Job Description - Kent

St Eanswythe’s C of E Aided Primary School
Responsible to: Key Stage Co-ordinator
Main responsibilities:
To be involved in the development of the school as a whole
To plan, deliver, monitor and assess the Curriculum
To provide professional leadership and management for a subject. To secure high
quality teaching, effective use of resources and continuous improvement of standards
of learning and achievement for all pupils
To support and nurture the Christian ethos of the School.
To become involved through discussion, agreement and action with the development
of the school’s aims and policies.
To attend weekly staff meetings/curriculum meetings.
To attend Key Stage meetings to discuss planning and other issues.
To attend school Inset days.
To attend appropriate courses relevant to the development of teaching skills and
curriculum knowledge as a part of professional development within the school.
To liaise with curriculum co-ordinators and the special educational needs co-ordinator
where necessary.
To be involved in a one-year performance management cycle resulting in an annual
statement and review.
To plan teaching to achieve progression in children’s learning through:
 Identifying clear learning objectives, success criteria and content, appropriate to the
subject matter and the pupils being taught, and specifying how these will be taught
and assessed.
 Setting tasks for whole class, individual and group work, including homework, which
challenge pupils and ensure high levels of pupil interest.
 Setting appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning, motivation and
presentation of work.
 Setting clear targets for pupils’ learning, building on prior attainment, and ensuring
that pupils are aware of the substance and purpose of what they are asked to do.
 Identifying pupils who:
1. have special educational needs, including specific learning difficulties
2. are gifted and talented
3. are not yet fluent in English
and knowing where to obtain help in order to give positive and targeted support.
Provide clear structures for lessons and for sequences of lessons, in the short, medium
and longer term which maintain pace, motivation and challenge for pupils.
Make effective use of assessment information on pupils’ attainment and progress in
learning when planning future lessons and sequences of lessons.
Ensure coverage of the relevant schemes of work and National Curriculum
programmes of study.
To ensure effective teaching of whole classes and of groups and individuals within the
whole class setting so that learning objectives are achieved and best use is made of
available teaching time.
To monitor and intervene when teaching to ensure sound learning and discipline.
To establish and maintain a purposeful working atmosphere.
To set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good
standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and through positive and
productive relationships.
To establish a safe environment, which supports learning and in which pupils feel
secure and confident.
To use teaching methods which sustain the momentum of pupils’ work and keep all
pupils engaged through:
Stimulating intellectual curiosity, communicating enthusiasm for the subject being
taught, fostering pupils’ enthusiasm and maintaining pupils’ motivation.
Matching the approaches used to the subject matter and the pupils being taught.
Structuring information well, including outlining content, aims and learning
objectives and signalling transitions and summarising key points as the lesson
Clearly presenting content around a set of key ideas, using appropriate subjectspecific vocabulary and well-chosen illustrations and examples.
Clear instruction and demonstration and accurate well-paced explanation.
Effective and differentiated questioning, which matches the pace and direction of the
lesson and ensures that all pupils take part.
Careful attention to pupils’ errors and misconceptions and helping to remedy them.
Listening carefully to pupils, analysing their responses and responding
constructively in order to take pupils’ learning forward.
Selecting and making good use of textbooks, ICT and other learning resources
which enable learning objectives to be achieved successfully.
Providing opportunities for pupils to consolidate their knowledge and maximising
opportunities, both in the classroom and through setting well-focused homework to
reinforce and develop what has been learnt.
Exploiting opportunities to improve pupils’ basic skills in literacy, numeracy and
ICT and the individual and collaborative study skills needed for effective learning,
including information retrieval from libraries, texts and other sources.
Exploiting opportunities to contribute to the quality of pupils’ wider educational
development, including their PSHE development.
Setting high expectations for all pupils notwithstanding individual differences,
including their preferred learning style, gender, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
14. Providing opportunities to develop pupils’ wider understanding by relating their
learning to real and work-related examples.
To be familiar with the Code of Practice, on the identification and assessment of special
educational needs and as part of their responsibilities under the Code, implement and keep
records on individual education plans (IEPs) for pupils at School Action and above.
To ensure that pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding in the
subjects taught.
To evaluate own teaching critically and use this to improve effectiveness
To assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment to
improve specific aspects of teaching.
To mark (in accordance with marking policy) and monitor pupils’ class work and homework,
providing constructive oral and written feedback setting targets for individual pupils’ progress
and facilitating the timely achievement of those targets.
To assess and record each pupil’s progress systematically, including, through focused
observation, questioning, testing and marking and use these records to:
1. Check that pupils have understood and completed the work set
2. Monitor strengths and weaknesses and use the information gained as a basis for
purposeful intervention in pupils’ learning.
3. Inform planning.
4. Check that pupils continue to make demonstrable progress in their acquisition of the
knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject.
To be familiar with the statutory assessment and reporting requirements and
know how to prepare and present informative annual reports to parents.
To meet parents at least two times during the academic year to discuss their
child’s work and progress.
To understand the expected demands of pupils in relation to each relevant level
description or end of key stage description.
To recognise the level at which a pupil is achieving and assess pupils
consistently against attainment targets, where applicable.
To understand and know how national, local, comparative and school data,
including National Curriculum test data, where applicable, can be used to set
clear targets for pupils’ achievement.
To use different kinds of assessment appropriately for different purposes,
including National Curriculum and other standardised tests.
To take overall responsibility for the care and management of the children within the
To report child protection issues according to agreed policy
To supervise children during playtime according to an approved rota
To ensure that a register is kept of children at the start of each session according to
school guidelines
To undertake the associated pastoral duties in respect of the pupils in the class
To follow school guidelines and policies
To establish effective working relationships with colleagues including administrative
and support staff.
To utilise classroom assistants effectively in the classroom and monitor their support.
To set a good example to pupils through presentation and personal and professional
To take responsibility for personal professional development and to keep up to date
with research and developments in pedagogy and subjects taught.
To recognise that learning takes place inside and outside the school context and
understand the need to liaise effectively with parents and other carers and with
agencies with responsibility for pupils’ education and welfare.
To be aware of the role and purpose of school governing bodies
To perform other tasks as reasonably required by the headteacher.
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Staff Member
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Line Manager
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