The major task of teachers is to enable all students to achieve their full potential (social, physical, emotional and intellectual) by developing in them relevant skills, competencies, attitudes, concepts and knowledge. Teachers should use their professional judgements and skills to help students to acquire the confidence to tackle all aspects of learning throughout their lives. They should seek to enhance self-esteem and self-fulfilment of students through a supportive, encouraging, yet challenging approach to learning.
Teachers will achieve these aims by working at or towards the professional standards at the appropriate level. All teachers will be expected to prepare, teach, mark work and keep appropriate records of assessment of designated groups within Team or Departmental areas in accordance with school and department policies. A wide variety of teaching styles suited to the needs of individuals and small groups as well as whole classes should be adopted.
All teachers will be expected to work collaboratively with other staff as members of teams, departments and/or other cross-curricular groups. They will contribute their own particular talents and skills to such groups to aid the production of new initiatives, policies, resources, schemes of work etc.
In collaboration with students and support staff, all teachers are responsible for caring for the School environment, and teachers take responsibility for their own rooms.
Teachers should have a concern for the academic and general welfare of students in their care during specific lessons, but teachers who are tutors (and most are) are expected to take a broader responsibility for the development and progression of a group of students.
Much is expected of teachers at Holmer Green Senior School in order to meet both their own professional fulfilment and the aims of the School, but all staff also have the right to appropriate support, learning and development opportunities and INSET through formal and informal contact with colleagues, particularly Heads of Department, and members of the Leadership Team.
Teachers are encouraged to assist in the development of any aspects of the school to which they feel drawn.
Essential educational requirements
Degree or equivalent in a Science subject
Qualified Teacher Status
Teaching degree or equivalent (BA, Bed, PGCSE etc)
Essential skills and experience
Up to date and working knowledge of the teaching of Science etc and appropriate resources which delivers outstanding teaching and learning opportunities.
Good knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching at KS3, 4 and 5.
Excellent subject knowledge
Excellent behaviour management skills
HGSS is passionate about offering staff high quality professional development
About Holmer Green Senior School
Holmer Green Senior School is a popular 11-18 school with 900 students (100+ in the 6th Form). Relationships at all levels are excellent and we are committed to the professional development of all our staff.
- Parish Piece, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP15 6SP
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