Teacher of English
You are required to carry out the duties as set out in the relevant paragraphs of the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document. The post requires you to teach pupils in the age range 11 to 19 and with others outside that age range as required for transition and outreach work.
In carrying out these duties you will need to work in compliance with all Academy policies and procedures as set out by the Trust and Governing Body and the reasonable direction from colleagues with the relevant position of responsibility.
You will have the role of Form Tutor, even when a form has not been assigned to you, and may be asked to carry out some or all of those duties if required.
In addition you will continuously evaluate and review your role and propose improvements to this Job Description in the light of experience as part of the performance management process. You will also be required to carry out any other additional duties as might reasonable required by the Principal.
To maintain a thorough and up to date knowledge of the teaching of your subject(s) and take account of wider curriculum developments which are relevant to your work.
To plan lessons/activities/tutorials and sequences of lessons to meet students’ individual learning needs
Follow Academy policies for teaching/tutoring, behaviour management and classroom management
To do all that you can to ensure that you safeguard and promote the welfare of students in the Academy
To set well-grounded consistent expectations for students in your teaching and tutorial groups using information about prior attainment
To assess, monitor and record the progress of students in your teaching (and tutorial groups) and give them clear and constructive feedback
To do all you can to ensure that, as a result of your teaching (and tutoring), your students achieve well relative to their prior attainment, making progress as good as or better than similar students nationally and in the Academy
To take responsibility for your own professional development and use the outcomes to improve your teaching (and tutoring) and your students’ learning
To make an active contribution to the policies, aspirations and plans of your Department and the Academy.
Essential educational requirements
A good degree in a specialist subject teaching qualification
Nationally recognized teaching qualification
Essential skills and experience
The skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to teach across Key Stages 3-4 (possibility of KS5). You will be trained on the use of direct instruction
Demonstrate high expectations of students.
Awareness of current curriculum development in relation to teaching subject/s
Deep subject knowledge to support your role of ‘expert teacher’
Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Professional development programme
About Lodge Park Academy
Lodge Park Academy is a mixed secondary school situated on the edge of Corby in Northamptonshire, which was officially opened by Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton in May 2013. We offer a high quality education for students aged 11 to 19. The aim of the academy, which is a proud member of the David Ross Education Trust, is to work in partnership with parents, industry and the community to deliver a world-class education for our students. Our values and ethos Resilience, Respect, Tolerance We are proud to be leading education providers for the community we serve. Our academy combines the highest standards of teaching with impressive new facilities. Lodge Park understands that every student needs a strong academic foundation to achieve the highest standards. We also understand that this can be supported by a multitude of co-curricular activities. From sport to music, CCF to technology, there is something for everyone. Our aim is that students develop new interests and life-long passions while at our academy. We offer an academic curriculum which is supported by an innovative programme of co-curricular activities that support the development of well-rounded and confident individuals. We want every student to be the very best they can be, and a credit to themselves and their community. Since joining the David Ross Education Trust in 2013, our ability to do this has further strengthened. We are proud that we are able to offer our students unrivalled enrichment and sporting opportunities, building confidence and shaping aspirations in all our young people.
- Shetland Way, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 2JH
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