St John’s Primary School
CLASS TEACHER - JOB DESCRIPTION
This appointment is subject to the current conditions of employment of teachers contained in theSchool Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the required standards for Qualified Teacher Status, and other current educational legislation.
The performance of all the duties and responsibilities shown below will be under the reasonabledirection of the headteacher, and other senior staff as appropriate. The headteacher and senior staff will ensure that the employee has a reasonable workload and sufficient support to carry outthe duties of the post.
Areas of responsibility and key tasks:
Plan teaching to achieve progression in pupils’ learning through:
identifying clear teaching and learning objectives and specifying how they will be taught andassessed
setting tasks, including homework, which challenge all pupils and ensure a high level ofinterest
setting appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning, motivation andpresentation of work
setting clear targets building on prior attainment
identifying the needs of individuals and groups within the class, taking note of individualeducation plans and the requirements of the SEN Code of Practice
making effective use of assessment information when planning lessons
planning opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy and communication skills, and thepersonal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the children.
the use of Teaching Assistant time as appropriate.
B. Teaching and Class Management
establish and maintain a safe environment and purposeful working atmosphere which
supports learning and in which pupils feel secure and confident
set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard ofdiscipline through well-focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships
provide clear structures for lessons, maintaining pace, motivation and challenge
use a variety of teaching methods to:
(i) structure information well, including outlining content and aims and summarising keypoints as the lesson progresses
(ii) instruct, demonstrate and give accurate, well paced explanations using appropriatevocabulary
(iii) use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors andmisconceptions
select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other sources
ensure pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate tothe subject taught
critically evaluate teaching to improve effectiveness
C Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting - to:
assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specificaspects of teaching
mark and monitor pupils’ work and set targets for progress
assess and record pupils’ progress systematically and keep records to check work isunderstood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving
use school systems to analyse pupil progress and attainment data.
prepare and present informative reports to parents
D. 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, including Health &Safety and Safeguarding Children.
establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentationand personal and professional conduct
endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet highexpectations
contribute to the life of the school through effective participation in meetings andmanagement systems necessary to co-ordinate the management of the school
take responsibility for their own professional development and duties in relation to schoolpolicies and practices
liaise effectively with parents and governors as necessary
in addition to carry out other duties as reasonably required by the Headteacher.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and effective teacher to join our friendly and committed team at St John’s Primary School in Wallingford. The temporary post is for a Year 5 class and is to cover maternity leave.
Our children love to learn and enjoy all aspects of school life. We can offer the opportunity to work with a team of talented and experienced teachers and support staff, in the heart of the community of Wallingford.
St John’s has a creative and engaging curriculum, and we place a love of learning at the heart of everything we do. We offer a broad range of experiences for the children outside the classroom through clubs, trips and residentials. We also place importance on developing the emotional wellbeing of our pupils and providing good pastoral support.
St John’s is part of the OPEN Umbrella Trust, a group of four forward thinking and collaborative primary schools in South Oxfordshire. We work together to build peer networks and provide exciting opportunities for sharing good practice with colleagues.
We are fortunate to have extremely supportive parents and committed governors who work closely with us to ensure the ongoing success of the school. We received a very positive Ofsted report in July 2023 and were graded ‘Good’.
We are looking for a team player who shares our aspirations for excellence in all aspects of school life. We would welcome applications from teachers on the main scale, including ECTs.
We would love to show you our school, please call us on 01491 837305 to arrange a suitable time.
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