Teacher of History & Politics

Park House SchoolWest Berkshire

Job Purpose:

• To communicate infectious enthusiasm for your subject and a passion for every student to fulfil their potential whatever their starting point and level of ability 

• To fulfil the expectations of the Teacher Standards in the context of being a teacher as part of a subject team and as a Form Tutor as part of a year team 

• To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate 

• To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher and as a Form Tutor 

• To facilitate and encourage learning experiences which provide students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential 

• To contribute to raising standards of student progress and attainment

• To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic development within a growth mindset. 

Principal Responsibilities:

To meet all requirements of the Teacher Standards as exemplified by the responsibilities 

listed below: 

Teaching & Learning 

• To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of differentiated work to be carried out by the student in school and elsewhere 

• To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required 

• To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students 

• To ensure that Literacy, Numeracy and ICT are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students 

• To prepare and update subject materials 

• To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus 

• To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures, and to encourage good 

practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and independent study • To ensure a high-quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards 

• To mark/grade and give high quality written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.

Operational / Strategic planning & Quality Assurance

• To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the subject area and/or faculty 

• To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials

• To assist the Head of Department to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient/effective use of physical resources

• To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the school, department and the students 

• To contribute to the department’s development plan and implementation of this 

• To plan and prepare courses and lessons 

• To contribute to the whole school’s planning activities

• To help to implement school quality procedures and to adhere to those

• To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the subject area in line with school procedures

• To take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school.

Curriculum Provision and Development

• To assist the Head of Department to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching which complements the school’s strategic objectives

• To assist in the process of curriculum development and change to ensure continued relevance to the needs of students, examining//awarding bodies and the school’s 

development priorities.

Staff Development, Recruitment & Wellbeing

• To actively participate in the school’s CPD programme 

• To continue professional development including subject knowledge and teaching methods

• To actively engage in the school’s Performance Management process 

• To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of additional adults in the classroom

• To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relationships within the school.


• To communicate effectively with the parents of students as appropriate

• Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with bodies outside the school• To follow agreed policies for communications in the school 

• To contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies.

Care Guidance and Support

• To be a Form Tutor to an assigned group of students and to contribute to tutor-based 

curriculum/year group activities

• To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Tutor 


• To liaise with a Head of Learning to ensure implementation of the school’s behaviour policy

• To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of school life 

• To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records 

• To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved

• To communicate with the parents of students concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff 

• To apply the school behaviour policy in lessons so that effective learning can take place.

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