KS2/3 Class Teacher – Full-time
The Sallygate School, Dover.
Responsible To: The Headteacher – The Sallygate School
We are seeking to recruit a KS2/3 Class Teacher who is a great all-rounder- enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated. A strong commitment to moving the school to ‘Outstanding’ and leading by example are of key importance. Applicants that have prior experience or training in the Primary or SEND sectors will be well prepared for teaching in our school.
To take responsibility for the planning, implementation and assessment of a broad and balanced curriculum for a small class of pupils with Special Educational Needs and a history of attachment, trauma and SEMH difficulties. To ensure that all pupils with varying learning abilities from KS2 to KS3 make progress and achieve the best possible outcomes.
Successful candidates will be:
- An excellent practitioner with high expectations of teaching and learning, achievement and a commitment to building positive relationships with pupils.
- Able to offer learners a high quality curriculum, giving them confidence to succeed
- Ability/Interest to teach a specialist subject across the school is desirable but not essential
- Able to inspire pupils through the delivery of engaging lessons and to reduce gaps in learning for our pupils
- Able to support our pupils to reach their full potential
We can offer:
- The opportunity to work with our articulate, fun and ready to learn young people;
- Support with Training & Development, including our own in-house training programmes;
- Support from experienced staff in completing the NQT year
- A closely knit staff team dedicated to ensuring very positive outcomes for our pupils.
Overall purpose of Job
To work under the reasonable direction of the Head Teacher/Senior Leadership Team to teach classes and take responsibility for a curriculum area across the department and perform such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned in accordance with the needs of the school.
Responsible to Head Teacher/Senior Leadership Team
Liaison with school staff, Channels and Choices Community, Foster Carers, Parents (as appropriate), Local Authorities, other professional and external agencies.
Although not exhaustive, the following duties (and such other duties as the Headteacher may reasonably require) shall be deemed to be included in the duties which a teacher may be required to perform, in addition to other tasks necessitated by a change in role within the organisation.
- Planning and preparing courses and lessons
- Teaching in accordance to their educational needs, including setting and marking or pupil’s work
- Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils
Making assessments and reports on pupils
- Providing and contributing to oral and written assessment, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils
- To have responsibility as Form Tutor for a group of pupils with responsibility for maintaining appropriate class records and for their pastoral well-being.
- Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils
- Providing guidance and advice on pupil’s educational and social matters, on their further education and future career planning
- Making records and reports on the personal and social needs of pupils
- Communicating and consulting with the care staff, foster carers and where appropriate, parents of pupils
- Participating in relevant meetings
- To be available for lunch and break duties
- To actively support the school and adhere to the company policies
- To actively support the Positive Relationships, Physical Intervention and Positive Handling Policies of the school. This will include using agreed interventions to maintain the safety of all pupils and staff and the discipline of the school.
- To contribute to the development of a positive work ethos and happy working environment.
Participating in arrangements made in accordance with the organisations appraisal process
Reviewing, Induction, Training & Development
Reviewing from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work
Participating in arrangements for further development and professional training
Advising and cooperating with the Head Teacher/Deputy Head Teacher and other teachers on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment, pastoral programmes of care
Discipline, Health, Welfare & Safety
Maintaining good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their health, welfare and safety, both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged on authorised school activities elsewhere
Supervising, and so far as practicable, teaching any pupils when their teacher is not available
Help pupils prepare for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purposes of such examinations. Recording and reporting such assessments and participating in arrangements for pupils and supervision during such examinations.
Participating in administrative and organisational tasks related to such duties as are described above, including the management and supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the school and the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials
Attending assemblies, registering and attendance of pupils, whether these duties are to be performed before, during or after school sessions
To maintain all records accurately
Participating in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements
Other meeting in accordance with the needs of the school
To give active support to help the school meet the individual needs of all of the pupils
Health & Safety
To ensure that the Health & Safety Policy is consistently applied
To give active support to the school’s policy on equal opportunities
Person Specification (Essential) – Qualifications & Experience
- Qualified Teacher Status
- Evidence of Good/Outstanding Teacher
- Up to date knowledge of the Curriculum
- Experience of assessment, pupil tracking and target setting
Person Specification (Desireable) – Qualifications & Experience
- Experience of working in a SEMH provision
- Further Qualification in SEND
- Experience of working in a therapeutic environment
Person Specification (Essential) – Personal Qualities
- Flexible and able to adapt to change
- Able to use own initiative
- Works well in a team and good communicator
- Positive approach to professional development
- Enjoys a challenge
- Willing to take part in extra-curricular activities
The Sallygate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to Enhanced Disclosure, via the DBS and are subject to qualification, reference and health checks.
Visits to the school would be welcomed. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact David Carden, Headteacher on 01304 212510 or Jessica Seal, HR Advisor on 01304 361888.