D & T Teacher with specialism in food & catering Tile Cross Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands

Job description

Job Purpose
• To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
• To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/ form tutor
• To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
• To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
• To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

1. Key Responsibilities
Teachers at The Tile Cross Academy will make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers will act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their pupils.
SET HIGH EXPECTATIONS WHICH INSPIRE, MOTIVATE AND CHALLENGE PUPILS
• establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect
• set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions
• demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.

PROMOTE GOOD PROGRESS AND OUTCOMES BY PUPILS
• be accountable for attainment, progress and outcomes of the pupils
• plan teaching to build on pupils’ capabilities and prior knowledge
• guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs
• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching
• encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

DEMONSTRATE GOOD SUBJECT AND CURRICULUM KNOWLEDGE
• have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings
• demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship
• demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject
• if teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics
• if teaching early mathematics, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies.

PLAN AND TEACH WELL STRUCTURED LESSONS
• impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time
• promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity
• set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired
• reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
• contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).

ADAPT TEACHING TO RESPOND TO THE STRENGTHS AND NEEDS OF ALL PUPILS
• impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time
• promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity
• set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired
• reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
• contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).

MAKE ACCURATE AND PRODUCTIVE USE OF ASSESSMENT
• know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements
• make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress
• use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
• give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.

MANAGE BEHAVIOUR EFFECTIVELY TO ENSURE A GOOD AND SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
• have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy
• have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly
• manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them
• maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.

FULFIL WIDER PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
• develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support
• deploy support staff effectively
• take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues
• communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being.

Essential educational requirements

Subject specialism that has been applied for

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status

Degree or equivalent

Essential skills and experience

Experience of working in a school

Ability to teach KS3 and examination courses at KS4
Ability to utilise an effective range of teaching and learning styles

Ability to create a learning environment that values all students equally and enables all to achieve

Employee benefits

We:
• Are committed to continuous improvement.
• Offer a whole range of opportunities to further develop colleagues’ teaching skills and leadership potential.
• Are creative and innovative in our approach to all aspects of school life.
• Have a strong family ethos where individuals are respected and valued.
• Are well resourced and ICT rich.
• Are part of the WHA Multi Academy Trust that provides numerous professional development opportunities, on-site parking and Perkbox benefits, which include discounted restaurants and free mobile phone insurance.


About Tile Cross Academy

Address
Gressel Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 9UF
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy