Primary/KS3 Teacher

Downland SchoolWiltshire

Downland school caters for pupils from year 6 to year 11 (age 10 – 16). The majority of our pupils are working below Age Related Expectations (ARE). In some instances, there are significant gaps in learning. Additionally, all our pupils have a SEN profile and access to learning is even more of a challenge. 


As a school we place a strong focus and invest heavily on the core skills, qualities and attributes required to be a successful adult in society and to develop the skills for an individual to become a lifelong learner. Literacy and numeracy acquisition is paramount as is an understanding of self, community and the wider world. 


Main Purpose of the post: 

To plan and deliver outstanding lessons for small groups of pupils (sometimes an individual), ensuring that all pupils make at least expected progress towards their individual targets.  Appropriately personalise all aspects of your teaching to meet individual SEND need and deliver ‘Quality First’ lessons, ensure that there are high levels of engagement and set high but achievable expectations. This post holder will be teaching literacy development lessons, numeracy development lessons and will also teach primary/lower ability topic and art/craft sessions. They will be supported by the leads for English, Maths and Literacy development. 

• To ensure that the teaching of Literacy, Numeracy, Topic and Art is of the highest quality. (Please note your timetable may not include all of the subjects).

• To be a key contributor of KS2 and KS3 curriculum mapping, implementation and design.

• To raise standards of pupils’ attainment for pupils age between 10 – 14.

• To monitor and support pupils’ progress in your lessons and work collaboratively with English, Maths and Literacy Leads to raise standards in these areas.

• To ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for all pupils.

• Teach high quality, engaging, personalised lessons enabling access for all learners. Demonstrate a commitment and passion for delivering ‘Quality First Teaching.

• To promote educate opportunities for all pupils through the development of effective teaching and learning.

• To actively promote innovation and creativity with a SEN focus within your teaching and lessons.

• To be committed to your own Continued Personal Development and Learning (CPDL) with a particular focus on broadening the curriculum further e.g. acquire additional leadership qualifications.

• To fully engage in the wider role of form tutor and participate in the full wider school duties.

• To liaise with colleagues across the school in developing healthy behaviours across the curriculum.

Key duties and responsibilities:

• Deliver ‘Quality First’ lessons to pupils age 10 to 14, overcoming their SEN difficulties and maximising engagement. Consistently be a good or outstanding teacher.

• Maintain good relationships for learning and high standards of behaviour. Show and demonstrate a commitment to the principles set out in ‘The Downland Way’.

• Develop innovative, non-traditional approaches teaching our young people. Promote inclusion and celebrate diversity.

• Participate fully in the development of the curriculum in order to ensure appropriate access and achievement for all pupils, despite their individual Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

• Comply with and implement the school’s marking, feedback and assessment policy.

• To actively monitor and follow up pupil progress by establishing an effective process of target setting, tracking and monitoring in line with the whole school policy.

• Ensure pupils and parents/carers are well informed regarding attainment and progress. Comply with all aspect of the schools reporting systems, both academic and pastoral.

• As form tutor, ensure you fully adhere to and deliver all aspects of the school’s pastoral support programmes, strategies and interventions. When appropriate, fully engage with multi-disciplinary teams to support your tutee(s).

• Jointly manage resources within the limits of the delegated budget and in accordance with the school’s financial procedures.

• Fully engage in performance management arrangements and the school’s CPDL programme. Additionally, take responsibility for your own professional learning with a particular focus on the development of your subject areas e.g. stay up to date with all innovation, ‘best practice’ and research in relation to primary teaching and also in relation to SEND.

• To engage/consult with relevant colleagues within the school in formulating policies pertinent to your subject areas and Health and Safety.

• Contribute to the implementation and realisation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP). Fully participate and contribute to all aspects of the School’s Self-evaluation processes.


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