Teacher of History (NQT)

Castle Manor Academy, Haverhill, Suffolk

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Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject History
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £35,971

Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional NQT to join our excellent Humanities team

We are passionate about teaching of History and expect you to be too. We are looking for an individual to join the team as it continues to flourish. History is a popular subject in our school and it continues to grow and thrive.

The successful candidate will be innovative, creative and enthusiastic with a determination to achieve the highest outcomes, have an incisive understanding of teaching and learning and the ability to reflect and challenge.

Castle Manor Academy aims to be the inspiration for the individuals within its community. The willingness to take risks, to be innovative and creative are the attributes we wish to develop in everyone. We have a strong set of values and we care. Teaching and Learning is at the heart of all we do and permeates our culture. We are part of the Unity Schools Partnership with other secondary, primary and Special Free Schools and have a strong history of effective staff development and training.

General Teaching Responsibilities
1. Engage in identifying and implementing the priorities of the School Improvement Plan, participating fully in school self-evaluation;
2. Comply with and uphold the policies of the school;
3. Fully understand and comply with the school's policy on safeguarding. Remain alert to pupils’ pastoral needs and provide support, in conjunction with school’s SENCo and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs);
4. Proactively uphold the school’s behaviour policy establishing class rules and setting out clear and fair sanctions in accordance with the school’s systems; high standards of behaviour should be expected at all times;
5. Work as part of the school’s teaching team and actively behave as a team member to support colleagues;
6. Oversee and work closely with LSAs, setting out tasks appropriate to the assistant's role and ability; supervise the work of support staff, students and voluntary helpers as required;
7. Ensure that the learning spaces provide a welcoming and stimulating environment to pupils and adults. Classrooms will be vibrant, well organised and serviceable. Work should be attractively displayed and be clearly and appropriately labelled;
8. Make effective use of PPA time to raise standards;
9. Lead assemblies as required;
10. Play an active role in the full life of the school.

Specific Responsibilities
Class / Subject Teacher:
1. Teach the designated class / subject group(s), implementing agreed planning, assessment and target setting; work with others to provide Curriculum Enrichment for students.
2. Plan students’ work to provide an inclusive and personalised curriculum which meets the needs of the children, including those with Special Needs and those who are Able, Gifted and Talented;
3. Carry out regular assessment, recording, monitoring and record keeping according to school policies, maintain appropriate records which monitor the progress of the students; mark students’ work regularly in accordance with the school’s marking policy;
4. Develop home-school links with parents/guardians of students in the class / subject group(s);
5. Complete termly and half-termly assessment records for the class / subject group(s), using the school’s systems, including preparation of Student Progress Reports for presentation to the Principal, Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body, as appropriate;
6. Complete student reports for presentation to parents / guardians (academic report and the achievement, effort and social report); meet students’ parents at parent evenings, 3 times per year;
7. Manage and monitor the work of other adults in the classroom (including volunteers);
8. Liaise closely with the SENCo regarding the learning needs of students;
9. Liaise closely with the Designated Teacher for Safeguarding regarding students’ welfare needs.

Essential educational requirements

• Second class degree or higher
• English and Mathematics at G.C.S.E./’O’ Level or equivalent and/or sound Literacy and Numeracy skills (ITT accreditation test level)
• ICT QTS accreditation test level or European Computer Driving License (ECDL)

Essential qualifications

• Relevant Teaching Qualification

Essential skills and experience

• High levels of secondary subject knowledge and knowledge of statutory requirements relating to the relevant Key Stage(s) curriculum;
• Evidence of positive impact on pupil outcomes in the relevant Year / Subject group(s);
• Positive disposition to implementing the Schools’ educational vision;
• Willingness to work across the Trust’s secondary schools to secure high attainment for all children in the relevant Year Group(s) Key Stage(s) who have SEN.
• Able to develop genuine, empathetic relationships with young people
• Solution focused disposition and a positive attitude particularly to challenge and change
• Understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities issues and principles and the need to apply an equal standard of care to all pupils
• Positive disposition towards inclusion of all pupils including those with learning difficulties in mainstream learning and education
• Able to work as part of a broader inclusion and pupil support system

Employee benefits

Professional development opportunities are plentiful and we are working hard to be innovative around workload- we want you to have a balanced life and enjoy working with our children! We have really strong supportive policies on feedback, reporting and behaviour for learning that allow you and your team time to plan and teach excellent lessons. We have an excellent track record at supporting and developing NQTs and providing career progression opportunities.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 644 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Castle Manor Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email VWhitcombe@castlemanor.org.uk

About Castle Manor Academy

School location

Eastern Avenue, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 9JE