KS2 teacher - fixed term 1 yr St Michaels Junior Church School, Bath

Job description

The responsibilities of the post are to be performed in accordance with the provisions of the most up to date edition of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document and within the range of Teachers’ Standards set out in that document.

An annual review of this job description and allocation of particular responsibilities will take place as part of the Performance and Appraisal Review to carry out professional duties and to have responsibility for an assigned class.

To be responsible for the day-to-day work and management of the class and the safety and welfare of the pupils, during on-site and off-site activities.

To promote the aims and objectives of the school and maintain its philosophy of education.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.

To promote good progress and pupil outcomes.

To demonstrate good subject knowledge.

To plan and prepare lessons in order to deliver the school’s curriculum ensuring breadth and balance in all subjects.

Make accurate and productive use of assessment.

To effectively manage pupil behaviour to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

To demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct.

To create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to children’s learning.

To identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenge and high expectations.

To organise and manage groups or individual pupils ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities.

To plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional and cultural aspects of pupils’ learning.

To maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of children’s progress.

To ensure effective use of support staff within the classroom, including parent helpers.

To participate in staff meetings as required.

Contribute to the development and co-ordination of a particular area of the curriculum.

To be part of a whole school team, actively involved in decision-making on the preparation and development of policies and programmes of study, teaching materials, resources, methods of teaching and pastoral arrangements.

To ensure that school and BWMAT-wide policies are reflected in daily practice.

To communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional, in line with BWMAT and school policies.

To liaise with outside agencies when appropriate.

To meet additionally with parents and appropriate agencies, to contribute positively to the education of the children concerned.

To continue professional development, maintaining a portfolio of training undertaken.

To support the Headteacher in promoting the ethos of the school.

To promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children though relevant policies and procedures.

To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity.

To recognize health and safety as a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of themselves and others, to comply with the School’s Health and Safety policy and any school-specific procedures / instructions that apply to this role, to co-operate with their employer and report any hazards/defects.

Essential educational requirements

A degree or equivalent qualification.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status and highly effective teaching experience.

Essential skills and experience

In KS2

A thorough up to date knowledge of a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies and how to implement them effectively.
A thorough understanding of the national curriculum, and how this supports progression in learning in English and Mathematics, as well as a broad and balanced curriculum.
Secure knowledgeand understanding of:
assessment strategies and procedures, with evidence of having achieved successful pupil progress and attainment.
the potential of computer technology to enhance the curriculum and to inspire pupils.
the statutory requirements of legislation concerning Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and SEN.

Employee benefits

All staff are entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers Pension scheme - both schemes are very generous, the employer contributions rates are very generous compared to other employers.

Annual Leave
We choose to give generous leave entitlements. The annual leave entitlements given to support staff are more generous than the statutory entitlements. For Teachers, annual leave is combined within their contracts.
Within School
Headteachers and managers give regular recognition to staff.

Hub wide recognition
Hubs are working together to develop methods of recognition at Hub level

Long Service
Long service is recognised for staff achieving 25 years continuous service

Flexible working and family friendly policies
Flexible working is considered for all staff who meet the qualifying criteria, and many of our staff work flexible patterns to support their child care, elderly caring responsibilities or other things going on in their lives.

Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Scheme
We offer enhanced occupational pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave to all staff with more than a year's service.

Childcare vouchers
Employees are entitled to take part in the childcare vouchers scheme, which allows them to purchase tax-free Childcare Vouchers which can be used for registered childcare providers, including school breakfast clubs and after-school clubs. Vouchers are purchased with gross pay, so a saving is made because tax isn’t paid on those vouchers.

Our Multi Academy Trust is led on a foundation of strong Christian values which guide us in ensuring fair and outstanding treatment of the staff we employ.

The MAT recognises the importance of happy and healthy staff. After listening to views of staff in the staff survey much work is being done to improve the MATs wellbeing offer to staff.

Occupational Health
We work with an Occupational Health provider to ensure that staff are safe and well in the workplace and that we are providing well-being support for staff wherever we can. Counselling and therapies can also be secured through Occupational Health for staff where needed. Schools are encouraged to purchase additional employee assistance and counselling programmes, most of which do, and work is in progress to ensure this is offered across all schools moving forward.

Cycle to work bike purchase scheme
We offer a cycle to work scheme, under which staff can purchase a bike (and cycling equipment) under a hire purchase arrangement. Repayments come out of gross pay, so a saving is made as tax isn’t paid on those repayments. This scheme is offered to assist with commuting costs, and to support staff health and wellbeing. Our cycle scheme Employer Code is 1a9eab.

Employee Assistance Programmes
Schools within the BWMAT are encouraged to provide employee Assistance Programmes which provide advice and counselling to staff.

Parish support
The majority of our schools have strong connections with their local parishes which are also available to provide support.

Gym Membership
1610 – At 1610 you will be entitled to receive the Corporate membership monthly discounted price. Please look on their website for their current fees and location of their centres https://www.1610.org.uk/

Nuffield – Across the Nuffield gyms you will be entitled to 10% discount on their membership fees which vary in each location. https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/

Cadbury House – You are entitled to corporate membership, which includes use of the facilities and 10% off at the Bardolino Restaurant and bar, 20% discount Monday-Thursday and 10% Friday-Saturday on Spa treatments and 20% Discount in the salon. http://www.theclubandspabristol.co.uk/

Training & Continuous Professional Development
We are committed to the continuous development of all our staff and run several CPD programmes. We also run a PDP scheme where staff wishing to progress with their career are supported to achieve their aspirations.

We have CPD courses in place for staff in the following areas and we are continuously developing our offer:

English Writing Moderation Numeracy Assessment Leaders
SENCO Early Years Deputy Head-teachers Aspiring Leaders
NQT NQT +1 TA Champions Religious Education

Staff Survey
An annual staff survey takes place in order to obtain staff views on a variety topic’s. Staffs’ views are considered, and actions are put in place to make identified improvements. A yearly communication is sent to staff sharing results and action plans, and a further communication is sent sharing progress for the year.

Staff Listening Events
Staff listening events provide staff the opportunity to share their views on the organisation and share ideas for improvement

Trade Union consultation
The Multi Academy Trusts maintains a positive relationship with, and meets termly with recognised Trade Union Representatives who negotiate on behalf of staff.

Sense of belonging
We believe that by involving, developing and valuing staff and by supporting them to look after their wellbeing that our staff feel a sense of belonging to our organisation. We always strive to ensure every school within the MAT develops it own uniqueness whilst ensuring they are strongly part of the whole, this provides staff with a sense of belonging both at School and organisational level.
Collaborative Working
We are continuously developing new and unique ways for individuals and schools across our organisation to work together collaboratively. This not only enables staff to share best practice and develop their own practice it also provides staff with various professionals to contact and liaise with for support and advice.
PS discount - is a site which provides on-line discount codes for employees within education and cash back. Their website is http://www.psdiscounts.com/

CSSC Sport & Leisure – CSSC likes to promote health lifestyles, with a membership fee of £3.95 a month they provide taster days, My Active provides support for you achieving your goals, rewards you for being active, free entry to English Heritage sites, reduced tickets to Merlin theme parks. For more details visit WWW.CSSC.co.uk

Unidays – https://www.myunidays.com/GB/en-GB?p=AQE Is open to our employees to receive discount from Apple of their Education store only https://appleeducationstore-spotlight.myunidays.com/

Cosco – Is a wholesale store where you will be entitled to purchase their ‘Individual membership’, which is a yearly fee. You will also receive a second card for a spouse/domestic partner. If you wish to take your payslip as one of the ID requested, then please also take your driving licence / passport as an additional form of ID. http://warehouses.costco.co.uk/membership/#close

About St Michaels Junior Church School

Part of Bath and Wells Multi-Academy Trust

Newton Road, Bath, BA2 1RW