JOB DESCRIPTION – Assistant HeadTeacher
Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Scale: Leadership scale 3- 7
Responsible to: Headteacher
• Carrying out the duties of a school teacher as set out in the most recent Teacher’s Pay & Conditions Document. Your aim is to be an effective teacher who challenges and supports all our students to do their best and achieve their potential in the ethos of Sidney Stringer Primary Academy.
• Leading on an identified area according to experience and need.
• Taking on the responsibilities of the headteacher as agreed and appropriate in the absence of the headteacher.
• Assisting the Head Teacher to lead and manage the school.
• Taking responsibility for child protection issues as appropriate.
• Taking responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.
To meet high professional standards in respect of:
• Relationships with children
• Communicating and working with others
• Knowledge and understanding
• Skills to achieve consistent high quality learning and teaching across the Academy
• Promotion of a love of learning.
Assistant Head Teacher duties
Leadership & Management
• Implement areas of development as identified by the School Improvement Plan.
• Provide feedback to the Head Teacher, Executive Head Teacher and Governors.
• Providing an example of ‘excellence’ as a leading classroom practitioner and inspiring and motivating other staff.
• Be responsible for the line management and performance management of specific teachers. Participating in arrangements for the appraisal of the performance of these teachers, the provision
of professional advice and support, and the identification of training needs.
• Make a significant contribution to the strategic development of the school.
• Take a lead role in identified and agreed areas.
• Provide guidance and support to other members of staff through mentoring and coaching.
• Contribute to whole school aims, policies and practices.
• Ensure the school complies with relevant legislation.
• Lead CPD and INSET where appropriate.
• Share responsibilities for assemblies.
• Attend SLT meetings.
• Deputising for the Head Teacher where appropriate.
• Act as a Lead Learner, providing coaching and mentoring for staff to improve their teaching
and learning skills.
• Plan and deliver workshops to Parents.
Quality of Teaching
• Bring any concerns to the Head Teacher.
• Contribute to the monitoring of planning,teaching and assessment.
• Maintain an overview of standards and progress across the school.
Achievement of Pupils
• Evaluate analysis of data to identify barriers to learning and suggest ways to address these.
• Monitor the progress of pupils throughout the year, identifying gaps and any
underachievement (through book scrutinies, planning checks, observation, discussion with
Behaviour and Safety
• Support the Headteacher in leading the school in promoting a positive ethos.
• Ensure the school behaviour policy is implemented.
• Liaise with other members of the LT when behaviour issues occur.
• Communicate with parents over behaviour issues.
• Contribute to the maintenance of good behaviour at lunchtimes.
• Share responsibility for the appearance of the school (displays, tidiness etc).
General teaching duties:
To plan effectively to meet the needs of all pupils:
• Developing creative and rigorous Schemes of Work and planning lessons which engage children to implement the Academy learning and teaching policy.
• Matching the design of lessons to the ability of pupils.
• Taking account of the need for progression in pupils’ learning experience.
To teach and manage pupils’ learning by:
• Ensuring effective teaching of whole class groups or individuals
• Establishing a purposeful,stimulating and safe learning environment conducive to learning and identify opportunities for learning in out-of-school contexts
• Setting high expectations of students’ behaviour, through good classroom discipline, adherence to Academy climate for learning policy, focused teaching and productive relationships
• Using teaching methods which take account of different learning styles
• Using skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT to support teaching and wider professional activities.
• Plan for, organise and direct the work of support staff.
To ensure pupils progress and that they meet or exceed their targets by:
• Having high expectations of children , based on a sound knowledge of their prior, present and potential attainment.
• Providing challenge and support within lessons.
• Reporting to parents on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
• Giving clear and constructive feedback to children on how to move their learning forward.
To manage one’s own performance and enhance the working atmosphere and ethos in the Academy
• Working as a team member, identifying opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing development of effective practice
• Setting an example to pupils in work ethic, conduct, dress, punctuality and attendance
• Taking responsibility for one’s own professional development, setting objectives for Improvement and keeping up to date in subject expertise and teaching skills
• Maintaining effective working relationships with teaching and support staff.
To support the wider life of the Academy community and its individuals:
• Work to published timescales for reports, publications and events
• Develop and maintain contact with all specialist support services as appropriate
• Assist liaison with other educational establishments in order to promote the continuity of
learning, progression and curriculum developments.
• Develop and maintain positive links and relationships with the community, local
organisations and employers
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