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Nursteed Community Primary School:
Person Specification
It is a condition of employment at Nursteed Community Primary School that
members of staff recognize their responsibility to safeguard and promote the
welfare of children. To achieve this aim the following person specification
describes the knowledge, skills, dispositions etc. that the governing body is
seeking so that candidates are fully aware of them before applying.
Post: Teacher (Key Stage 2): Full-Time
Essential
Desirable
Qualifications
Qualified Teacher Status
Further professional qualification(s)
Experience
Recent experience teaching in Key
Stage 2
Active continuing history of
professional development
High quality professional
understanding of teaching strategies,
planning, assessment, positive
behaviour management, etc.
High quality subject knowledge
across the full Key Stage 2
curriculum
Experience of teaching learners with
a wide range of levels of attainment
(inc. SEN)
Subject leadership responsibility
Up-to-date knowledge of current
professional issues
Clear understanding of collaborative
working
Good subject knowledge of the
primary school curriculum, with
particular strengths to share with
colleagues
Awareness of national guidance and
local procedures for safeguarding and
promoting children’s welfare, and
relevant roles and responsibilities
within these
Understanding of the importance of
sharing information, how it can help
and the dangers of not doing so
Enthusiasm for PE and sport
Knowledge
Dispositions
Enthusiasm for learning, personally
and professionally
Creativity
Innovation
Sympathetic and understanding
attitude towards all children
Self-motivation
Commitment to continuing
professional development
Ability to demonstrate confidentiality
Person Specification: Teacher (Key Stage 2) (2)
Qualities
Skills
Equal
Opportunities
Essential
Desirable
Keen to lead colleagues in one or
more areas of the school curriculum
Patient
Enjoy working as part of a team
Ability to:
Engage children and communicate
with them effectively
Build respectful and trusting
relationships with children
Identify developmental or
behavioural changes in children, and
respond appropriately, seeking
advice, information and support as
necessary
Communicate effectively with
colleagues and other professionals
Manage the work of teaching
assistants effectively
Work collaboratively with teachers
and other colleagues
Must promote equal opportunities
with regard to gender, race, disability
etc.
Must be self-aware: know how to
demonstrate a commitment to
treating all people fairly and with
respect
Well organised
Flexible
Autonomous
Good level of personal ICT skills
Interview
If you are short listed for this position the interviewing panel will be asking you questions
based on the job description and person specification to judge your suitability for the post. The
interviewing panel will also explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare
of children including:

Your motivation to work with children

Your ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries
with children
 Your emotional resilience in working with children.
We will seek references before interview. Any relevant issues raised by referees will be
discussed at interview. Prior to interview we will arrange to observe you teaching in your
current school setting (if possible).
January 2014
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