Teacher of Business
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: • To keep up-to-date with relevant curriculum developments and with the information on syllabuses, moderation and assessment. • To adopt appropriate and varied teaching and learning strategies, including differentiation of work for students with different needs. • To take positive steps to get to know the individual strengths and weaknesses of the students in each group to enable learning to be achieved more effectively. • To assist in the development of schemes of learning including the development of teaching materials. • To consult their line manager and make suggestions regarding textbooks, stationery, equipment, IT software and other resources available within the appropriate area. • To conform with internal assessment policies on homework, marking, recording and reviewing and adhere to all examination board regulations. • To ensure the completion of target grade data and summary reviews by the calendared deadlines. • To review student performance against their target grade and adjust support and offer challenge as appropriate. • To enter a dialogue with each student about their progress and the actions needed to improve. • To consult with the subject leader if a student continues to perform below target grade. • To ensure that the student work is promptly marked and that an up to date online record of weekly homework and assessment grades is kept. • To complete and record attendance at every lesson according to College Policy. • To use the appropriate referral systems and procedures when a student is having difficulty with work in spite of help offered, has a poor attendance record, is negligent, unpunctual, hands in work late or not at all. • To follow the college procedure on setting work for classes when absent from college. • To attend appropriate calendared meetings. • To attend Parents' Evenings, Open Evenings and similar directed events. • To participate in professional development activities, including subject updating and wider relevant curriculum developments. • To participate in the College's Appraisal System. This may include their responsibility and role within the area and setting and reviewing agreed targets on an annual basis / reflecting college objectives and curriculum targets / aims. • To participate in the induction and mentoring of new staff. • To take part in college Quality Assurance procedures, such as course reviews, IQRs, setting and monitoring of individual targets for students and courses. • To contribute to the achievement of course targets for retention and achievement, including added value. • To participate in a review of student evaluation data on teaching and learning. • To implement strategies identified in appropriate development plans. • To participate in peer observation procedures. • To compile subject references for UCAS and job applications. • To provide information and advice on progression within the subject in conjunction with the careers department and Tutor / Student Progress Manager. • To contribute to marketing of the subject through a presence at Open Evenings, Introductory Days and Enrolment. • To provide enrichment opportunities. • To implement the College's Strategic Plan in relation to the teaching area. General: • To carry out the professional duties of any subject teacher (see Appendix 4 of the SFCEF Teacher Handbook). • To participate in the College's Performance Management system. • To promote and ensure compliance with all college policies and procedures. In particular, to ensure equality of opportunity and the effective application of health and safety procedures. • Any other duties required by the Principal, which are reasonable within the purview of the post.