Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
M1 £32,157 – M6 £42,624
Lower KS2 Class Teacher Job Description and Personal Specification
Job Title: Class Teacher
Start: September 2021
The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the latest School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document and the National Standards for Teachers which should be read in conjunction with this document.
• To deliver consistently good or better teaching and learning and ensure that pupils achieve excellent results.
• Plan, resource and deliver lessons to a high standard that ensures real learning takes place and pupils make excellent progress.
• Provide a classroom and school environment that helps all pupils to develop as effective learners.
• Maintain good or better behaviour in own classroom and across the whole school.
• Contribute to the effective working of the school.
Teaching & Learning:
• Teach engaging & effective lessons that motivate and inspire and improve pupil learning outcomes & support strong progress.
• Use regular assessments to monitor individual pupil progress.
• Respond to the outcomes of above (assessments) and action further support or challenge for individual pupils.
• Ensure that all pupils reach age expected standards, or if ‘well below’ ensure that individual pupil’s progress is rapid and sustained.
• Maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, share successes and any concerns (in line with school policies).
• Value & respect the views and needs of children and young people.
• Have an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance in relation to working with, and the protection of, children and young people.
• Display commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people.
• Work within organisational policies and procedures.
The post holder will share the school’s commitment to safeguard, and promote the welfare of, the children in our care.
• To be fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from the Children’s Act 2004 and Keeping Children Safe in Education (part One) September 2021 update, in relation to child protection and safeguarding children and young people as this applies to the worker’s role within the organisation.
• To also be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable adults in relation to the worker’s role.
• To ensure that school’s procedures regarding the sharing and reporting of safeguarding concerns are always adhered to robustly.
• Help create a strong school community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring respectful relationships.
• Help develop a primary school culture and ethos that is utterly commitment to achievement.
• Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the head teacher.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Further professional qualification
A proven track record in the consistent delivery of good or better teaching or learning. Subject / educational area specialism
Proven track record in the use of assessment to ensure effective teaching & learning. Worked on own, or as part of a team, to effect sustainable school improvement
Proven track record in planning learning activities that match individual pupil learning needs.
Proven ability in planning engaging lessons that are part of a well thought out journey of learning that effectively & accurately linked to the National Curriculum expectations and to the School’s Curriculum Framework.
Proven ability to tailor learning to meet the needs of SEND learners, lower attaining pupils, higher attaining pupils and pupils who may be new to English, in a creative and thoughtful way that supports learners to make good progress.
The ability and drive to ensure that all pupils make rapid and sustained progress in core subjects.
Successful experience of working effectively with support staff.
Subject leadership experience or an active interest in developing own knowledge and skills in subject leadership.
A clear understanding of the Teaching Standards (relevant to career stage) and the drive and ambition to consistently meet these at the highest possible standard
A strong and demonstrable awareness of the national curriculum and of the standards expected for pupil outcomes.
A strong and demonstrable knowledge of the role assessment plays in effective teaching & learning.
A strong and demonstrable awareness of how to match a learning activity to the learning need of all pupils (SEND, lower attaining, higher attaining and pupils who are new to English).
A clear understanding of procedures and current legislation to safeguard and protect children.
Knowledge & understanding of how to work effectively with support staff.
Professional ethos and commitment:
A commitment to own ongoing future professional development Interest in leading after school clubs
High expectations for self, colleagues, and pupils
An understanding of the importance of developing effective professional relationships with parents and carers.
A firm awareness of the need to always conduct self in a wholly professional manner.
A commitment to supporting & effectively implementing school policies.
Applying for the job
Please use the Wandsworth Class Teacher application form to apply. Please use the Job description and personal specification to write your personal statement.
Please visit the vacancies page on our website for more information.More on how to apply
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.
Local authority maintained school
226 pupils enrolled
2 to 11
About Falconbrook Primary School
Falconbrook is a happy and caring school with a strong sense of community. We enjoy working, learning and celebrating together.
The children at Falconbrook are a delight. The staff team are dedicated and committed to providing our pupils with the best educational opportunities possible.
We are an aspirational school and have high expectations for both the education and behaviour of all of our pupils. We strive for excellence for all members of our school community.
Our vision for Falconbrook School is that every child achieves the best possible outcomes and that ‘no child is left behind’.
Arranging a visit to Falconbrook Primary School
School visits are encouraged. Please call 020 7228 7706 to arrange.