Class Teacher

Star Academy, Sandyford, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 1, £24,373 to £37,654
Newly qualified teacher Suitable

Job description

Responsible to the Principal, key responsibilities are:
Teaching and Learning:
> Carry our teaching duties in accordance with the academies schemes of work and the National Curriculum
> Liaise with colleagues to deliver units of work in a collaborative way
> Set targets for pupils absent from the academy
> Demonstrate good practice in the teaching areas of responsibility
> Have a good understanding of how to use assessment data effectively to ensure all pupils, including SEN pupils, make accelerated progress
> Mark and return work within agreed time span, providing feedback and targets
> Ensure effective use of support staff within the classroom
> Maintain good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their health and safety
> Organise and manage groups or individual pupils ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities including SEN pupils
> Plan opportunities to develop social, emotional and cultural aspects of children’s learning
> Adhere to academy policies at all times
Assessing and Reporting:
> Record pupils’ work
> Maintain lesson evaluations
> Prepare records for the transfer of pupils
> Provide assessment reports to monitor pupil progress
> Liaise with parents and attend consultation evenings
> Work within the Code of Practice relating to Special Educational Needs
> Provide written reports for a range of stakeholders detailing the progress pupils have made
> Conduct pupil progress meetings
Standards and Quality Assurance
> Support the aims and ethos of the school
> Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
> Attend and participate in open evenings and pupil performances
> Uphold the academy’s behaviour code and uniform regulations
> Participate in staff training
> Attend team and staff meetings
> Develop links with governors, LEA’s and neighbouring schools/academies
> Aspire to create a learning community built and sustained by a culture of citizenship, respect, trust, honesty, well-being and financial independence
> Contribute to an environment where all members of the academy and its community actively demonstrate their care and concern for everyone and fulfil the requirements of our shared vision
> Fully engage with the Academy Transformation Trust vision

> Other ad hoc duties as required

Essential educational requirements

Professional qualifications and learning
• Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Professional qualifications and learning
• Undergraduate degree

Essential skills and experience

• successful experience as a Primary Teacher in a UK school/academy
• working with children with a variety of needs

Teaching and Learning
• demonstrates good understanding of the principles of effective teaching and learning in all phases
• has good and current knowledge of all curriculum requirements and can implement, monitor and support these effectively
• embraces the use of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning of all students
• has a good understanding of assessment and how it can be used to improve pupil progress, including SEN pupils
• effective and systematic behaviour management, including of SEN pupils,
• is committed to continuous learning including professional development

• highly approachable, very grounded and makes sensible judgements
• excellent critical thinking skills; has intellectual curiosity and rigour
• strong interpersonal and communication skills
• demonstrate resilience

Employee benefits

Access to the Together Platform

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 223 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Star Academy, Sandyford website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Burnaby Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 5PT