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  • Job start date

    27 August 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students:

  • A ‘can do’ attitude to challenges and an openness to problem solving.
  • A desire to support students to their best possible outcomes regardless of starting points or barriers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of different pedagogies and a willingness to reflect, expand and develop own practice.
  • Able to consistently demonstrate, evaluate and share successful and creative teaching.
  • An ability to deliver lessons that are great day in day out.
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills, and relate very well and sensitively to students, staff, and parents.
  • Good attendance record.
  • Professional appearance and manner.

Promote good progress and outcomes by students:

  • Able to use data effectively to access prior attainment, track progress and set student targets.
  • An aspirational mindset regarding student outcomes.
  • An understanding of formative and summative assessment and their place within a cohesive assessment system.
  • An understanding and application of how feedback drives progress.
  • Monitor progress of students and report as required in line with school procedures for recording and reporting.
  • Demonstrate successful strategies for raising standards of achievement.
  • Organisational skills that facilitate timely intervention, assessment, and feedback.

Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge:

  • Degree level educated.
  • Accredited teaching qualification/Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Work in accordance with the school’s curriculum policy statement and the aims and objectives of the Faculty.
  • Responsible to the subject leader for teaching duties within the designated curriculum area (& beyond where directed).
  • Be an inspirational teacher, confident to work at all key stages (in due course).
  • Knowledge and awareness of current issues within the curriculum area.
  • Working knowledge of the National Curriculum as relevant for the faculty within which your area of specialism resides.
  • Experience of KS4 syllabi.
  • Ideally have experience of KS5 syllabi.
  • Confidence to seize creative opportunities within the curriculum area to more effectively meet students’ needs.

Plan and teach well-structured lessons:

  • Plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard that ensure genuine learning takes place and students make excellent progress through an innate desire to know more.
  • Share plans and teaching resources with colleagues and engage in dialogue around this.
  • Collaborate with other members of the department in the delivery of the subject, undertaking a fair and equitable share of the work by helping to develop and prepare teaching materials for use within the department and cross-curricular themes as required.
  • Set and mark homework as indicated by the department and school homework timetable in accordance with the departmental homework policy.

Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students:

  • To adapt pedagogy according to the educational needs of all students assigned to you, responding to departmental policy, national curriculum guidelines and examination syllabi.
  • To engage with SEND information for students with a SEND diagnosis as indicated on and shared via our MIS.
  • To proactively engage and collaborate with Continuing Professional Learning focussed at supporting our most vulnerable students.
  • To proactively work with additional adults assigned to your classrooms.
  • To respond to requests for information promptly for SEND students so that we can meet needs effectively.
  • To ensure stretch and challenge for all students but particularly those identified as High Prior Attainers.
  • To work effectively with students for whom English is an additional language.

Make accurate and productive use of assessment:

  • Mark and assess students work in line with faculty expectations for frequency and style.
  • Utilise feedback opportunity to reflect on learning and inform next steps.
  • Maintain records, according to school and departmental policies, external examination, and national requirements.
  • Report on students’ progress as required by the school policy and national requirements.

Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment:

  • Consistently model the highest standards of behaviour.
  • Actively manage behaviour in your classroom so all students are able to learn.
  • Support colleagues with behaviour management as appropriate for your level of experience.
  • Utilise effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise, and rewards.
  • Contribute to promoting good behaviour across the school.
  • Complete duties promptly and in line with the guidance for the specific role taking opportunity to interact positively with students.
  • Be a tutor where directed adhering to the expectations of and schedule for tutor time, delivering PSHE/PD activities in a proactive and positive way, enforcing our expectations around uniform, attendance, punctuality etc and engaging with parents to promote our ethos, values and expectations.
  • Actively support the work of the Pastoral Team through enforcing expectations around uniform, attendance, punctuality etc.

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities:

  • Participate in relevant staff training and development activities as required.
  • Participate in the arrangements made for professional development, review, and appraisal.
  • Attend departmental meetings, general school meetings and parents’ meetings as appropriate.
  • Be responsible for and follow adopted safe working practice in accordance with the latest Health and Safety regulations.
  • Contribute to the provision of a motivating learning environment in an identified area of the department.
  • Ensure that, whenever possible, appropriate work is set to cover absence.
  • Have ICT skills for curriculum and administration purposes.
  • Work well in a team, under pressure and be able to manage conflicting priorities through well-developed inter-personal skills.
  • Collaborate with colleagues productively and positively accepting the place of cohesion in a strong school system.
  • Communicate with parents regularly and professionally.
  • Willingness to be involved in the full life of the academy including extra-curricular activities and off-site events.

UPS Job Description

In addition, we expect our teachers at UPS to:

  • Teach consistently great lessons that model best practice for others.
  • Generate consistently great outcomes for students regardless of starting points and challenges.
  • Have an open-door policy that encourages others to visit to share expertise.
  • Actively embrace new pedagogies and lead others to explore them.
  • Support gap-filling strategies across the faculty.
  • Work with colleagues to raise classroom experiences and progress student outcomes.
  • Mentor those at the start of their teaching career (ITT or ECT) assuming appropriate time allocations for this.
  • Ensure all policies are implemented and support others to achieve this standard.
  • To work actively with others to support their effective teaching, effective learning in their classrooms for all and consistently positive behaviour management.
  • To lead aspects of moderation and standardization.
  • To lead development and review of Schemes of Learning.
  • To support post outcome reflection on specifications.
  • To become a school expert on aspects of specifications and the pedagogic adaptions that support their delivery most effectively.

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate would join a large, supportive faculty who enjoy talking about mathematics pedagogy and working from and developing shared resources.This approach has been instrumental in developing our Key Stage 3 pedagogy as we embrace age-range change. Maths is taught in a suite of subject specific rooms all equipped with interactive projectors and visualisers to promote modelling in our lessons.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ashby School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1623 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Ashby School is a thriving, successful and over-subscribed 11-19 Academy with over 1,600 students on roll including 500 in Ashby Sixth form. Conveniently located close to the M42 and M1, within easy reach of several areas of outstanding natural beauty and with the national forest on the doorstep, the school is set in its own attractive grounds in the expanding market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.

At Ashby School prides itself on putting students at its heart. We want all our students to have a happy and successful learning experience and are committed to ensuring that all students fulfil their academic potential.

Everyone in the Ashby School community is committed to achieving this, because, at Ashby, ‘Anything is Possible’.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@ashbyschool.org.uk.

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