This job expired on 16 July 2024

  • Start date details

    September term

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Classroom Practice (in accordance with the Professional Standards for Teachers)

  • Ensure that all teaching and learning is conducted in an atmosphere of affirmation, encouragement, realistic challenge and sensitive reflection
  • Ensure the highest possible quality learning environment in the classroom
  • Affirm and encourage parents in their role as the first educators of their children and ensure effective communication with parents is maintained
  • Assess and record each pupil’s progress systematically in line with current school procedures and use the results to inform planning
  • Maintain good standards of behaviour in the classroom, in accordance with the agreed behaviour policy
  • Mark and monitor class work and set targets for further progress
  • Undertake pastoral and administrative duties in respect of the pupils. The well-being of all children in the school is of concern to all adults in the school therefore pastoral duties extend beyond the designated class
  • Plan and monitor the work of Teaching Assistants and other adults in the classroom
  • Evaluate own teaching to consolidate strengths and improve effectiveness when appropriate

Other Professional Requirements (in accordance with the Professional Standards for Teachers)

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, acknowledging the need for mutual support
  • Participate as required in meetings with professional colleagues and parents in respect of the duties and responsibilities of your post
  • Manage the use of books and other teaching materials for the classroom
  • Contribute to School Development by responding to organisational, managerial and curricular audits and staff discussion
  • Take responsibility for your own professional development and on-going formation
  • Endeavour to retain a healthy balance in your professional and personal life
  • Have a secure knowledge and understanding of the subjects taught
  • Be familiar with all school policies including child protection procedures, health and safety policies and current SEN codes of practice
  • Assess pupils’ achievement and progress by reference to standard arrangements agreed by school Identify those pupils requiring special educational needs support and notify the Special Needs Co- ordinator. Attend termly Pupil Progress meetings with headteacher to discuss individual pupils
  • Compile annual pupil reports, any additional reports and school transfer records (statutory)
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
  • Mentor students as required

Additional and Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disabilities

Under the direction of the headteacher:

  • Promote a culture and practices that enables all pupils to access the curriculum
  • Have ambitious expectations for all pupils with SEN and disabilities
  • Make sure the school works effectively with parents, carers and professionals to identify additional needs and provide support and adaptation where appropriate
  • Make sure the school fulfils statutory duties regarding the SEND Code of Practice
  • Promote the Catholic ethos of the school
  • Be an outstanding practitioner of Quality First Teaching
  • Potential to lead on curriculum areas
  • Develop teaching and learning skills
  • Have high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour
  • Be flexible, innovative, imaginative and creative
  • Have the vision and drive to raise standards
  • Be well organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoys working in a whole school team
This job description may be modified by the headteacher, with your agreement, to reflect or anticipate changes in the job, commensurate with the salary and job title.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work in a school with a strong Catholic ethos
  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic and enthusiastic team
  • A supportive SLT and governing body
  • Wonderful children who have a thirst for learning
  • Supportive and friendly community of parents and carers
  • Hard working, supportive and enthusiastic staff
  • High quality opportunities for career development
  • Collaborations with other partner schools
  • A warm and inviting learning environment

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
110 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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St. Patrick’s, Bircotes, is one of 13 primary schools within the St Francis Catholic Multi Academy trust. St Patrick’s is a small, Catholic Primary School in Bircotes serving children from across our local area. Recently rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted (April 2023), the school is looking forward to further building on this success.

Arranging a visit to St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vmccurrach@st-patricks.notts.sch.uk.

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