Islamic Studies Teacher

Dec 2, 2017 by

Al-Khair Secondary School Published: 2 December 2017
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Islamic Studies (PART-TIME) - JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Al-Khair – A general description of the post

Al-Khair school is a high achieving school which benefits from excellent academic as well as pastoral reputation. If you believe in our values, want to be a part of our exciting progress and unique vision, please complete an application form and return it with a covering letter to: samia.arooj@alkhairschool.org.uk. The application form is available to download from our website.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

Start date: January 2018

 

Job Description

Post title: Islamic Studies Teacher (part-time)

Post title to which post holder reports:  The head teacher

 

Primary Purpose of post:

  • support the Islamic ethos of the school;
  • adopt professional standards of behaviour and appearance at all times;
  • Work as a supportive member of the teaching staff;
  • participate in sharing good practice;
  • familiarise themselves with all the relevant documentation and policies;

 

Purpose of this Post:

  • To strive to instil in all pupils and colleagues a deep love for Allah Almighty and the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings on him) through personal example and enabling them to benefit from the Qur’an and Sunnah in their school and daily lives.
  • To support and maintain the School’s ethos and ensure its spiritual values are safeguarded.
  • To be responsible for managing and leading to a high standard the Islamic Studies department of the School.
  • To teach Islamic Studies as per the School timetable and as directed by the Head Teacher.
  • Ensure that there is consistency of teaching, continuity in context and skills, and high standards of learning throughout the school.
  • To be responsible for promoting and developing Islamic adaab (good manners and behaviour) among pupils and staff.
  • Ensure that planning, preparation, recording, assessment and reporting meet their varying learning and social needs;
  • Maintain the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom;
  • Contribute to constructive team-building amongst teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and wider community

 

General Requirements and Responsibilities:

 

  • To have knowledge of the Islamic sciences and disciplines, including the articles of faith and jurisprudence.
  • To have knowledge of professional teaching standards to ensure delivery of lessons to the highest quality. To provide guidance to pupils through exemplary conduct according to Qur’an and Sunnah
  • To be able to communicate effectively.
  • To call the adhan and lead the daily congregational prayers (usually Dhuhr and Asr prayers)
  • To deliver the Friday sermon (khutba) and prayer.
  • To support and assist and to refer the diverse School community on spiritual and faith matters.

Coordinator Responsibilities:

 

  • To author, maintain, promote and implement the policy documents for the department.
  • To take the lead in promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of all pupils at the School.
  • To be responsible for encouraging and promoting dynamic and creative teaching using innovative methods including ICT.
  • To track and monitor pupil achievement, ensuring periodic assessment of learning during all stages of KS3/KS4.
  • Working with the Head Teacher, to appraise all staff within the department according to the School’s policy.
  • To ensure that all planning, assessments, reviews and reports are completed to a high standard and presented to the Head Teacher.
  • In liaison with the Head Teacher, ensure the department is suitably resourced.
  • To audit the department through periodic self-evaluation.
  • To provide an Islamic perspective on aspects of the School curriculum as requested from time to time by the Head Teacher and other teachers.
  • Coordinate the development of a cohesive and effective long-term plan in your subject.
  • Ensure that medium-term planning meets all school requirements.
  • Review, monitor and evaluate current practice (including schemes and policies) and provide feedback to the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Support, motivate and advise staff, and work alongside them in the development of their classroom practice, where appropriate.
  • Lead by example, through good classroom practice.
  • Disseminate information to the staff, and provide INSETS to promote staff development and improve classroom practice.
  • Contribute action-planning in the subject for the School Improvement Plan.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of local and national initiatives, by attending relevant courses.
  • To be responsible for the budget allocated to the subject area, prioritise resource needs as indicated in the School Improvement Plan.
  • To participate in meetings which relate to the school's management, curriculum.

 

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach Islamic Studies as per the School timetable and as directed by the

Head Teacher.

  • Implement agreed school policies and guidelines.
  • Support initiatives decided by the Head teacher and staff.
  • Plan appropriately to meet the needs of all pupils, through differentiation of tasks.
  • Be able to set clear targets, based on prior attainment, for pupils’ learning.
  • Provide a stimulating classroom environment, where resources can be accessed appropriately by all pupils.
  • Keep appropriate and efficient records, integrating formative and summative assessment into weekly and termly planning.
  • Report to parents on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
  • Maintain good order and discipline amongst pupils, in accordance with the school's behaviour policy.
  • Participate in staff and parent’s meetings which relate to the school's management, curriculum, administration or organisation.
  • Communicate and co-operate with specialists from outside agencies.
  • Lead, organise and direct support staff within the classroom.
  • Participate in the performance management system for the appraisal of his own performance, or that of other teachers in his department.
  • Other Responsibilities as Required:
  • Lead morning and afternoon collective prayer (du’a) when pupils have lined up.
  • Provide weekly Islamic ‘nasiha’ during staff briefings.
  • Participate in staff and parent meetings.
  • Take part in professional development training including the organization and delivery of staff halaqa (study circle)
  • Conduct assemblies as per the School rota.
  • Assist with staff appointments when requested.
  • Represent the School at external events and meetings as might be required from time to time by the Head Teacher and SMT

Knowledge, skills and competencies required:

 

  • Al-Khair school seek an articulate, dedicated, hardworking and passionate individual who is actively looking to develop this role into their own and one that benefits the school overall.
  • A degree holder
  • Good literacy and ICT skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • An easy manner- be able to work effectively as a team and individually
  • Responsible
  • Time management skills - You will be required to multi-task
  • Strongly support our vision and actively be involved in the school’s high expectations.
  • Be a positive & enthusiastic role models for our pupils.
  • You will also need the confidence and classroom presence to ensure students are engaged.
  • Supporting the aims and Islamic ethos of the School. The post holder is expected to follow the guidelines provided in the staff handbook therein.
  • Using their influence with other staff and students to promote high standards of behaviour and order within the school.

 

 

 

 

Assessments and Reports:

 

  • Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils except in instances where to do so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position.

 

Staff Development/Training/Reviews/Meetings:

  • Participating, if required, in any scheme of staff development and performance review.
  • Reviewing from time to time his/her methods of teaching and programmes of work;
  • Participating in arrangements for his/her further training and professional development as a teacher.
  • Advising and co-operating with the Head teacher and other teachers (or any one or more of them) on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements.

 

Discipline, Health and Safety:

  • Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils in accordance with the policies of the employing authority and safeguarding their health and safety both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
  • Participating in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements.

Cover:

  • Supervising and teaching any pupils whose teacher is not present of needed.

 

 

Public Examinations:

 

  • Participating in arrangements for preparing pupils for public examinations and in assessing pupils for the purposes of such examinations; recording and reporting such assessments; and participating in arrangements for pupils’ presentation for and supervision during such examination.

 

Other Activities:

 

  • Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils assigned to him/her;
  • Providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers including information about sources of more expert advice on specific questions, making relevant records and reports;
  • Making records of and reports on the personal and social needs of pupils except in instances where to do so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position;
  • Communicating and consulting with the parents of pupils;
  • Communicating and co-operating with such persons or bodies outside the school as may be approved by the employing authority.
  • Participating in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.

 

 

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities, but indicates the major requirements of the post.  It may be amended at a future time, to take account of the developing needs of the service.

Al-Khair School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all posts will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS checks.

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