Salary Range: £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience
The EYFS/Reception Class Teacher (KS1) will work in partnership with the Leadership Team to secure the Academy’s success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all its pupils and improved standards of learning and achievement for all. The main responsibilities for this post are:
• To work with the SLT to accelerate progress for all pupils particularly in EYFS/KS1
• To support, develop and coach teaching and learning across EYFS/KS1, so that the school
has a consistently good or better teaching
• To lead and co-ordinate assessment across EYFS, maximizing pupil and parental engagement
• To support day to day leadership in school
• To teach all areas of the primary curriculum
• Coordinate activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum and supporting
colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area
• To undertake any such duties as directed by the Academy Principal
The EYFS/KS1 Class Teacher/Leader will also have key accountabilities for:
Knowledge and Understanding
• What constitutes high quality in EYFS/KS1 educational provision, the characteristics of
effective strategies for raising standards and outcomes across EYFS/KS1 pupils
• How to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and good
behaviour through effective management and leadership
• Maintain an ethos and provide educational vision and direction which secures outstanding
teaching and learning which leads to outstanding outcomes for children in EYFS/KS1
• Be able to present a coherent and accurate account of the children’s performance and
other Early Years self-evaluation evidence in a form appropriate to a range of audiences,
including governors, the local community, Ofsted and others
• Lead by example, provide inspiration and motivation to your teams. Embody for the pupils,
staff, governors and parents the vision, purpose and leadership of learning in EYFS/KS1
• Ensure that all teaching staff and non- teaching staff are committed to the school’s aims, and are accountable in meeting long, medium and short-term objectives to secure school
improvement, and targets which secure the educational success of all EYFS/KS1 children
Planning and Setting Expectations
• Assist the SLT in leading and managing the creation and implementation of a EYFS/KS1
strategic plan, with particular emphasis on improving the quality of teaching, which identifies priorities and targets for ensuring that pupils achieve high standards and make progress, and securing school improvement
• Have high expectations of all pupils and staff
• Think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities
• Work with other lead professionals to ensure the use of comparative data, together with
information technology about pupils’ prior attainment, to establish benchmarks and set
targets for improvement
• Use this information to form annual action plans to inform address areas for improvements
As a EYFS/KS1 Teacher the main responsibilities for this post are:
(1) Liaison and Co-operation
The teacher will work in liaison, contact and co-operation with:
• other members of staff
• members of Local Authority, academy partners and advisory services
• organisations and networks relevant to the teacher's specialism or subject
• parents, directors and the local community
To plan and prepare courses, schemes of work and individual lessons, appropriate to the
needs, interests, experience and existing knowledge of the pupils in one's class.
(ii) Setting and supervising work by pupils
To teach a class, or classes, sets, groups or individual pupils, and to set tasks to be undertaken both at the Academy and elsewhere.
(iii) Marking and recording
To mark and assess pupils' work and to record their development, progress and attainment,
both at the Academy and elsewhere.
(iv) Discipline and relationships
To maintain good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils; to promote
understanding of the school's rules and values; to safeguard health and safety; and to
develop relationships with and between pupils conducive to optimum learning.
(v) Communication with parents
To build and maintain co-operative relationships with parents, and to communicate with
them on pupils' learning and progress, drawing attention to special skills and talents as well
as to problems or difficulties.
(vi) The Classroom
To maintain an attractive and stimulating classroom environment, and to contribute to
displays in the Academy as a whole.
(vii) Overall policy and review
To take part in whole-school reviews of policy and aims, and in the revision formulation of
To provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references, both at
school and elsewhere, relating to the development and learning of individual pupils and
groups of pupils. Feedback to parents on pupil progress at parents' evenings and other
(often less formal) meetings;
To evaluate and review one's own teaching methods, materials and schemes of work, and to
make changes as appropriate.
(x) Professional development
To keep up-to-date with current educational thinking and practice, both by study and by
attendance at courses, workshops and meetings, and take part in appraisals and reviews of
one's work arranged by the Academy Principal.
(xi) Corporate life
To take part in the corporate life of the academy by, for example, attending assemblies,
registering the attendance of pupils, and supervising pupils before and after school sessions.
To take part in Academy events and activities that can be run at weekends or evenings.
(xii) Equality policies
To help ensure that subject-matter and learning resources reflect the Academy, local and
national policies on race and gender equality, and that the implications of these policies are
borne in mind in relation to all the tasks and duties listed in (i) - (xii) above.
Specific Responsibilities & Duties
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual tasks undertaken may not be identified.
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Trust and be aware of and support
diversity and ensure equal opportunities for all
• Develop constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals.
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as
required and be able to recognise strengths and share areas of expertise and skills with
others and advise as appropriate.
• Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child
protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all
concerns to an appropriate person.
• Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure
the efficient and effective running of the Department/Section.
• Undertake any other duties as directed by the Academy Principal or Trust.
• To uphold standards in public
Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers. The academy 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.
The above responsibilities are subject to:
• This Job description can be amended at any time after consultation between the post holder
and the Executive Principal
• It is likely that the responsibilities above could change as the strategic leadership and
management team develops
Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.
The Trust 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.
• To encourage and foster active and constructive links with members of the wider community
• Promote the brand of the Trust, identity and signage
• To assist with the organisation of annual, termly and day to day routines and special
occasions as appropriate
• To support, promote and encourage Trust activities
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Trust
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required and be able to recognise strengths and share areas of expertise and skills with others and advise as appropriate
• Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post, as required to ensure
the efficient and effective running of the Department/Section
• The willingness and ability to be deployed in any Academy within the Trust as the need arises
• To uphold personal standards in public
• To be aware of adhere to and promote policies and procedures and ensure you are
responsible for ensuring that you and other staff adhere to updates and amendments
• To uphold your professional requirements related to training by taking initiative and making
appropriate requests for specific and relevant training to ensure and sustain appropriate
levels of expertise and commensurate competencies
Working for Chancery Education Trust, means you can be assured that you will be contributing to our mission to enable every child to achieve their best. All our academies work collaboratively to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning.
As a Chancery Education Trust employee, you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD to enhance your professional growth.
At the heart of what we do is staff development and we are very proud of our Investors in People Gold Accreditation, which is awarded to only 2% of institutions, nationally.
Applying for the job
To apply for this position please download an Application Form from either this website or
More on how to apply
www.davidsonprimary.com website, Croydon Council school vacancy site www.croydon.gov.uk/jobsatcroydon/search-jobs or via the Chancery Education Trust website http://www.chanceryeducation.com/vacancies/.
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