6 days remaining to apply

  • Earliest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Latest start date

    7 April 2024

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 17/04/2023-07/04/2024

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £38,810 (M1-M6)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main purpose of the job:

  • Have the Catholic ethos of the school firmly at the heart of their role
  • Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in the class under the guidance of the class teacher
  • Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct
  • Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position
  • Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, governors, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of pupils
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

Person Specification


Have the Catholic Ethos firmly at the very heart of their role

Experience of working within a school environment is essential.

Experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs is desirable.

Experience of work as a teaching assistant is desirable.

Experience of working in a Catholic school is desirable.

A practising Catholic is preferred.


Honours degree or Foundation Degree

Further qualifications in Teaching and Learning Support (desirable)

Training in relevant strategies.

What the school offers its staff

St Mark’s Catholic Primary Schools (Birmingham) is:

  • Voluntary Catholic Academy that is part of the St John Bosco Catholic Academy together with, St Chad’s Catholic Primary School, Sedgley, Bishop Milner Catholic College in Dudley, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Wednesbury, St John Bosco Catholic Primary School West Bromwich, St Bernadette’s Walsall, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Dudley and Stuart Bathurst Catholic Secondary School Wednesbury.
  • Judged as ‘Outstanding’ in our most recent RE, Collective Worship and Catholic Life Inspection and has a very strong Catholic ethos and excellent Parish links. -Judged as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in our most recent Ofsted (July 2012)
  • The school is popular and over-subscribed and has a friendly and caring atmosphere.
  • The school is a one form entry Catholic school.
  • St Mark’s provides a happy and safe environment where everyone, children and adults alike, is given the chance to flourish.
  • The successful applicant will be required to respect, preserve and develop the quality and distinctive culture of our Catholic school and will be required to sign a Catholic Education Service contract.
  • A practising Catholic is preferred.

St. Mark’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; therefore, this post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal background check before taking up post.

St. Mark’s is committed toequality of opportunityfor all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of any protected characteristic."

Further details about the role

Duties and responsibilities

Teachers’ performance will be assessed against the teacher standards as part of the appraisal process as relevant to their role in the school.


  • Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject/s that you teach
  • Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate under the guidance of the class teacher
  • Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils’ you teach
  • Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; gifted and talented; EAL; disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy including the correct use of spoken English (whatever your specialist subject)
  • If teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies e.g. systematic synthetic phonics

  • Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment under the guidance of the class teacher

  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment to secure pupils’ progress
  • Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback, reflect on progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study
  • Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons under the guidance of the class teacher

Commitment to safeguarding

At St. Mark’s Catholic Primary School, we take Safeguarding very seriously and we feel it is important that we work together with parents, carers, families and agencies to help to keep all the children at school safe and well.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to s.hussain@stmarkrc.bham.sch.uk

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About St Mark's Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 210 pupils
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0121 357 9892

St. Mark’s Catholic Primary School is a large school at the heart of its community. We currently have 210 pupils on our roll. We are a one form entry school with up to 30 pupils in each year group. We have a very large site that offers our pupils an exceptional environment in which to learn. We have a large playing field, two play ‘jungle’ areas, two large playgrounds and an outdoor classroom for learning.

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