Class Teacher Connaught Junior School, Bagshot, Surrey

Job description

Purpose:
Teach and inspire a class of pupils in Key Stage 2, so that all pupils enjoy learning and achieve.
Areas of Responsibility and Key Accountability:
1. Strategic Development
To contribute to the discussion of the school’s aims and participate in the implementation of Connaught’s values, vision and rationale by implementing agreed policies, plans, targets and pedagogy.
2. Behaviour, Well Being, Health and Safety
To create a safe, disciplined, secure and stimulating classroom environment ensuring the personal welfare of every child.
To understand that Safeguarding is what we do for all children and young people to keep them safe whilst in our care and Child Protection describes the policy and procedures specifically for those young people who are at risk of serious harm or have been seriously harmed. All safeguarding policies and procedures must be applied.
3. Teaching and Learning
To be a creative, innovative and reflective teacher who is passionate and positive about children’s learning.
To have an effective current knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching and learning and behaviour management strategies and understand their application for personalised learning.
To have secure knowledge of a range of assessment procedures, implementing them effectively to develop learning.
To build a secure learning environment that provides creativity, excellence and enjoyment for all learners.
4. Leading and Managing Others
To lead, manage and work collaboratively with pupils, other adults and colleagues, including working in partnership with teaching assistants to deliver quality first teaching.
5. Efficient Deployment of Staff and Resources
To develop, monitor and control resources within the Teaching and Learning areas.

Key Tasks
• Teach and inspire a class of children to learn and make progress.
• Plan, prepare and deliver the Connaught Curriculum to all the children with due consideration for inclusion.
• Follow the school’s policy on Teaching and Learning alongside the individual curriculum policies.
• Monitor, assess and record children’s achievements and keep evidence of achievement in line with the school’s policies - using the latest technology
• Create displays that are stimulating and relevant and be responsible for maintaining agreed areas around the school.
• Be a participating member of the staff team, attending appropriate meetings both within school and outside the school.
• Implement the school’s Behaviour Policy by establishing the standards which form the basis for children to follow the school’s core values.
• Share in a variety of assemblies by attending and organising class participation as appropriate.
• Be professional in working with members of staff, parents, governors, outside agencies and visitors in school.
• Contribute to the greater life of the school in many ways e.g. through involvement in information evenings, PTA events and by running at least one after school activity.
• Undertake any other reasonable duties as asked for by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Qualifications
Essential : Degree Level Qualification Maths & English GCSE or equivalent • Qualified Teacher status

Desirable: Evidence of continuous INSET and or commitment to further professional development

Experience
Essential: Teaching at Key Stage 2

Desirable : • Teaching across the whole primary range
• Working in partnership with parents

Knowledge and understanding
Essential: Effective teaching and learning styles
• Practice and theory to provide effectively for the individual needs of all children
• statutory National Curriculum requirements at the appropriate key stage
• Monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ progress
• Statutory requirements of legislation concerning Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, SEND and Child Protection
• Positive links necessary within school and with all its stakeholders
Desirable: Evidence of pedagogical research to improve teaching
• Expertise and or enthusiasm for the use of digital technology and IT to support teaching and learning

Skills • Promote the school’s values, aims and rationale in a positive and proactive manner
• Use effective strategies to monitor self-motivation and morale
• Develop good personal relationships within a team
• Establish and develop close relationships with parents, governors and the community
• Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences
• Create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment
Desirable: • Strategies for creating community links
• Interest and application of well-being and mindfulness.

Personal characteristics
Essential: • Confident
• Committed
• Caring
• Enthusiastic
• Organised
• Patient
• Resourceful

Essential educational requirements

• Degree Level Qualification
• Maths & English GCSE or equivalent
• Qualified Teacher status

Essential qualifications

• Degree Level Qualification
• Maths & English GCSE or equivalent
• Qualified Teacher status

Essential skills and experience

• Teaching at Key Stage 2
• Effective teaching and learning styles
• Practice and theory to provide effectively for the individual needs of all children
• statutory National Curriculum requirements at the appropriate key stage
• Monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ progress
• Statutory requirements of legislation concerning Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, SEND and Child Protection
• Positive links necessary within school and with all its stakeholders
• Promote the school’s values, aims and rationale in a positive and proactive manner
• Use effective strategies to monitor self-motivation and morale
• Develop good personal relationships within a team
• Establish and develop close relationships with parents, governors and the community
• Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences
• Create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment

Employee benefits

Do you believe passionately in developing the whole child?
Are you a creative and dedicated class teacher?
Do you have a burning desire to share your skills with other like-minded professionals?
Would you like to use the latest digital technology to support teaching and learning?
Are you committed to the safeguarding of all children?
We can offer you:
• Bespoke professional development
• Leadership committed to maintaining teachers' work-life balance
• A track record of growing new teachers into leaders
• Committed and supportive colleagues with a teaching assistant in every class
• State of the art new classrooms and 32 iMac Suite
• Outdoor gym and sensory garden
• Supportive and experienced mentors for NQTs
• Extra release time for marking and review on top of PPA
Do you believe fundamentally in our core values chosen by our pupils?
• to be committed learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
• to be confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
• to be caring citizens who make a positive contribution to society
If you are interested in this position, then please look carefully at the attached letters from our Headteacher and TAMAT’s CEO as well as the Class Teacher Job Profile and Person Specification.
Closing Date: noon on Friday 18th October 2019
Interview Date: Week beginning 21st October 2019.

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. All offers of employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references


About Connaught Junior School

Address
Manor Way, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5JY
Phase
Primary
Type
Academy
Website
Connaught Junior School website (opens in a new window)