Essential Skills & Qualification
- The ability to use initiative to respond
independently, as appropriate, to unplanned or unexpected situations arising
in the classroom
- Experience of working with children.
- Numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to
NVQ Level 2 or GCSE Grade C in Maths and English.
- Understanding of the curricular requirements
of the school, these to include statutory requirements.
- Competence in the use of ICT to support
teaching and learning.
- Ability to work with a minimum of
supervision and within a team.
- Ability to manage pupils in a classroom
Essential personal attributes
- Ability to work as part of a team and on own
initiative and with resilience.
- Self motivating with the ability to multi-task
- Good interpersonal skills - the ability to
enthuse and motivate others.
- Good communication skills - ability to work with people at all levels.
- Flexible and adaptable
- Ability to communicate with young people, both
individually and in a group setting.
- Able to develop and maintain close links and
work effectively with staff both within and beyond the school, for example,
staff from external supply agencies
- Able to gather information and produce reports
- Confident basic user of ICT.
- Must be numerate.
- Good planning and organisational skills and a
flexible approach to the management of work.
- Excellent communication skills both written
- Ability to prioritise own workload
- To take part in the school’s staff development
programme by participating in arrangements for further training and
- To engage actively in the Performance
Management Review process.
Chosen Hill School is a successful Academy located in the rural environment of Churchdown, halfway between Gloucester and Cheltenham. Chosen Hill School opened in 1959 and became an Academy Trust in 2011. There are close to 1400 students in the school including a popular and expanding Sixth Form.
With a whole school emphasis on enabling students to develop a growth mindset, we aim to encourage students to embrace challenge and develop intrinsic motivation and ensure the key learning behaviours of resilience, resourcefulness, taking responsibility and reflection are honed as they progress on that journey.
Chosen Hill School Prides itself on being a school where teachers can truly thrive and grow professionally. We ensure that teachers are well supported and have both the time and resources to improve their practice. Our aim is to ensure that every teacher has the training and development opportunities so they can teach great lessons for our students.
- To play a full part in the life of the school
community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage
staff and students to follow this example.
- To promote actively the school’s corporate
- To comply with the school’s Health and Safety
Policy and associated working procedures, undertaking risk assessments as
- To comply with the School’s Equal
Opportunities and Diversity Policy and to ensure that it is implemented
within the service area of the post.
- To comply with the School’s Data Protection
Policy and Code of Practice within the service area of the post.
- To support the school in meetings its legal
requirements for worship.
- To show high expectations of all students and
staff; respect for their social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic
backgrounds; and commitment to raising educational achievements.
- Employees are expected to be courteous to
colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to all visitors and telephone
- Whilst every effort has been made to explain
the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task
undertaken may not be identified.
- Employees will be expected to comply with any
reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that
is not specified in this job description.
- The school will endeavour to make any
necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to
enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or
continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.
“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has an important role to play in safeguarding children. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. All school staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.”(Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2022)
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