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Class Teacher (Primary)

St Mary's CofE Primary School, East Grinstead, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £32,686

Job summary

Class Teacher (Primary)

This post is subject to the current conditions of employment for Class Teachers contained in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act, the required standards for Qualified Teacher Status and Class Teachers and other current legislation.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the head teacher and member of staff, and will be reviewed annually.

Job Purpose
To carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with school policies under the direction of the Head Teacher.
Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

a) Planning, Teaching and Class Management
Teach allocated pupils by planning their teaching to achieve
progression of learning through:
• identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they
will be taught and assessed
• setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of
• setting appropriate and demanding expectations
• setting clear targets, building on prior attainment
• identifying SEN or very able pupils;
• providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace,
motivation and challenge;
• making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of
programmes of study;
• ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time;
• maintaining discipline in accordance with the school’s
procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to
punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework
• 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
• ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and
understanding appropriate to the subject taught;
• evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness;
• ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom
• taking account of pupils' needs by providing structured learning
opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in
national and local policies and particularly the foundations for
literacy and numeracy;
• encouraging pupils to think and talk about their learning,
develop self control and independence, concentrate and
persevere, and listen attentively;
• using a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned
adult intervention, first-hand experience and play and talk as a
vehicle for learning;

b) Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting
• 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 students as requested by examination
bodies, departmental and school procedures;
• prepare and present informative reports to parents.

c) Curriculum Development
• Be part of a curriculum team developing plans which identify
clear targets and success criteria for its development and / or
• Contribute to the whole school’s planning activities

d) Other Professional Requirements
• have a working knowledge of teachers' professional duties and
legal liabilities;
• ensure all pupils are safe and their well-being is protected in line
with our safeguarding and child protection policies
• operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of
the school;
• Know subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching;
• 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;
• co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective
usage of resources to the benefit of the school, department and
• take part, as may be required, in the review, development and
management of activities relating to the curriculum,
organisation and pastoral functions of the school;
• take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open
Evenings, Parents Evenings, Review days and events with
partner schools;
• contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective
participation in meetings and management systems necessary
to coordinate the management of the school;
• 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.

The Job Description may be reviewed by you and the head at the end of the academic year or earlier if necessary. In addition it may be amended at any time after consultation with you.
St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS and other pre-employment checks. The school is an equal opportunities employer.

Essential educational requirements

Teaching & Learning
5. Excellent knowledge and understanding of the latest developments within the primary age range, including New Curriculum
6. Excellent classroom practitioner
7. A strong commitment to inclusion with high expectations for all learners, including SEN and More Able
8. Good understanding and use of assessment for learning, including target setting and tracking, to raise standards
9. Ability to make effective use of Teaching Assistants and other adults within the classroom
10. Understanding of effective techniques and policies for behaviour management
11. Able to create a stimulating learning environment
12. Ability to develop relationships with parents/carers

Essential qualifications

Qualifications & Experience
1. Qualified Teacher Status
2. Degree or Equivalent
3. Evidence of recent relevant professional development
4. Recent experience of teaching in the primary age range

Essential skills and experience

Personal Qualities
13. Creative, enthusiastic and proactive, keen to embrace new ideas and challenges
14. Works well as part of a team as well as independently
15. Flexible, listens and is prepared to seek advice and support
16. Displays good communication skills
17. Commitment to upholding the Christian ethos of the school

Employee benefits


More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 200 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website St Mary's CofE Primary School, East Grinstead website (opens in a new window)
Contact email head@stmaryseg.co.uk

About St Mary's CofE Primary School, East Grinstead

School location

Windmill Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2DS