Primary Supply Teacher

Brooks & Brooks Recruitment
Manchester, UK
19 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose:

To carry out the professional duties of a class teacher in any area of the school, within the "Conditions of Employment of School Teachers", as defined in the current "School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document".

To teach pupils within the school and to carry out such other associated duties as are reasonably assigned by the Headteacher.

Key Tasks:

1. To provide a differentiated curriculum, ensuring progress and continuity

2. To be the class teacher of the allocated class, displaying a high level of professional ability.

3. To work alongside colleagues in planning, implementing, evaluating, recording and reporting the progress of the class.

4. To be responsible for the learning environment ensuring high quality class displays which support learning and follow school policy.

5. To ensure all school policies are followed.

6. To direct the work of Teaching Assistants to support the learning of children in the class.

7. Communicate and consult with parents of pupils.

8. Be aware of and implement the requirements of the school's SEN policy and procedures.

9. To work occasionally out of school hours to support school functions and requirements.

10. Assist the Lead Practitioners and SLT in determining and resourcing the needs of the class, and ensuring the effective and efficient use of these resources.

11. Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, safeguarding their health and safety when they are involved in school activities on the school site or elsewhere.

12. Promote and provide equal opportunities for children, and awareness of differences and tolerances.

13. To reflect a positive image of the school, supporting the overall ethos and direction of the school, as determined by the Head Teacher and Governors.

14. Co-ordinate a curriculum area. (Not NQT)

Standard Duties:

1. To actively promote the equalities and diversity agenda in the workplace and in service delivery.

2. To be familiar with safeguarding and health and safety polices of the school and Local Authority.

3. To participate in self-improvement in performance through workplace development.

4. Undertake any additional duties commensurate with the grade of the post.


Qualifications and training

Qualified Teacher Status

Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development.

Application and Certificates

Knowledge & experience

Experience of primary teaching with class responsibility in KS1 or KS2.

Good understanding of current theory and best practice in teaching and learning

Good knowledge of the National Curriculum and its assessment

An understanding of effective strategies for maintaining high standards of behaviour within the classroom

An understanding of equality of opportunity issues and how they can be addressed in school

Clear knowledge and good understanding of assessment strategies in KS1 or KS2.

A clear understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection issues

Skills & abilities

Demonstrate the skills of a good teacher, including ability to:

* Interest, encourage and engage pupils

* Provide appropriate levels of challenge

* Use resources effectively (including ICT)

* Make effective use of Teaching Assistants

* Use assessment information effectively

* Enable pupils to work independently

* Ensure that all groups of pupils make good progress

* Create a well organised and stimulating learning environment

* Effectively deliver all areas of the

curriculum within the school's timetable

An ability to make a significant contribution to the school ethos that promotes high achievement

A commitment to promoting equal opportunities and meeting the special educational needs of all pupils

A commitment to raising achievement and accelerating progress for all groups of pupils, including those previously identified as higher attaining and/or disadvantaged

The ability to work as part of a team in planning and implementing a broad and balanced curriculum

The ability to work within the framework of national and whole school policies to ensure consistency of practice

The ability to relate to and communicate effectively with parents and carers and to encourage their active participation in the educational process

A commitment to further your own professional development and to the principle of continuous improvement.

An understanding of safeguarding and child protection issues

Evidence of good or outstanding teaching ability

Ability to engage and motivate pupils, developing and maintaining good behaviour and attitudes in them.

Set high expectations and standards and provide a role model for pupils and staff.

Willingness to lead a National Curriculum subject.

Ability to work as part of a team and to direct the work of teaching assistants effectively to support children's learning.

Know when to seek advice and support.

Be able to support the ethos of the school.

To be willing to contribute to extra curricular activities.

Communicate effectively orally and in writing to a range of audiences.

The ability to prioritise and manage own time effectively.

Personal qualities

High levels of enthusiasm, motivation and commitment.

An ability to be reflective and self evaluate

A sense of perspective and an ability to rise to challenges

Deal appropriately with issues of confidentiality


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Any offer made is subject to an enhanced DBS check

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