Teacher of Geography Turton School, Bolton, Lancashire

Job description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Qualified Teacher

Grade/Scale: Qualified Teacher Pay Scale

Main Purpose

• To safeguard and promote the welfare of every child in the school.
• To support the school in its commitment to the provision of equal opportunities for all pupils regardless of race, gender, disability or social background.
• To support the department in maintaining a positive learning environment and effective, co-operative working relationships between staff, students and parents.
• To show passion and enthusiasm for the subject area and promote a high quality learning experience in lessons, homework and extra-curricular activities which will help to raise achievement for all students.
• To support the vision, ethos and policies of our School, helping us to develop as a nurturing and caring learning community.
• To ensure that students are engaged, working hard and making good progress.

Accountable to: Head of Department

Accountable for: No direct Line Management responsibility

Main Duties

• All colleagues have a key role in ensuring that everyone’s rights are respected and that individual needs are met.
• All colleagues are expected to work collaboratively with others to offer the best possible learning opportunities to all students.
• All colleagues are expected to maintain harmonious working relationships between each other and with students, promoting emotional intelligence and mutual respect and trust.
• To have the highest academic expectations for all students.

Teaching and Learning

• To be responsible for planning and preparing, under the direction of the appropriate line manager, those courses and lessons assigned to the teacher in the timetable.
• To teach, according to their educational needs, the pupils assigned to the teacher on the timetable, including the setting and marking of work and homework.

• To create a stimulating learning environment which secures effective learning and provides high standards of achievement, behaviour and discipline.
• To assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils taught, making use of performance data.
• To support the school in developing and maintaining links and communication with parents and to attend the appropriate Parents’ Evenings as published in the School’s Calendar.
• To assist in the process of curriculum development to ensure continued relevance to the needs of pupils, examining and awarding bodies.
• To contribute to all relevant monitoring and evaluation processes in line with agreed school procedures.

Student Achievement

• To look after a tutor group.
• To support Pastoral Leaders in ensuring the effective implementation of the school’s pastoral system.
• To evaluate and monitor the progress of tutees, including target setting, verbal and written reports and record keeping.
• To communicate, as appropriate, with the parents of tutees concerning the welfare and progress of pupils, after consultation with appropriate staff.
• To contribute to the Citizenship for well-being and Opening Minds programmes and lead lessons in these areas in tutorial time.

Staff Development

• To play a full role in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.
• To continue personal development in relevant areas, including subject knowledge and teaching methods.
• To engage actively in the school’s Annual Appraisal process.

Other

• To contribute to the good organisation of the department and school to ensure that day to day administration is effective and supportive of colleagues and students.
• To carry out duties at break and immediately before and after school, on a rota basis.
• To provide cover for absent colleagues as directed by the Head Teacher or their representative in the event of an emergency or to accommodate changes in the school timetable.

Whole school priorities

Additionally the post-holder will be expected to contribute to whole school improvement priorities which currently include:

• Our Hive Switch ensures that all students develop as rounded individuals through a strong work ethic and excellent learning habits.
• Embedding the three ways of the Trivium (grammar, dialectic, rhetoric) into our curriculum ensures that we deliver a world class education for our students.
• Teachers as experts in their subjects ensuring a broad and deep learning experience for students. This is supported by professional development and research through our Triad process.

In addition to the above, to carry out any other reasonable and appropriate duties as designated by the Head Teacher.

Entitlement

The Head Teacher and governing body are fully committed to ensuring the professional effectiveness of the teacher in this role through:
• the provision of professional development opportunities
• supportive and pro-active line management.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

Degree

Essential qualifications

QTS

Essential skills and experience

As above


About Turton School

Turton is a hugely popular, successful and continuously improving 11-19 high school in the north of Bolton. We have a genuinely comprehensive intake of 1550 students, including 320 in the Sixth Form. In 2019, we received 649 applications for our 270 places in the new Year 7. Turton is an equally popular place to work with a stable staff body and a good deal of interest in teaching posts advertised. Turton prides itself on being both an academic and a caring school resulting in high levels of attainment across the full range of subjects. Students consistently achieve well above borough and national averages at both GCSE and A Level. Our continual quest for intellectual excellence and high achievement enables many of our students to access top flight universities including Oxbridge. ETHOS Our Turton values underpin everything that we do here and inform every aspect of our daily interactions with each other in the Turton community. Trust, resilience and relationships are at the heart of all our ambitions for the students and staff at Turton. Compassion is the key to positive relationships and we see this as a guiding principle that underpins all interactions. Our aim is to provide a vibrant and nurturing learning environment where students can flourish. We constantly challenge our thinking and pride ourselves on an environment of collegiality and professional development for staff. Teachers at Turton work hard, but they work together in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere, where everyone aspires to be their best. our values of courage and wisdom guide us in our endeavour to strike the balance between deeply caring for an nurturing our students, developing, in them, good character and promoting high achievement. PASTORAL CARE From our feeder primary schools through to university, college or the world of work, our pastoral system and Student Support Centre nurture our young people and aim to remove any barriers to learning so that everyone can fulfil their potential. As well as group tutors and pastoral leaders, an excellent team of academic, community and behaviour mentors offer additional guidance, support and stability to all who will benefit and an extensive and dedicated Learning Support team nurture those with special educational needs and disabilities. CURRICULUM Our curriculum across all subjects is designed on a 21st Century Trivium. In this way we aim to synthesise a progressive school culture with traditional teaching methods. We want to offer every child at Turton the best education possible, working on the premise that the purpose of education is not solely to get a job, it is to help students thrive, to learn how to think, to become wise and learn about life and to understand life so that they can go on to lead a good life; a life of well-being. KEY STAGE 3 Following the removal of National Curriculum levels, we have thoughtfully re-designed our KS3 curriculum with a focus on the three ways of the Trivium. Each subject has carefully debated and discussed what is required at each key stage, then sequenced their curriculum around a cohesive narrative that takes students on an exploration of knowledge and understanding from year 7 through to year 13. Each year includes a broad and deep educational experience that extends way beyond simply what is required at GCSE. Assessment in KS3 is predominantly formative, with end of year summative tests that establish whether children are meeting age related expectations or not yet. The main aim in KS3 is the acquisition of knowledge and skills and the development of a strong work ethic and effective learning habits. KEY STAGE 4 At GCSE we offer a broad, balanced and academically challenging curriculum which prepares students well for their next steps. Whereas in KS3 embedding the grammar (knowledge) elements of Trivium predominates, in KS4 dialectical teaching which helps students to develop as thinkers and philosophers comes to the fore. Practice and self-discipline help prepare students well for their exams. KEY STAGE 5 The Sixth Form offers a broad and rich range of A level subjects to both our own students who stay on and external students who join us for the college years. In addition we offer a small number of BTECs and a world of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities. ALL ARE WELCOME We are an open and collaborative school. Openness, trust, honesty and integrity are essential to the way we work. We encourage all students, staff, parents, governors, neighbours, employers and support agencies to become involved in school life. We seek to be responsive rather than reactive. Students, parents and staff know they can come to talk to us at any time to discuss problems and make suggestions. Turton is a very hardworking, fast moving and forward thinking school. For those seeking the challenge of providing the very best learning opportunities, while nurturing attitudes of compassion, consideration, independence and resilience in the next generation, Turton is an extremely rewarding place to work. If you find the Turton Touchstones and the job information which follow of interest and you feel that you would like to come and make a contribution to our future development, then we will be pleased to hear from you. May we take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and wish you well in this and any future applications. Best Regards Sam Gorse Head Teacher September 2019

Address
Bromley Cross Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9LT
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
Turton School website (opens in a new window)