Key Stage 2 teacher with the possibility of leading mathematics Bordon Junior School, Bordon, Hampshire

Job description

Function of the post:
To provide teaching and learning that would be considered exemplary across all areas of the primary curriculum; ensuring the needs of all pupils are met, enabling pupils to develop and progress in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.

Principal Accountabilities:
1. Provide a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum, that is engaging and motivational to enable continued progress and improved pupil attainment;
2. Take responsibility to ensure teaching assistants are aligned to the aims and outcomes of your teaching to ensure an effective and collaborative contribution for the benefit of all pupils;
3. Maintain good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils, promoting understanding of the school rules and values, safeguarding, health and safety and to develop relationships with and between pupils that enhances learning;
4. Make a positive contribution to the strategic aims, values and ethos of Bordon Junior School and the University of Chichester Academy Trust.


Responsibilities of a Class Teacher – responsibilities will be in accordance with the career stage of the Teacher:

Teaching and Learning Support:
• Ensure that the design of the teaching and learning provides opportunities for challenge and develops higher order thinking.
• Ensure teaching excellence and create a positive learning environment that helps all children make progress, providing guidance and encouragement in the choice of appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
• Ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in planning across the curriculum in their phase.
• Ensure all staff are following the appropriate policies, offering guidance and support where needed.
• Evaluate teaching and learning through regular work scrutiny, learning walks and planning sampling as a year group team and a whole academy team.
• Report to SLT as appropriate.
• Ensure that teaching offers equality and contributes to pupils’ wider spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences and development.

Planning and Managing Resources
• Establishing resource needs for the year group, ensuring resources impact the quality of teaching and learning across the curriculum.
• Ensure resources are used appropriately, safely, and that any risks are properly assessed before teaching and learning activities commence.
• Ensure website and digital signage is maintained for their phase and the classes in their phase.
• Maintaining and monitoring phase learning environments.
• Manage and support additional adult resources within the phase.

Communication
• Liaise with parents, carers and the wider community to secure understanding and involvement in the curriculum and personal development.
• Disseminate information to stakeholders through all channels
• Report to governors and staff as required.

Liaison and Networking
• Develop links with external contacts such as other educational, authoritative and professional bodies to foster collaboration and share good practice;
• Contribute to a community where parents and carers are valued and in which they have access to appropriate up-to-date information, to support and improve their child’s progress.

Teamwork
• Establish clear and constructive working relationships through teamwork and mutual support. Delegate with clear accountability as appropriate.
• Ensure clear channels of communication from top down and vice versa.
• Support staff to provide enriched teaching and learning by modelling exemplary lessons.
• Support with identifying training for the year group team.
• Support in the event of a supply being deployed in the year.

Pastoral Care
• Provide first port of call for behaviour and pastoral support for the class.
• Create and maintain a positive culture within the year group where staff and pupils feel safe and valued.
• Ensure all safeguarding policies and procedures are strictly adhered to within the year group.

Essential educational requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science

2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree

A degree in any subject

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of continual professional development that is relevant and appropriate to the post

Very good knowledge of pedagogy, and research, initiatives and technologies in learning and child development

Knowledge of the national curriculum with particular interest and expertise in at least one area

A good knowledge of emerging technology and the use of IT to enhance learning and engage pupils

Understanding of assessment for learning and its use to raise standards

Current knowledge of safeguarding legislation and government guidance relevant to the post

Essential skills and experience

Demonstrable evidence of the skills required to be an excellent classroom practitioner, making learning exciting, relevant and cross curricular
A skilful communicator with strong, interpersonal and presentation skills, both verbal and written
Ability to make learning exciting, relevant and cross curricular
Ability to create a vibrant, collaborative, happy and challenging learning environment
Ability to plan and implement a cohesive, creative and innovative curriculum
Experience of successfully raising attainment and increasing pupil progress
Experience of systematically assessing, monitoring and evaluating pupil attainment, and adjusting provision, in order to accelerate progress
Experience of collaborating and building effective relationships with parents, carers, colleagues and the wider community
Successful experience of teaching children with SEND and other vulnerable groups

Employee benefits

Located in the rapidly expanding town of Bordon, our school is proud of its caring and inclusive ethos where all children are treated with respect and encouraged to achieve well. We believe that all children have the right to be happy and successful at school and we are looking for an outstanding practitioner to join us in making this a reality for our children.

We are currently seeking to appoint an energetic and committed teacher, to join our forward thinking school from September 2019. The post provides an excellent opportunity for professional development, including a rich offer of professional learning through the University of Chichester, and would be suitable for either an NQT or an experienced teacher looking for maths subject leadership.

As part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, our children have access to specialist University departments for exciting, relevant learning opportunities. The Trust’s vision is for all young people to be inspired by an excellent education that raises their aspirations and enriches their lives.

We are looking to appoint a teacher who is:
• an outstanding teacher with excellent maths subject knowledge
• enthusiastic, creative, highly motivated and passionate about ensuring that every child succeeds
• able to actively contribute to a friendly, welcoming team
• able to provide exciting and inspirational learning experiences
• familiar with the standards expected at the end of Key Stage 2


We can offer the successful candidate:
• a warm and caring school with very low staff turnover, where staff enjoy working as part of a team, are encouraged to have fun and be creative
• a curriculum which is dynamic and genuinely broad and balanced
• a commitment to professional development
• dedicated release time at all stages of your career
• the opportunity to be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust


About Bordon Junior School

Address
Budds Lane, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0JB
Phase
Primary
Type
Academy
Website
Bordon Junior School website (opens in a new window)