Key purpose of the job
To teach pupils in allocated classes in order to ensure that their learning is of the highest quality.
Responsibilities of a classroom teacher
Teach pupils within allocated classes, enhancing their learning and providing the opportunity for achievement for all pupils
Planning and preparing tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest during lessons
Monitor the academic progress of pupils within allocated classes and implement appropriate strategies to address underachievement
To assess, record and report on the progress and attainment of all pupils within allocated classes
To register the attendance of pupils in class
To set appropriate homework
To mark pupil’s work and give appropriate and constructive feedback
To research new topic areas, maintain up-to-date subject knowledge, and devise and write new curriculum materials
Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour
Communicate with parents and carers over pupils' progress and participate in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole school training events
Undergo regular observations and participate in regular in-service training (INSET) as part of continuing professional development (CPD)
Undertake critical self-evaluation and then participate in continuous professional development designed to enhance the quality of teaching or other working practices.
Responsibilities of a form tutor
To address any issues concerned with the wellbeing, personal development and academic progress of pupils within the tutor group
To check uniform and general appearance on a daily basis
To monitor the behaviour of pupils in the tutor group.
Performance Management responsibilities
All members of staff are required to participate fully in the school’s performance management system.
Other professional requirements
Have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities
Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school
Establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct
Contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school.