PSHE Teacher - September Start

Location Penzance
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £M1 to M6
Contact name: Tom Hooper

Contact email: tom.hooper@opus-abc.uk
Job ref: 49952
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 21/04/2022

Job Title: PSHE Teacher - September Start

32.5 Hours a week

 

As the exclusive recruitment partner of the Cornwall Association of Primary Heads Opus are currently working with a highly successful Academy Trust School located in Penzance, providing high quality education and support for pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities.

We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated, caring and dedicated PSHE Teacher to start in the new academic year in September 2022. As a key member of staff you will take a pro-active role in the support of the educational and physical needs of the pupils with a focus on an individual’s support.

 

Main Purpose of Job:

To deliver outstanding lessons, leading to significant progression and attainment for all pupils. All teachers are expected to be aware of and maintain professional standards for qualified teachers as set out by the TDA.

Deliver subject specific teaching

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

You are required to carry out the duties of a school teacher as set out in para 57.1 of the School

Teachers Pay and Conditions Document as follows:

 

“…a teacher employed as a teacher (other than a head teacher) in a school shall perform in accordance with any directions which may reasonably be given to him/her the head teacher from time to time, such particular duties as may be reasonably assigned to him/her”

Professional competencies

  • Display personal and interpersonal development and team-working skills;
  • Pro actively plan, organise and manage workload;
  • Display reflective practice and reflexivity;
  • Undertake analysis and synthesis of complex information;
  • Display knowledge of and uphold safeguarding procedures;
  • Display knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT in an education setting;
  • Display regular evidence of initiative taking;
  • Display robust self management skills with regard to problem solving;
  • Display an ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders built on honesty and integrity.
  • Manage class based staff

Duties:

  • Take care in the planning of work, taking into consideration the correct and appropriate use of teaching materials, practical apparatus, ICT A.V. aids etc.
  • Complete Team Teach training and support the principals of Team Teach during school hours, both in and out of school;
  • Take a lead in developing the Curriculum in all aspects.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of a good working atmosphere within lessons/ throughout the school day.
  • Ensure that the learning experiences planned for children adequately match their abilities.
  • Ensure that sound relationships are fostered between children, their peers and adults alike.
  • Act as a confidante to the children whilst being aware of and following current safeguarding/child protection guidelines;
  • Use a variety of teaching methodologies taking into account mixed abilities and the size of groups.
  • Ensure that equality of opportunity exists in all areas.
  • Ensure that the marking of children’s work is undertaken at appropriate and regular intervals, and that marking follows agreed service policy.
  • Ensure that the presentation of work is of the highest quality, adhering to agreed service policy.
  • Ensure that adequate weight is given to both: o Forecasting of work – taking due account of the social, academic and behavioural needs of the children vis-à-vis the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum where appropriate.
  • Assessment and recording of progress – taking due account of the social, academic and behavioural needs of children vis-à-vis the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum where appropriate.
  • Ensure that the forecasting of work forms an important part of the teaching process, being completed on a termly, half-termly or weekly basis as appropriate. Ensure that any such forecasts are available to the Principal, Headteacher, Area Co-ordinator, Advisory Staff, and Inspectors etc.
  • Ensure that the curriculum coverage is appropriate and balanced, and that continuity, progression and breadth of experience are present throughout the planning and implementation processes.
  • Actively participate in benchmarking with colleagues across the Trust.
  • Review present practice regularly and attend courses as appropriate to further professional development.
  • Perform other duties as requested by your line manager

ATTRIBUTES

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Relevant Experience

  • Substantial experience in main stream/special school;
  • Display personal and interpersonal development and team-working skills;
  • Evidence of an ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders built on honesty and integrity;
  • Pro-actively plan, organise and manage workload;
  • Display reflective practice and reflexivity;
  • Display Knowledge and understanding of appropriate use of ICT in an education setting;
  • Display regular evidence of initiative taking;
  •  Display robust self-management skills with regard to problem solving;
  • Experience of successfully working with children with Social Communication Needs, SEBD;
  • Proven record of behaviour management;
  • Experience of working with disaffected children either in a special or main-stream setting;
  • Experience in SEN;
  • Knowledge and understanding of children with medical difficulties;

Education and Training

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Good Honours degree in a relevant discipline
  •  Subject specific experience
  • Further qualification relevant to post

Special Knowledge and Skills

  • Robust self-management skills;
  •  Proven ability to successfully teach a range of subjects at different key stages;
  •  Knowledge of Performance Management and the ability to set and monitor appropriate targets;
  •  Proven ability to lead on a core subject area;
  • Ability to use ICT both personally and in the classroom;
  •  An awareness of assessment for learning and its contribution in raising standards of achievement;
  •  Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to form strong relationships with students, staff, parents and the wider community;
  • Adaptability and flexibility to embrace new developments to raise student attainment;

Working knowledge of primary and secondary national strategies

Any Additional Factors

  • Regular access to a car;
  •  Current driving licence;
  •  Motor insurance certificate with Business use;
  • Can work as a member of a team.

 

 

All offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory completion of checks and references, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have the commitment, energy, initiative and drive to help us meet our core values, then we welcome your application.

For more information please submit your application or call the Opus office on  01872 279810 and ask to speak to Tom