Teacher of Science St Mary's and St John's CofE School, London

Job description

In addition to meeting the Teachers’ Standards, you are expected to:
Carry out the professional duties of a teacher as defined in the most recent School Teachers Pay & Conditions Document and the current Teachers’ Standards requirements
Teach within your subject area(s) at Key Stages 3, 4 & 5
Discharge other duties as required by the Principal within the scope and status of the post

Specific responsibilities in relation to the department
Knowledge & expertise
Behave in a positive and professional manner towards children, colleagues and parents at all times
Keep up to date with current educational thinking and practice, by studying, reading and by attendance at appropriate courses, workshops and meetings as school duties allow

Teaching & Learning
Teach your specialist subject(s) across the whole age and ability range
Plan lessons which motivate and support all students to make at least expected progress
Establish a purposeful working atmosphere and set high expectations for student behaviour, learning, motivation and presentation of work
Teach literacy as many of our learners speak English as an additional language
Be responsible for the management of any additional adults who may be working with the class to support progress
Promote positive discipline in the classroom with emphasis on an ongoing system of achievement and reward
Create a good learning environment in your classroom(s), including display

Pupil Progress
Ensure planning, assessment, record keeping and recording is in line with school policy reflecting high expectations and broad learning opportunities to optimise the achievement of the pupils
Ensure pupils’ work is marked in accordance with our marking policy and in a way that will help the pupil to understand how to further improve
Use data to inform planning and target set
Carry out and mark assessments and submit necessary data as required
Support good communication with parents through attending meetings and Parents Evenings to support pupil progress

Pastoral Care
Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all pupils
Participate in the pastoral care of the school as a Pastoral & Academic Mentor

Whole School Role
Contribute to Department Meetings, Key Stage meetings, Pastoral meetings where appropriate
Contribute to the development and implementation of school policies where appropriate
Support whole school initiatives
Uphold the school Christian and creative ethos
Communicate with and report to parents and governors
Contribute to the school’s extra-curricular / enrichment ethos and assembly programme
Take a full and active part in the school’s Professional Development Programme and contribute actively to whole school improvement

Complete all Performance management requirements as set out in the school policy, including being performance managed (Not NQT) to support personal and school development
Strive to fulfil agreed objectives

Essential educational requirements

GCSE, A good honours degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Relevant, recent experience of teaching in an 11-18 school, including post 16 teaching
Experience of working in more than one secondary school
A sound understanding of quality first teaching and responsive teaching, planning and assessment for learning
Ability to use progress information to adapt teaching and learning strategies

About St Mary's and St John's CofE School

Bennett House, London, NW4 4QR
All Through
LA Maintained School
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