KS1 Class Teacher (Start ASAP)

Davidson Primary Academy, Croydon, Surrey


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £25,000 to £35,000

Job summary

Job Description

The KS1 Class Teacher/Leader 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 KS1
• To support, develop and coach teaching and learning across
KS1, so that the school has a consistently good or better
• To lead and co-ordinate assessment across KS1, 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

The KS1 Class Teacher/Leader will also have key accountabilities for:

Knowledge and Understanding
• What constitutes high quality in KS1 educational provision, the
characteristics of effective strategies for raising standards and
outcomes across KS1 pupils
• How to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural
development and good behaviour through effective
management and leadership

Strategic Leadership
• Maintain an ethos and provide educational vision and direction
which secures outstanding teaching and learning which leads to
outstanding outcomes for children in 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 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 KS1 children

Planning and Setting Expectations
• Assist the SLT in leading and managing the creation and
implementation of a 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 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
 organisations and networks relevant to the teacher's specialism
or subject
 parents, directors and the local community
(i) Planning
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
(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
(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
(vii) Overall policy and review
To take part in whole-school reviews of policy and aims, and in
the revision formulation of guidelines.
(viii) Reports
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;
(ix) Review
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
(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
• 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.

Generic Responsibilities:
• 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

Essential educational requirements

Teaching Degree or PGCE

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Teaching Experience

Employee benefits

Generous salary package based on experience
+ Performance Bonus

For more information and to apply for this position please download an Applicant Pack (containing full Job Description), and an Application Form from either Davidson Primary Academy Website www.davidsonprimary.com or via the Chancery Education Trust website http://www.chanceryeducation.com/vacancies/
or email office@chanceryeducation.com

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 218 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Davidson Primary Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@chanceryeducation.com

About Davidson Primary Academy

School location

Dartnell Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6JA