Teacher of humanities

Rugby Free Secondary School, Rugby, Warwickshire


Job details

Subjects History, Religious Studies, Geography
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Job Purpose:

• To fulfil the Professional Standards for Teachers (Core), in the context of being a teacher
who is part of a Subject team and as a Form Tutor as part of a Year team.
• To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated
curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
• To monitor and support the academic and personal progress and development of students.
• To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the
opportunity to exceed expectations and achieve their individual potential.
• To contribute to raising standards of student progress and attainment.
• To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Principal Responsibilities:
To meet all requirements as appropriate of the Teachers’ standards, as listed in the appendix of this document.

Teaching & Learning:
• To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of
differentiated work to be carried out by the student in school and elsewhere.
• To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of
students and to keep such records as are required.
• To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
• To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and school subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.
• To undertake a designated programme of teaching.
• To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.
• To prepare and update subject materials.
• To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student
needs and demands of the syllabus.
• To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures, and to encourage good
practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and independent study.
• To undertake assessment of students, underpinned by the principles and practice of AfL and
as requested by external examination bodies, faculty and school procedures.
• To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.

Operational / Strategic planning & Quality Assurance:
• To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work,
marking policies and teaching strategies in the subject area and faculty.
• To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials.
• To assist the Head of Department to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient
/ effective use of physical resources.
• To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the School, department and the students.
• To contribute to the Curriculum Area / Department’s development plan and implementation.
• To plan and prepare courses and lessons.
• To contribute to educational enhancement activities.
• To contribute to whole school planning activities.
• To adhere to school quality processes.
• To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the subject area in line with school procedures.
• To 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.

Curriculum Provision and Development:
• To assist the Head of Department to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of
teaching which complements the school’s strategic objectives.
• To assist in the process of curriculum development and change to ensure continued relevance to the needs of students, examining//awarding bodies and our Aims and Strategic Objectives.

Staff Development, Recruitment & Wellbeing:
• To take a full and active part in the school’s CPD programme.
• To continue to develop professionally, including subject knowledge and teaching methods.
• To engage actively in the Performance Management Review process.
• To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support.
• To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the school.

Care Guidance and Support:
• To be familiar with, and implement the school Safeguarding and Child Protection policies
and procedures.
• To be a Form Tutor to an assigned group of students and to contribute to Tutor time and
other tutor based curriculum activities.
• To actively promote and develop the general progress and well-being of all students.
• To liaise with a Pastoral Leaders to ensure implementation of the Pastoral System.
• To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all
lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life.
• To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records.
• To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make
recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
• To communicate with the parents of students and with bodies outside the school concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.
• To apply the school behaviour systems to ensure that a positive learning climate is maintained.

• To communicate effectively with the parents of students as appropriate.
• To follow agreed policies for communications in the school
• Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with bodies outside the school.
• To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings Parents Evenings,
liaison events with partner schools.
• To contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies.

Essential educational requirements

● Degree in a Humanities subject
● Evidence of further educational
professional development (Desirable)

Essential qualifications

● Degree in a Humanities subject
● Evidence of further educational
professional development (Desirable)

Essential skills and experience

● PGCE teaching practice experience at KS3 and KS4
● Teaching practice at KS5 (Desirable)

● Grounding in teaching and learning strategies
● Commitment to the role of accurate assessment to monitor progress
● Knowledge and understanding of literacy development
● Knowledge and understanding of KS3 and 4 Science curriculum
● Use of differentiated approaches to teaching and learning (Desirable)
● Knowledge and understanding of KS2 and KS5 Science
curriculum (Desirable)

● Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
● Commitment to high quality teaching
● ICT skills to enhance teaching and learning in Science
Commitment to extra-curricular learning (Desirable)

Employee benefits

We can offer….

● Excellent students and staff who will enthuse and inspire the successful candidate

● The opportunity to be part of a highly innovative and successful department

● A friendly and supportive working environment

● A commitment to staff wellbeing

● A comprehensive induction programme and the opportunity to engage in further professional development

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 529 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Rugby Free Secondary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email brett.shields@rugbyfreesecondary.co.uk

School location

Anderson Avenue, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5PE