The Teacher will ensure that high-quality learning takes place and that outstanding attainment and progress are secured at all key stages.
To promote student learning and be accountable for student progress and development within the classes that you teach
To raise standards of student attainment, attitudes to learning and achievement within the curriculum area and to monitor and support student progress within the classes that you teach
MAIN TASKS OF THE ROLE - PLANNING
- Plan teaching to achieve progression in students’ learning through:
- Identifying clear teaching objectives and content, appropriate to the subject matter and the students being taught, and specifying how these will be taught and assessed
- Setting tasks for the whole class, individual and group, including homework, which challenges and motivates
- Setting appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning, motivation and presentation of work
- Setting clear targets for students’ learning, building on prior attainment, and ensuring that students are aware of the substance and purpose of what they are asked to do
- Provide clear structures for lessons, and for sequences of lessons, which maintain pace, motivation and challenge students.
- Make effective use of assessment information on students’ attainment and progress in the teaching and planning of lessons and sequences of lessons, including SEN and EAL needs.
- Ensure coverage of the relevant examination syllabus and National Curriculum programmes of study.
- Set a good example in terms of professional dress and appearance, punctuality and attendance
- Uphold the school’s behavior policy, uniform regulations, rewards & consequences and code of conduct [Fair Play] in a consistent, firm and non confrontational manner
- Maintain a purposeful and calm atmosphere in the classroom and other learning areas and consistently apply the school’s prescribed sanctions and rewards procedures
- Take responsibility for personal development and progression making full use of the school’s professional development opportunities and training
- Attend team and staff meetings as appropriate, contributing actively whenever possible
- WHO WE ARE
The Grange Academy is a state-funded secondary based in Bushey, Hertfordshire. We are part of Future Academies, a Multi-Academy Trust which includes three primary schools and seven secondary schools in and around London and Hertfordshire. We are motivated by a mission of social change and reducing educational inequality. We are unique in our approach to a knowledge-rich curriculum; our school motto is Libertas per cultum (Freedom through education), and in our strong emphasis on raising young people’s aspirations and outcomes through the teaching of classical and traditional subjects. Our children and young people study a bespoke curriculum developed by researchers at our Curriculum Centre, which places a focus on developing their cultural literacy and their awareness of the forces, words and events that have shaped our society today.
The chance to make a difference to children’s and young people’s lives.
Future Academies is of the belief that all children have the right to enriching education through a knowledge-rich and child-centric approach: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.
The Curriculum Centre.
We enhance both our teachers’ lessons and their teaching experience through the development of our own curriculum programmes and resources in our prestigious Curriculum Centre, leaving our teachers to focus on what really matters; the students.
Fast career progression.
Because knowledge and intelligence, rather than length of service, are lauded and rewarded at Future Academies, teachers and support staff can quickly take up great responsibility, adding to their already exceptional experience and knowledge, joining the SLT or writing for the Trust’s Curriculum Centre, where our in-house textbooks are produced.
The Trust is knowledge-centric and encourages CPD at all levels with excellent opportunities for swift career progression, within the Academy and Trust. This includes Leadership Development opportunities.
Knowledge-rich staff team.
You will be working with a supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment with excellent resources. Being part of a Trust of schools enables you to share knowledge across a wider range of educational professionals.
The Grange Academy is part of Future Academies which is an educational charity and multi-academy trust. It is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people. Therefore, the Trust expects all members of staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. To this end, both an ‘Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service’ check and a ‘Barred List’ check will be required for this role. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.