Teacher of English
(Additional responsibility point may be available for a suitable candidate)
Responsible to: Head of English
Start date: ASAP
Salary: Competitive, Inner London, plus benefits
Deadline: Friday 22nd February 2019 (Applications will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates will be interviewed and may be appointed before the closing date)
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative teacher of English to join our experienced and successful team. Candidates must be able to show the motivation and commitment required to achieve ambitious targets for our pupils and provide a holistic education for them. This role would suit an outstanding newly qualified teacher, or a more experienced colleague who would like to utilise or further develop their leadership skills.
In choosing successful candidates, the panel will be seeking outstanding classroom teachers with the ability to embrace and deliver the vision of the Compass Schools Trust, with the aim of establishing Compass School Southwark as the most sought-after school in the Borough.
Compass Team responsibilities
We expect all members of the Compass School staff team to work together to:
- Work towards and support the school’s vision and objectives outlined in the school’s development plan.
- Actively foster the ethos and values of the school.
- Build an expectation of high achievement for all.
- Support the pastoral care of students.
- Help to create the best environment to promote and secure the achievement of students and staff.
- Have a sense of Corporate Responsibility for the outcomes of students at Compass School Southwark.
- Build an exceptional understanding of what outstanding provision looks like in their subject.
- Comply with and support the school’s policies and procedures on safeguarding of students.
- Contribute to the school’s programme of enrichment activities.
- Work with the school’s Health & Safety Policy to ensure a safe working environment for all.
- Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearance and conduct.
- Uphold and enhance the school’s reputation by ensuring positive, courteous relations with students, parents, colleagues and other stakeholders.
- Engage actively in CPD for self and colleagues.
- Undertake other reasonable duties related to the role as required from time to time.
- Provide highly effective teaching and learning opportunities within your subject area.
- Create a learning environment that is positive, affirming and supportive.
- Keep up to date with creative and innovative practices in teaching and learning and use as appropriate.
- Develop successful and inclusive approaches to teaching, including supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities and of the more able.
- Provide regular, written feedback in the form of a learning dialogue to students and ensure that they are given opportunities to react and respond to this feedback.
- Monitor, evaluate and intervene to ensure all students are working towards making expected progress.
- Look for and use opportunities to support the development of the whole child through spiritual, moral, social and cultural activities.
- Lead by example, providing inspiration and motivation, and embody for the staff, students, governors, parents and the wider community, the vision, purpose and leadership of the school.
- Take part in activities to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning within the school, proactively engaging with peer observations and focus upon the raising and maintaining of standards and expectations.
- Encourage interaction and teamwork within the department, sharing ideas and new initiatives identifying new ways of teaching your subject area and contributing to wider CPD opportunities.
- Challenge staff under-performance at all levels and ensure corrective action and follow up.
- Carry out any other reasonable duties and specific school-wide tasks as directed by the Principal.