Primary And Secondary Teachers

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 8 September 2016

Salary: 22416 - 35763
Location: Musselburgh

We currently have vacancies for enthusiastic and highly motivated Primary and Secondary Teachers for our Learning Centre in the Musselburgh area. Applicants should be committed individuals with the ability to provide an inclusive, inspiring and creative learning environment for our young people. The position will involve teaching small groups of pupils who encounter social, emotional, behavioural and educational difficulties. 

Closing Date for Application is 10am on Friday 30th September 2016                         

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for ensuring and promoting the safeguarding of children and young people
  • Work in accordance with Spark of Genius vision and aims
  • To teach assigned classes together with associated planning, preparation and correction
  • To assist in the development of the curriculum
  • To contribute to whole school improvement and development
  • Assess, record and report on the work of pupils
  • Preparation of pupils for examinations and assisting with SQA administration (if appropriate).
  • Provide advice and guidance to pupils and issues related to their education.
  • Promote and safeguard the health, welfare and safety of the pupils
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers, support staff and other professionals
  • Undertake appropriate and agreed (with line manager) continuing professional development
  • To keep GTCs registration and PRD up to date
  • Participate in issues related to learning centre planning and assist in raising the attainment and achievement of pupils
  • Take ownership for the establishment of good order and the wider needs of the school
  • Attend open evenings and carry out pastoral visits to Spark of Genius Residential Houses
  • Make economic use of monies provided for education including adherence to systems of accounting and the recording of the use of transport

Professional Knowledge and Understanding

  •  Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Have sufficient knowledge and understanding to fulfil the responsibility all for literacy, 
  • numeracy; health and wellbeing; and ICT

Professional Responsibilities

  • Have a broad understanding of the ethos, values and policies of Spark of Genius and to place these at the centre of your practice
  •  To have full awareness of the importance of the role of class teacher in Spark of Genius
  •  To adhere to professional standards at all times
  •  To promote and adhere to all aspects of the protection and welfare of children and young people

Principles and Perspectives

  •  To adhere to sound professional values and practices at all times
  • Have knowledge relating to learning and teaching and an appreciation of the contribution of
  • personal development to practice

Professional Skills and Abilities

  •  Ability to plan coherent and progressive teaching programmes which meet the pupils’ needs
  • and abilities in line with CFE
  • Communicate clearly making skilful use of a variety of resources including IT, media and
  • interact productively with pupils
  • To teach pupils both individually and on a group basis
  • Develop and use a range of teaching strategies, access resources which have been evaluated in terms of curriculum requirements to meet the needs of pupils
  • Set and maintain expectations for the pace and challenge of work, attainment and achievement for all pupils
  • Work in a professional, co-operative manner with all associated with Spark of Genius

Classroom Organisation and Management

  • Organise and manage classes and resources to achieve safe, orderly and purposeful activity
  • Manage pupil behaviour and classroom incidents fairly, sensitively and consistently using agreed behaviour management techniques.  Make sensible use of rewards and sanctions, and seek and use the advice of colleagues when necessary

Assessment of Pupils

  • Carry out initial assessment of pupils to ascertain appropriate level  of learning
  • Understand and apply the principles of assessment, recording and reporting
  • Use the results of assessment to evaluate and improve the teaching, and the learning and attainment of pupils
  • Participate in target setting for all pupils and formulate appropriate Individualised Educational plans for pupils

Professional Reflection and Communication

  • Learn from experience of practice and from ongoing professional development
  • Convey and understanding of practice and general educational matters through professional dialogue and communication with colleagues
  • Reflect on and act to improve professional practice, and contribute to personal professional development
  • Engage in curriculum development activities
  • Share in advance of the lesson all learning materials with support staff to ensure good classroom management.

Professional Value and Personal Commitment

  • Ability to demonstrate in your day-to-day practice a commitment to the protection, welfare and social development of all Spark of Genius pupils
  • Participate in out of school learning experiences with the pupils
  • Ability to demonstrate responsibility for personal professional learning and development

Other Requirements

  • Compliance and cooperation with all Health and Safety requirements, follow  Fire, Accident, Incident and Safe Holding Safety Procedures at your place of work and report any unsafe practices and conditions
  • Requirement to attend allocated parents evenings throughout school terms
  • Must be prepared to teach our young people in our residential care homes
  • The post holder may be reasonably expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time.  It is the responsibility of the post holder to comply with Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities requirements at all times.
  • Any other reasonable management instruction

The above job description forms part of your main terms and conditions of employment.  The Company reserves the right to vary duties and responsibilities at anytime.

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