Blackfen School for Girls
Draft Job Description
Title: Qualified Teacher
This appointment is subject to the current conditions of employment of assistant head
teachers contained in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the
Education Act 1997, the required standards for Qualified Teacher Status, other
current educational legislation and the school’s articles of government.
Responsible to: Variable
Dimensions: Variable eg
Responsible for x classes
Core purposes of post:
To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and
differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum
area as appropriate.
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as
To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students
with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
To contribute to raising standards of student attainment
To share and support the schools’ responsibility to provide and monitor
opportunities for personal and academic growth
To meet the school aims
Knowledge & understanding of:
the school’s aims, priorities, targets, evaluations and improvement plans.
specialist subject(s) Have a detailed knowledge of the relevant aspects of the
pupils’ National Curriculum and other statutory requirements, KS4 and post-
progression in specialist subject(s), particularly for SEN and G & T students.
Cope securely with subject-related questions which pupils raise and know
about pupils’ common misconceptions and mistakes in their specialist
the ICT skills to use data stored electronically to identify underachievement
the subject area’s contribution to pupils’ understanding of the duties,
opportunities, responsibilities and rights of citizens.
The ways to recognise and deal with racial stereotyping.
Planning & setting expectations
To identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and
sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the pupils being taught.
To set appropriate and demanding expectations for pupils’ learning and
To set and monitor clear targets for pupils’ learning, building on prior
To identify pupils who have special educational needs, and know where to get
help in order to give positive and targeted support. Implement and keep
records on Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
To contribute to the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources,
schemes of work, assessment policies and teaching strategies in designated
To contribute to the development of the DIP and SIP
To plan and prepare courses and lessons
Teaching & managing pupil learning
To ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that
teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and
best use is made of teaching time.
To set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour, establishing and maintaining a
good standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and through
positive and productive relationships, following the school systems.
To use teaching methods which keep pupils engaged, including stimulating
pupils’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear
presentation and good use of resources.
To maintain appropriate records and provide relevant accurate and up to date
information for SIMS, registers etc
To apply behavioural management systems so that effective learning can
To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to
make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.
To ensure effective development of pupils’ literacy, numeracy and information
technology skills, SMSC through the subject.
To ensure effective development of pupils’ individual and collaborative study
skills necessary for them to become increasingly independent learners.
Assessment & evaluation
To assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this
assessment and school provided data on a regular basis for future teaching
To mark and monitor pupils’ class and homework providing constructive oral
and written feedback, setting targets for pupils’ progress.
To record and report on pupil progress, following school and departmental
To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum
area/department in line with agreed school procedures, including against
quality standards and performance criteria and to implement strategies for
improvement when needed.
To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and
Relations with parents & wider community
To prepare and present informative reports to parents.
To recognise that learning takes place outside the school context and provide
opportunities to develop pupils’ understanding by relating their learning to real
and work-related examples.
To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open events, Parents
evenings, AST days.
To communicate with the parents and agencies responsible for students’
welfare, after consultation.
Managing own performance & development
To take responsibility for own professional development and to keep up-to-
date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the subjects taught,
within the context of the School Improvement Plan.
To understand professional responsibilities in relation to school policies and
To set a good example to the pupils in presentation and personal conduct.
To evaluate own teaching critically and use this to improve effectiveness.
To participate in school system of performance management
To attend meetings as required.
Managing & developing staff & other adults
To establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues
including, where applicable, support staff.
To ensure the efficient/effective deployment of classroom support
To select and make good use of textbooks, ICT and other learning resources
which enable teaching objectives to be met.
To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and
materials and the efficient/effective use of them.
Student personal development and well-being
To carry out role of tutor to an assigned group of students
To monitor and promote the progress and well-being of individual students
and the group as a whole
To liase with Year Leader to ensure implementation of the schools’ systems
To register students, accompany them to assemblies, and encourage their full
attendance and participation in all aspects of school life.
To contribute to PSHCE and citizenship and enterprise according to school
Contribution to school improvement.
To carry out supervision to ensure welfare and safety of students.
To participate in activities which support the school ethos of self-evaluation
To contribute to item……… of the SIP
To carry out the duties of a tutor as part of year team when required.
Performance Standards (based on schools’ PM policy)
To meet own 4 agreed objectives, one of which is based on pupil progress, one of
which is related to SIP.
Evidence provided through school processes of lesson observations, work scrutiny,
results of (where appropriate) external examinations etc
Any other professional requirements specific to this post.
This job description may not necessarily be a comprehensive definition of the post. It
will be reviewed at least once a year and may be subject to modification or
amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.
Signed: __________________________________ Teacher
Signed: __________________________________ Headteacher
Review Date: _____________