NQTs required for September 2020
1. Job Purpose
To teach any assigned group of pupils promoting their general progress and well being.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
These are stated in the most recent Conditions of Employment of Teachers other than Headteachers’ taken from the most recent School Teachers Pay and Conditions and any subsequent orders, local agreements, LEA circulars and guidelines related to teachers’ conditions of service.
3. Line Management
To be directly responsible to the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Assistant Headteachers usually through the Year Group Leader and directly responsible for any persons providing support within the classroom.
This job specification is normally subject to annual review. Any amendment may arise either from the Headteacher or the Teacher but will be subject to signed agreement by both parties following consultation.
Those not resolved through mutual consultation should be pursued through formal LA procedures.
(a) in each case having regard to the curriculum for the school and with a view to promoting the development of the abilities and aptitudes of the pupils in any class or group assigned to them;
(b) planning and preparing courses and lessons;
(c) teaching, according to their educational needs, the pupils assigned to him, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out for any pupil in school and elsewhere;
(d) assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils;
(e) acting upon advice given through whole school monitoring in order to seek to improve own practice
(f) reflect and innovate over own teaching practice and latest research
promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils assigned;
(a) providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers, including information about sources of more expert advice on specific questions; making relevant records and reports;
(b) making records of and reports on the personal and social needs of pupils;
(c) communicating and consulting with the parents of pupils;
(d) communicating and co-operating with persons or bodies outside the school; and
(e) participating in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above;
Assessments and Reports:
providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils;
In accordance with the School Performance Management Policy.
Review, induction, further training and development:
(a) reviewing from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work;
(b) participating in arrangements for his further training and professional development as a teacher including undertaking training and professional development which aim to meet needs identified in appraisal objectives or in appraisal statements;
advising and co-operating with the head teacher and other teachers (or any one or more of them) on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements;
Discipline, health and safety:
(a) Maintaining good order and discipline among the pupils and safeguarding their health and safety both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
(b) Ensure any disclosure of child protection is dealt with quickly and effectively and in accordance with school policy and procedure.
(c) Ensure that all pupil data in your care is treated in line with school policy and procedure.
(d) Ensure at all times that school health and safety policy and procedure are adhered to.
Curriculum Team Membership
The class teacher will be a member of a negotiated curriculum team.
The role is to:
(a) contribute to curriculum planning.
(b) to raise/maintain the profile of the phase.
(c) enhance the impact of the teaching and learning within the designated area.
(d) to support monitoring and evaluation.
(e) to participate in INSET as appropriate
Essential educational requirements
- Knowledge of current edcuational practice and issues
- An excellent classroom trainee practitioner
- Knowledge of the provisions of national strategies i.e National Curriculum
- Any statutory curriculum requirements and requirements for assessment, recording and reporting of pupils' attainment and progress
- Knowledge of the professional teaching standards
- Graduate with Qualified Teacher status (on track to successfully complete)
Essential skills and experience
- Experience of teaching in the Primary phase
- High level of written, oral and communication skills
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a range of audiences
- High level of organisational and planning skills
- Evidence of sharing in and contributing to the life of the school
- Work effectively as part of a team, relating well to colleagues, pupils and parents
- A solution focused approach to solving problems, supporting staff and addressing barriers
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all pupils
- Ability to use own initiative and motivate others
- Ability to relate to and empathise with pupils and parents to develop trusting and respectful relationships with them
- Respect for confidentiality of information concerning individual pupils and ability to use discretion in circumstances of disclosure
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- A ipad for all teachers
- Subsidised Private Health care package including counselling, discounted retail and gym membership
- 2.5 'Well-being' days
- Free car parking on site
- Opportunities for promotion and progression
- Excellent CPD opportunities
About Birchfield Primary School
- Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6AJ