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This appointment is subject to the current conditions of employment of Teachers contained
in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the Education Act 1997, the
required standards for Qualified Teacher Status, other current educational legislation and
the school’s articles of government.
This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the
Headteacher and member of staff, and will be reviewed annually.
As class teacher to:
 have detailed knowledge and understanding of the Foundation Phase Framework
National Curriculum and the Literacy and Numeracy Framework;
 understand how pupils’ learning is affected by their physical, intellectual, emotional
and social development;
 be ICT literate.
As subject co-ordinator to:
 understand the school’s aims, priorities, targets and action plans;
 advise the staff on Health and Safety issues in the subject.
As class teacher to:
 plan and prepare lessons:
 develop and implement policies and practices which reflect the school’s commitment
to high achievement through effective teaching and learning;
 identify clear differentiated learning objectives for the class making effective use of
assessment information to inform future planning;
 contribute to pupils’ personal, spiritual, social and cultural development;
 set tasks including homework to engage the interest of the class, making demanding
expectations for pupil learning, motivation and presentation of work;
 with support from the SENCO and support teacher, identify pupils with special needs,
write appropriate IEPs and monitor their success;
 set clear targets for pupil learning, building on prior attainment;
 monitor progress and evaluate the effects on teaching and learning by working
alongside colleagues, analysing work and outcomes;
 display flair and creativity in engaging, enthusing and challenging pupils.
 effective teaching of his/her class, establishing and maintaining a safe, purposeful
working atmosphere;
 setting high expectations of behaviour and maintaining productive working
teaching methods which sustain the momentum of pupils’ work through
stimulating curiosity, communicating enthusiasm and exploiting opportunities,
analysing pupil responses in order to take their learning forward;
the ability to evaluate your own teaching critically and use this to improve
personal effectiveness.
As subject co-ordinator to:
 develop strategic direction and development of your subject(s) within the context of
the school’s aims and policies;
 know the characteristics of good teaching, leading by example, and have strategies
for improving achievement in your subject(s) across the school using up to date
research and inspection evidence where relevant;
 know where ICT can be used to aid teaching and learning and assist subject
As class teacher:
 to be able to use different kinds of assessments in able to record pupil progress
systematically, using this information to inform future planning;
 to understand how National, local and comparative school data can be used to set
clear targets for pupil achievement;
 to report pupil progress accurately to parents and other staff;
 establish clear targets for achievement in the subject and evaluate progress through
the use of appropriate assessments and records and regular analysis of this data;
 evaluate the teaching of the subject by the monitoring of teachers’ plans and through
work analysis, identify effective practice and areas for improvement, and take
appropriate action to improve further the quality of teaching;
 plan lessons which identify clear differentiated objectives for the class making
effective use of assessment information to inform future planning;
 with support from the SENCO and support teacher, identify pupils with special needs,
write appropriate I.E.P’s and monitor their success.
As subject co-ordinator:
 use comparative data to improve standards across the school by establishing
benchmarks and setting targets for improvement;
 understand statutory requirements for your subject(s) including assessment,
recording and reporting pupil progress;
to have a working knowledge of teachers legal liabilities and responsibilities;
to establish effective working relationships with everybody associated with the
to set a good example to the pupils you teach, through your presentation and
personal and professional conduct;
to take responsibility for your own professional development and to keep up to date
with research and developments in pedagogy and the subjects which you teach;
to understand your professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and
to be aware of the role and purpose of the school Governing Body
have an enthusiasm for the subject which motivates and supports other staff and
encourages a shared understanding of the contribution the subject can make to all
aspects of pupils’ lives;
Operate within agreed legal and ethical boundaries when working with children.
 Contribute to the professional development of others, including support staff
 Support the Headteacher by maintaining efficient and effective management of
the expenditure for the subject;
 Take on any additional responsibilities which might from time to time be
co-ordinate and develop the following areas throughout the school:
to be agreed
participate in extra curricular activities;
all other duties as listed in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.