Job Summary

To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all children in the designated class, within the framework of the National Curriculum, school policies and schemes of work.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Main Duties:
•     To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all children in the designated class, within the framework of the National Curriculum, school policies and schemes of work.
•     To support and drive the ethos, aims and values of the school.

Accountabilities:
•     To manage a Class/Teaching Assistant within the classroom.
•     To plan work for the class in accordance with the National Curriculum, school policies, schemes of work and in co-operation with Heads of Department and the Head of Lower School to ensure that all children experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating
curriculum relevant to their age.
•     To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the children in your class – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability.
•     To evaluate your teaching and use this evaluation to improve and develop teaching strategies.
•     To provide well-planned, creative and engaging learning experiences for children with opportunities for them to manage their own learning and become independent thinkers.
•     To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standards of organisation and discipline.
•     To follow and implement school policies and procedures.
•     To create engaging and interactive displays of a high standard both in the classroom and in other areas of the School.
•     To arrange for resources, equipment and materials to be available in such a way that they are properly cared for, easily accessible and will encourage the children to become more responsible and independent learners.
•     To maintain close relationships with colleagues and work together to develop and implement short, long and medium term plans in line with the agreed schemes of work.
•     To consistently assess children’s progress, maintain records and provide written reports to parents.
•     To communicate regularly and effectively to parents about children’s progress and attainment in a positive, professional and polite manner.
•     To ensure that the School’s aims and objectives in relation to the curriculum, equal opportunities and behaviour are promoted in every day classroom organisation and practice.
•     To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
•     To play an active role in the general life of the school.
•     To undertake required duties and attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, during and after school hours when required.
•     To assist, where necessary, in extra-curricular sporting, dramatic and musical events.
•     To organise and take pupils on field trips in a safe and secure manner.
•     To work closely with colleagues from Key Stage 1 and the Learning Support Department.
•     To ensure confidentiality concerning pupils, parents, colleagues and school business.
•     To maintain professional levels of conduct and adhere to the School’s dress code.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
The Key Stage 1 Class Teacher needs to:

•     Be a fully qualified teacher with Key Stage 1 training and experience in either Sciences, Mathematics or English.
•     Have experience of working in British curriculum schools.
•     Be able to build good relationships with pupils, parents and families.
•     Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
•     Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment.
•     Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable.
•     Be punctual and use preparation time appropriately.
•     Be a good communicator with adults and children.
•     Show good organisational skills.
•     Show a competent level of written English.
•     Be able to use ICT in teaching. Familiarity with using Interactive screens and iPads is important.
•     Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Certificate of Child Protection (ICPC).
•     Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
•     Keep up to date with educational developments and best educational practice.
•     Be a motivator.

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