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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 Year

Pay scale

M1 upwards

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time.

  • Use teaching methods which keep pupils engaged, including stimulating pupils’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning, response, clear presentation and good use of resources.
  • Set high expectations for pupils' behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and through positive, productive relationships.

• Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and pupils being taught.

• Set appropriate, demanding expectations for pupils’ learning and motivation. Set clear targets for pupils' learning, building on prior attainment.

  • Identify pupils who have special educational needs, know where to get help to give positive, targeted support. Implement and keep records on Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved using this assessment for future teaching.

  • Mark and monitor pupils’ class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for pupils’ progress.
  • Understand the demands expected of pupils in relation to Key Stage 2 Curriculum.
  • To make sure all children make at least expected progress providing appropriate intervention for children who make above or below expected levels.

• Prepare and present informative reports to parents.

  • Provide opportunities to develop pupils' understanding by relating their learning to real and work-related examples, recognising that learning takes place outside school context.
  • Liaise with agencies responsible for pupils' welfare.

• Take responsibility for own professional development, keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy / subjects they teach.

• Share corporate responsibility the implementation of school policies and practices.

• Set a good example to the pupils they teach in own presentation and personal conduct.

• Evaluate own teaching critically and use this to improve effectiveness.

What the school offers its staff

At Whitecote our pupils know that success comes with hard work and perseverance. Through teaching that goes beyond the curriculum they are able to fulfil their potential and achieve. Once a Whitecote pupil you are always a part of the Whitecote family.

Inspire, Nurture, Challenge

We are a school with a clear vision for the future and want someone who can join our team and continue with us on our journey to outstanding. Leaders consider staff wellbeing, which was recognised in our recent Ofsted report (November 2022), and staff are proud to work at Whitecote. Our children are eager to learn and enjoy the ambitious curriculum that has been planned for them.

We want someone who can work well as a part of a team, who can build great relationships with children and staff, and is a great communicator. Someone who will do what it takes to help our children achieve their potential and has a commitment to developing their professionalism. Someone who has passion, enthusiasm and is well motivated. You will be prepared to go above and beyond and want to get involved with our community.

If this sounds like a school you want to be a part of, then we would love to hear from you.

Further details about the role

In addition to the above skills and experience:

Managing and Developing Staff and Other Adults

• Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues including, where applicable, associate staff. Managing Resources

• Select and make good use of textbooks, ICT and other learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met. Subject/Aspect Leadership and Management

• To play an active role in the development of a subject or aspect by having regular meetings with year group teachers and support staff and advising individual teachers and support staff as and when necessary throughout the school.

• To be responsible for co-ordinating the resource allocation.

• To keep abreast of developments in a subject or aspect and to be familiar with new publications and resources.

• To write action plans and to have a programme of regular monitoring and evaluation.

• To lead and discuss at staff meetings, work concerning a subject or aspect as and when necessary.

• To prepare reports for consideration by the staff and governors as and when necessary.

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About Whitecote Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
472 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Whitecote Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sue.hawkshaw@whitecote.co.uk.

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