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Secondary and Sixth form English Language and Literature Teacher ( Ideally with IB Diploma Experience) _Sep 2024

Laude Newton College
Alicante, Spain
Date Added: Feb 26, 2024

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Newton College

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Secondary and Sixth form English Language and Literature Teacher, with IB diploma experience

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 teachers 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 this 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 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 fulfil.

Cover for absent colleagues if required.

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

Work collaboratively with others to develop effective professional relationships.

Deploy support staff effectively as appropriate.

Communicate effectively with parents/carers regarding 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 wellbeing, 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

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 school team

A sense of humour 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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