English Language Teacher

Recruiter
BUCKSWOOD SCHOOL
Location
Guestling
Posted
15 Apr 2018
Closes
22 Apr 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

ENGLISH TEACHER

Buckswood School is looking for an enthusiastic and successful teacher to join our dynamic and high performing English department.

The successful applicant should have a good grasp on good and outstanding teaching, be confident in their ability and able to consistently deliver effective lessons and learning with a positive approach up to KS5.

Applicants should possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be hard working, flexible and professional. They should have high expectations of students, colleagues and self, displaying energy and enthusiasm in and out of the classroom, contributing to the school’s overall success. A willingness to contribute to other areas of school life would be welcome.

Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.

Requirements Inspire trust and confidence in students and colleagues.

Build team commitment with colleagues and in the classroom, engage and motivate students.

Demonstrate analytical thinking, improve the quality of students’ learning.

Contribute to the development and/or implementation of policies.

Use the performance management process to advance student learning and enhance professional practice in line with the Schools aspirations and priorities.

Promote the wider aspirations and values of the School. Planning, Teaching and Class Management Teach allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

  • understanding and applying effective classroom management,
  • understanding and applying a range of teaching strategies,
  • positively targeting and supporting individual learning needs,
  • maintaining high levels of behaviour and discipline,
  • effectively using homework and other extra-curricular learning opportunities,
  • demonstrating appropriate consistent progress:
  • for the majority of students
  • across all teaching areas
  • across all spectrums of background, ability and behaviour that compares favourably with students in similar settings,

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

  • Use performance data to evaluate students’ progress and set appropriate targets for improvement.
  • Use assessment to inform planning and teaching. Pastoral Duties
  • Register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of School life.
  • Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
  • Communicate, as appropriate, with parents of students and persons or bodies outside the School concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with appropriate staff.
  • Contribute to PSHE and citizenship and enterprise according to School policy.

Other Professional Requirements

  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the School.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of good practice in teaching techniques.
  • Know subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching.
  • Take account of wider curriculum developments.
  • Communicate learning objectives.
  • Undertake professional development to enhance teaching and students’ learning, apply outcomes and identify impact and share outcomes with colleagues.
  • Take responsibility for professional learning.

Applications from NQT’s welcomed.

To carry out all activities in such a manner that data protection requirements are met and are in line with the Academy’s policies for Health and Safety, and Equal Opportunities

To participate in professional development activities and performance management activities as required To undertake other reasonable duties as directed by your line manager

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.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS)

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.

Buckswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau now the Disclosure and Barring Service. You must also have the right to work in the UK with appropriate Visa if necessary. If you have not lived/worked in the UK for the past ten years you will need to provide a Police check from the country in which you have been living and working.

PERSON SPECIFICATION ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

Qualification criteria

  • Degree / Qualified Teacher Status
  • Permitted to work in the UK
  • Commitment to the pursuit of high standards – academic and behavioural
  • Commitment to quality provision for SEN students
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • The ability to work in a fast moving and constantly changing environment
  • Effective teaching, student management and communication skills Personal Qualities
  • Vision, warmth, energy, resilience, enthusiasm and caring

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