Nursery Teacher Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Jewish Primary School, London

Job description

Job Purpose
The Nursery teacher will be responsible for delivering learning in accordance with the curriculum, national guidelines, and the school’s strategy. The classroom teacher must also carry out other duties that support pupils’ learning while operating in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures.

Main duties and responsibilities
• To undertake your duties, as required by the Teachers’ Standards
• To be committed and sympathetic to the Jewish and Zionist ethos and success of the school.
• To keep up-to-date with, and remain knowledgeable of, the requirements of the national curriculum
• To have regard for continuing professional development (CPD) and contribute to the school’s process of self-evaluation and development.
• To be familiar with the school’s systems, structures, policies and procedures.
• To effectively plan a varied, balanced and appropriate curriculum which emphasises raising standards and achieving excellence.
• To adapt teaching styles to suit all learners and provide a supportive learning environment.
• To differentiate resources and equipment so lessons may be accessed appropriately by all pupils.
• To work as part of a team to evaluate and develop pupils’ learning needs.
• To enforce the school’s Behaviour Policy through excellent classroom management, mutual respect and based on Jewish values.
• To encourage pupils to develop and use their creativity, initiative, independence and responsibilities.
• To be familiar with the 0-25 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice, and support and plan for pupils accordingly.
• To self-evaluate your teaching in order to improve effectiveness.
• To be committed to the school’s target and monitoring system for pupil progress.
• To systematically assess and record pupils’ academic and social progress, and use the results to inform lesson planning decisions.
• To monitor both class work and homework, provide constructive feedback, and set informed targets for pupil progress.
• To report on each individual pupil’s progress to the head teacher and parents as required.
• To actively support school activities, on occasion, such as educational trips, extra-curricular activities and clubs, and parents’ evenings, which may require some out-of-hours availability.

Essential educational requirements

• Degree level qualification

Essential qualifications

• Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

• Willingness to undertake CPD
• Previous teaching experience working in a school
• Sound understanding of the primary curriculum
• How the curriculum supports the ethos and values of the school
• What constitutes quality and high standards in learning and teaching
• Inclusion and strategies for engaging all learners
• Excellent behaviour management skills
• Excellent inter-personal skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Excellent planning and organisational skills
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Knowledge of key performance indicators and the ability to use them to monitor progress
• An understanding of how a pupil’s learning is affected by their intellectual, emotional and social development
• What constitutes appropriate and successful relationships with children
• Knowledge of Safeguarding in a primary school
• Ability to work well with parents and carers

About Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Jewish Primary School

68 Hale Lane, London, NW7 3RT
LA Maintained School
Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Jewish Primary School website (opens in a new window)