Employer: White Trees Group
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent
Primary / Foundation Years Teacher
Salary: £33,500 – £47,000
Additional £3,000 Welcome Bonus
Main Purpose of the Role
The main purpose of a teacher is to ensure the effective learning of pupils being taught. Teachers are also required to contribute to the wider success of the school. All teachers are a tutor group who are responsible for providing effective pastoral care, to support their social and emotional progress as well as their learning. They are also required to contribute and be involved in extracurricular activities and the wider life of the school community.
Duties and Responsibilities
Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils by:
Establishing a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, ingrained in mutual respect
Setting goals that stretch and challenge ALL pupils
Demonstrating consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils – leading by example.
Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils by:
Being accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of the pupils you teach (alongside other staff where applicable). You will be required to teach 1:1, or a class of 3-4 Young People.Being aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these, wrapping the curriculum around the individual pupils.Guiding pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needsDemonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how these impacts on teachingTo report and record pupil’s attainment, progress and results of assessments within the school’s recording and reporting structure.Use data and teacher records to set aspirational targets and plan challenging activities.
Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge by:
Having a good knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, utilising and maintaining pupils’ interest in the subject(s), and addressing misunderstandingsDemonstrating a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areasDemonstrating an understanding of and taking responsibility for promoting good standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject may be and applying cross curricular links wherever possible in planning and teaching.
Plan and teach well-structured lessons by:
Imparting knowledge and developing understanding through effective use of lesson timePromoting a love of learningReflecting systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teachingContributing to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s), and/or within a pupil’s individual scheme of work.
Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils by:
Knowing when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectivelyTo set clear learning objectives, writing Schemes of work, medium term planning and short-term planningEnsure pupils you teach have their Individual Learning Programmes updated in line with the school systemsHaving a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit our pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these – Following strategies/interventions designed by our Wellbeing teamDemonstrating and awareness of the physical, social and academic development of children and knowing how to adapt teaching to support our pupils’ education at different stages of their development and emotional state
Make accurate and productive use of assessment by:
To mark, assess and return pupils’ work in line with the school Evidence for Learning system, providing constructive oral and written feedback with clear targets and guidance for future improvement.Making use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progressUsing relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessonsGiving pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encouraging them to respond to the feedback
Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment by:
Having clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and taking responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the schoolHaving high expectations of behaviour, using our behaviour wave system accordingly to help support our pupils, embracing the culture of ‘catching our pupils being good’Lead by example – show our pupils what we expect from them, positive behaviour and good mannersMaintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary
Contribute to self-evaluation by:
Contributing to the completion of the current school evaluation processes as required
Professional development and performance appraisal:
Attend all CPD days and training as requiredReview own professional development and identify training needsTake part in the school’s performance appraisal programme and be committed to improving own practiceAct upon advice and feedback and be open to coaching and mentoring
Fulfil wider professional responsibilities by:
Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the schooldeveloping effective professional relationships with colleaguesTaking responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleaguesCommunicating effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-beingSharing in the celebration of success of pupilsContributing to, and supporting pupils to contribute to the school’s news communicationsUsing school systems in place efficiently and effectively, class-dojo, Cpoms, E4LProvide updates to the Designated Teacher about identified pupils for up-and-coming PEP and annual review meetings<b
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