Teacher of English

  • Adolphus Group
  • Crawley, UK
  • 01 Nov, 2020
Full Time Education

Job Description

We are looking for a well-qualified English teacher who will provide first class teaching and learning opportunities for pupils in Year 5 to Year 8. Exceptional people skills, flexibility and energy together with a willingness to go the extra mile essential. Accommodation maybe available.
Key Responsibilities:
  • To inspire a love of the English language and reading in our pupils.
  • To assess the performance of pupils and record their development, progress and attainment, using this plan for future learning.
  • To teach English in the Middle and Upper School as required - predominantly in Year 5-8. Our top pupils work to GCSE level.
  • To implement School policies and practices.
  • To set tasks for whole class, individual and group work, (including homework) which set appropriate and challenging expectations for pupils' learning, motivation and presentation of work.
  • To provide clear structures for lessons, and for sequences of lessons, in the short, medium and longer term, which maintain pace, motivation and challenge
  • To plan teaching to achieve progression in pupils' learning to identifying clear teaching objectives and content, appropriate to the pupils and subject matter.
  • To plan effectively to ensure that pupils have the opportunity to meet their potential, taking account of the needs from those who are underachieving to those who are very able, making use of relevant information and specialist help where available.
  • To assess, record and report on the development and progress and attainment of pupils.
  • To set high expectations of pupil behaviour; establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and positive, productive relationships.
  • To contribute to the rich and varied extra-curricular programme.
  • To establish a safe environment that supports learning and where pupils feel secure and confident.
  • To critically evaluate own teaching for ongoing effectiveness and improvement; keeping up-to-date with subject development and to take part in relevant CPD for this purpose, disseminating to other staff where appropriate.
  • To attend parent consultation evenings.
  • To attend and support whole-school functions, including occasional weekend events.
  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people.
  • To be responsible for the pastoral care of pupils in your care.
  • To be a form tutor in Year 5 to 8.
  • To share in the corporate responsibility of the pastoral care, well-being and discipline of all pupils at the school.
  • To be ready and enthusiastically available to parents, displaying approachability and professionalism at all times.
  • To cover for absent colleagues.
  • To comply with, and adhere to, agreed whole school policies and the ethos of the school.
  • To be involved in day and residential trips.
  • To carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required by the Headmaster.
Person Specification:Knowledge & Experience:
  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject
  • A teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) NQT applications will be considered
  • Experience of teaching to a high standard in the independent or maintained sector
  • The ability to teach Key Stage 3/4 is desirable but not essential...... click apply for full job details