Chepstow House School is looking for a Key Stage 2 teacher to join us in September 2019.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an already established, vibrant and high attaining setting. Applications are invited from experienced teachers who have excellent classroom practice skills, dedication and enthusiasm.
You must hold a Degree, with a recognised teaching qualification and have a minimum of two years teaching experience. Experience of working in an Independent School with 11+ and 13+ assessment preparation would be desirable.
The successful candidate will work to develop an innovative, dynamic and high achieving setting. They will also need to interact and support children in a positive way to foster their enthusiasm for learning. A willingness to contribute fully to the extra-curricular activities and life of the school is vital.
Chepstow House School is an established 3 form entry, Coed Prep with a nursery attached and outstanding facilities within the Notting Hill Gate area. It is a growing school offering opportunities for staff development and career progression. It is part of the Alpha Plus Group, which is one of the country's leading educational groups.
The aim of the school is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that enables each child to achieve their full potential in a happy and caring environment. Chepstow House aims to discover the best in every child and challenge them to go beyond their expectations.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Chepstow House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. All staff are trained in child protection and understand to report concerns by following the safeguarding and whistle blowing policies. We ensure all candidates are properly police checked. The successful applicant will need to obtain an enhanced disclosure via the DBS and have DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance.
References will be taken up and will be carefully checked.
Salary is on the Alpha Plus Pay Scale and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date: 25th February 2019, applications will be processed on a rolling basis.
SUMMARY OF THE POST
- Interact and support children in a positive way to foster their enthusiasm for learning.
- To create a flexible teaching program and a class environment favourable to learning and personal growth.
- To undertake pastoral and administrative duties in respect of pupils in the class.
- To establish effective rapports with pupils assigned to the class.
- To motivate pupils to develop attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for primary education, in accordance with each pupil’s ability.
- To establish good relationships with other staff members.
- Start preparation for 11+ assessments
HOURS OF WORK
- Official working hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm unless there is a staff meeting or after school function.
- Morning break is 20 mins and lunch break 50 mins. Please sign out in the appropriate book, which is kept in the office if leaving the building during breaks.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To teach to a high standard, all primary subjects according to the Chepstow House schemes of work. Attend Key Stage and whole school staff meetings to appraise schemes and syllabuses.
- Work as a team with parallel teachers to develop curriculum plans, mid-term plans and daily plans for individual lessons ensuring that they are creative, stimulating and differentiated.
- To teach a class, set or group or individual pupils, and to set tasks to be undertaken both at school and at home.
- To mark and assess pupils’ work and to record their development, progress and attainment, both at school and at home.
- To evaluate and review one’s own teaching methods, materials and schemes of work and to make changes where appropriate.
- To maintain good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils to achieve an effective learning atmosphere; to promote understanding of the school’s rules and values; to safeguard health and safety; and to establish good rapports to develop social and academic potential.
- To build on and maintain co-operative relationships with parents and to communicate with them on pupils’ learning and progress, social and academic, drawing attention to special skills and talents as well as to problems or difficulties.
- To be available to meet parents before and after school.
- To maintain an attractive and stimulating classroom environment and to contribute to displays in the school as a whole; to keep displays up to date.
- To mark class registers, ensuring absences and lateness are accounted for and taking appropriate action where they are not.
- To provide oral and written assessments, reports, profiles and references, for both at school and elsewhere, relating to the development and learning of individual pupils and groups of pupils.
- To escort pupils to, and play a part in, assemblies and concerts.
- To plan school visits and excursions which are relevant to the curriculum and the school.
- To control and oversee the use and storage of books, stationery and other teaching materials, ensuring that any health and safety regulations are observed and that school equipment is handled appropriately.
- To attend staff meetings as directed.
- To take part in the life of the school, such as attending assemblies, Parents’ events and after school functions.
- To keep up-to-date with current educational thinking and practice, both through attendance of INSET courses, workshops and staff meetings; to take part in appraisal and reviews of one’s work arranged by subject coordinators.
- To work in liaison, contact and co-operation with other members of staff; parents, governors and the local community; organisations and networks relevant to the teacher’s specialism.
- To ensure that attitude, subject matter and learning resources reflect Chepstow House’s policies on race and gender equality and that the implications of these policies are borne in mind in relation to all the duties listed in the above.
SAFE GUARDING and PREVENT DUTY POLICIES
- Have an enhanced DBS and prohibition order clearance
- Be aware of and follow the safeguarding, Prevent Duty, anti-bullying and behaviour and discipline policies of the school.
- Partake in training on safeguarding, prevent duty and personal welfare.
- Promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
- To supervise classroom assistants and ensure that they are up-to-date in classroom practice, health and safety procedures and current issues discussed in staff meetings.
- The task and duties above are required for all teachers; these may be reviewed at least once a year, usually in the Spring Term, between the Head and the class teacher.
- According to the Alpha Plus pay scale.
STAFF DRESS CODE
- Male staff should always wear a tie.
- Female staff can wear smart tailored trousers or skirts. No denim or sports clothing can be worn, except on special occasions.