Teacher of English (Temporary)

Vacancy posted: Friday, 23 September 2016

Salary: 22,416 - 35,763
Location: Irvine

Closing date: 09 October 2016
Job ref. no.: NAY01905

Role Profile

TEMPORARY UNTIL JUNE 2017

ROLE DEFINITION

To be responsible and accountable for teaching duties in accordance with the Council's overall Education and Youth Employment objectives.

To lead, develop and deliver the English & Literacy curriculum in line with Curriculum for Excellence and the Senior Phase.

To raise pupil attainment and achievement.

To implement Whole School Policy, including Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing.

To Participate in thedevelopment and implementation of cross-curricular projects and activities as well as vocational learning.

Standard for Full Registration by GTCS.

The ability to work independently and to work collegiately with members of the Faculty, Guidance Team, Pupil Support, cross-curricular groups as well as SLT.

An aptitude in building strong partnerships with agencies to enhance learning opportunities for pupils.

The capacity to manage resources effectively.

The drive and energy to promote apositive school and Faculty ethos.

The ability to bring about improvement through self-evaluation.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Corporate Responsibilities

To deliver an effective education service in accordance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures and relevant strategy provision. To understand information management and security issues and work in line with legislation and Council policies and guidelines, ensuring that information is used, shared and managed appropriately. To undertake any other reasonably required duties, consistent with duties detailed in Part 2 Section 2 of the SNCT Handbook of Conditions of Service, as directed by the Executive Director (Education and Youth Employment) or nominee, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

To deliver effective teaching services in accordance with the directions of the headteacher or other promoted staff. To undertake such services in pursuit of good practice including: A commitment to pupil and parent/carer focus; The pursuit of continuous improvement; The implementation and evaluation of quality assurance procedures. Teaching assigned class(es), groups or individuals together with associated planning, preparation and correction. Assessing, moderating, recording and reporting on the work of pupils. Where appropriate prepare pupils for examinations and assist with their administration. Providing advice and guidance to pupils on issues related to their education. Developing the curriculum in line with the curricular framework, e.g. Curriculum for Excellence. Working in partnership with parents, support staff and other professionals to meet the needs of children, young people and families in their learning community. Participating in issues related to planning, raising attainment and achievement and reflection on current practice. Promoting and safeguarding the health, welfare and safety of pupils. Maintaining positive behaviour of pupils, contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the establishment. Assist in the development of Personal Learning Plans/Pupil support plans. Undertaking appropriate and agreed continuing professional development in line with the Standards for Registration, Professional Review and Development, Professional Update and school improvement priorities.

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE CRITERIA

Essential

Desirable

Evidence

Qualification & Registration

GTCS registration Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work Professional recognition by GTCS Evidence of Post-graduate, or equivalent, study Other, relevant, qualifications

Application Form Interview Pre Employment Check

Experience

Experience in teaching and using a range of teaching strategies Experience of planning and delivering inter-disciplinary learning Experience of working with pupils with additional support needs Experience of teaching at different stages Experience of developing assessment practices and procedures in collaboration with colleagues within and beyond the establishment

Application Form References Interview

Professional Values & Personal Commitment

Evidence of Continuous Professional Development Evidence of self-evaluation Willingness to actively develop the ethos of the establishment Commitment to support the development of young people to develop their skills Commitment to, and experience of, extra-curricular activities Supporting positive and active partnerships within the community Application Form References Interview

** Professional Knowledge & Understanding

A secure knowledge of the curricular framework, e.g. Curriculum for Excellence Ability to plan coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match children/young people needs and abilities Knowledge of how current developments can support effective teaching and learning Knowledge and understanding of literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing, in the context of the curriculum Awareness of current policy on inclusion Involvement in developing initiatives in line with the curricular framework e.g. Curriculum for Excellence, at establishment, cluster or authority level A commitment to small-scale action research Application Form References Interview

** Professional Skills & Abilities

Effective classroom management & organisation skills Ability to use a variety of media and interact productively with children/young people individually and collectively Ability to manage children/young people behaviour fairly, sensitively and consistently Ability to work co-operatively with other staff and parents Experience of assessment, moderation, recording and reporting at school level Ability to respond sensitively and appropriately to challenging situations Evidence of effective strategies to support a wide range of children/young people needs Experience of working with other professionals Experience of assessment, moderation, recording and reporting at cluster, local authority or national level Application Form References Interview

Other

Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire

Application Form Interview Post-Employment Check

** The Standards for Registration are actively explored as part of North Ayrshire Council's recruitment and Professional Review and Development (PRD) processes. Further information on the Standards can be found on the General Teaching Council Scotland website (GTCS).

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