement a cohesive, creative and innovative curriculum
Ability to make effective use of IT in teaching, learning and assessment
Ability to analyze data for the effective monitoring and assessment of pupil performance and target setting

Creative and innovative approach to using the latest technologies within the curriculum for enhanced pupil learning
Teaching task
Assessment task

Experience Experience of successfully raising attainment and increasing pupil progress
Experience of systematically assessing, monitoring and evaluating pupil attainment, and adjusting provision, in order to accelerate progress
Experience of collaborating and building effective relationships with parents, carers, colleagues and the wider community

Successful experience of teaching children with SEND and other vulnerable groups
Experience of participating in extra-curricular activities and local visits to enrich learning experiences.

Personal attributes Enthusiastic, positive and approachable, with the presence to inspire confidence and trust, combined with a love of teaching and seeing children progress and develop

Strong working ethos with a high level of commitment to the school, its improvement, its ethos and its values; welcomes accountability to a wide range of groups

As an effective member of a team you will be adaptable and sensitive to challenging situations, forming positive relationships with pupils, parents, carers, colleagues and the wider community, and adopting a reflective approach, with the ability to be self-critical when receiving feedback

Committed to the academic, spiritual, moral, social, emotional and cultural development of pupils, recognising and valuing the richness and diversity of pupils and the school community

Commitment to excellence in learning and teaching and a willingness to share expertise, knowledge and skills, supporting and encouraging others whilst recognising the importance of work-life balance.

Promote and support positive and high standards of behavior Interview
Teaching task
Assessment task

Applying for the job

Please complete the application using the link below and forward to admin@bordon-junior.hants.sch.uk

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
School size
246 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Contact phone number

About Bordon Junior School

Located in East Hampshire, Whitehill and Bordon is going through an exciting period of regeneration with education at the heart of the community. At Bordon Junior School we believe every child has the right to the best education and deserves to be happy and successful in school.
• We foster children’s growing independence and aspirations by giving them opportunities to plan and execute their own work and we encourage children to support and learn from each other
• We respect every person as unique and treat everyone with dignity
• We always seek to improve and work together to achieve more, especially valuing our partnership with parents
• We encourage high standards and know every child can be successful

This is an exciting opportunity for an excellent teacher to join our friendly and supportive team and bring learning to life for every child here at Bordon Junior School.
We are committed to supporting teachers’ professional development at each stage of their career and this role would suit a teacher at any stage of their career. As part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, our staff have access to world class training and exciting opportunities for professional collaboration.
You will find that each of our Academies has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued.
We are looking for a teacher who is:
• Able to provide exciting and inspirational learning experiences
• Open to change and committed to on-going improvement
• Enthusiastic, creative and highly motivated
• Passionate about ensuring every child succeeds
• Able to work as part of a friendly and effective team
• Familiar with the standards expected at the end of Key Stage 2
Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed. Please ring or e-mail the school office to arrange a visit and request an application pack.
01420 472145
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Arranging a visit to Bordon Junior School

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact the school office to arrange this on the above number.

School location

Budds Lane, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0JB

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