Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
PCC main pay scale £25,714 - £36,961
Teaching, Assessment, Recording and Reporting
1. To create and maintain an appropriate, safe and stimulating learning environment which promotes learning and the desire to learn in teaching areas and shared areas of responsibility.
2. To promote the well-being, high standards of behaviour and discipline and educational progress of all pupils, through a variety of teaching styles and learning situations that enhance and facilitate a learning environment which produces motivated, happy and well rounded individuals.
3. To have a good knowledge of and teach within the curriculum guidelines and school policies, making appropriate use of these in conjunction with statutory obligations to provide a broad, balanced creative curriculum which is relevant to and differentiated for the pupils.
4. To develop the classroom environment and your methods of teaching in line with the current thinking and practice including through liaison with the school team and external agencies.
5. To undertake professional development to develop own teaching skills and areas of responsibility to the benefit and development of the whole school.
6. To liaise with other teachers in planning, delivery, evaluation and assessment observing and reporting on each area of the curriculum, especially the development and tracking of long term plans for the creative curriculum.
7. To assess the work of pupils on a regular basis in line with school policy, recording formative and summative assessments, tracking and reporting on pupils’ progress through the use of school current assessments and standard assessment tests.
8. To attend pupil progress meetings and taking any actions identified in them to promote the learning and progress of all pupils.
9. To prepare a summative assessment once each year for the purpose of providing a written report for those with parental responsibilities.
10. To ensure that the preparation, marking and recording of assessments of pupils’ work is carried out professionally and in accordance with agreed school policies.
11. To submit medium term and weekly planning forecast of work in line with school planning policies, maintaining own copies of plans with annotated assessment notes which inform future planning.
12. To understand and carry out the further duties associated with the role of class teacher including fostering a welcoming caring ethos that values the contribution and achievements of all members of the school community and leading assemblies
13. To ensure that preparations for parental consultation evenings are conducted in accordance with agreed school policies.
14. To set and monitor homework in line with school policy.
15. To promote the general ethos of the School.
16. To promote and maintain good home/school liaison and being readily available to parents for discussions and conveying relevant information to them when appropriate.
17. To provide advice and guidance to pupils on social and educational matters.
18. To encourage the development of a moral and spiritual dimension among pupils.
19. To maintain awareness of current Health and Safety guidance and be responsible for the risk assessments of your own teaching areas within the Academy’s policy for Health and Safety.
20. To participate in arrangements for the appraisal of your own performance.
Further Training and Professional Development:
21. To keep under review your methods of teaching and programmes of work, and participate in arrangements for your further training and professional development as a teacher.
22. To participate in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching schemes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements.
23. To take responsibility for specific National Curriculum subject(s).
Discipline, health and safety:
24. To maintain good order and discipline among the pupils and safeguard their health and safety both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
25. To participate in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements.
26. To participate in administrative and organisational tasks related to the duties described, including registering attendance of pupils.
27. To manage or supervise anyone providing support in your class.
28. To contribute to the overall life and work of the school.
29. To take on and develop any additional areas of responsibility in line with the needs of the school and commensurate with your experience.
Applying for the job
To apply for this post please visit our website www.westtownprimary.org and select our job vacancies at the bottom of the home page. This will redirect you to another site called TES where you can click on quick apply to make your application.More on how to apply
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400 pupils enrolled
4 to 11
About West Town Primary Academy
We are a culturally rich city school with high aspirations for all of our children
Since opening as an Academy, West Town Primary has restructured its teaching team to provide smaller class sizes for many of our children, which enables a greater amount of quality first teaching to take place.
We are fortunate enough to have a team of good and outstanding teachers who through bespoke in house training are helping to develop the next generation of teachers in partnership with our CMAT teaching school.
We employ specialist teachers for Art, PE and Music to raise the quality of teaching and work produced, creating a sense of achievement and success for the children.
We also work in partnership with The Cambridge Partnership Initial Teacher Training course, providing inspirational and effective training to the outstanding teachers of tomorrow.
We reside in a fabulous state of the art building which has some impressive learning spaces for the children including dedicated cookery and art rooms, a dance and music studio and two halls. The unique design includes large breakout work spaces which can be used flexibly for whole class or group activities and provide stimulating library and ICT stations. We have dedicated feature walls which will enable us to celebrate the children’s learning and display some of their artwork which has contributed to our gaining of the Gold arts mark. We also have a dedicated sports field and outdoor classroom. We are now hoping to develop the grounds further to provide a sensory garden and outdoor music space, dedicated ball court, climbing and adventurous activities and outdoor wildlife learning area.
We maximise progress and engagement in learning through adopting and refining learning techniques that work well for our children. There is a high emphasis on talk and questioning to enable children to think and reason deeply about their learning. Feedback, including marking is given a high priority as we use it effectively to move learning on, consolidate or relearn from mistakes immediately or in dedicated follow up sessions. We draw on the expertise of our specialist maths and science teachers to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of maths teaching and continuing to push our science learning having now gained the Gold Primary Science Quality Mark. We also use the basics of accelerated learning techniques through TASC and enterprise activities within and beyond the curriculum.
Our classes are all named after famous children’s authors to help build a literacy rich environment in which children are surrounded by high quality written information and language on a daily basis. We have already developed a strong reading culture in the school and are now refining it to ensure that children understand the deeper meaning of what they read.
A Sense of Success
The academy believes in children achieving well and feeling a sense of success, in order for all children to achieve well there is a high emphasis on the quality of art music and PE through the provision of specialist teachers in these areas to lead and push the boundaries of these subjects within the primary age groups, as well as the traditionally tested reading writing and maths and science.
We believe that children need to have the basic skills in place to access deeper learning so include daily reminder, rehearsal and refinement sessions on specific handwriting, calculation, tables, spelling, punctuation and grammar, to ensure that children develop fluency in these areas which enable them to access learning across the curriculum. The children are able to celebrate their steps of progress from their starting points and the longer term impact of this approach can be clearly seen in the amount of progress children make by the end of year six.
Arranging a visit to West Town Primary Academy
To arrange a school visit to find out more about the post and the future vision for the Trust and Academy, please contact Helen Buckley (Office Manager) 01733 852400 or firstname.lastname@example.org