Secondary School Teachers - Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire, All Subjects

Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

Ref: ED-1005

Sector: Education
Division: Secondary School
Specialist Area: Qualified Teacher
Location: Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire
Job type: Contract
Salary (per hour): Between £110 and £140 per day depending on experience
Reference: ED-1005

Job Description

We are looking for Qualified Teachers, with experience of working within a secondary school setting, to provide cover and support.

A thorough up to date knowledge of the range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies and how to implement them effectively.

Key Skills & Criteria

You must:
be a qualified teacher with a thorough understanding of the national curriculum and a range of assessment requirements and arrangements.
Know how to use local, national and statistics to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching.
Have a sound knowledge and understanding of the implications of equal opportunities, multicultural education and inclusion.
Have knowledge of computer software relevant to the curriculum
Understand the potential of computer technology to enhance the curriculum.
Know the legal requirements, national policy and guidance on the safeguarding of children.

Skills & Abilities

Ability to prepare and plan effectively. 
Good organisational skills 
Ability to prioritise and management time effectively. 
Ability to work as part of a team


Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

Planning, Teaching and Class Management
Teach allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

  •         identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed;
  •         setting tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest;
  •         setting appropriate and demanding expectations;
  •         setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;
  •         be aware of and make provision for students who are AEN/SEN, very able, LAC or who have other particular individual             needs;
  •         providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge;
  •         making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study;
  •         ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time;
  •         maintaining discipline in accordance with the school's procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to                         punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework;
  •         using a variety of teaching methods to:

                        i.          match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary
                        ii.          use effective questioning, listen carefully to students, give attention to errors and misconceptions
                        iii.         select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other sources;

  •         ensuring students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught;
  •         evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness;
  •         ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support;
  •         liaise with the Subject Leader to ensure the implementation of department policy and best practice.

 Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

  •         assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching;
  •         mark and monitor students' work and set targets for progress;
  •         assess and record students' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed,                   monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the student is achieving;
  •         undertake assessment of students as requested by examination bodies, departmental and school procedures;
  •         prepare and present informative reports to parents;
  •         undertake assessment of students and participate in the school’s system reporting to parents.

Curriculum Development

  •         Have lead responsibility for a subject or aspect of the school's work and develop plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for its development and / or maintenance;

Pastoral Duties

  •            be a Form Tutor to an assigned group of students;
  •            promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor Group as a whole;
  •            liaise with the Pastoral Leader to ensure the implementation of the school's pastoral system;
  •            register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation              in other aspects of school life;
  •            contribute to the preparation of Action Plans and progress files and other reports;
  •            alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how these may be                      resolved;
  •            communicate, as appropriate, with parents of students and persons or bodies outside the school concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with appropriate staff;
  •            contribute to PSHE and citizenship and enterprise according to school policy.

Other Professional Requirements

  •            have a working knowledge of teachers' professional duties and legal liabilities;
  •            operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school;
  •            know subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching;
  •            take account of wider curriculum developments;
  •            establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and                          professional conduct;
  •            endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations;
  •            contribute positively and effectively to the Every Child Matters agenda;
  •            co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the school, department            and students;
  •            contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems                    necessary to coordinate the management of the school;
  •            take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings, Parents Evenings, Review days and events with                  partner schools;
  •            take responsibility for own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices;
  •            liaise effectively with parents and governors.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

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