• Expected start date

    12 April 2021

  • Application deadline

    30 November 2020 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    20 November 2020

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
French, Spanish
Working pattern
Full-time only
Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,714 to £41,604

Job summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Job Description should be read alongside the range of professional duties of Teachers as set out in Part X11 of the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, sections 48 to 50. The post holder will be expected to undertake duties in line with the professional standards for qualified teachers and uphold the professional code of the General Teaching Council for England.

1. Planning, Development and Co-ordination

• To set challenging teaching and learning objectives which are relevant to all pupils’ in their classes
• To use teaching and learning objectives to plan lessons and sequences of lessons showing how this will assess pupils learning.
• To select and prepare resources, and plan for their safe and effective organisation, considering pupils’ interests and their learning needs, language and cultural backgrounds, with the help of support staff where appropriate.
• To contribute to teaching teams, meetings and events.
• To plan for the deployment of any support staff who are contributing to pupils’ learning.
• To plan opportunities for pupils to learn in out of school contexts.
• To produce long and short-term planning in accordance with College policy and procedures and within acquired deadlines.
• To implement and review the subject development plan in conjunction with line manager.
• To develop and audit schemes of work and other documentation related to the use of MFL within the College and to support cross curricular delivery including subject support for colleagues to enable curriculum requirements to be met.
• To develop strategies for the use of MFL to promote new teaching methods and improve learning throughout the College and monitor their effectiveness in raising standards of teaching and learning.
• To lead or contribute to professional development activities as part of the planned programme for the College and to promote the sharing of good practice.
• To manage the resources available for MFL and make recommendations to maintain and develop curriculum provision.

2. Monitoring and assessment

• To make appropriate use of the College monitoring and assessment strategies to evaluate pupils’ progress towards planned learning objectives.
• To use monitoring and assessment information to improve planning and teaching.
• To monitor and assess the effectiveness of learning activities and provide immediate and constructive feedback to support pupils as they learn.
• To involve pupils in reflecting on, evaluating and improving their performance and progress.
• To assess pupils progress accurately against appropriate standards.
• To identify and support pupils with differing levels of ability and those experiencing behavioural, emotional, and social difficulties.
• To identify the levels of attainment for pupils learning English as an additional language and identify learning activities to provide cognitive challenge as well as language support.
• To record pupils’ progress and achievements systematically, providing evidence of the range of their work progress and attainment over time to inform planning.
• To report on pupils’ attainment to parents, carers, other professionals and pupils as appropriate.

2. Teaching and class management

• To have high expectations of pupils and build successful relationships centred on teaching and learning.
• To establish a purposeful learning environment where diversity is valued and where pupils feel safe, secure and confident.
• To teach the required or expected knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the curriculum for pupils’ in their age range.
• To teach clearly structured lessons or sequences of work which interest and motivate pupils, making learning objectives clear, employ interactive teaching methods and collaborative group work.
• To promote active and independent learning that enables pupils to think for themselves and to plan and manage their own learning.
• To differentiate teaching to meet the needs of pupils of all ability ranges considering varying interests, experiences and achievements in boys and girls and different cultural and ethnic groups to help them make good progress.
• To organise and manage teaching and learning time effectively.
• To organise and manage the physical teaching space, tools, materials, texts and resources safely and effectively with the help of support staff where appropriate.
• To set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and establish a clear framework for classroom discipline in line with school policy to anticipate pupils’ behaviour
• constructively and promote self-control and independence.
• To use ICT effectively in delivery of teaching and learning.
• To take responsibility for teaching a class or classes over a sustained and substantial period
• To provide homework and other out- of-class work which consolidates and extends work carried out in the class and encourages pupils to learn independently.
• To work collaboratively with other professionals and manage the work of support staff to enhance pupils’ learning.
• To recognise and respond effectively to equality issues as they arise in the classroom and challenge stereotyped views, bullying and harassment in accordance with school policy and procedures.
• To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
• To attend and participate in regular meetings.
• To participate in training, continuous professional development and other learning activities as required including participation in the school’s performance management arrangements.

3. Specific duties relating to this post

• The application of national, Local Authority, whole-school and departmental policies relating to the teaching of MFL
• The duties of a form teacher if required.

4. The above duties are not exhaustive and the postholder may be required to undertake tasks, roles and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned to them by the Senior Management Team.

5. This job description will be kept under review and may be amended via consultation with the individual, Governing Body and/or Senior Management Team as required. Trade union representation will be welcomed in any such discussions.

Employee benefits

Access to Local Government or Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Excellent access to the college by public transport – direct trains to Barnsley from Leeds, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Wakefield, Meadowhall

Proximity to the M1 and A628 – around 30 minutes commute from Leeds, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster

Comprehensive staff wellbeing offer including: free breakfast; access to local authority wellbeing support; in-college HR wellbeing guidance and access to counselling; staff workload review; flu vaccinations; free access to the college gym

A comprehensive professional development programme for teaching and support staff, including opportunities for achieving professional qualifications and supporting career progression

Free Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive for personal use for up to five machines/devices

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
1956 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
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Contact phone number

About Horizon Community College

Horizon Community College: Our Vision

The economic, cultural and social landscape of Barnsley is changing. Opportunities in further education, higher education and professional roles are increasing; opportunities for individuals to shape their own career pathways are growing; opportunities for individuals to challenge traditional socio-economic patterns are multiplying.

At Horizon Community College, our responsibility is to prepare students for this reality. We want young people to leave the College well qualified and with a unique skill set that will enable them to stand out from the crowd. We want young people to be in possession of a passport of qualifications and employability skills that will enable them to pursue exciting careers, attend prestigious universities, complete dynamic apprenticeships and play leading roles in regenerating this area and beyond.

Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of and meets our ambition for each individual student. This is underpinned by the College’s core values which help to prepare every student for a lifetime of success. Our Curriculum and Culture ambition:
• aims to challenge every learner, in every lesson, every day
• develops the character and skill set of all, through the belief that we are ‘Positive Role Models’
• ensures opportunities for all through our personal development and Careers and Enterprise programmes.

Successful education is also about working in close partnership with our families and the community to ensure our students succeed in each School year and are prepared for the next appropriate phase of their education. We work together to empower our students to believe that anything and everything is possible.

We heavily invest in the growth and development of our entire workforce, so they are also prepared for the next phase of their careers. We promote ‘one team’ working hard to support each other. We are focused on continued professional development for staff at every level.

We embed a curriculum and culture that results in Equity of Opportunity, Strong Community, High Expectations, Global Readiness and Kindness so that our students are School Ready; Work Ready; Life Ready.

School location

Dodworth Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 6PD

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