Teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their pupils.
Part One: Teaching
A teacher must:
Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
Plan and teach well structured lessons
Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils
Make accurate and productive use of assessment
Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning
Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
Part Two: Personal and Professional Conduct
A teacher is expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct. The following statements define the behaviour and attitudes which set the required standard for conduct throughout a teacher's career.
Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by:
- treating pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher's professional position
- having regard for the need to safeguard pupils' well-being, in accordance with statutory provisions
- not undermining fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways which exploit pupils' vulnerability or might lead them to break the law.
Teachers must have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which they teach, and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality.
Teachers must have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.
Essential educational requirements
Hold a relevant teaching qualification recognised by the DfE
Educated to Degree Level
Essential skills and experience
Have a thorough knowledge of the curriculum
Be well organised, engaged and motivated
Have a good working knowledge of teaching and learning strategies, be able to use and adapt them to maximise potential
Be able to monitor pupils progress and implement effective and creative strategies for improvement.
About St Nicholas CofE Primary School
A popular primary school in the heart of Shepperton Village, a short walk away from the River Thames and direct train line into Waterloo.
- Manor Farm Avenue, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 9AD
- LA Maintained School
- St Nicholas CofE Primary School website (opens in a new window)