Prep Department Teacher, Durham, County

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Bow, Durham SchoolDurham, County

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: In line with Bow School Salary Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Bow, Durham School seeks to appoint a suitably qualified, exceptional teacher who will teach in our Prep Department (Key Stage 2, Year 3-6).

This is a full-time position and will suit equally an experienced or recently qualified teacher who is enthusiastic and creative in their approach to teaching and learning. In your application, please state your particular areas of interest and strength within the primary curriculum.

Bow is the Preparatory School of Durham School and is an independent, co-educational HMCJ and IAPS day school. We have 162 pupils aged 3 to 11, situated in spacious and attractive grounds close to the University and Cathedral.  Bow’s small size contributes to its family feel and it has a justified reputation for its pastoral care and quality of its relationships. Pupils at Bow are happy, lively, well-rounded and committed to activities outside the classroom as well as inside.

The successful candidate will be willing to make a wide contribution to the life of this busy, thriving school. We are looking for a teacher who will approach teaching in a dynamic and creative way who demonstrates a commitment to high quality education and expectations.

The professional duties and responsibilities of the Prep Class teacher include:

Teaching and Learning

• Plan, prepare and teach high quality, well-structured and engaging lessons.

• Teach according to educational need, adapting teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.

• Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge and positive enthusiasm.

• Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.

• Manage pupil behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

• Communicate effectively with the parents of pupils and staff.

• Co-ordinate with other teachers on the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and pastoral arrangements

• Participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.

• Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through purposeful marking.

• Make accurate and productive use of assessment, providing or contributing oral and written assessments and reports relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils. 

• Set targets and work towards their achievement.

• Attend Parents’ evenings relevant to the pupils taught.

Pastoral

• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons.

• Maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety both when they are on the School premises and when they are engaged in activities elsewhere.

• Manage pupil behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment.

• Undertake the pastoral role of a Form Tutor, to promote and facilitate the general progress and well-being of individual.

• Contribute to the extra-curricular programme of the school.

Child Protection, discipline, health and safety

• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons.

• Maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety both when they are on the School premises and when they are engaged in activities elsewhere.

Personal and Professional Conduct

• Demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct.

• Maintain professionalism at all times and keep confidentiality of information.

• Undertake such duties that the Head of Bow may reasonably require.

Durham School is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Any job offer will be made subject to satisfactory checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. Durham School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

Please complete the application with a supporting statement for the attention of the Head of Bow, Mrs Sally Harrod, and return to:

Mrs Jennifer Reeves, Headmaster's PA, Durham School, Quarryheads Lane, Durham, DH1 4SZ

Or you can submit your application by email to: recruitment@durhamschool.co.uk

If you require any further information, please contact Bow, Durham School on:  bow@durhamschool.co.uk



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More about Bow, Durham School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: South Road, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3LS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 731 9270