Class Teacher (MPS or UPS/TLR depending on experience)
Thank you for your interest in joining the team at St Augustine’s CE (VA) Junior School.
Here at St. Augustine’s, we put children’s enjoyment and achievement at the centre of everything we do. We work hard to provide a creative and engaging school curriculum, and there is always plenty going on, and much to celebrate!
The values and aims of our school are built firmly on Christian beliefs and principles, embodied not only in our heritage as a Church School but also in our everyday interactions and activities. It is through the support we give to each other that we build up respect, friendship and effective teamwork.
Our OFSTED Good rating in March 2023, which we are all extremely proud of, highlighted the fantastic efforts of all in school.
St Augustine’s CE (VA) Junior School is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We’ll consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership.
Salary: MPS or UPS – negotiable depending on experience
Contract type: Part time or full time – negotiable dependent on circumstances
Reporting to: Headteacher
Subject Leadership: Negotiable based on experience
Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 19th May 2023
Interviews to be held: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Start date: Ideally September, but negotiable dependent on applicant’s circumstances
The teacher will:
• Fulfil the professional responsibilities of a teacher, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
• Meet the expectations set out in the Teachers’ Standards
Duties and responsibilities
Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work
Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment
Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils
Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external tests
Whole-school organisation, strategy and development
Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision
Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes
Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teacher is unable to teach
Health, safety and discipline
Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils and staff
Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures
Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching
Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others
Communicate effectively with pupils, parents/carers, relevant staff and governors
Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals
Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues
Personal and professional conduct
Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities
Management of staff and resources
Direct and supervise support staff assigned to them, and where appropriate, other teachers
Contribute to the recruitment and professional development of other teachers and support staff
Deploy resources delegated to them
The teacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.
Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.
Qualifications and experience
• Qualified teacher status
• Degree or equivalent
• Successful primary teaching experience
• Experience of leading a subject
Skills and knowledge
• Knowledge of the National Curriculum
• Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies
• A good understanding of how children learn
• Ability to adapt teaching to meet pupils’ needs
• Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils
• Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children
• Knowledge of effective behaviour management strategies
• Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning
• A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
• High expectations for children’s attainment and progress
• Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
• Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
• Commitment to safeguarding and equality
• A sense of humour and ability to work well within a team
• A willingness to learn as well as share expertise
Notes to Applicants
For this post a school’s application form is required to be submitted. Applications will only be accepted from applicants completing the application form in full. We do not accept CV’s in support of an application.
Interviews will be offered to those applicants who best demonstrate:
• How skills, abilities and experience match the person specification, taking into consideration the job description;
• Evidence of your commitment to the needs of the role in the school.
If possible, we encourage you to visit the school in advance of applying.
The interview may involve a range of activities including:
• Formal observation
• Pupil Panel
• Panel Interview
Please visit our school website or the school in person for more information.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 and as such all applicants who are appointed to this post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure before the appointment is confirmed. This check will include details of cautions, reprimands or warnings, as well as convictions and non-conviction information. Once appointed, the successful applicant(s) may also be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure at intervals during the course of their employment whilst in this post.