Primary Teacher - Secondary Provision
Bishops Stortford
£33500.00 - £47000.00 Per Annum
Independent School

Primary Teacher - Secondary Provision 
Salary: £33,500 - £47,000
Main Purpose of the Role
The main purpose of a teacher is to ensure the effective learning of pupils being taught. Teachers are also required to contribute to the wider success of the school. All teachers are a tutor group who are responsible for providing effective pastoral care, to support their social and emotional progress as well as their learning. They are also required to contribute and be involved in extracurricular activities and the wider life of the school community.
Duties and Responsibilities
Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils by:
Establishing a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, ingrained in mutual respect
Setting goals that stretch and challenge ALL pupils
Demonstrating consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils – leading by example.
Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils by:
Being accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of the pupils you teach (alongside other staff where applicable). You will be required to teach 1:1, or a class of 3-4 Young People.
Being aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these, wrapping the curriculum around the individual pupils.
Guiding pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs
Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how these impacts on teaching
To report and record pupil’s attainment, progress and results of assessments within the school’s recording and reporting structure.
Use data and teacher records to set aspirational targets and plan challenging activities.
Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge by:
Having a good knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, utilising and maintaining pupils’ interest in the subject(s), and addressing misunderstandings
Demonstrating a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas
Demonstrating an understanding of and taking responsibility for promoting good standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject may be and applying cross curricular links wherever possible in planning and teaching.
Plan and teach well-structured lessons by:
Imparting knowledge and developing understanding through effective use of lesson time
Promoting a love of learning
Reflecting systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
Contributing to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s), and/or within a pupil’s individual scheme of work.
Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils by:
Knowing when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively
To set clear learning objectives, writing Schemes of work, medium term planning and short-term planning
Ensure pupils you teach have their Individual Learning Programmes updated in line with the school systems
Having a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit our pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these – Following strategies/interventions designed by our Wellbeing team
Demonstrating and awareness of the physical, social and academic development of children and knowing how to adapt teaching to support our pupils’ education at different stages of their development and emotional state

Make accurate and productive use of assessment by:
To mark, assess and return pupils’ work in line with the school Evidence for Learning system, providing constructive oral and written feedback with clear targets and guidance for future improvement.
Making use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress
Using relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
Giving pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encouraging them to respond to the feedback
Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment by:
Having clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and taking responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school
Having high expectations of behaviour, using our behaviour wave system accordingly to help support our pupils, embracing the culture of ‘catching our pupils being good’
Lead by example – show our pupils what we expect from them, positive behaviour and good manners
Maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary
Contribute to self-evaluation by:
Contributing to the completion of the current school evaluation processes as required

Professional development and performance appraisal:
Attend all CPD days and training as required
Review own professional development and identify training needs
Take part in the school’s performance appraisal programme and be committed to improving own practice
Act upon advice and feedback and be open to coaching and mentoring
Fulfil wider professional responsibilities by:
Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
developing effective professional relationships with colleagues
Taking responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues
Communicating effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being
Sharing in the celebration of success of pupils
Contributing to, and supporting pupils to contribute to the school’s news communications
Using school systems in place efficiently and effectively, class-dojo, Cpoms, E4L
Provide updates to the Designated Teacher about identified pupils for up-and-coming PEP and annual review meetings
Other responsibilities:
Teachers are expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct
Staff may be asked to undertake occasional other, reasonable tasks at the request of their line manager
The school is committed to the safeguarding of children and all teachers are required to understand and follow any safeguarding policies and procedures that are in place
Undertaken ‘Keeping In Touch’ days during each half term, as arranged with your Site Lead.
Person Specification Qualifications
A good undergraduate degree in chosen subject
Experience in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating lessons
Experience in working with pupils who have SEMH
Skills and Abilities
Ability to create a safe and secure learning environment
Ability to break down barriers to learning
Be creative in approach to teaching, utilising pupils’ interests to hook them in and engage them
Flexible and adaptable
Effective communicator
Ability to create a fun, challenging learning environment
Be highly organised
Caring, sensitive and responsive to the needs of our pupils
Other requirements
Commitment to safeguarding children
Be passionate about teaching and providing the best possible opportunities for all pupils
A commitment to the school’s ethos and vision
Resilient and positive
Job Responsibilities
Proven work experience in other reputed companies
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google tools
Experience with software and technical tools that are needed for your job
Excellent communication, negotiating, and selling skills
Prioritizing, time management, and organizational skills
Ability to tailor presentations to the needs of the audience
Ensures continuity of work operations by documenting and communicating required actions to management; identifying irregularities; evaluating continuing needs
Conducts research to develop, write, and update corporate policies, procedures, and methods; communicates developments to management
Utilizes and implements new technologies, resources, and system redesign to carry out new projects; recommends re-deployment of designated resources
Analysis and implements cost-reduction measures, develops reporting procedures, and maintains workflow
Systems and procedures are created and modified by analysing operating practices; studying the use of microcomputers and software; evaluating personnel and technological requirements, and implementing changes
Accomplishes department and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Job Type:
£33,500.00-£47,000.00 per year
  • 8 hour shift
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Bishop's Stortford: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Work Location:
  • In person


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