KS1/KS2 Teacher Maternity Cover
West St Leonards Primary Academy

Closing date: 03/02/2020

Job posted date: 13/01/2020

Salary: Teachers Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Range

Employment type: Fixed Term

Hours per week: 32.5

KS1/ KS2 PRIMARY TEACHER

WEST ST LEONARDS PRIMARY ACADEMY

Maternity Cover TMPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3

TEACHER MAIN PAY RANGE / UPPER PAY RANGE

DEPENDENT ON QUALIFIACTIONS AND EXPERIENCE

START DATE: April 2020

West St Leonards Primary Academy is an Ofsted rated good academy within the University of Brighton Academies Trust.  We are a National Talk for Writing Lead School and using this approach to children’s learning.  We use the Mastery Approach to teaching mathematics.

At West St Leonards Primary Academy we know that outstanding learning experiences can change the lives and opportunities of our students, so if you are an enthusiastic, dedicated practitioner committed to ensuring every child exceeds expectations, we would like to hear from you.

 

 

As part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, you can expect high quality professional development and leadership opportunities.

 

To find out about West St Leonards Primary Academy visit our website, http://www.weststleonardsprimaryacademy.org.uk

 

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please go to http://www.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk/careers/vacancies

 

Closing Date for applications:   February 3rd 2020 at noon

Interviews will be held on:        February 12th 2020    

Completed application and equal opportunities forms to be returned to: recruitment@wslprimaryacademy.org.uk

Candidates wishing to visit the academy – and/or have an informal chat before deciding whether or not to apply are also very welcome to do so. Visits/conversations can be organised by calling or emailing West St Leonards Primary academy on 01424 422080 or emailing office@wslprimaryacademy.org.uk

Employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS clearance.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment

Thank you for your interest.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE

Primary Teacher

EMPLOYER

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON ACADEMIES TRUST

LOCATION (Academy)

WEST ST LEONARDS PRIMARY ACADEMY

RESPONSIBLE TO

 PRINCIPAL

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with the school's policies under the direction of the Executive Principal.

Planning, Teaching and Class Management

Plan and teach effectively, to ensure all pupils make at least expected progress by:

1

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

 

2

Setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest

 

3

Setting appropriate and demanding expectations

 

4

Setting clear targets, building on prior attainment

 

5

Identifying SEN or very able pupils and ensuring the provision meets their respective needs

 

6

Providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge

 

7

Making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study

 

8

Ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time

 

9

Maintaining discipline in accordance with the academy’s procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework

 

10

Using a variety of teaching methods to:

  1. match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary
  2. use  effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and   misconceptions
  3. select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, I.C.T. and other sources;

11

Ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught

 

12

Evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness

 

13

Ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support taking account of pupils’ needs by providing structured learning opportunities which develop the areas of learning identified in national and local policies and particularly the foundations for English and mathematics

14

Encouraging pupils to think and talk about their learning, develop self-control and independence, concentrate and persevere, and listen attentively

 

15

Using a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and play and talk as a vehicle for learning

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

 

16

Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching

 

17

Mark and monitor pupils' work and set targets for progress

18

Assess and record pupils' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood 

and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at

which the pupil is achieving

 

19

Undertake assessment of students as requested by examination bodies, departmental and school procedures

 

20

Prepare and present informative reports to parents

Curriculum Development

21

Have lead responsibility for a subject or aspect of the school's work and develop plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for its development and / or maintenance

22

Contribute to the whole school's planning activities

This Job Description is correct at the time of print and gives the main responsibilities and tasks of the role.  These may however be changed or added to as appropriate.

There may also be the need for staff to undertake additional duties from time to time, appropriate to the level of the post.  Should these additional tasks become a frequent part of the role, the job description will be revised through consultation with the post holder.

  • All Support Staff posts within the Academy are subject to a one year probationary period
  • This post is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Check
  • This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) – applicants must be prepared to disclose all criminal convictions and cautions including those that would otherwise be spent under the Act.

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

       

 

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

  1. Education and Qualifications
    1. Qualified Teacher Status

 

  1. Knowledge and Experience
    1.       Classroom practitioner with experience across EYFS/KS1
    2.       Possess a sound understanding of National Curriculum subjects and statutory requirements.
    3.       Monitoring and assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ progress including to parents.
    4.       Statutory requirements of legislation concerning equal opportunities, health and safety, SEND,  

      safeguarding and child protection.

    1.       Effective teaching and learning strategies.
    2.       To have knowledge of the theory and practice of providing effectively for the individual needs for all

      pupils.

    1.       Child centred philosophy.
    2.       Abreast of current educational thinking, research and initiatives, nationally and locally.

 

  1. Skills & Abilities
    1.       Promote the Academy’s aims positively and use effective strategies to monitor motivation and morale.
    2.       Establish and develop close partnerships with the team, parents, external agencies, Governors and the

      community.

    1.       Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences whilst maintaining confidentiality
    2.       Create a happy, safe, challenging and effective learning environment.
    3.       Use ICT effectively.
    4.       Work in partnership with class teachers, other professionals and parents.
    5.       Maintain good behaviour for learning and have strategies for pupil behaviour and management.
    6.       Be highly organised and efficient with good time management skills.
    7.       Be approachable and empathetic when needed.

 

  1. Desirable Criteria
    1.       Enthusiasm and expertise in one or more specialist curriculum areas.
    2.       Knowledge and understanding of the importance of links between academies, particularly partner 

      academies.

    1.       Knowledge of the Talk for Writing approach and Maths Mastery       
    2.       Demonstrate a commitment to sustained professional development.
    3.       Be analytical about your work.
    4.       Support the wider academy community activities and events.
    5.       Willingness to lead and develop extra-curricular activities and wider community events.

4.8       Evidence of continuous INSET and commitment to further professional development.

4.9       Other higher professional qualifications.

           

 

 

 

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