• 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.
• 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.
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.