Class Teacher Job Description
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children and young people and requires all staff to share this commitment.
Paragraphs 1 to 8 below are a Main Pay Range Teacher’s Responsibilities as set out in Part 6 Contractual Framework for Teachers of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document 2013, and as may be amended by subsequent Documents. Main Pay Range teachers are required to act in accordance with the school’s ethos, policies and practices, under the direction of the Headteacher: In addition to the duties and responsibilities of a Main Pay Range Teacher, should you be an Upper Pay range teacher you will be required to be highly competent in all elements of the Teacher Standards, to ensure that your achievements and contribution to the school are substantial and sustained and to ensure that you discharge the Accountabilities under paragraph 9 and, if you are paid at the maximum of the Upper Pay Range, Accountabilities under paragraph 10.
1.1 Plan and teach lessons and sequences of lessons to the class(es) you are assigned to teach within the context of the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work in order to achieve target levels of pupil attainment, progress. and outcomes;
1.2 Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils.
1.3 Set and mark work to be carried out by the pupil in school and elsewhere;
1.4 Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external examinations.
2. Whole school organisation, strategy and development
2.1 Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures in such a way as to support the school’s values and vision.
2.2 Work with others on curriculum and/or pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes.
2.3 Supervise and, so far as practicable, teach any pupils where the person timetabled to take the class is not available to do so.
3. Health, safety and discipline
3.1 Promote the safety and well-being of pupils in accordance with the school’s Child Protection and other relevant policies.
3.2 Maintain good order and discipline among pupils in accordance with the school behaviour policy.
4. Management of staff and resources
4.1 Direct and supervise support staff assigned to you and, where appropriate, other teachers.
4.2 Contribute to the recruitment, selection, appointment and professional development of other teachers and support staff.
4.3 Deploy resources delegated to you in accordance with school policies.
5. Professional development
5.1 Participate in arrangements for the appraisal and review of your own performance and, where appropriate, that of other teachers and support staff.
5.2 Participate in arrangements for your own further training and professional development and, where appropriate, that of other teachers and support staff including induction.
6.1 Communicate with pupils, parents and carers in accordance with the school ethos, policies and practice.
7. Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals
7.1 Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school.
7.2 Participating in administrative and organisational tasks, including the direction or supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the school, which require the exercise of your professional skills and judgment.
8. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
8.1 Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school;
9. Upper Pay Range Accountabilities
9.1 Contribute significantly, where appropriate, to implementing workplace policies and practice and to promoting collective responsibility for their implementation.
9.2 Have an extensive knowledge and understanding of how to use and adapt a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies, including how to personalise learning to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.
9.3 Have an extensive knowledge and well-informed understanding of the assessment requirements and arrangements for the subjects/curriculum areas you teach, including those related to public examinations and qualifications.
9.4 Have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the different types of qualifications and specifications and their suitability for meeting learners’ needs.
9.5 Have a more developed knowledge and understanding of your subjects/curriculum areas and related pedagogy including how learning progresses within them than a Main Pay Range teacher.
9.6 Have sufficient depth of knowledge and experience to be able to give advice to colleagues on the development and well-being of children and young people.
9.7 Be flexible, creative and adept at designing learning sequences within lessons and across lessons that are effective and consistently well-matched to learning objectives and the needs of learners and which integrate recent developments, including those relating to subject/curriculum knowledge.
9.8 Provide coaching and mentoring to other teachers, give advice to them and demonstrate to them effective teaching practice in order to help them meet the relevant standards and develop their teaching practice
10. Additional Accountabilities for the Maximum of the Upper Pay Range
In addition to the requirements of a Main Pay Range teacher and an Upper Pay Range teacher, teachers paid at the maximum of the Upper Pay Range are required to ensure that they:
10.1 Play a critical role in the life of the school.
10.2 Provide a role model for teaching and learning.
10.3 Make a distinctive contribution to the raising of pupil standards.
10.4 Contribute effectively to the work of the wider team.
10.5 Take advantage of appropriate opportunities for professional development and use the outcomes effectively to improve pupils’ learning.
Specific details of the accountabilities (eg which workplace policies under paragraph 9.1 above that the post holder will contribute to implementing and promoting) should be recorded below and reviewed annually by the appraiser.
This job description and related documents provide the standards and framework for Performance Management Objectives for an Upper Pay Range teacher which will be set under the school’s Appraisal Policy before, or as soon as practicable after, the start of each appraisal period. The objectives set will be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound and will be appropriate to the teacher’s role and level of experience. The appraiser and appraisee will seek to agree the objectives but, if that is not possible, the appraiser will determine the objectives. Objectives may be revised if circumstances change. The objectives set for each teacher will, if achieved, contribute to the school’s plans for improving the school’s educational provision and performance and improving the educational opportunities of pupils at that school.
As a term of your employment you may reasonably be expected to perform duties of a similar or related nature to those outlined in the job description.
This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Headteacher/Manager in consultation with the postholder. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.
Essential educational requirements
Educated to degree level or higher with qualified teacher status
Qualified teacher status including newly qualified teachers
Essential skills and experience
• Good or Outstanding Classroom Practitioner
• Knowledge and ability to create an inspiring and creative learning environment
• Ability to plan, reflect, evaluate and assess learning
• Keen to collaborate with and learn from others
• Secure knowledge of the New National Primary Curriculum
• Knowledge of varied approaches to learning
• Commitment to the educational, social, spiritual and moral needs of all children
• Relentless when raising standards for pupils and is committed to inclusion and success at all levels.
• Is able to inspire, support, motivate and challenge others and has excellent interpersonal skills
• Able to enthuse, motivate and empower all children to help them make the best progress possible.
• Motivated, energetic and has a flexible and innovative approach to learning
About Stamford St Gilberts Church of England Primary School
- Foundry Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2PP
- Stamford St Gilberts Church of England Primary School website (opens in a new window)