LOWER KEY STAGE 2 CLASS TEACHER (YEARS 3 & 4)
The post holder will report to the Head of Lower School and will be accountable to the Headmistress.
• To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all pupils in the designated class, within the framework of national and school policies.
• To support and drive the ethos, aims and values of the school
• To maintain and use assessment records and report on pupils’ progress to staff, and to parents and carers, in accordance with school policy.
• To manage a Teaching Assistant within the classroom.
• To plan work for the class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in cooperation with Heads of Department and Head Teacher, to ensure that the pupils experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to their age.
• To follow and implement school policies and procedures.
• To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the pupils 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 make appropriate educational provision for pupils with learning difficulties and for those children with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning Support Department.
• To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standards of organisation and discipline.
• To provide well-planned, creative and engaging learning experiences for pupils.
• To maintain a high standard of display and a stimulating environment, in the classroom and in other areas of the school.
• To play an active role in the general life of the school.
• To work closely with colleagues and to provide short, long and medium term plans.
• To assess pupil’s progress, maintain records and provide regular written reports to parents.
• To communicate regularly and effectively to parents about pupil’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 everyday classroom organisation and practice.
• To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
• 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 and activities.
• To take reasonable care of school equipment, both on and off school premises.
• To organise and take pupils on field trips in a safe and secure manner, in accordance with school policies.
• To liaise with colleagues from Key Stage 1, the Upper School and 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 Code of Conduct for staff.
The Key Stage 2 Teacher needs to:
• Be a fully qualified teacher with Key Stage 2 training and experience.
• 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 pro-active as a part of The Banda School staff team and possess the desire to be fully involved in all aspects of life in a leading preparatory school.
• 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 an advantage.
• Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).
• Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
• Keep up to date with educational developments in UK.
• Be a motivator.
The post holder will have the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young persons for whom he / she is responsible, or with whom he / she comes into contact, and will be expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy at all times.
Experience of working in a British Curriculum School is essential.
All applications should reach the Headmistress by Friday 14th May latest.
A completed Application Form accessed via the following link: https://www.bandaschool.com/userfiles/banda/MS-Word/Teaching_Application_Form.doc and Covering Letter should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org