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  • Job start date

    8 April 2024

  • Closing date

    7 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - up to 1 year or until return from maternity

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Essential • Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (A/C) • Knowledge of current educational practice and issues in primary (A/I) • An excellent classroom practitioner (I/R) • Knowledge of the provisions of national strategies, i.e., Literacy, Numeracy, and ICT (A/I) • Effective use of ICT to support learning (A/I) • Statutory curriculum requirements and requirements for assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ attainment and progress (A/I) • Knowledge of the current professional teaching standards (A/I) • Experience of teaching in a Primary phase (A/I/R) • High level of written, oral and communication skills (A/I) • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a range of audiences (A/I/R) • High level of organisational and planning skills (A/I/R) • Evidence of sharing in and contributing to the corporate life of the academy (A/I/R) • Work effectively as part of a team, relating well to colleagues, pupils, and parents (A/I/R) • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equality of opportunity for all pupils (A/I) • Ability to investigate, solve problems and make decisions (A/I) Last updated: 31.03.2022 • Able to use own initiative and motivate others (A/I/R) • Ability to relate to and empathise with pupils and to develop trusting and respectful relationships with them (A/I/R) • Respect for confidentiality of information concerning individual pupils and ability to use discretion in circumstances of disclosure (A/I/R) • Evidence of continuing professional development (A/I) • Establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships in your own classroom through team working and mutual support (A/I/R) • Devolving responsibilities and delegating tasks where appropriate (A/I/R) • Commitment to an involvement in extra-curricular activities (A/I) Desirable • Knowledge of all phases of primary education (A/I) • Implications of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs for teaching and learning (A/I) • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation • Able to offer expertise in a specific subject or area (A/I/R) Key: C – Certificate; A – Application Form; I – Interview; R - Reference

What the school offers its staff

We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits with this post including:

  • Financial,offeringunlimitedaccess to a huge range ofdiscountson holidays, days out, retailer and cashback deals inc. Curry’s, John Lewis, Tesco and B&Q to name but a few.
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing,discounted & flexiblegymmemberships, eye care vouchers, cycle 2 work/Technology scheme,free annual flu jaband 24/7 access to a market leading Employee Assistance Programme providing expert information specialist advisors trained by Citizens Advice and access to professionally qualified counsellors accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Motoring,access to an employee vehicle leasing scheme*,discounted vehicle repairsand discounts on car/van hire.
  • Pension, excellentemployer/employee contributory pension scheme with the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • Personal and professional, we offer a range of training and development opportunities for you to grow and develop.

Further details about the role

Main Responsibilities: PLANNING, TEACHING AND CLASS MANAGEMENT: 1. You will teach allocated pupils by planning teaching which achieves progression of learning through: i. identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed ii. setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest iii. setting appropriate and demanding expectations iv. setting clear targets, building on prior attainment v. identifying SEN or very able pupils vi. providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation, and challenge vii. making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study viii. ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time ix. monitoring and intervene to ensure sound learning and discipline x. using a variety of teaching methods to: a. Match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary b. Use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions c. Select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT, and other sources xi. ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught xii. evaluating their own teaching critically to improve effectiveness ADDITIONAL STANDARDS FOR NURSERY AND EARLY YEARS 2. You will take account of pupils’ needs by providing structured learning opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in national and local policies and particularly the foundations for literacy and numeracy 3. You will encourage pupils to think and talk about their learning, develop self-control and independence, concentrate, and persevere, and listen attentively 4. You will use a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and play and talk as a vehicle for learning 5. You will manage parents and other adults in the classroom MONITORING, ASSESSMENT, RECORDING, REPORTING: 6. You will assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching 7. You will mark and monitor pupils’ work and set targets for progress Last updated: 31.03.2022 8. You will assess and record pupils’ 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. 9. You will prepare and present informative reports to parents OTHER PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES REQUIRED: 10. You will have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities 11. You will operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school/academy 12. You will establish effective working relationships and set a good example through your presentation and personal and professional conduct 13. You will endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations 14. You will contribute to the corporate life of the school/academy through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to support the management of the school/academy 15. You will take responsibility of your own professional development and duties in relation to school/academy policies and practices 16. You will liaise effectively with parents and Academy Advisory Body (AAB) members GENERAL: 17. You will be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, inclusion, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person without delay. 18. You will participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required. 19. You will ensure you carry out your role in a way that demands high standards whilst supporting inclusion and welcoming diverse thinking. 20. You will ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work. 21. You will work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR). 22. You will ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g., strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records). 23. You will understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, always ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer at once. 24. You will always comply with the Trust’s policies and procedures. 25. You will undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.

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.

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About Southmere Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
365 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Email address
Phone number
01274 422040

Southmere Primary Academy is a large primary academy with up to 472 pupils, including a 52 place nursery. The academy serves a diverse community with families from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Southmere is an aspiring school with a highly inclusive ethos. We believe that, through the pursuit of excellence, every child can achieve great things. Our curriculum is designed to promote learning which is active, engaging and personalised. We view the teaching and learning process as a partnership between the school, pupils and their parents. As a school we place great importance on the development of each and every child academically, socially and emotionally. We aim to provide a wide range of learning experiences both within the classroom and beyond which will promote a life-long love of learning and enable our children to become independent, forward thinking and socially responsible citizens of the future.

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