Scale: Main Pay Scale
Responsible to: Subject Leader
Responsible for: Carrying out the duties of a subject teacher as set out in the most recent Teacher’s Pay & Conditions Document. Your aim is to be an effective teacher and tutor who challenges and supports all our students to do their best and achieve their potential.
Core purpose: To meet high professional standards in respect of:
Relationships with young people
Communicating and working with others
Knowledge and understanding
Skills to achieve consistent high-quality learning and teaching across the Academy
Promotion of a love of learning.
General teaching duties: To plan effective courses and prepare good lessons by:
Developing Schemes of Work and planning lessons to implement the Academy learning and teaching policy
Matching the design of lessons to the ability of students
Ensuring progression in the students’ learning experience.
To teach and manage students’ learning by:
Ensuring effective teaching of whole class groups or individuals
Establishing a purposeful and safe learning environment conducive to learning and identify opportunities for learning in out‐of‐school contexts
Providing effective feedback to enhance students’ progress
Setting high expectations of students’ behaviour, through good classroom discipline, adherence to Academy climate for learning policy, focused teaching and productive relationships
Setting homework as an integral part of students’ learning
Using teaching methods which take account of different learning styles
Use skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT to support teaching and wider professional activities.
To ensure students progress and that they meet or exceed their targets by:
Having high expectations of students, based on a sound knowledge of their prior and potential attainment
Marking and assessing in line with Academy policy
Recording marks efficiently and reporting to parents in line with Academy policy
Being clear about the level at which a student is working
Giving clear and constructive feedback to students on how to move on to the next grade or level.
To manage one’s own performance and enhance the working atmosphere and ethos in the Academy by:
Applying Academy policies and practices consistently
Working as a team member, identifying opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing development of effective practice
Setting an example to students in work ethic, conduct, dress, punctuality and attendance
Taking responsibility for one’s own professional development, setting objectives for improvement and keeping up to date in subject expertise and teaching skills
Maintaining effective working relationships with teaching and support staff.
To be a form tutor to a group of students by:
Keeping an accurate register of attendance
Mentoring them as appropriate
Delivering the tutorial programme
Monitoring their progress across subjects and liaising with the year or faculty heads as appropriate
To support the wider life of the Academy community and its individuals:
Work to published timescales for reports, publications and events
Carry out procedures to satisfy Academy policy and practice
Carry out weekly duties.
To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may well be reasonably required and which are consistent with the role
To participate in performance management arrangements
To adhere to published school policies and procedures
To attend regular meetings with line manager
Safeguarding Teachers are accountable for the way in which they exercise authority, manage risk, use resources and protect students from discrimination and avoidable harm. All staff, whether paid or voluntary, have a duty to keep young people safe and to protect them from physical harm. When an individual accepts a role that involves working with children and young people they need to understand and acknowledge that the responsibilities and trust are inherent in that role.
The jobholder is expected to observe their obligations in accordance with the Academy’s Child Protection Procedure, and to report any concerns that they may have regarding a child or young person’s welfare to the appropriate person. A copy of the Academy’s Child Protection Procedure can be obtained from the jobholder’s line manager.
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.