Teacher of Design & Technology and Art Blessed William Howard Catholic School, Stafford, Staffordshire

Job description

To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a Class Teacher and a Form Tutor.
To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.
To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the Curriculum Area and Faculty.
To contribute to the Curriculum Area development plan and its implementation.
To plan and prepare courses and lessons.
To contribute to the whole school’s planning and evaluation activities.
To prepare, deliver and advice on an area of SEN across the school.
To assist the Curriculum Leader to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching styles which complements the school’s strategic objectives.
To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of the students, examining and awarding bodies and the school’s Mission and Strategic Objectives.
To take part in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.
To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.
To engage actively in the Appraisal process.
To ensure the effective efficient deployment of classroom support.
To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the school.
To help to implement school quality procedures and to adhere to those.
To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area/development in line with agreed school procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria. To seek /implement modification and improvement where required.
To review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work.
To take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school.
To maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up-to-date information for registers, etc.
To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students.
To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.
To communicate effectively with the parents of students as appropriate.
To ensure students work is regularly displayed in the school.
Where appropriate to communicate and co-operate with external agencies.
To follow agreed policies for communications in the school.
To be a Form Tutor to an assigned group of students.
To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Tutor Group as a whole.
To liaise with a Pastoral Leaders to ensure the implementation of the school’s Pastoral System.
To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects school life.
To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.
To contribute to the preparation of Action Plans, Annual Reviews, Progress Files and other reports.
To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
To communicate as appropriate, with parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the school concerned with welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.
To contribute to PSHCE and enterprise according to school policy.
To apply the Behaviour Management Strategy so that effective learning can take place.
To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in school and elsewhere.
To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.
To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and school subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.
To undertake a designated programme of teaching.
To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.
To prepare and update subject materials.
To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.
To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctually, behaviour, standards of work and homework.
To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and school procedures.
To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.
To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.
To support the school in meeting its legal requirements for worship.
To promote actively the school’s corporate policies.
To continue personal development as agreed.
To comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.
To undertake any other duty as specified by STPCB not mentioned in the above.

Essential educational requirements

• Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge able students and achieve high outcomes at sixth form level
• Awareness of the strategies available for improving the learning & achievement of high ability students
• A good understanding of curriculum developments in the specific subject area
• Familiarity with national strategies

Essential qualifications

• A good honours degree in a relevant subject
• A teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• A clear philosophy on how and why the subject should be taught
• Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge able students and achieve high outcomes at sixth form level
• Awareness of the strategies available for improving the learning & achievement of high ability students
• A good understanding of curriculum developments in the specific subject area
• Familiarity with national strategies

Essential skills and experience

Skills & Abilities
• Able to use a range of teaching & learning strategies
• An understanding of how assessment for learning can improve student performance
• A confident & competent user of ICT
• Knowledge & understanding of how ICT can be used in the teaching of the subject to enhance student learning
• Able to use student level data to raise standards
• Able to communicate both orally & in writing to students & their parents


About Blessed William Howard Catholic School

Address
Rowley Avenue, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9AB
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Blessed William Howard Catholic School website (opens in a new window)