This job expired on 29 February 2024 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - to cover maternity

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Board of Directors of the Lumen Christi MAC and the School’s Standards Committee of this highly regarded and successful school are seeking to appoint a committed and caring qualified teacher to join our skilled and dedicated team to cover a maternity absence.

What are we looking for in you? – A person who …..

  • is a practising Catholic or has a clear understanding of Catholic education and who is committed to maintaining and enhancing our Catholic ethos.
  • delivers high quality teaching and has high expectations for all pupils.
  • has a passion for learning and raising standards.
  • is able to build supportive working relationships with colleagues.

Informal visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact Mrs Henderson, Office Manager on 0121 458 2458 or by e mail at l.henderson@stjosb30.bham.sch.uk to make an appointment.

What the school offers its staff

What can St Joseph’s School offer the successful candidate?

  • A school situated in the pleasant suburb of Bournville with a high proportion of Catholic children who achieve highly.
  • A caring and positive working atmosphere inspired by our strong Catholic ethos.
  • A child-centred environment where all have a ‘can do’ approach to their work.
  • A clear commitment to your continuing professional development and future aspirations.
  • Happy children who love coming to school, are impeccably well behaved and are an inspiration.
  • A high quality working environment.

Further details about the role

General Duties

This position is subject to the current conditions of employment contained in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and other current legislation. Class teachers should have due regard for the requirements of the National Curriculum, the schools aims and objectives and schemes of work and any policies of the governing body. It is expected that each member of staff will share in the corporate responsibility for the welfare, discipline and safeguarding of children he/she is responsible for, or comes into contact with.

Specific Responsibilities

In fulfilling the requirements of the post, the teacher will demonstrate essential professional characteristics, and in particular will:

  • maintain the Catholic ethos of the school, acting as an appropriate role model, contributing to the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of the school
  • adhere to the school’s agreed code of conduct.
  • build trust and confidence with pupils and colleagues
  • contribute positively to team commitment with colleagues and in the classroom
  • engage and motivate pupils
  • demonstrate a reflective approach to their teaching, paying heed to the national standards for their professional development
  • strive to improve the quality of pupils learning, paying particular attention to their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development

Person to whom responsible: Principal / Assistant Principal

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks:

A. Planning, teaching and class management - to:

  • implement the Learning & Teaching, Marking and Assessment Policies of St. Joseph’s School, teach allocated pupils by planning their teaching to achieve progression in learning through:
  • match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary.
  • use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils and enable them to see errors and misconceptions as opportunities for learning.
  • select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through ICT and other sources
  • reflect areas for development and key teaching concepts as reported by the SLT.

  • identifying clear learning objectives and success criteria (LO & Must, Should & Could) and specifying how they will be taught and assessed.
  • setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest
  • setting appropriate and demanding expectations
  • setting clear targets, building on prior attainment
  • identifying SEN or very able pupils
  • providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge
  • making effective use of assessment and ensuring coverage of programmes of study
  • ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time
  • monitoring and intervening to ensure sound learning and discipline
  • using a variety of teaching methods to:

  • ensure pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught
  • evaluate their own teaching critically to improve effectiveness

B. Monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting – to:

  • assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use that assessment to inform planning and improve learning and teaching
  • mark and monitor pupils work and set targets for progress in line with the school’s policy
  • assess and record pupil’s progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving
  • prepare and present informative reports to parents

  • Other professional requirements – to:
    • have a working knowledge of teachers professional duties and legal liabilities
    • operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school
    • establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct
    • endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations
    • contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school
    • take responsibility for their own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices
    • liaise effectively with parents and governors
    • take on any additional responsibilities which might, from time to time, be determined.

    Whilst every effort has been made to outline the key duties and responsibilities of the role, it is not

    an exhaustive list. The duties and responsibilities of the role may vary from time to time.

    Commitment to safeguarding

    Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

    Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

    Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
    childcare disqualification
    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
    online and social media
    prohibition from teaching
    right to work
    satisfactory references
    suitability to work with children

    You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

    This job post has expired.

    Upload additional documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    About St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

    School type
    Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
    Education phase
    View all Primaryjobs
    School size
    208 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    4 to 11
    Phone number
    0121 458 2458

    Arranging a visit to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

    To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.henderson@stjosb30.bham.sch.uk.

    School location

    Similar jobs nearby

    EYFS and Teacher for KS2

    Greenholm Primary School

    Greenholm Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 8HS

    KS1 Class Teacher

    Our Lady and St Hubert's Catholic Primary School

    Moat Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8ED

    Reception Class Teacher

    Our Lady and St Kenelm RC School

    Bundle Hill, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 4AR

    KS2 Class Teacher

    St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth

    Hamstead Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B20 2RW

    Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

    Find more school jobs in Birmingham and West Midlands