Class Teacher Drapers' Maylands Primary School, Romford, Essex

Job description

To carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with Department for Education guidelines / requirements and the school's policies under the direction of the Principal.
 To teach allocated pupils by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:
o identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed
o setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest
o setting appropriate and demanding expectations
o setting clear targets, building on prior attainment
o identifying SEN or very able pupils
o providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge
o making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study
o ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time
o maintaining discipline in accordance with the school's procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
o using a variety of teaching methods to:
o match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary
o use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions
o select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, I.C.T. and other sources
o ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught
o evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
o ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support.
 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.
 Undertake assessment of pupils as requested by examination bodies and school procedures.
 Prepare and present informative reports to parents.
 Contribute to the whole school's planning activities.
 Register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life.
 Contribute to the preparation of Action Plans and progress files and other reports.
 Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by pupils and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
 Communicate, as appropriate, with parents of pupil and persons or bodies outside the school concerned with the welfare of individual pupils, after consultation with appropriate staff.
 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.
 Take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings, Parents Evenings, Review days and events with partner schools.
 Take responsibility for own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices.
 Liaise effectively with parents and governors.
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.
Additional duties
 Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection, freedom of information and report all concerns to the appropriate person.
 Engage in relevant continuous professional development opportunities and performance management/review arrangements.
 This job description details responsibilities but is not prescriptive and does not direct any particular priorities or amount of time to be spent carrying out the duties. It is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post, and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade and scope of the post. This job description may be subject to amendment, to meet the changing needs of the school, following appropriate consultation.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status and relevant training. (if you are shortlisted, you will be asked to provide copies of your most recent performance management review)
Knowledge of the curriculums at EYFS/ Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Set high expectations which motivate, challenge and inspire learners at all levels
Plan and teach well-structured lessons, underpinned by good subject knowledge
Able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills
Demonstrate a commitment to vision, values and ethos of whole school
Have experience of teaching in EYFS 2 and have been instrumental in achieving good outcomes for learners
Evidence of at least good progress for children in your class.
Have the knowledge or experience of leading a curriculum subject or school improvement area
Make accurate and productive use of assessment
Experience and training for the delivery of Read write Inc Phonics or Literacy scheme

Essential qualifications


Experience of collaborative learning and creative adaptation of schemes of work to meet the needs of the learners
Knowledge and/ or experience of Forest Schools
Be committed, resilient and able to respond positively to developing systems

Essential skills and experience

Be a forward-thinking practitioner, aware of changes in the curriculum, open to professional development and ready to embrace pedagogical changes to improve outcomes for learners
Experience in leading through example and supporting colleagues and other practitioners across the school

Employee benefits

A Unique learning environment…

Our Reggio Emilia inspired learning environment provides a calm and purposeful setting for our children. Our school building is amazing but we are continuing to develop the learning areas inside and out. We already have dedicated learning areas such as a Food Technology Room, Technology Zone for Computing and an Enchanted Wood library.

Emotional well-being is at the heart of everything we do…

We are a Thrive school, which means we are emotionally literate, promote mutual respect between adults and children and value what our children have to say. Through the use of Restorative Practices we are enabling self-regulation by pupils with good moral judgements. All our staff eat together with the children in a family-style dining environment every lunchtime to enjoy a healthy school meal.

Passionate about enrichment opportunity…

We offer Forest School to every child, seek out exciting visits and visitors, have an Artist in Residence and professional music tuition for all classes. Our developing curriculum is based on themes which inspire our learners.

Innovative professional opportunities…

Using current models of professional development and individual opportunities for growth, every member of our team is valued and encouraged to be an aspirational practitioner.

About Drapers' Maylands Primary School

Settle Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 9XR
Free School
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