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Secondary and Sixth Form Humanities Teacher

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Laude Newton College
Alicante, Spain
Date Added: Oct 31, 2023

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Newton College 

Job Description 

  

Secondary and Sixth Form Humanities 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 

        Requirements: 

                Excellent communication and listening skills 

                Availability to start in March 2024 

 

                Good organizational skills to plan the day and respond to the different needs of the children you teach 

                The ability to inspire and enthuse young children 

                Energy, resourcefulness, responsibility, patience and a caring nature 

                An understanding of the needs and feelings of children 

                Ability to work independently with children, as well as being able to work in the wider Early Years/school team 

                A sense of humor and the ability to keep things in perspective 

                A demonstrable knowledge of children's development, their needs and the provision of positive play 

                Qualifications needed: Degree related to subject to be delivered, Qualified Teacher Status, NQT year completed 

               Mother Tongue English or bilingual level 

                Satisfactory DBS and reference checks 

  

 ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles  
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.  
 
ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging  
ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.  
 
 
 
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