Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 2 terms

Full-time equivalent salary

£30000 - £41333

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Description – KS2 Class Teacher

  • Carry out duties of a class teacher as defined in the current National Conditions of Service document.
  • Be responsible to the Headteacher for the education, welfare and development of groups of children.

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Have excellent knowledge of and keep up to date with the Curriculum guidance for Key Stage 2 and the National Curriculum.
  • Understand how pupils’ learning is affected by their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and understand the stages of child development.
  • Be familiar with school systems and structures, including the Health and Safety and Child Protection/Safeguarding policies.
  • Understand and know how national, local comparative and school data, including National Curriculum test data can be used in professional and school development.

Planning, teaching and class management

  • Plan and deliver, with regard for the school’s aims, own policies and schemes of work, the teaching programme for all children within the class, using clear differentiation.
  • Provide clear structures for lessons and for sequences of lessons, which maintain pace, motivation and challenge demonstrating a commitment to high achievement for all.
  • Identify needs of individuals and groups within the class making effective use of assessment information on pupils’ attainment and progress and in planning future lessons.
  • Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals, establishing high expectations of behaviour and attainment, so that teaching objectives are met.
  • Monitor and intervene when teaching to ensure sound learning and good behaviour and maintain a safe environment in which pupils feel confident.
  • Use a variety of teaching and learning styles to keep all pupils engaged and to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential.
  • Promote students’ self-confidence and learner independence.
  • Create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment which is conducive to children’s learning, using a variety of teaching and learning styles keeping all pupils engaged.
  • Be familiar with the Code of Practice and identification, assessment and support of pupils with SEND.
  • Evaluate your own teaching critically to improve effectiveness.
  • Has the ability to provide enjoyable, high quality and effective teaching and learning opportunities within a stimulating learning environment.

Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountability

  • Assess and record each pupil’s progress systematically with reference to the school’s current practice, including the social progress of each child and use the results to inform planning.
  • Mark and monitor work and homework, providing constructive feedback and setting targets for future progress.
  • Set regular, ambitious yet achievable targets for the children, building on prior attainment.
  • Provide reports on individual progress to the Headteacher and parents as required.
  • Liaise with parents in one-to-one meetings and Parent Evenings, providing reports on individual progress to the Headteacher, Phase Leader, SENDCO and parents, as requested.

Other professional requirements

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues and parents and set a good example through presentation and personal and professional conduct.
  • Participate as required in meetings with professional colleagues and parents in respect of the duties and responsibilities of the post.
  • Be aware of the need to take responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Participate in duty rosters, including taking assemblies.
  • Actively engage with whole school developments thereby developing your own practice.
  • Participate in staff meetings as required.
  • Ensure that school policies are reflected in daily practice.
  • Participate in the school’s arrangements for appraisal and other professional development activities.
  • Safeguard the health and safety of all children.
  • Contribute to the wider life of the school.
  • Is committed to upholding the Christian ethos of the school.

Improving student behaviour, enjoyment, participation and safety

For all the students you teach you will:

  • Help build constructive, respectful relationships
  • Promote tolerance and mutual respect
  • Act as a positive professional role model
  • Celebrate their successes
  • Seek and use student voice to inform practice
  • Implement school safeguarding measures and processes: know and follow school child protection reporting procedures
  • Take first line responsibility for student discipline
  • Use school reward and sanction systems consistently and professionally
  • Support our partnership with parents/carers, involving them in their child’s learning
  • Ensure that there is a safe learning environment in which risks are properly assessed

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment to keeping children safe. Any offer of employment will be subject to statutory pre-employment checks including satisfactory references, online checks, Enhanced DBS, and Barred List checks. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013 & 2020) and shortlisted candidates will be required to disclose any relevant criminal history prior to interview. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate their Right to Work in the United Kingdom.

What the school offers its staff

Excellent support from SLT.

Part of LDST Trust

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.

Applying for the job

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About St James' Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
159 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01744 678545

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