Year 5 Classroom Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Nishkam School West London, Osterley


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £29,000 to £41,000

Job summary

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

1. Curriculum and Assessment Development

• Have a secure knowledge of the relevant curriculum content, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in a range of subjects, and address misunderstandings
• Demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the curriculum, and promote the value of scholarship
• Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English
• In early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics
• In early mathematics, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies
• Know and understand how to assess the relevant curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements
• Make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress
• Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
• Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback

2. Leadership and Partnership

• Provide effective modeling to staff and children of the school’s ethos and virtues;

• Provide leadership in an agreed subject or age group, working with colleagues to improve planning, resourcing and delivery of that area; and to

• Work with children, parents and families to develop an in-depth understanding of each child and to jointly plan future learning and development

3. Planning, Teaching and Classroom Management

To maximise the progress of each allocated class by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

• Identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed;

• Setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of motivation and interest;

• Setting appropriate and demanding expectations;

• Setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;

• Identifying SEN and more able pupils;

• Providing clear structures for lessons, maintaining pace, motivation and challenge;

• Ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time;

• Monitoring and intervening to ensure sound learning and discipline;

• Using a variety of teaching methods to:

i) match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary

ii) use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions

iii) select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other sources:

• Ensure pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught: and to

• Evaluate own teaching critically to improve effectiveness

4. Additional Responsibilities

• Maintain a well organised, tidy classroom;

• Ensure that the classroom environment is stimulating and attractive through displays and use of resources;

• Ensure that there is key vocabulary for the curriculum areas, including a clear focus on Literacy and Numeracy;

• Ensure that agreed school policies are followed and understood;

• Ensure that the school’s positive behaviour policy is consistently reinforced;

• Ensure that the school’s Racial Equality and Equal Opportunity policies are adhered to at all times;

• Ensure that through planning and discussion effective use is made of any additional adult support in the class in order to promote children’s learning;

• Liaise and meet with parents wherever appropriate, and attend parent consultation evenings;

• Provide regular written reports as part of the required professional role;

• Attend weekly staff meetings; and

• Ensure that the school’s Health & Safety procedures are followed and adhered to at all times

Essential educational requirements

• Possess recognised, relevant qualifications relating to the post for which they are applying or are appointed to

Essential qualifications

• Have DfE Qualified Teacher Status;

Essential skills and experience

• Demonstrate commitment to the involvement of parents in their children’s

• Demonstrate evidence of successful professional (teaching) practice;
• Demonstrate a sound understanding of assessment;
• Demonstrate an understanding of children’s development and the ability to
recognize and respond to the individuality of children in their care;
• Demonstrate knowledge and experience of curriculum planning, with particular;
regard to the phase being applied for/in which the employee is deployed at any
• Demonstrate a willingness to work across the primary age range;
• Demonstrate an awareness of national trends and developments;
• Demonstrate an understanding of modern teaching techniques
• Demonstrate evidence of high expectations of pupils and staff;
• Demonstrate an understanding of working in an urban, culturally diverse school;
• Demonstrate clear and balanced views about pupil welfare and discipline;

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School, Sikh
Education phase All Through
School size 501 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Nishkam School West London website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

152 Syon Lane, Osterley, TW7 5PN