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Secondary Music Teacher (and Head of Performing Arts)

Laude Newton College
Alicante, Spain
Date Added: Oct 17, 2022

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Newton College

Job Description

 

Class Teacher

 

Responsible to: Head of Stage

 

“Amazing learning is a lifelong journey where we are challenged to get better in an ever changing world”

This statement was created by teachers and learners in 2019 and forms the basis of our vision for learning at Laude Newton College.

 

Our philosophy for Teaching and Learning:

 

As a school community we are all learners, adults and children alike. We aim to foster in our learners a life-long love of learning while developing the skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve to the best of our abilities. As learners, we thrive best in a welcoming and secure environment where we are accepted and valued, while developing the attitudes and dispositions to be happy, caring and creative learners for life.

 

Main purpose of Class Teacher:

        Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in their class ensuring equality of opportunity for all

        Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct

        Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position

        Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of pupils

        Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school

Duties and responsibilities

        Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject/s that you teach

        Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes and planning

        Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils’ you teach

        Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn

        Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; gifted and talented; EAL; disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them

        Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy including the correct use of spoken English

        If teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies e.g. systematic synthetic phonics

        Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment

        Make accurate and productive use of assessment to secure pupils’ progress

        Give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback, reflect on progress, their emerging needs and to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study

        Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons

        Participate in arrangements for examinations and assessments

Behaviour and Safety

        Establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

        Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

        Maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary

        Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour, which are expected of pupils

        Have high expectations of behaviour, promoting self-control and independence of all learners

        Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school, raising any concerns following school protocol/procedures

Team working and collaboration

        Participate in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the school, which relate to the learners, curriculum or organisation of the school and assemblies

        Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues and sharing the development of effective practice with them

        Contribute to the selection and professional development

        Ensure that colleagues working with you are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfill

        Cover for absent colleagues if required

Fulfill wider professional responsibilities

        Work collaboratively with others to develop effective professional relationships

        Deploy support staff effectively as appropriate

        Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate

        Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

        Partake in playground and lunch duties where necessary

Professional development

        Regularly review the effectiveness of your teaching and assessment procedures and its impact on pupils’ progress, attainment and well being, refining your approaches where necessary responding to advice and feedback from colleagues

        Be responsible for improving your teaching through participating fully in training and development opportunities identified by the school or as developed as an outcome of your appraisal

Other

        To have professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which you teach, and maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality

 

 

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