Class Teacher (KS1 or Lower KS2) Langer Primary Academy, Felixstowe, Suffolk

Job description

Langer is a small school with exciting times ahead.

Our new leadership team are keen to drive forward rapid improvement and we are looking for a teacher who wants to enjoy that challenge and the rewards that will come with success for our school and its pupils.

Our vision is 'At Langer, everyone can achieve. We trust, we care, we aspire.'

You will be well organised; adaptable; creative and most of all, committed to ensuring the very best education for children. The successful candidate will teach a Key Stage 1 or lower Key Stage 2 class.

General Teaching Responsibilities
1. Engage in identifying and implementing the priorities of the School Improvement Plan, participating fully in school self-evaluation;
2. Comply with and uphold the policies of the school;
3. Fully understand and comply with the school's policy on safeguarding. Remain alert to pupils’ pastoral needs and provide support, in conjunction with school’s SENCo and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs);
4. Proactively uphold the school’s behaviour policy establishing class rules and setting out clear and fair sanctions in accordance with the school’s systems; high standards of behaviour should be expected at all times;
5. Work as part of the school’s teaching team and actively behave as a team member to support colleagues;
6. Oversee and work closely with LSAs, setting out tasks appropriate to the assistant's role and ability; supervise the work of support staff, students and voluntary helpers as required;
7. Ensure that the learning spaces provide a welcoming and stimulating environment to pupils and adults. Classrooms will be vibrant, well organised and serviceable. Work should be attractively displayed and be clearly and appropriately labelled;
8. Make effective use of PPA time to raise standards;
9. Lead assemblies as required;
10. Play an active role in the full life of the school.

Specific Responsibilities
Class Teacher:
1. Teach the designated class group(s), implementing agreed planning, assessment and target setting; teach the National Curriculum subjects and RE as well as working with others to provide Curriculum Enrichment for pupils.
2. Plan pupils’ work to provide an inclusive and personalised curriculum which meets the needs of the children, including those with Special Needs and those who are Able, Gifted and Talented;
3. Carry out regular assessment, recording, monitoring and record keeping according to school policies, maintain appropriate records which monitor the progress of the pupils; mark pupils’ work regularly in accordance with the school’s marking policy;
4. Develop home-school links with parents/guardians of children in the class;
5. Complete termly and half-termly assessment records for the class, using the school’s systems, including preparation of Pupil Progress Reports for presentation to the Principal, Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body, as appropriate;
6. Complete pupil reports for presentation to parents (academic report and the achievement, effort and social report); meet pupils’ parents at parent evenings, 3 times per year;
7. Manage and monitor the work of other adults in the classroom (including volunteers);
8. Liaise closely with the SENCO regarding the learning needs of pupils;
9. Liaise closely with the Designated Teacher for Safeguarding regarding pupils’ welfare needs.

Essential educational requirements

• Second class degree or higher
• English and Mathematics at G.C.S.E./’O’ Level or equivalent and/or sound Literacy and Numeracy skills (ITT accreditation test level)
• ICT QTS accreditation test level or European Computer Driving License (ECDL)

Essential qualifications

• Relevant Teaching Qualification

Essential skills and experience

• High levels of primary subject knowledge and knowledge of statutory requirements relating to the relevant Key Stage(s) curriculum;
• Evidence of positive impact on pupil outcomes in the relevant Year group(s);
• Positive disposition to implementing the Schools’ educational vision;
• Willingness to work across the Trust’s primary schools to secure high attainment for all children in the relevant Year Group(s) Key Stage(s).
• Able to develop genuine, empathetic relationships with young people
• Solution focused disposition and a positive attitude particularly to challenge and change
• Understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities issues and principles and the need to apply an equal standard of care to all pupils
• Positive disposition towards inclusion of all pupils including those with learning difficulties in mainstream learning and education
• Ability and willingness to develop own understanding and capability through advice and training

Employee benefits

We can offer you:

- a well-planned curriculum (Success for All, Maths No Problem and KAPOW) that seeks to improve outcomes for pupils whilst reducing workload for staff
- excellent networks and professional development through Unity Schools Partnership
- the support of a fresh leadership team excited by the future
- a welcoming and good-humoured staff team
- a delightful school building with plenty of space inside and outside, just two minutes’ walk from the beach
- the chance to be part of something special

About Langer Primary Academy

Langer Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2HL
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