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- Implement the delivery of the curriculum and participate in its review and development and the resourcing to support its delivery.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the Early Years Framework, Development Matters and Birth to Five Guidance, including through own research.
- Participate in evaluating the curriculum/schemes of work.
- Participate in planning, implementing and reviewing necessary changes in consultation with the Stage Coordinator and Principal.
- Follow a planned programme for evaluating students’ learning experiences. Review resources relevant to the curriculum and recommend new resources.
- Make full use of resources and facilities available to the school as a whole. Participate in extra-curricular activities and field trips which will enhance teaching.
- Maintain a basic minimum competence of teaching as reflected in the British Teachers’ Standards.
- Maintain a high standard of teaching and demand a high standard of learning, so that students reach their potential.
- Maintain high quality teaching and learning.
- Establish and maintain a classroom environment with high expectations, and support students in achieving them.
- Maintain a stimulating learning area that supports student learning and achievement.
- Ensure that students understand the criteria for achievement and procedures for identifying and rewarding achievement at all levels of ability.
- Maintain consistency and appropriate pace in the delivery of planned curriculum with other members of the department.
- Participate in the annual Performance Development process, and in department or individual CPD/mentoring as appropriate.
- Review the progress of groups and individual students and seek solutions to problems.
- Liaise with members of the Pastoral team regarding students causing concern.
- Suggest pupil grouping to promote learning, where appropriate.
- Follow the Policies and goals set by the department, the school, the Early Years Framework, Development Matters and Birth to Five Guidance, including teaching and learning, assessment (both formative and summative) and moderation, and communication.
- Follow all procedures and duties as outlined in the Staff Handbook and Policies.
- Complete tasks to achieve the goals, priorities and deadlines in the departmental action plans and
School Development Plan.
- Make a personal contribution to developing the department in line with priorities.
- Follow policy and procedure for assessment, record-keeping and reporting within school, National Curriculum and Exam Board guidelines.
Ensure that marking and record-keeping are accurate, up-to-date and accessible to interested parties.
Ensure that student assessment is used to inform teaching, diagnose difficulties and strengths, and to set appropriate targets.
Ensure that students are fully prepared for the next phase of their learning journey and that deadlines are being met for recording their progress on their learning journey.
Ensure that assessment evidence is submitted on time.
Follow assessment and feedback policies.
Participate in support arrangements for students.
Assist with the preparation and administration of assessments, within deadlines set by the school.
Fulfil responsibilities regarding safe supervision of pupils, in class, around school, at break times and at arrivals/dismissal times.
Follow administration, record-keeping and communication processes, in order to provide accurate and useful information.
- Be aware of required administration procedures and deadlines.
- Ensure that planning and record-keeping meets the needs of the school and is up-to-date.
- Provide manageable yet worthwhile cover work in any case of teacher absence.
- Maintain regular and effective two-way communication with EYFS Coordinator, other members of the department, and other individuals, through formal meetings and by being available for less formal discussions.
- Ensure that reports are graded/levelled appropriately and completed on time.
Ensure curriculum continuity and smooth transitions for students through an awareness of the curriculum across EYFS/ Primary Key Stages.
- Have an understanding of the EYFS/ KS1 & 2 curriculum to ensure curriculum continuity between Key Stages.
- Use appropriate baseline testing of students to inform planning and teaching.
Contribute to the day-to-day organisation and activities of the school and to participate in school events as a member of the school community.
- Follow school policies and procedures, including attending assemblies, carrying out allocated duties, maintaining order and discipline.
- Check emails daily for important information.
- Attend meetings and Parents’ 3 Way meetings as required by the Principal and Board (these may include
- meetings outside the normal school day).
- Attend and support school events as required by the Principal or Director.
- Run or support extra-curricular activities and events where appropriate.