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Lower School Teacher

Job Description:

Lower School Teacher

MPS/UPS £22,917 – £38,633 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience, this position attracts an SEN Allowance, TLR as relevant

Full time in accordance with the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document. The CEO and Trust are looking to appoint an experienced and outstanding

teacher with a proven track record of excellence in leading and managing a successful team. The teacher to work at our lower site with students within KS2&3. We are Special Academy for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.

The successful candidate will join the site senior team and develop, co- ordinate and monitor the curriculum and its implementation across the site. They will oversee the planning and deliverance of the foundation subjects, establishing a varied and engaging the curriculum. The post will allow the successful applicant to develop leadership skills and to have an impact upon a range of whole school developments. A specialism in English would be desirable but not essential.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. Please note that in all cases written

references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Applications are welcome from teachers with QTLS status.




Main Responsibilities:

The following list is typical of the level of duties which the postholder will be expected to perform. It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar type and

level may be required from time to time.


1.         To carry out the professional duties of a Teacher as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.  Carry out teaching duties in accordance with the school’s schemes of work and the National Curriculum.

Lead Teaching and Learning Responsibilities

2          Lead learning with regards (to be agreed) by developing and implementing assessment strategies, data analysis and appropriate intervention programmes to ensure that identified standards of learner achievement are met.

3          Lead, develop and enhance the teaching practice of others through monitoring/evaluation and promoting improvement strategies to secure effective teaching and learning for learners.

4          Lead, manage and develop the (to be agreed) to provide programmes/activities that match learner aspirations and potential and achieve excellence and enjoyment for learners.


5          Line manage a number of staff including the effective development of its

members in order that the team’s objectives are achieved.

6          Liaise with key stakeholders, including partner schools, parents and carers, providers, workplace contacts and support agencies

7          Effective management of the behaviour of students in order to help prevent disaffection from alternative provision, including proactive monitoring of attendance.

8          Monitor and review provision at alternative sites to ensure that standards are consistently high.

9          To follow systems from both sites in recording communication and reporting to parents/carers.

Generic Responsibilities

10        Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment and manage learners’ behaviour constructively by establishing and maintaining a clear and positive framework for discipline and a supportive culture in line with the school behaviour policy.

7          Contribute to the monitoring and development of alternative provision to ensure suitable opportunities are provided for learner aspirations to be met.

8.        Plan effectively in the short, medium- and long-term and prepare effective learning sequences, lessons and work across a series of lessons to ensure coverage of the curriculum and the differentiated needs of learners are met. Plan and prepare homework and other out of class work.

9         Be aware of and apply a range of teaching and learning strategies, including implementing inclusive practices, to ensure that the diverse needs of learners are met and excellence and enjoyment is achieved.  Deliver lessons to groups of learners or classes. Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour expected from learners.

10       Assess, record and report on the development and progress of learners and analyse relevant data to promote the highest possible aspirations for learners and target expectations and actions to raise learners’ achievements. Provide timely, accurate and constructively feedback on learners’ attainment, progress and areas of development to senior leaders

11       Demonstrate ongoing development and application of teaching practice, expertise and subject, specialism and/or phase knowledge to enrich the learning experience within and beyond the teacher’s assigned classes or groups of learners.

12       Communicate effectively and work collaboratively within and beyond the classroom with support staff (including directing their day-to-day work),


teachers, other professionals, parents, carers, agencies and communities, to enhance teaching and learning and promote the positive contribution and well- being of learners.

13       Contribute to the development and implementation of priorities, policies and activities in order to enable the achievement of whole school aims.

14       To work effectively with / be aware of and assist integrated processes, such as Common Assessment Framework and local opportunities which support ECM and NCYPP aims for children, young people and their families

15       Promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young persons the postholder is responsible for, or comes into contact with. Be aware of school policies and other guidance on the safeguarding and promotion of well-being of children and young people. Take appropriate action where required.

16       Promote and implement policies and practices that encourage mutual tolerance and respect for diversity in all aspects of employment and service delivery.

In addition, Upper Pay Spine teachers are expected to:

Make significant contributions to implementing workplace policies and practice and to promote their implementation.

Give advice on the development and well-being of children and young people, if required,

Promote collaboration between colleagues and contribute to their professional development through coaching and mentoring, demonstrating effective practice, and providing advice and feedback.


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