4 days remaining to apply

  • Earliest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 October 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Full-time equivalent salary

£36,745 - £56,959

What skills and experience we're looking for

Responsible to

  • Faculty or Subject Leader
  • To support a positive Catholic ethos, which recognises the dignity of the individual and is reflected in the day-to-day life of the school.
  • To contribute to raising standards of student achievement in by teaching a timetable of lessons and supporting the subject leader in the achievement of whole school and department goals as stated in the department’s development plan.
  • To assist the Faculty or Subject Leader in promoting the highest possible teaching and learning for all students in the teaching of faculty
  • To work in accordance with the directions laid out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document.
  • To satisfy the DfE Professional Standards for teachers
  • To be able to teach a subject at KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • To have high expectations of all students based on relevant data.
  • To teach using a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning, meeting the demands of the curriculum & the needs of the students.
  • To assess, record & report on the attainment, attendance & progress of students keeping such records as are required.
  • To provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports & references relating to individual or groups of students.
  • To prepare & update subject materials, including schemes of work.
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures and encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour & standards of work.
  • To assess students’ work in line with school policies & procedures referring to student performance targets
  • To support the Subject Leader in carrying out performance management reviews under the direction of the Head teacher
  • To monitor, evaluate and report on overall standards of effective teaching and learning, including good classroom management practice and homework, through regular observation of teachers’ lessons and scrutiny of pupils’ work.
  • To support the Subject Leader in ensuring public examination entries are accurate.
  • To assist the subject leader in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work & teaching strategies
  • To contribute to the development & implementation of the faculty’s strategic development plan
  • To plan & prepare courses and lessons.
  • To attend & contribute to subject meetings.
  • To develop and oversee extra-curricular activities.
  • To contribute to a ‘safe’ department by ensuring that you present a safe and tidy teaching environment to students.
  • To assist the Subject Leader in ensuring that all necessary Health and Safety checks, risk assessment requirements etc. are carried out in accordance with school policy, legal requirements etc.
  • To ensure the development and operation of effective assessment, recording and reporting systems in their phase of responsibility, using the full potential of technology and data systems to set targets, monitor students’ progress and raise attainment.
  • To ensure that students in their phase of responsibility develop an understanding of their current attainment and progress and are able to articulate what they need to do to improve.
  • To use data, both externally & internally produced, to assess student performance and to develop appropriate courses of action.
  • To review on a regular basis method of learning and teaching
  • To ensure that student progress is communicated effectively to students and parents.
  • To produce interim and annual reports for all students taught in line with the school’s assessment and reporting policy.
  • To be a form tutor to an assigned group of students
  • To liaise with the Heads of Year in implementing the school’s policies
  • To register students and accompany them to assemblies.
  • To enable, encourage & support a form’s participation in the Student Council
  • To monitor student planners to ensure that homework is recorded as appropriate.
  • To notify the Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately about any concerns relating to a student
  • To report to the Heads of Year problems experienced by students and how these may be resolved.
  • To evaluate, monitor and report on the progress of each student.
  • To communicate with parents & outside agencies as appropriate
  • To teach the Personal Development (PD) programmes appropriate to a year group.
  • To attend form tutor meetings as arranged by the Heads of Year
  • To participate in the school’s staff development (CPD) programme
  • To continue personal development in relevant areas especially subject knowledge & teaching methods
  • To undertake health & safety, safeguarding and data protection training as and when required
  • To engage actively with the school’s performance management programme
  • Where appropriate, ensure the effective deployment of classroom support.
  • To work as a member of a team, positively contributing to effective working relations within the school
  • To communicate, where necessary with parents and external agencies, following school policies
  • To attend Open Evenings, Parents’ Evenings and other whole-school events
  • To attend Monday morning staff briefings
  • To report to the school’s premises team any Health & Safety issues
  • To undertake break duties as detailed in the staff Duty Rota
  • To undertake any other duties as the Head teacher or Senior Leadership may reasonably require.
  • To adhere to the expectations laid out in the Staff Code of Conduct

Main Purpose of the Job

Responsibilities General Teaching

Curriculum Provision & Development

Monitoring & Evaluation


General Responsibilities

Person Specification

The person appointed to this post must be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability and willingness to support the Catholic ethos of the school.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • A high level of ICT literacy
  • The ability to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills.
  • At least two years’ teaching experience
  • Qualifications to degree level and relevant teaching qualifications
  • An excellent record of punctuality and attendance
  • Willingness to take First Aid Training

What the school offers its staff

Investing in you

  • Endless opportunities for CPD
  • Dedicated weekly mentor hour for ECTs and PGCE students
  • Cross-curricular working parties to develop teaching and learning and share best practice
  • Detailed induction programme for new staff

Rewarding you

  • Inner London weighting
  • Dedicated wellbeing programme
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Two-week October half-term holiday
  • Cycle-to-Work scheme
  • Long service awards

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About La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1122 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18


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