KS1 Maternity Cover Teacher Long Lane Primary School, Reading, Berkshire

Job description

Planning and expectations:
• Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the pupils being taught.
• Set appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning and motivation.
• Set clear targets for pupils' learning, building on prior attainment.
• Identify pupils who have special educational needs, and know where to get help in order to give positive and targeted support. Implement and keep records on Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
• Create a culture of learning and discovery that is stimulating and enjoyable.
• Deliver our curriculum in a safe, caring and positive environment.

Teaching and managing pupil learning:
• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of the Primary National Curriculum and other statutory requirements.
• Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time.
• Use teaching methods which keep pupils engaged and develop successful learners who are confident, inquisitive and independent.
• Set high expectations for pupils' behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline.

Assessment and evaluation:
• Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future teaching.
• Mark and monitor pupils’ class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for pupils’ progress.
• Secure knowledge and ability to use Assessment for Learning strategies effectively.

Pupil Achievement:
• Secure pupil progress in relation to their targets.
• Support all pupils so that they have a sense of personal achievement.

Relations with parents and wider community:
• Know how to prepare and present informative reports to parents.
• Recognise that learning takes place outside the school context and provide opportunities to develop pupils' understanding by relating their learning to real examples.
• Understand the need to liaise with agencies responsible for pupils' welfare.

Managing own performance and development:
• Understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy.
• Understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and practices.
• Set a good example to the pupils they teach in their presentation and their personal conduct.
• Reflect on their own teaching and use this to improve their effectiveness.

Relationships
• Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues.
• Work expertly and enthusiastically with all other members of the school staff.

Managing resources:
• Select and make good use of a wide range of learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Teaching and managing pupil learning:
• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of the Primary National Curriculum and other statutory requirements.
• Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time.
• Use teaching methods which keep pupils engaged and develop successful learners who are confident, inquisitive and independent.
• Set high expectations for pupils' behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline.

Managing resources:
• Select and make good use of a wide range of learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met.


About Long Lane Primary School

Long Lane Primary is a Community School, opened in April 1966 and maintained by West Berkshire Council. There are around 214 children on roll who are taught in seven classes. We invest in Teaching Assistants, who support the work of whole classes, small groups, and individual children. We have a large playing field, two smaller playgrounds, one large playground and an outdoor learning environment, which serves the needs of the Foundation Stage children. We are also working on an outdoor area for Year 1 and Year 2. The school is very well equipped with ICT equipment and has a suite with 15 PCs, 2 or 3 computers in each classroom and from Reception to Year 6 each room has an Interactive Whiteboard or a large screen TV. Our whole school network encompasses all 45 PCs. We have wireless connectivity across virtually the whole site. In order to make the most of the technology we have a class set of 30 android tablets called Learnpads. The children love using them! Teaching is class based and children are grouped within their classes for Maths and English. Children are given learning activities to complete with parents at home, called Shared Learning, as well as other regular activities to practice. Our reading scheme uses a colour coding system and draws upon books from a variety of publishers. We also have a Long Lane Reading List for recommendations to read or purchase. The school believes in the many benefits to be derived from music and through visiting teachers currently offers tuition in Strings, Drums, Guitar, Brass, Violin, Woodwind, Piano and Keyboard and we have a school choir. We offer a variety of after school clubs, many of a sporting nature, which teachers and outside organisations run on a termly basis. We have a simple uniform policy which is popular with parents and children alike. The Long Lane Parent Teacher Association (PTA), a charity run by volunteer parents, is active and well supported by parents. It raises in the region of £7,000 each year, which is spent on various activities and resources at the School’s request. The Governing Board is drawn from a variety of backgrounds including finance, legal, healthcare, secondary education, local council and school staff. The work of the governors is divided between three committees.

Address
Long Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6YG
Phase
Primary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
Long Lane Primary School website (opens in a new window)