You will have responsibility for leading the quality of teaching and learning (GCSE and A-level) for students in your classes. This will involve setting and articulating high expectations for students; planning; teaching effectively using appropriate resourcing to challenge and engage all learners.
1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students
- establish a safe and stimulating environment for students, rooted in mutual respect
- set goals that stretch and challenge students of all backgrounds, abilities, and dispositions
- demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of students.
- Promote good progress and outcomes by students ▪ be accountable for students' attainment, progress and outcomes
- analyse students' data and exam performance to inform planning and intervention.
- plan teaching to build on students' capabilities and prior knowledge
- guide students to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how students learn and how these impacts on teaching
- encourage students to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.
2. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
- have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain students' interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings
- demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship
- demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher's specialist subject
3. Plan and teach well-structured lessons
- impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time
- promote a love of learning and children's intellectual curiosity
- set homework according to the school's policy and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired
- reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
- contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area.
4. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students
- know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable students to be taught effectively
- have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit students' ability to learn, and how best to overcome these
- demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support students' education at different stages of development
- have a clear understanding of the needs of all students, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.
5. Make accurate and productive use of assessment
- know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements
- make use of formative and summative assessment to secure students' progress
- use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
- give students regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking within the agreed time, and encourage students to respond to the feedback
- follow the school's assessments reporting policies.
6. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
- have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school's behaviour for learning policy
- have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly
- manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to students' needs in order to involve and motivate them
- maintain good relationships with students, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.
7. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
- make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school including extra-curricular
- develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support
- deploy support staff effectively
- take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues
- communicate effectively with parents with regard to students' achievements and well-being. A teacher is expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct.
- Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside the school, by:
- treating students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher's professional position
- having regard for the need to safeguard students' well-being, in accordance with statutory provisions
- showing tolerance of and respect for the rights of others
- promoting fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty
8. Additional duties
- Work with the Principal to lead on areas of whole school responsibility as directed and negotiated.
- Lead on aspects of pastoral management at the UTC for example through contribution to the daily coaching programme.
- Actively develop opportunities to secure and embed partnerships outside the UTC: with employers, community groups, educational providers or charities for example.
- Act with integrity and ensure a high standard of care and safeguarding for all our students.
- Comply with health and safety rules and legislation, always ensuring the safety of students and staff.
- Provide a highly visible presence to students and colleagues through the day.
- Attend open evenings, parental events, progress review meetings and other dedicated activities, as required.
- Act in compliance with data protection legislation in respecting the privacy of personal information.
- Comply with the principles of GDPR in relation to the management of UTC records and information.
- Undertake additional duties as may be reasonably directed by the Principal or line manager where they meet the priorities of the UTC