Art and DT Teacher
Purpose of the Job:-
To provide high quality lesson planning, preparation, teaching and assessment to allocated classes and students. In respect of these duties the Subject Teacher is accountable to and supported by the Deputy Headteacher
The Main Accountabilities are:-
Teaching and Learning
- To teach assigned classes as appropriate.
- To develop appropriate materials and teaching methods which take into account each student's individual needs.
- To treat all students fairly, with equality of regard for gender, religion, culture and social context.
- To employ a variety of motivating and stimulating approaches to student learning.
- To plan lessons carefully, taking into account the need for differentiation and relevant schemes of work.
- To set and assess homework in accordance with the school policy.
- To contribute to the teaching of whole school developments e.g. ICT, Numeracy, Literacy, Work Related Learning and Citizenship/PDE, incorporating them into lessons as per schemes of work.
- To ensure high standards of effort, accuracy and presentation are encouraged.
- To apply the correct procedures to ensure good behaviour as outlined in the school's Behaviour and Learning Policy.
- To be in the corridor awaiting the arrival of the students, where possible.
- To ensure that students enter the room and exit quietly and calmly and sit in their allotted place.
- To record student attendance at each lesson.
- To reward good behaviour and achievement in accordance with the school's Reward Policy.
- To ensure that mutual respect, self-discipline, mature behaviour and good work habits are encouraged.
- To create a classroom environment where all students feel valued.
Monitoring and Assessment
- To assess students accurately using relevant National Curriculum Level descriptions, criteria from national qualifications, predictive data etc. and use the assessment as a basis for setting targets with high expectations that students will achieve their potential and beyond.
- To use ISAMS identify vulnerable students and then use appropriate intervention strategies to improve their attainment and progress. The focus for Pupil Premium students is to close the gap against national figures and within the school.
- To provide opportunities for students to assess, reflect on and improve their performance.
- To mark students' work on a regular basis in line with the school/ department's Marking Policy.
- To write reports to parents for all students in accordance with the school policy.
- To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of subject areas and national educational strategies.
- To undertake relevant professional development to participate in the school's Performance Management scheme, liaising with Deputy Headteacher about appropriate Performance Management objectives and aiming to meet all objectives.
Health, Safety and Resources
- To ensure that the classroom is a well organised learning environment.
- To ensure that classroom displays are up-to-date, motivating, in good condition and support learning.
- To ensure that classrooms are left tidy at the end of each lesson. To report any damage promptly to the Deputy Headteacher.
- To contribute to the development of up-to-date resources for departmental use in the classroom and for communal areas of display.
- To contribute and co-operate as a member of a team in the creation of schemes of work, shared resources, departmental planning, attendance at meetings.
- To carry out two supervisory duties each week ensuring that the duty is covered in times of absence.
- To fulfil the role of Personal Tutor as directed by the Deputy Headteacher.
- To support collaborative partner work with schools, colleges, and businesses, where appropriate.
- To maintain a good relationship with all stakeholders in the community.
- To show a willingness to be involved in extra-curricular activities and whole school initiatives.
- To support the school in its commitment in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.