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Teacher of Mathematics

Rye College, Rye

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Main Scale 1 - Upper Pay Scale 3

Job summary

Subject Teacher and Form Tutor

This job description has been compiled in accordance with School Teachers Pay and

Conditions of Employment.

• Ensure the programme of study is followed and work is planned well in advance of delivery;
• Plan and prepare lessons and resource materials that lead to an appropriately differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of all students;
• Ensure the progress and achievements of each student is monitored and recorded;
• Oversee details of individual and group assessments with reports and references being provided as necessary, to agreed deadlines;
• Take account of students’ prior levels of attainment and use them to set future targets;
• Set and monitor homework assignments regularly in accordance with college policy;
• Monitor and assess student achievement in accordance with college policy;
• Ensure students are entered for appropriate examinations consistent with their achievements to date and their potential;
• Prepare constructive and developmental reports for parents, attending relevant parents evenings and meet parents at other times necessary to maximise achievement;
• Maintain data files (e.g. grab files and SIMS) to a high standard making them available for regular review by Faculty and Curriculum Leaders;
• Differentiate work to meet individual needs and promote equal opportunities;
• Set appropriate and challenging work for all students;
• Identify and work appropriately with students with special educational needs and disabilities, the disadvantaged and high attainers;
• Communicate effectively with form tutors, parents and leaders to maximise opportunities for effective learning to take place;
• Set work when required for absent students via ClassCharts;
• Establish a purposeful working atmosphere during all learning activities.

• Ensure the student safety and welfare is accorded top priority in the planning and delivery of each lesson;
• Ensure that any sanctions imposed are in accordance with college policy;
• Ensure that each lesson begins and ends punctually and that students are properly supervised at all times;
• Maintain good discipline by following the college’s behaviour management policies and procedures;
• Ensure that students' work is marked, corrected and returned promptly. Provide constructive comments and feedback as appropriate, promoting high standards of content and presentation in accordance with appropriate faculty criteria;
• Monitor any concerns with student achievement and take the appropriate action.

• Work in line with trust, college and faculty policies;
• Support NQT work in the faculty or year team as appropriate;
• Welcome, support and encourage new members of the team;
• Share new ideas and suggestions, reflect on good practice and be involved in lesson and task observation to improve professional practice;
• Produce evaluation reports of all training attended;
• Participate in faculty reviews and work with external consultants to develop practice.

• Create and maintain a classroom that is a pleasant, tidy and well organised working environment;
• Promote the use of display of work as a means of encouraging students, celebrating success and raising levels of achievement;
• Ensure that books, equipment and other resources are properly cared for and that there use is effectively controlled and efficiently organised;
• Take care of equipment and furniture with any damage or defects to fabric or equipment being reported to the Site Manager and Faculty Leader as appropriate.

Other Duties
• Attend meetings, scheduled training activities and workshops as published;
• Work in support of the trust, college, faculty and related strategic improvement plans;
• Support college activities that benefit the community (e.g. concerts, open evenings, events etc.);
• Take time to read notices, keep to deadlines and carry out duties to the best of your ability.

Role of the Tutor
• Monitor absences, lateness and uniform and maintain accurate details of attendance in accordance with college policy;
• Monitor student planners on a regular basis;
• Ensure that tutorial programmes are planned, recorded and are in accordance with the programme of study provided by the Director of Life Education;
• Complete individual reports for parents and maintain regular contact;
• Promote students' achievements using praise and rewards effectively in line with college policy;
• Maintain effective communication with students and their parents, and with associates, other teachers and leaders as necessary;
• Assist leaders and directors in the organisation of activities and events;
• Ensure that students new to the college are properly inducted.

Appraisal and Professional Development

Every colleague is part of the college’s appraisal programme. New employees are allocated an appraiser who sets agreed objectives for the year. The appraiser monitors and reviews performance including classroom teaching. The college supports the continuing professional learning of all colleagues, to ensure that their expertise is being kept up to date. New Qualified Teachers are supported with a tailored programme.

Responsibilities are likely to change over time and you will be expected to perform duties of a similar nature such as the headteacher may reasonably require.

Applying for the job

Please complete the attached application form and return to mrobins@ryecollege.co.uk. The form can also be accessed via the Aquinas Trust website - Vacancies

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
561 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
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Contact email

About Rye College

Dear applicant,

On behalf of our students, colleagues and trustees, I would like to thank you for your interest in a position at Rye College. I hope you find the application pack both helpful and informative.
There is a long tradition of education in Rye that goes back to the foundation of the Grammar School in 1636. At Rye College, we are proud to be a significant chapter in the ongoing story of nearly four hundred years of learning in this ancient town.

There is significant transformational change improving the standard of education and facilities at Rye College – ideal for ambitious and talented teachers to truly make a difference. Having seen an impressive rise in progress and attainment outcomes last summer, we continue to focus on delivering academic excellence with a commitment to high-quality pedagogy and teacher training. We offer excellent opportunities for those who can deliver in the classroom and wish to progress their career.

We work to instil a sense of responsibility in all our students – a sense of ownership of their leaning, of their college, of their actions and of the consequences. In today’s complex world, children need both the knowledge and skills to compete in a global market place but also need a sense of their humanity – the ability to respect, to empathise and to be caring and compassionate individuals.

Our curriculum offer is simple: broad and balanced with an academic core. It combines a foundation in the national curriculum subjects, a focus on academic achievement in English, maths, science and the humanities with a broader offer of suitable academic, vocational and technical qualifications. In recent years, our students have found much success in the creative arts – and this is a commitment we see in our curriculum offer for the next academic year.

We are looking to recruit experienced and newly qualified teachers who want to raise standards through the creation of vibrant and innovative classrooms. Central to this is an ability to work in partnership with our families and other professionals to continue our mission to build an amazing college that delivers excellence for every one of our students.
In your application, please outline why you would like to join Rye College, how you meet the person specification and what might make you irresistible. We value honesty.
I look forward receiving your completed application.

With thanks,

Dom Downes
Head of College

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School location

Love Lane, Rye, TN31 7NQ

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