KS1/2 Teacher - Full-time

Recruiter
Bronte School
Location
Gravesend
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Mar 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Start Date: Sep 2018

Class Teacher – Key Stage 1 or 2

Required for September 2018

Salary range £26,520 - £33,660 depending on experience

Class teachers at Bronte take on the normal range of responsibilities and duties associated with such a role, alongside a whole-hearted, professional commitment to the children’s education, welfare, safety and to their whole school lives. Class teachers at Bronte are treated as the educational leaders of the children in their classes and their role is seen as central to the fulfillment of the School’s educational aims. Each of the class teachers thus has wide-ranging responsibilities, which include being available to communicate fully with parents, and to participate in events outside normal school hours. Class teachers generally take on the additional role of being a subject co-ordinator and a particular interest in languages or music would attract an additional allowance.

A summary of the normal range of commitments is as follows:

  • teaching of 20 periods per week (each day comprises of five 50 minute periods, a total of 25 periods per week).
  • one lunchtime or after-school club or activity, during one term per year. A teacher may wish, and indeed is encouraged, to take additional activities, such as sports, charitable activities, trips, or after-school tutorials. Some of these attract additional remuneration.
  • some playground and other supervisory duties, in rota with colleagues
  • attendance at staff meetings, parents meetings and other parental and school events; preparation of end-of-term and individual reports; reasonable additional assistance to individual children; close liaison and communication with parents
  • a general commitment to school life as one of its key educational professionals

Person Specifications and Qualifications

An understanding of children and their needs is at the heart of the role. The successful candidate will need to be someone who puts children’s safety and welfare first at all times. In parallel, he or she must have a clear commitment to excellence in education, with their own sense of vocation towards the promotion of each child’s learning, growth and development.

Teachers are paid in accordance with the Bronte scale. The School’s pension scheme is available.

In reporting lines, class teachers are responsible to the Headmistress in their employment as a whole and to the Deputy Head in general school life.

Applications

Applications should comprise a completed school application form, and a covering letter, which should briefly summarise the candidate’s background and reasons for applying. The application may be in hard copy or in electronic form, and should be sent to the Bursar, Miss Susan Allison.

The application form requests provision of the names of two referees, at least one of whom should be the candidate’s current or recent em

Closing Date: 23/04/2018 at 09:00

Interviews: 30th April and 1st May 2018

Information about the school

The School and Nursery

Bronte School is a co-educational independent preparatory school, age Kindergarten to Year 6. It is located close to the centre of Gravesend, with easy access to the station and the town’s facilities. Bronte Nursery, which provides care and education from age 3 months to pre-school, is located nearby, in a separate building.

The School has a family feel, with a single class entry, and an overall size which allows all teachers to know the children well. Academic focus is emphasised, with systems and a curriculum to challenge and stimulate, and to do so at each ability level. The curriculum has wide-ranging opportunities in each of the academic subjects and in sport, music, art and drama. On leaving the school, many children move to grammar schools (around 85%), others move to non-selective state schools and others to independent schools.

In addition to the Kindergarten, there are 7 classes, each of a maximum of 20 children, giving a capacity of 140.

The Nursery follows a similar ethos, looking to provide a safe, happy atmosphere, with a lively and full curriculum, where young children can grow and develop with confidence. Additional activities and lessons are provided in music, ballet, French and sport. The capacity is 70 children, and the Nursery operates from 7.30am to 6.30pm each weekday, for 51 weeks per year.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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