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ACE Schools Plymouth - -64 days remaining
Closing Date 21/08/2019 23:59:00
Martins Gate, Bretonside, Plymouth, Devon PL4 0AT
23720 - 34644 GBP per year full time
NOR: 264
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Teacher of Design Technology

Job Purpose

As a Teacher you will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who consistently demonstrates the highest standards of delivery, is fully committed to raising attainment across all key stages and acutely aware of the strategies required to achieve the highest standards within their subject area. You will be focussed on achieving the best possible outcomes for your pupils in terms of externally accredited qualifications and in personal development.

Responsibilities
• To be an outstanding teaching and learning practitioner
• To ensure curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in the subject for all pupils, including those of high ability and those with additional educational or linguistic needs through planning lessons and sequences of lessons, showing how they will assess pupil's learning
• To provide guidance for non-specialist staff on the choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of the subject and of different pupils
• To establish and implement clear policies and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on pupil achievement, and for using this information to recognise achievement and to assist pupils in setting targets for further improvement
• To ensure that information about pupils achievements in previous classes and schools is used effectively to secure good progress in the subject/s
• In collaboration with your HoD establish clear targets for pupil achievement, and evaluate progress and achievement in the subject by all pupils, including those with additional and linguistic needs
• To evaluate the teaching of the subject in the school, use this analysis to identify effective practice and areas for improvement and take action to improve further the quality of teaching
• Use positive management of behaviour in an environment of mutual respect which allows students to feel safe and secure and promotes their self-esteem.
• Maintain/establish good order and discipline among the students and safeguard their health and safety.
• To ensure the effective development of pupils' individual and collaborative study skills necessary for them to become increasingly dependent in their work and to complete tasks independently when out of school
• Be aware of the subject's contribution to pupils' understanding of the duties, opportunities, responsibilities and rights of citizens
• Establish a partnership with parents to involve them in their child's learning of the subject, as well as providing information about curriculum, attainment and targets
• Develop effective links with the local community, including business and industry, in order to expand the subject curriculum, enhance teaching and to develop pupils' wider understanding.
• Make appropriate use of a range of monitoring and assessment strategies to evaluate pupils' progress towards planned learning objectives and use this information to improve your own planning and teaching
• Give prompt and constructive feedback to support pupils as they learn and involve them in reflecting on, evaluating and improving their own performance.
• Report pupil's progress accurately, concisely and informatively using ACE Assessment system and use this to help pupils review their own progress and to inform parents
• Identify and support more able pupils, those working below age related expectations, those under-achieving and those who experience behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Where necessary you may seek advice and guidance from experienced colleagues
• Assist pupils to set targets for themselves and to contribute to the identification of team and whole school targets.
• Differentiate your teaching to meet the needs of pupils and draw up subject specific IEP's for those pupils who have special needs
• Organise and manage the physical teaching space, materials, tests and other resources safely and effectively with the help of support staff where appropriate
• Use ICT effectively in your teaching
• Teach across the age and ability range for which you are trained
• Where appropriate set and mark homework and other out-of-class work which consolidates and extends work carried out in the class and encourages pupils to learn independently
• Recognise and respond effectively to equal opportunities issues as they arise in the classroom, including challenging stereotyped views and by challenging bullying or harassment, following relevant policies and procedures.
• Contribute to the work of the department teaching team.
• Arrive in class, on or before the start of the lesson, and begin and end lessons on time
• Be a role model to pupils through personal presentation and professional conduct.
• Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and associate staff
• Keep up-to-date with research and developments in pedagogy and the subject areas
Academic Lead Responsibilities
• Registering pupils and maintain the class register according to set procedures
• Supporting the academic, pastoral and personal development of all pupils within the tutor group
• Delivering the pastoral curriculum, engaging all pupils in purposeful activity and guiding reflection
• Monitoring individual progress in relation to SIMS performance data and helping pupils to identify targets for improvement
• Completing reports on pupils as required including Team Around Me paperwork and holding termly review meetings
• Ensuring effective communication between schools and home
• Attending and contributing to other meetings as appropriate.
• Have knowledge and understanding of the components of outstanding pastoral care for pupils and work with the Pastoral Lead to ensure pupils receive it.

Other Duties & Responsibilities
A JOB DESCRIPTION CAN NEVER BE FULLY DESCRIPTIVE AND EXHAUSTIVE OF UNFORESEEN CHANGES OR CIRCUMSTANCES. IT IS EXPECTED THAT STAFF WILL, WITHIN REASON, RESPOND TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES AND EMERGENCIES AS THEY ARISE, COMMENSURATE WITH THEIR QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND THE SITUATION.

Experience & Job Knowledge
Essential
• Experience of working effectively as a practitioner with young people who would be considered disadvantaged and hard to engage
• Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their pupils individual needs
• High expectations for accountability and consistency.
• Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.
• Outstanding classroom practitioner.
• Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.
• Good communication, planning and organisational skills.
• Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
• Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice
• Experienced in teaching SEMH and SEND
• Ability to work under pressure, handle a variety of situations and people and self-manage time
• Experience in using IT and Microsoft Office

Demonstrative ability to communicate in written and oral context with wide cross section of social and cultural backgrounds.

Desirable
• Experience of successfully managing staff effectively
• Knowledge of and experience in using emotional and behavioural concepts, anger management, emotional literacy
• Knowledge of attachment specific teaching strategies and Trauma Informed Practice
• Willingness and experience of teaching other subjects for example PSHE

Qualifications
Essential
• QTS in Design and Technology
• Specialist degree or equivalent

Desirable
• Further professional qualifications
• Honours degree
• SEN related qualifications
• Minibus driving licence
. Personal Qualities
? The ability to remain calm in stressful situations
? Uncompromising personal and professional integrity, including modelling values and vision
? Think analytically and creatively and demonstrate initiative in solving problems
? Excellent interpersonal skills
? A sense of humour
? Must be a good role model for students and staff
? Must be adaptable and willing to accept guidance and support
? Be aware of own strengths and areas for development and listen to, reflect constructively and act upon, as appropriate, feedback from others
? Demonstrate resilience and optimism
? Enthusiasm for learning
? Empathy with young people
? Able to build positive and appropriate relationships with young people


More Information: https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/jobs/teacher-of-design-and-technology-ace-schools-plymouth