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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 February 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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Main Duties

Responsibilities and Duties

The post holder is expected to undertake the professional duties of a school teacher within the conditions operative at the time of issue of this Job Description together with the more specific duties/responsibilities which are listed below. These should not include or imply any voluntary activities.

Amendment of Job Description

The particular duties/responsibilities listed below may be reviewed from time to time at the request of the Headteacher or post holder as circumstances make necessary. They may be amended only after reasonable consultation and the approval of the Governing Body. In the exceptional situation of mutual agreement not being achieved, the individual teacher or Headteacher will have access to an Appeal Committee established by the Governors’ Personnel Committee for the purpose.

The following outline is not intended as a list of tasks but gives an overall range of duties and responsibilities which reflects the position.

Professional Requirements and Responsibilities

  • To respect, support and contribute to the aims, ethos and faith of the school.
  • To promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
  • Adhere to its policies and practices.
  • To contribute to and support the raising of achievement in the school.
  • To have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities.
  • To ensure you have a clear knowledge and understanding of the school policies and procedures, particularly those relating to safeguarding.
  • To contribute to the learning culture within the subject area by identifying, sharing and deploying good and effective practice.
  • To adhere to the school’s procedures to register accurately and codify attendance and absence, and to complete class registers – currently via SIMS - for all groups taught.
  • To adhere to the Teacher’s Standards and adopt a professional, self-reflective and pro-active approach to improving your craft as a teacher
  • Participate fully in Performance Management.
  • Adopt the culture of aspirational target setting which is embedded at St. Monica’s from whole school to individual staff and pupil targets.
  • To reflect on your own practice and contribute to the school and faculty’s self-review / evaluation processes.
  • To undertake the duties of Form Tutor, supporting the Catholic ethos of the school and contributing pro-actively to the PSHE and enrichment curriculum.
  • To attend all meetings within the agreed school structure.
  • To make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school, including the extra-curricular life of the school.

Pastoral Care Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the pastoral care of pupils and students and to support their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • To pray daily with your form and ensure that your form group fulfils a daily Act of Worship.
  • To participate in the worshipping life of St. Monica’s, as a Catholic School, including supervision of pupils, assistance with and preparation of appropriate acts of worship and the promotion of the contribution which each subject area and school activity makes to the spiritual well-being of the school.
  • To communicate, as appropriate, with parents of students or outside agencies concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with appropriate staff.

Teaching & Learning

  • To demonstrate appropriate consistent progress for the majority of pupils, including all vulnerable and ability groups and irrespective of social, ethnic background.
  • To comply with the teaching and learning approaches adopted in the subject/guidance area as directed by the appropriate leader.
  • To make effective use of planning, preparation and assessment time (PPA) to plan lessons thoroughly in advance, to record outcomes and to compare and review the performance of pupils with colleagues as appropriate.
  • To contribute to aspects of Subject Schemes of Work, at KS3 KS4 or KS5.
  • To maintain high levels of behaviour and discipline. To be responsible for the management of your classroom and to provide a stimulating learning environment to increase the learning potential of pupils and students.
  • To incorporate the use of ICT to enhance the delivery of the curriculum.
  • To plan all lessons, differentiating work and materials to meet the educational needs of the pupils’ and students’ different abilities. This includes due recognition to provide challenge to all pupils / students including those on the Gifted and Talented Register and those on the Special Educational Needs Roll.
  • To use the principles of Assessment for Learning to inform lesson planning.
  • To ensure that the development of literacy, numeracy, citizenship and enterprise is included, where appropriate, in lesson planning and delivery.
  • To provide the curriculum leader/ assistant curriculum leader with evidence of planning and assessment of pupil / student work as appropriate.
  • To support the effective use of Learning Support Assistants assigned to work in your lessons.
  • To contribute to the development of the subject area by sharing examples of good and effective practice, reporting back on beneficial professional development received.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues within and outside your subject area to improve teaching and learning throughout the school.
  • To set regular worthwhile homework tasks to complement classroom learning.
  • To promote adherence to the school’s Positive Behaviour Management system, reinforcing this with all taught classes and tutor groups.
  • To set regular worthwhile homework tasks to complement classroom learning.

To promote adherence to the school’s Positive Behaviour Management system, reinforcing this with all taught classes and tutor groups.

Assessment Recording Reporting

  • To adhere to the data / record keeping systems across the school and use appropriate data to inform target setting for individual pupils and students.
  • To ensure work is marked, assessed and recorded appropriately.
  • To attend Parents’ Evenings, produce accurate reports on all pupils / students in the reviewing and reporting to parents, processes, meeting deadlines and setting appropriate targets.
  • To support the Target Setting and Review Day processes, checking and reinforcing targets. To monitor pupil and student progress and identify, encourage and reward success.

General Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, training, and briefings as appropriate.
  • Be aware of, and comply with all Trust policies and procedures, in particular those relating to child protection, health, safety and security, financial management, confidentiality, and data protection.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work, and aims of the Trust
  • Committed,passionate, dynamic, and supportive.
  • Innovative and high performing.
  • Commitment to the principle of working collaboratively with other schools within the St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.

These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities, which the Trust may determine. Please note that the successful applicant will be required to comply with all Trust Policies.

What the school offers its staff

  • We nurture and encourage all our people to develop and grow personally and professionally, providing career and leadership opportunities across the Trust.

  • We look after our people and have an effective Employee Assistance and Occupational Health Programme to proactively support their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

  • We are considerate and provide paid leave for family and personal circumstances

  • We include people within our communities and the wider community and by supporting each other

  • We recognise people with an aim to progress their career internally.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Monica's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young
people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory
enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About St Monica's RC High School, a Voluntary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1111 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0161 773 6436

St Monica’s RC High School is a comprehensive High School welcoming pupils aged 11-16 in
Prestwich north of Greater Manchester. We are part of the St Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic
Multi Academy Trust.
Our Headteacher is committed to continuing the rapid improvement which is now taking place within
the school.
As a Catholic school we pride ourselves as a community to follow our school mission statement:
At Saint Monica’s we are a Catholic family, diverse and different, supporting each other in all we do
through prayer and service.
We seek to live out the gospel values of justice, forgiveness and peace recognising the potential of
each person in our community.

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