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Teacher of Technology

Oasis Academy Don ValleySheffield


 To be responsible to the Head of Faculty for Technology, to ensure high quality curriculum provision and effective teaching and learning within the curriculum area and to achieve if not surpass the Academy’s annual targets. To carry out the professional duties of a qualified teacher in accordance with the Teachers’ pay and conditions.

 A. Teaching 

  • Plan work in accordance with the curriculum area programmes of study and so that it addresses the personalised learning needs of every student. 
  • Liaise with relevant colleagues on the planning of units of work for collaborative delivery 
  • Work in collaboration with associate staff attached to any teaching group. 
  • Take account of students’ prior levels of learning and achievement and use them to set targets for future improvements.  
  • Maintain positive relationships by adherence to the advice given to staff in the Behaviour for Learning Policy. 
  • Set high expectations for students’ behaviour by establishing a purposeful working atmosphere in accordance with the Behaviour for Learning policy.  
  • Provide students with the opportunities to develop the skills required in order to learn. 
  • Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning, motivation, and presentation of work. 

 B. Assessment, recording and reporting 

• Maintain notes and plans of lessons undertaken and records of students’ work in line with the Academy’s Teaching and Learning policy.  

• Mark, monitor and return work within a reasonable and agreed time span, as determined by the Academy, providing constructive oral and written feedback and clear targets for future learning as appropriate. 

• Be familiar with the code of practice for identification and assessment for Special Educational Needs and keep appropriate records and personalised learning plans. 

 C. Care and guidance 

• Undertake responsibility for an Advisory group or for any other arrangement for the care and guidance of students as is required by the Academy, including tutor, student, interviews and coaching and mentoring  

• Be the first point of contact for parents 

• Monitor (and set targets for) the social, personal, academic and vocational progress of individuals in their designated group  

• Be prepared to undertake responsibility as required for the delivery of the PSHCE programme 

• Promote good attendance and monitor in accordance with the Academy’s attendance policy.  

 D. Professional standards 

• Support the ethos, vision, principles and values of the Academy 

• Treat colleagues, students and all members of the community, with respect and consideration 

• Treat all students fairly, consistently and without prejudice  

• Set a good example to students in terms of appropriate dress, standards of punctuality and attendance. 

• Support the aims of the Academy through attendance at and participation in events such as open evenings, option evenings and the like (as appropriate to responsibilities).  

• Support the ethos of the Academy by upholding the code of conduct, uniform rules, etc.  

• Take responsibility for own professional development and participate in arrangements as adopted by the Academy for the assessment of his/her performance and that of other teachers  

• Reflect on own practice as well as the practices of the Academy with the aim of improving all that we do and achieving excellence  

• Read and adhere to the various policies of the Academy and implement Academy improvement plans 

• Participate in the development and management of the Academy by attending various team and staff meetings 

• Undertake duties as prescribed within the Academy’s policies 

• Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned to them by the principal 

• Be proactive and take responsibility for matters relating to health and safety 

• Promote lifelong learning and promote enrichment and extension activities as part of the Academy’s community hub  

 E. Knowledge and understanding  

• A clear and well thought out understanding of current educational issues, theory and practice 

• Have a detailed knowledge of the relevant aspects of the National Curriculum and other statutory requirements   

• Have a secure knowledge and understanding of their specialised subject(s) equating to degree level, including the subject knowledge.  

• Understand progression in their specialised subject(s). 

• Cope securely with subject-related questions, which students raise and know about students’ common misconceptions and mistakes as related to their specialised subject.  

 F. Planning and setting expectations 

• Identify clear teaching and learning objectives, content, lesson structure and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the subject being taught.  

• Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students learning and motivation. Set clear targets for students learning building on prior attainment.  

• Identify students who have Special Educational Needs, and speak English as a second language and know where to get help in order to give positive and targeted support. Implement and keep records on personalised learning needs.  

 G. Teaching and managing students’ learning 

• Ensure effective teaching of whole classroom, groups and individuals so that learning objectives are met, momentum, pace and challenge are maintained and the best use is made of learning time.  

• Use teaching methods which keep students engaged, including stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, with clear presentation and good use of resources.  

• Set high expectation for students’ behaviour establishing a good standard of discipline through well focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships.   

 H. Assessment and evaluation 

• Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment to establish future learning objectives. 

• Mark and monitor students’ classwork and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for students; progress. 

• When applicable, understand the demands expected of students in relation to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 courses as well as post 16.  

 I. Student achievement 

• Secure progress towards student targets. Reward achievement using the guidance from the Academy  

 Safeguarding children and young people 

 Oasis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS check.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

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