Teacher of Maths The St Leonards Academy, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

Job description

To deliver high quality, engaging and effective Learning through comprehensive curriculum knowledge and excellent professional skills.
• Inspire trust and confidence in students and colleagues.
• Build team commitment with colleagues and in the classroom, engage and motivate students.
• Demonstrate analytical thinking, improve the quality of students’ learning, contribute to the Academy improvement/development planning and promote the learning priorities of the Academy Development Plan.
• Contribute to the development and/or implementation of Academy policies.
• Use the performance management process to advance student learning and enhance professional practice in line with the Academy’s aspirations and priorities.
• Have lead responsibility for a subject or aspect of the Academy’s work and develop plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for its development and/or maintenance.
• Promote the wider aspirations and values of the Academy.

Teach allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:
• understanding and applying effective classroom management,
• understanding and applying a range of teaching strategies,
• positively targeting and supporting individual learning needs,
• maintaining high levels of behaviour and discipline,
• effectively using homework and other extra-curricular learning opportunities,
• demonstrating appropriate consistent progress:
o for the majority of students
o across all teaching areas
o across all spectrums of background, ability and behaviour that compares favourably with students in similar settings,
• effectively managing other adults in the classroom.

• Use performance data to evaluate students’ progress and set appropriate targets for
• improvement.
• Use assessment to inform planning and teaching.
• Report on progress to all stakeholders.

• Be a form tutor to an assigned group of students.
• Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor Group as a whole.
• Liaise with the Pastoral Leader to ensure the implementation of the Academy’s pastoral system.
• Register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of Academy life.
• Contribute to the preparation of Action Plans and progress files and other reports.
• Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
• Communicate, as appropriate, with parents of students and persons or bodies outside the Academy concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with appropriate staff.
• Contribute to PSCHE and citizenship and enterprise according to Academy policy.

• Have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities.
• Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the Academy.
• Maintain an up to date knowledge of good practice in teaching techniques.
• Know subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching.
• Take account of wider curriculum developments.
• Incorporate national strategies in all teaching.
• Communicate learning objectives.
• Contribute positively and effectively to the ‘Every Child Known’ agenda.
• Undertake professional development to enhance teaching and students’ learning, apply outcomes and identify impact and share outcomes with colleagues.
• Take responsibility for professional learning.

• To carry out all activities in such a manner that data protection requirements are met and are in line with the Academy’s policies for Health and Safety, and Equal Opportunities
• To participate in professional development activities and performance management activities as required
• To undertake other reasonable duties as directed by your line manager

Essential educational requirements

Qualification criteria
• Degree / Qualified Teacher Status

Essential qualifications

Qualification criteria
• Degree / Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Essential criteria
• Permitted to work in the UK
• Evidence of relevant and substantial CPD

Ethos, Skills and Knowledge
• Commitment to fully inclusive education
• Commitment to the pursuit of high standards – academic and behavioural
• Commitment to staff participation in decision making
• Commitment to quality provision for SEN students
• Commitment to equal opportunities
• The ability to work in a fast moving and constantly changing environment
• Effective teaching, student management and communication skills

Employee benefits

We offer a wide range of exciting and useful employee benefits to all our employees, including: flexible working to maintain a healthy work-life balance, competitive annual leave entitlement, maternity and paternity leave, and discounts and offers with popular retailers.

About The St Leonards Academy

Edinburgh Campus,, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 8HH
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