• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    16 March 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    2 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS - £25,714 to £41,604

Job summary

Overall purpose of the post:

Carrying out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with School policies, under the direction of the Principal.

Supporting the Head of Department/Faculty in providing clear, cohesive leadership and direction in Department/Faculty and motivating teaching and support colleagues in developing innovative strategies to enhance the quality of learning, teaching and achievement.

Promoting the achievement of high standards through effective teaching and learning within subject area(s), preparation, evaluation and action planning.

Being central in the delivery of the ECM agenda, paying regard to the provision of personalisation for students.

Modelling the vision and values of the School;

Being part of the team driving the development of Outwood Academy Acklam to become an ‘outstanding’ school.

Receiving and acting on feedback to build on the strengths and improve personal performance within the School systems.

Contributing to implementing policies and practice and to promoting collective responsibility for their implementation.

Taking into account and constantly reviewing School contextual factors and prior attainment when planning and teaching lessons.

Working in a cross-curricular way to support subjects across the School in the use of active learning approaches to enrich curriculum and skills delivery.

Recognising, promoting and celebrating diversity.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Supervision and progress of students in allocated classes.

Supervision of work of any classroom support staff during times they are allocated to classes.

Develop and sustain DEEP LEADERSHIP across the School through:

Be aware of targets for raising attainment within the School context

Make significant contributions to the Department SEF.

Take a leading role in the use of data within the subject.

Champion best practice, demonstrating teaching skills and leadership qualities necessary to command respect, and encourage commitment to raising standards.

Identify and applaud areas of success for individual teachers and the Department.

Help create an effective team by promoting collective approaches to problem-solving and curricular development.

Be accountable for student progression for allocated classes.

Be responsible for effective classroom management.

Co-ordinate class work with any classroom assistant support.

Develop and sustain knowledge of current educational practices and be responsible for own continuing professional development.

Evaluate lessons, incorporating students’ views and responses in order to reflect and act on strengths and areas for development.

Contribute to the self-evaluation systems in the School.

Develop policies for departmental handbooks.

Aide in co-ordinating events and experiences which support the School to raise standards.

Develop and sustain DEEP LEARNING across the School through:

Help devise, implement and monitor SoW to ensure they focus on consistent and effective learning and teaching to produce progression for all.

Analyse and interpret data on students’ attainment and action plan accordingly, reviewing with teachers their assessments of progress for classes, groups and individuals.

Work to student targets and ensure that progress is tracked through a range of strategies.

Take account and review School contextual factors and prior attainment when planning and teaching lessons.

Reflect on the success of teaching strategies, individual lessons and SoW in meeting the needs of students.

Apply current guidelines on effective learning and teaching.

Take part in coaching and mentoring programmes to support colleagues and develop own practice.

Apply and expand teaching repertoire and feedback to colleagues on effectiveness.

Strive for outstanding lessons.

Deliver interactive lessons with students.

Provide good quality assessment using formative and summative methods in conjunction
with the School’s AfL policy.

Record test results and ongoing teacher assessments, keep portfolios of evidence.

Develop and sustain DEEP EXPERIENCE across the School through:

Be responsible for identifying and reporting issues and developing solutions.

Be responsible for the day to day delivery within subject area, including assessment and reporting process.

Develop communications and training with staff in Department/Faculty methodology.

Develop use of ICT within the curriculum.

Provide means of gathering information for Self Evaluation: Student Voice, questionnaires, viewpoints of stakeholders, and use opportunities for co-construction of the curriculum.

Take responsibility for co-ordination, planning and execution of Immersion Days.

Adapt lessons and identify next steps in response to evaluation of student progress.

Set effective homework and extension work to encourage and enliven student learning.

Ensure differentiation and personalisation of learning for all students.

Be aware of the KS2 curriculum and the standards of progression and attainment for KS3

Co-ordinate displays with regards to events, opportunities and work which promote the

Develop and sustain DEEP SUPPORT across the School through:

To comply with the School's Child Safeguarding Procedures and to report concerns to the Designated Child Protection Officer.

Take a leading role in upholding standards of behaviour and classroom management within the classroom and the schools environment.

Through the role, develop systems which address the social health of students to raise standards.

Promote the consistent and fair use of the Consequences system within the classroom and the School environment.

Be the first line of contact for parents and carers concerns with regard to their child’s performance and well-being.

Perform the duties of a Vertical Mentor Tutor if required, including the provision of Information, Advice and Guidance for students.

Ensure that the department supports the School’s implementation of all current statutory requirements e.g. DDA, SEN, Child Protection, ECM.

This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time after consultation with the postholder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks, but sets out the main expectations of the School in relation to the postholder’s professional responsibilities and duties. Elements of this job description and changes to it may be agreed at the request of the Principal or the incumbent of the post.

This post is subject to the current conditions of employment for Class Teachers contained in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act, the required standards for Qualified Teacher Status and Class Teachers and other current legislation. This job description should be read in conjunction with 'Clarification notes on the exercise of professional duties for all teachers, other than head teachers' contained at Appendix A.

Postholders will be expected to comply with any reasonable request for a Senior Leaders to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in the job description.

Special Features

Personal Contacts

External: Contractors, suppliers, parents, external agency professionals, other government and local authority staff, other staff from academies and schools.

Internal: Students, staff, Board and Academy Council members, parents and any other visitors to the Academy.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1251 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
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About Outwood Academy Acklam

Do you want to work in a good school where leadership is highly effective, students feel safe, staff are proud and morale is extremely high? - Ofsted 2019

Outwood Grange Academies Trust seeks applications from outstanding applicants with integrity, imagination and energy for this rewarding role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic, driven professionals to join our Family of Schools. An excellent knowledge and understanding of the subject is essential. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘students first’. Applications are invited from both newly qualified and experienced professionals.

The Outwood Grange Family of Schools offers:

• The opportunity to work and progress across the Family of Schools.
• The chance to apply for leadership roles in the Deeps working across the whole Academy.
• A full and detailed programme of support and development for NQTs.
• A further comprehensive programme of professional development is provided through the Outwood Institute of Education (formerly the teaching school).

We believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our Family of Schools are key posts in terms of supporting student success and achievement across a broad range of subjects and experiences. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our Academy in both academic terms and through involvement in the fabric of learning and success beyond the classroom.

In line with Government guidance we are currently limiting access to our academy. However, we are still busily planning ahead for the academic year and are excited about welcoming new recruits to come and join us. In some instances, we may use remote interviews and therefore we have set up systems to ensure that alternative options are available via skype/video conferencing wherever possible. Every effort will be made to try and accommodate any specific requirements so that no-one is at a disadvantage. Understandably, visits to the school may be limited at present, however we are really keen to ensure that you have as much information to proceed with your application as possible, so if you would like a conversation about either the academy or the position please contact Jess Lamplough, HR Assistant on j.lamplough@acklam.outwood.com and we will be happy to assist.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Please note CVs will not be accepted. Applications can be made at www.outwood.com/vacancies or contact HR Dept, Outwood Academy Acklam, Hall Drive, Acklam, Middlesbrough, TS5 7JY. Telephone 01642 818200 or e-mail: j.lamplough@acklam.outwood.com

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School location

Hall Drive, Middlesbrough, TS5 7JY

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