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Teacher of Art

Rockwood Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands

Job details

Job role
Art and design
Working pattern
Full-time only

Job summary

This job description reflects the major tasks to be carried out by the post holder and identifies a level of responsibility at which the post holder will be required to work. In the interests of effective working, the major tasks may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changing needs and circumstances. Such reviews and any consequential changes will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.

Purpose of Role
To offer all pupils an effective education in a stimulating environment which provides equality and opportunity for all.

To ensure all pupils make good or better progress irrespective of their starting points and backgrounds.

To deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that complies with National and CORE Education Trust expectations, which is in line with the Trust’s ethos and schemes for learning and is relevant to the age and ability of the children.

To work in collaboration and partnership with pupils, parents/carers, governors, other staff and external agencies.

To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of young people within the school.

Key Responsibilities
Class Teacher
 To liaise with the Head of Department to ensure the delivery of an appropriate, comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective curriculum programme which complements the School Improvement Plan/School Evaluation.
 To innovate and encourage innovation in curriculum and pedagogy, supported by the Leadership Group
 To keep up to date with and respond to national developments in the subject area and teaching practice and methodology.
 To be familiar with the Academy’s Child Protection Policy and to report concerns to the designated Child Protection Officer.
 To ensure the Behaviour Management system is implemented in the curriculum area so that effective learning can take place.
 Set high standards of work and behaviour for yourself and others across the academy and be a positive role model to all.
 Plan for progression across the age and ability range you teach, designing effective lessons/programmes of work in accordance with the needs of individual learners
 Teach challenging, well organised lessons, using an appropriate range of teaching strategies which meet individual learners’ needs to ensure that at all pupils achieve good progress with some pupils making outstanding progress.
 Provide timely, accurate and constructive feedback on learners’ attainment, progress and areas for development and carry out all assessment, recording and reporting arrangements stipulated in the staff handbook and school policies
 Deliver lessons that comply with National expectations, are in line with the school’s own ethos and schemes for learning and are relevant to the age and ability of the children
 Ensure that you keep abreast of current school policies and guidance and ensure that your teaching complies to these at all times
 Advise and work collaboratively with others on the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements as appropriate
 Carry out playground and other duties as directed and within the remit of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document
 Communicate and consult with parents/carers
 Communicate and co-operate with any relevant external bodies
 Regularly review the effectiveness of your teaching and assessment procedures and its impact on pupils’ progress, attainment and wellbeing, refining your approaches where necessary with the support of colleagues.
 Be responsible for your own continuous professional development and participate fully in training and development opportunities identified by the school or as developed as an outcome of your appraisal management
 Participate in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the school, which relate to the children, curriculum or organisation of the school including pastoral arrangements and assemblies
 Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing the development of effective practice with them
 Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment for learners
 Raise all concerns regarding the behaviour, progress or welfare/child protection of any child with the appropriately identified person
 Ensure that colleagues working with you (e.g. Teaching Assistants, Technicians) are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil
 Participate in and carry out any administrative and organisational tasks within the remit of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document
 Register the attendance of and supervise children, before, during or after school sessions as appropriate.
 Any other duties deemed appropriate to the grade and workload as requested by the leadership team.
 To participate in the operation of the Academy’s Appraisal Scheme.
 Such other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post to assist the leadership team in the fulfilment of its objectives commensurate with the post holder's salary grade, abilities and aptitudes.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
785 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
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About Rockwood Academy

Rockwood Academy is an 11-16 co-educational Academy with a Headteacher, Ms Sofia Darr. The Headteacher and Senior Leadership team are seeking inspirational, professional and dynamic teachers to build upon our strengths and take the Academy forward on the next stage of our journey.

School location

Naseby Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B8 3HG

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