Teacher of Science St Bernard's Catholic High School, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Job description

To discharge the professional duties of teachers as
described in the latest Pay and Conditions of Service document for Teachers (STPCD) in relation to: Teaching, Assessments, Reports, performance Management, Educational Methods, Discipline, Health & safety, Cover, Public Examinations, Administration and Other Activities.


2.1 Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.

2.2 Teach challenging, well organized lessons across the age and
ability range of the school, including opportunities for:
• A variety of teaching strategies and resources, including e-learning, which meet learners’ needs and take practical account of diversity and promote equality and inclusion.
• Build on prior knowledge and attainment in order to sustain progress.
• Develop concepts and processes which enable learners to apply new knowledge, understanding and skills.
• Relates, where relevant, to the world of work and enterprise.
• Contributes to their moral, cultural, spiritual and citizenship development.
• Engagement and motivation of all the learners.
• Provides opportunities to develop skills of reading, writing, communication and mathematics.

2.3 Regularly review the effectiveness of their teaching and its impact on learners’ progress, attainment and wellbeing, refining approaches as necessary, making use of appropriate CPD opportunities.

2.3 Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment which
complies with current legal requirements, national policies and
guidance on the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young

2.4 Identify and use opportunities to personalize and extend the learning of pupils through appropriate out-of-school contexts.

2.5 To effectively manage the behaviour of the learners in line with the
School’s behaviour policy and procedures.

(UPS 3 only)
2.6 Demonstrate teaching skills which lead to learners achieving well relative to their prior attainment, making progress as good as, or better than, similar learners nationally.

2.7 Share good practice with regard to teaching and learning with colleagues in the school as a whole.


3.1 Plan, set and assess homework, other out-of-class assignments
and coursework for examinations following the school timetable.
3.2 Know and use the correct assessment requirements and arrangements for the subjects taught, including those related to public examinations and qualifications.

3.3 Use a range of methods of assessment to diagnose learners’
needs, set realistic and challenging targets for improvement
and plan future teaching.

3.4 Regularly provide learners with accurate and constructive feedback
on their attainment and progress in line with school and subject policies.

3.5 Attend parents’ evenings and other consultation events to report
the progress and attainment of pupils.

3.6 Provide assessment and report information in a timely manner,
in line with school policies and procedures.


4.1 To take opportunities to work as a team and to share the
development of effective practice.

4.2 To ensure that colleagues you work with in the classroom are
appropriately involved in supporting learning.

4.3 To work with colleagues responsible for learners with special
educational needs, disabilities and other individual learning needs for the benefit of the learners.

4.4 To refer any issues of safeguarding, special educational needs
or other areas of concern to appropriate colleagues with these responsibilities in an appropriate and timely manner.

4.5 To contribute to the professional development of colleagues through
• demonstrating effective practice (UPS 1 and above)
• participating in working parties or similar groups (UPS 1 and above )
• supporting trainees &/or NQTs (UPS 1 and above )
• Coaching / mentoring other colleagues (UPS 1 and above )
• Contributing (and leading where appropriate) to CPD activities within the department and the wider school (UPS 1 and above)

4.6 To take responsibility for own professional development e.g. through leading an action research project, developing a whole school initiative, shadowing senior colleagues (and other similar activities) (UPS3)


5.1 To demonstrate good subject knowledge in order to foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject area.

5.2 To keep up to date with national developments in the subject area(s)
and teaching practice and pedagogy.

5.3 To develop and skills in reading, writing communication, mathematics
and cross-curricular working.

5.2 To develop skills in reading, writing, communication and mathematics
and cross-curricular working. (UPS 2 and above)

In addition, to discharge those duties in keeping with the Catholic Education Service (CES) contract of employment and the stated Mission of the School.


6.1 The governors of St. Bernard’s would encourage all staff to be involved in To monitor and support the overall progress and development of
pupils within classes assigned.

6.2 To act as a form tutor (unless agreed otherwise) and carry out the
duties associated with the role as outlined in the generic job

6.3 To attend regular training with regard to safeguarding and follow
school and legal process

Essential educational requirements

Academic degree(s) or other professional qualification(s) relevant to secondary phase

Essential qualifications

Qualifed Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Ability to teach Science to KS3 and to the higher Science GCSE standard

About St Bernard's Catholic High School

Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9LE
LA Maintained School