- The qualifications and previous experience required for a TEACHER OF ENGLISH
Evidence of relevant professional development related to subject area (with further qualifications in PDP desirable);
Able to teach the full age and ability range;
Ability to differentiate materials to meet the needs of learning in an inclusive learning environment;
Up to date knowledge of the National Curriculum in subject area;
The ability to remain calm and reflective when working in a challenging environment;
Evidence of the ability to consult and seek advice and professional support as necessary;
Successful experience of managing effective classroom environments to support student learning and positive behaviour.
Skills and Attributes
An ability to inspire and manage students effectively as a good/outstanding practitioner;
Ability to develop positive working relationships with students, colleagues, parents/carers and school/Trust stakeholders;
Ability to gather, analyse and interpret data for effective target setting;
Dynamic and innovative approach to teaching and learning developments within a department;
Ability to assess and promote students’ progress in a variety of ways;
Good communication skills; verbal, written and interpersonal skills;
An exceptional role model with high standards of integrity and approachability;
A desire to make a difference to the lives of young people of all abilities and needs;
Possess energy, enthusiasm and creativity;
Belief in the importance of high expectations, standards and aspirations;
Democratic, sensitive and displays good sense of humour;
Flexible and collaborative; able to work effectively in a team;
Ability to manage competing deadlines; prioritising appropriately and maintaining good humour;
Willingness to attend outside meetings and to work outside the timetabled day.
We are always on the lookout for outstanding practitioners to teach and work at any one of our SET schools. Is this you?
We are committed to achieving outstanding teaching and learning across all departments and are looking for practitioners to continuously engage in, and contribute to, their own and colleagues’ professional development to the highest level. Our staff are extremely hard working, passionate and focused on ensuring that no child is left behind and all children succeed. We are always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers. If you are searching for your next teaching post, then contact us today.
Learning and Teaching:
Undertake a designated programme of teaching as outlined on the school timetable;
Teach students inclusively, according to their educational needs through appropriate differentiation and personalisation, including the setting and marking of all class work and coursework carried out by students;
Ensure that literacy and numeracy is a central part of planning and learning and teaching for students;
Use ICT when relevant to inspire and motivate. Transferable ICT skills must be developed, ensuring students are knowledgeable in developing technologies and equipped for the next stage of their education or work life;
Ensure a high quality learning experience for all students, which meets internal and external quality standards;
Use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and the demands of the specifications taught;
Prepare and update subject materials and share resources across the subject area and via Trust networks, across schools in the Trust;
Encourage and be accountable for the highest possible achievement from all students in the classes allocated to you;
Contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials when requested to do so by the Subject Leader;
Assist the Subject Leader to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient / effective use of physical resources;
Review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work under the direction of the Subject Leader;
Ensure the effective / efficient deployment of classroom support;
Assist in the development of appropriate specifications, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies;
Plan and prepare lessons to a high standard as set out in the Trust Learning and Teaching Policy;
Assist your Subject Leader to ensure that the subject area utilises a range of pedagogical methods which motivates and meets the needs of students;
Assessment and Reporting:
Assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required;
Provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students;
Undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, curriculum areas and school procedures;
Mark, grade and give written / verbal and diagnostic feedback in line with the school’s emphasis on Assessment for Learning;
Communicate effectively with the parents / carers of students as appropriate;
Maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up-to-date information to the school’s MIS, registers, etc. when required;
Complete any relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students;
Track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.
Maintain compliant behaviour and behaviour for learning in accordance with the Trust Behaviour Policy, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, standards of work and homework;
Recognise and praise the achievement of students in classes assigned to you;
Dress professionally and appropriately for teaching;
Enforce standards of uniform;
Liaise with the Subject Leader and relevant Pastoral Leader to ensure the implementation of the school’s pastoral system.
Where appropriate, communicate and co-operate appropriately with persons or bodies outside the school;
Follow agreed policies for communicating internally and externally to the school;
Take part in liaison activities such as Open School, Open Mornings, Parents / carers Consultation Evenings, liaison events with partner schools, etc.;
Contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies;
Work as a team member and contribute positively to effective working relations within the school and across the Trust.
Help to implement school quality assurance procedures and to adhere to those;
Contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area in line with agreed school policies and procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria;
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.
Engage actively in the Performance Management process;
Contribute to the school Raising Achievement Plan and its implementation;
Be aware of and ensure that you are contributing to the school meeting the ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ criteria in the Ofsted Evaluation Schedule.
Take part in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training, professional development, observations and in assessing their impact on learning;
Continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge, teaching methods and areas identified in Performance Management;
Contribute to school and Trust-wide planning and training activities.
Contribution to the Enrichment Programme
All members of staff are expected to be involved in the Enrichment programme for students, through contributions such as the development of Enrichment activities and programmes, developing and teaching extra qualification courses, supervising students undertaking learning activities, etc.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.
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