Class Teacher - Temporary 1 year contract in the first instance
To teach primary age children and to undertake associated pastoral and administrative duties as well as other general responsibilities in the school as agreed with the Principal.
1. Create a caring atmosphere in which effort and achievement are rewarded but where it is safe to fail.
2. Create a challenging environment in which learning takes place.
3. Organise classroom resources in such a way that encourage self-reliance and independence on the part of the child.
4. Provide mainly first hand experiences as a stimulus for learning.
5. Provide a variety of practical tasks to reinforce development and encourage understanding.
6. Ensure that all children receive the broad, balanced curriculum to which they are entitled including the National Curriculum.
7. Plan topics, tasks and experiences, including visits outside school, to take account of the individual needs, aptitudes and abilities of all the children,
8. Produce written evidence of short and long term curriculum planning.
9. Gather evidence and record the development and progress of each child.
10. Promote and develop good relationships with parents and other agencies.
11. Provide equality and opportunity for all children.
12. Keep up to date by attending courses, in-service days and reading relevant materials.
13. Take shared responsibility by promoting good behaviour throughout school.
14. Register the attendance of pupils in accordance to D.f.E.S. and L.A. regulations.
15. Supervise ancillary staff and parents when helping in your classroom.
16. Supervise, organise, allocate tasks and encourage students working in your classroom.
17. Supervise and, as far as practicable, teach any pupils whose teacher is absent without prior notice when the Headteacher is unavailable to take an absentee's class.
18. Use wisely any capitation allowance or school fund money when purchasing items for school use.
19. Inform the Headteacher of new items you would like to introduce into school.
20. Accept responsibility for curriculum areas negotiated between yourself and the Headteacher.
21. To carry out duties in accordance with the Health and Safety at work Act, adopting safe working practices, in accordance with the Council's Safety Policy.
22. To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time commensurate with the grade of the post.
Essential educational requirements
Education and Training
• Degree 2:1 or above
• NPQML or NPQSL (desirable)
• Recent CPD in primary education
Essential skills and experience
• Successful classroom experience in a primary setting
• Effective teaching and learning strategies
• Experience in interpreting statistics to support school improvement
• Involvement in School Improvement Strategies
• Knowledge of Child Protection procedures
• Successful team member in a professional setting
• Experience of curriculum design
• Understanding of the role of the Governors
• Knowledge of Local & National policies/initiatives
• Wide and varied experience across the primary age range
• Good knowledge of the whole primary curriculum
• Managing teams
• Coaching staff
• Leadership of a subject
• Good working knowledge of the primary curriculum;
• Clear knowledge around safeguarding;
• Knowledge of national agendas in education and their impact;
• Good knowledge of how to lead people effectively.
• Excellent classroom practitioner
• Ability to raise standards in literacy & numeracy
About Edenthorpe Hall Primary Academy
- The Drive, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3 2LS