Key Stage 1 Teacher

Oct 10, 2017 by

Al Aqsa Schools Trust Published: 10 October 2017
Job Type
How to Apply
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Graduate level


KS1 Full-time Teaching Vacancies

We are looking for passionate, outstanding, creative, hardworking teachers who are highly motivated and can demonstrate excellent teaching and classroom management skills. They should be willing to strive in raising standards and contribute to nurturing children in both Islamic and academic development.

Purpose of The Job

  • Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in the class/es ensuring equality of opportunity for all
  • Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct  
  • Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position
  • Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, governors, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of pupils  
  • Act within, the statutory frameworks, which sets out their professional duties and responsibilities and in line with the duties outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teacher Standards
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding  the welfare of children and young people within the school


Planning, Teaching and Class Management


  • Teaching  Deliver the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject/s that you teach
  • Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate
  • Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of pupils’ you teach
  • Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and plan teaching and differentiate appropriately to build on these demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; gifted and talented; EAL; disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy including the correct use of spoken English (whatever your specialist subject)  If teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies e.g. systematic synthetic phonics


Monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting


  • Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching


  • Use an appropriate range of observation, assessment, monitoring and recording strategies as a basis for setting challenging learning objectives for pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’ progress and levels of attainment


  • Agree, monitor and evaluate the subject pupil progress targets to make a measurable contribution to whole school targets


  • Mark and monitor pupil’s work and set targets for progress, as per school policies.


  • Assess and record pupils’ progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving


  • Prepare and present informative reports to parents


  • To use the school’s online system to monitor punctuality and attendance and take regular action to meet the school’s targets.


General Duties


  • Participate in relevant meetings with colleagues, parents and be involved in links with external agencies as part of curriculum enhancement, including extra-curricular activities and off-site visits
  • Support other members of the curriculum area and students as appropriate


  • Review your own professional development and maintain professional standards
  • Carry out any other such duties as the post holder may reasonably be required to do




  • Supporting the Deputy Head Teacher & Head Teacher in accounting for the efficiency and effectiveness of the school to all relevant stakeholders


  • Work with the Deputy Head Teacher & Head Teacher to ensure the school’s accountability to a wide range of groups, particularly parents, carers, Trustees/Governors, Ofsted and the DfE; ensuring that pupils enjoy and benefit from a high quality education, for promoting collective responsibility within the whole school community


  • Provide timely and accurate data for the Senior Leadership Team to measure whole school progress


  • Reflect on personal contribution to school achievements and take account of feedback from others


Other Professional Requirements


  • Have a working knowledge of teacher’s professional duties and legal liabilities


  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school


  • Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations


  • Contribute to the life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school


  • Ensure professional development


  • Develop appropriate liaison with all teaching and support staff


  • Liaise effectively with parents and Governors and actively promote their involvement in the life of the school


  • Take on any additional responsibilities that might from time to time be determined

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