4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    23 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Temporary 1 year)
Teachers Mainscale 1

Job summary

Job Description – Classroom Teacher

School: The Python Hill Academy Pay Range: Main Scale 1
Responsible to: Key Stage Leaders & Academy Principal

Job Purpose
To carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with the academy’s policies under the direction of the Principal.

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

Planning, Teaching and Class Management
Ensure quality first teaching every day so that all lessons are ‘good or better’ by adopting and understanding The Forge Trust’s approach to teaching and learning (Towards Effective Learning) by:
• Identifying clear learning objectives and success criteria for each lesson;
• Setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest;
• Setting appropriate and demanding expectations;
• Setting clear personalised targets, building on prior attainment;
• Identifying SEND or academically more able (AMA) pupils;
• Identify assessment opportunities when planning, and ensure curriculum coverage;
• Manage time effectively;
• Maintaining discipline in accordance with the academy’s procedures;
• Encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality and behaviour;
• Ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding;
• Evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness;
• Ensuring effective and efficient deployment of classroom support where appropriate;
• Providing good models (WAGOLL) and effective demonstrations in lessons;
• Encouraging pupils to think and talk about their learning;
• Encouraging pupils to develop self- control, perseverance and independence;
• Developing pupils speaking and listening skills;
• Providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge. Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting
• Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching;
• Encourage pupils to self-assess to further learning;
• Assess and record pupils' progress systematically and keep records of pupil data;
• Follow the trust’s marking and feedback policy, and provide daily personalised assessment for learning opportunities in Mathematics and English;
• Undertake assessment of students as requested by examination bodies, departmental and academy/trust procedures;
• Prepare and present informative reports to parents.

Curriculum Development
• Show an interest in and begin to take on a lead responsibility for a subject or aspect of the academy's work and develop plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for its development and / or maintenance;
• Contribute to the wider life of the whole academy.

General Duties
• Follow the Academy’s policies
• Follow the schools safeguarding policies and procedures
• Lead extra-curricular activities at differing times throughout the year
• Carry out any other duties required by the Senior Leadership Team

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

This post is subject to the current conditions of employment for Class Teachers contained in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act, the required standards for Qualified Teacher Status and Class Teachers and other current legislation. This job description should be read in conjunction with 'Clarification notes on the exercise of professional duties for all teachers, other than head teachers' contained at Appendix A. This job description should be read in conjunction with 'Clarification notes on the exercise of professional duties for all teachers, other than head teachers' contained within Parts XI and XII of the School Teachers’ Pay & Conditions Document.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the Principal and member of staff, and will be reviewed by The Forge Trust annually. Vision:

Applying for the job

Complete the application form and return by email to jwhite@pythonhill.notts.sch.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
305 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01623 464164

About The Python Hill Academy

The Python Hill Academy is part of The Forge Trust and we pride ourselves in promoting extremely high standards in all aspects of school life. Our ethos is to encourage our children to be aspirational and maintain a work ethic that will help them achieve their future goals. As a result, we expect our staff to promote these values through their own practice.

The FORGE Trust is a primary school led, multi-academy trust which was founded in September 2016 on the success of The Sir Donald Bailey Academy in Newark, Nottinghamshire. There is a clear vision to provide the very best education for every pupil in our schools ensuring the quality of teaching is excellent and the environment for learning encourages all pupils to find their talent and succeed. We believe strongly in our mission to
change the lives of these children and have the ambition to be the most successful multi-academy trust in the country! The Trust specialises in working in communities which face disadvantage and challenge, and prides itself on having a transformational agenda to significantly impact on the life chances of children in the communities served by FORGE schools.

Arranging a visit to The Python Hill Academy

Socially distanced visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.
Please contact Julie White (Office Manager) at The Python Hill Academy either by email: jwhite@pythonhill.notts.sch.uk or by telephone: 01623 464164 to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

School location

Kirklington Road, Mansfield, NG21 0JZ

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