Teacher of Science St Matthew's RC High School, Manchester, Lancashire

Job description

The Role
To deliver outstanding teaching and learning in all aspects of your subject and therefore help pupils achieve excellent academic outcomes.

Key responsibilities
• To be a model of excellent practice, maintaining a clear focus on outstanding delivery to pupils.
• To assist in embedding consistent pedagogy and practice for teaching in your department by contributing to CPD sessions and sharing resources.
• To contribute in the development of consistently high quality medium term plans (MPTs) and long term plans (LTPs), for both Key Stages 3 and 4.
• To provide a nurturing classroom and school environment which enables pupils to develop as learners.

Duties as a classroom teacher:

Teaching and Learning
▪ With direction from the Head of Department, and within the context of the school’s curriculum and LTPs/MTPs, plan and prepare effective teaching modules and lessons.
▪ Teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment.
▪ Use regular assessments to set targets for pupils, monitor pupil progress and respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring.
▪ To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils.
▪ Develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in pupil achievement.
▪ Ensure that all pupils achieve good rates of progress, given their starting points.
▪ Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications.
▪ Direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities.
▪ Implement and adhere to the school’s behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times.
▪ Participate in preparing pupils for external examinations.
▪ Identify the intervention needs of pupils in your classes and liaise with relevant members of staff to ensure needs are met.
▪ To play a full and active role in all quality assurance processes, reviewing and improving rates of progress for all classes and implementing and reviewing in-class interventions for targeted pupils with concerning rates of progress.

Wider school responsibilities
 Support the school’s aims and objectives, take a full part in the liturgy and prayer life of the school and play a major role in the development of the school’s Catholic ethos and fulfilment of the School Mission Statement.
 Monitor and support the overall progress and pastoral development of pupils as a teacher/ Form Tutor
 Fulfil any other reasonable duties requested by the Headteacher

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Successful teaching in their subject across the full age, gender and ability range in a secondary school;
 Medium and long term plans creation experience
 Awareness of the necessity for QA.
 Possess good skills in:
- Clear communication both one to one and with large groups;
- Effective time management and organisation;
- Excellent interpersonal relationships

You will:
 Be committed to the Catholic ethos of the school;
 Hold a suitable degree and UK recognised teaching qualification;
 Have a passion for learning and teaching;
 Demonstrate understanding of current teaching and learning issues;
 Demonstrate understanding of the wider role that their subject has within the curriculum;
 Have a proven track record of student achievement.
 Demonstrate understanding of the role their subject plays in the delivery of the Mission of a Catholic School

About St Matthew's RC High School

St Matthew's is a diverse and energetic comprehensive school, with approximately 1400 pupils forming our school community. We have strong, long standing links with all our partner primary schools and sixth form colleges, which allows us to work well in supporting our pupils through key transitional points in their education. Working in partnership with St Patrick’s National Teaching School, we are excited about the journey we have embarked on with them, and are committed to working proactively and dynamically, in order to develop and embed effective and sustainable strategies and policies designed to secure excellent outcomes for all of our young people. As a Catholic school, we place Christ at the heart of all we do, and encourage of staff and pupils to be ambassadors of Christ. Through this, we are able to offer new staff the opportunity to join our St Matthew's family, where we all value and support each other, recognising good in all that others do.

Nuthurst Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M40 0EW
LA Maintained School
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