Middle School Science Teacher
During the course of the academic year, it is expected that you will take on the following responsibilities:
3. Classroom Management
4. Agreed Whole School Procedures
5. Core Curricula Activities
As a class teacher, you will be expected to plan your teaching with regard to the school and department’s strategies and programmes of study. You will be expected to achieve accelerated progression in student’s learning by:
• Identifying clear learning and teaching objectives and content and specifying how these will be taught.
• Setting tasks for class, group and individual work, which challenge students and ensure high levels of student interest. This includes teaching through “challenges” where children’s learning is not capped and they have greater ownership of the work they undertake.
• Setting high expectations for students’ learning, motivation and presentation of work.
• Setting clear targets for students’ learning, building on prior attainment and ensuring that
students understand what is required of them for any given task.
• Identifying students requiring additional support and knowing where to seek advice to give them positive and targeted support.
• Planning in the short, medium and longer term lessons which provide pace, motivation and challenge for students. Using assessment of students’ attainment to plan future lessons. Planning for students’ personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
• Planning, setting and responding to homework, in line with the agreed policy for each year group.
TEACHING & CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT As a class teacher, you will be expected to:
• Establish positive working relationships with all support staff who may work in your classroom and ensure they are informed of lesson planning and your expectations.
• Ensure that teaching and learning objectives are met through effective teaching, high expectations, sound learning and discipline and a purposeful working atmosphere in the classroom.
• Establish and maintain good discipline, by following the schools strategy for behaviour management.
• Establish a safe learning environment in which students feel safe, secure and confident.
• Use a variety of teaching methods which will foster and stimulate enthusiasm for learning, and maintain motivation.
• Differentiate appropriately for all abilities in the class, setting high expectations for all but not cap student learning.
• Give clear instructions, presentations and question students effectively to ensure participation.
• Respond to all students’ work effectively, in line with the school’s assessment strategy so that
students are clear about how they have achieved and their next steps.
• Keep effective records of students’ progress.
• Use opportunities to develop students’ personal, spiritual, social, moral and cultural development.
AGREED WHOLE SCHOOL PROCEDURES
As a class teacher, you will be expected to:
• Attend the agreed Parents’ Evening sessions.
• Keep parents informed of their child’s progress during the year, through positive links with
parents and in the form of an end of year report to them.
• Look to improve performance through continued professional development and feedback to other members of staff.
• Ensure that student welfare duties are carried out, including break duty and forward any student concerns to the relevant person.
• Mentor students.
All students should be treated equally, regardless of gender, social or cultural backgrounds.
You are expected to ensure that students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects taught.
You should be prepared to evaluate your own teaching critically and use this to improve your effectiveness.
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Teachers will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.
It is understood that areas of responsibility are from time to time subject to review and are negotiable in the light of the needs of the school and the professional development of the staff.
This job description may be reviewed at the end of the academic year or earlier if necessary. In addition it may be amended at any time after consultation with you.