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Maternity Cover Teacher of English – for up to one year, subject to the return of the postholder

Main Pay Range MPR1 – UPS 3 (£25,714 – £40,604 Pro Rata)

The Governors wish to appoint an industrious, innovative and charismatic teacher to join the outstanding English department at St Bede’s Catholic High School who will inspire and challenge our pupils to achieve their full potential. 

Applications are invited by CES application form and supporting statement, which should be no more than two sides of A4, addressing your suitability for the post and detailing the ways in which you would contribute to the English department at St Bede’s Catholic High School.

Job description and person specification is available to download via the “Application Documents” button located at the top and bottom of the page. Completed applications are to be sent in for the attention of Mr P Denton, Headteacher, to Julie Taylor at j.taylor@sbchs.co.uk, or handed in, by 9.00 am on Wednesday 26th May 2021.

Interviews will be held on Friday 28th May 2021.

St Bede’s Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Job Description

Responsible for: Planning and delivering lessons, assessing and reporting on the progress of all pupils in their classes and the pastoral care of the pupils in their form.

Responsible to: Curriculum Leader

School Vision

We are striving to create a world class Catholic education that encourages our students to want to make the world a better place. We will underpin this vision with values of love, faith and hope

Mission
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed,
which a man took and planted in his field.
Though it is the smallest of all seeds, when it grows,
it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree,
so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
Matthew 13:31-32

At St Bede’s we believe that we are part of God’s creative process, providing the opportunity for each individual to flourish in order to serve the Common Good.

On leaving St. Bede’s, we hope pupils are ‘GRITTY’. Our curriculum in centred around cultivating traits that are conducive to fulfilled lives in love, faith and hope. That is that they have the following developed character traits:

  • Growth Mind-set
  • Resilience through adversity
  • Independence of thought and conviction
  • Tenacious in a desire to be the best version of themselves
  • Transformational in a desire to want to make the world a better place
  • ‘Your World’ awareness of the local, national and international issues and contexts to which they will enter into

Subject Teacher – Responsibilities and Tasks to include:

  • To fulfil the duties of a teacher as per Teachers’ Standards
  • To prepare, develop and deliver lessons in the appropriate subject discipline, according to the schemes of work agreed within the department.
  • To monitor and record the performance of pupils
  • To foster and maintain high standards of effort and discipline amongst the pupils by the use of appropriate rewards negotiated goals and sanctions
  • To encourage effective learning by the appropriate use of formative feedback and clear target setting in class and in home learning
  • To refer to the Curriculum Leader in all cases where support is needed
  • To foster an atmosphere of mutual respect with pupils in all classroom activity
  • To develop and foster good working relationships with all non-teaching and support staff
  • To contribute to all development work undertaken by the department, in producing schemes of work, programmes of study, schemes of assessment, reports or any such similar materials
  • To attend meetings as directed by the Curriculum Leader
  • To attend Parents’ Evenings as appropriate
  • To care for and maintain teaching resources and equipment in the department
  • To create and maintain a learning environment which showcases pupils’ work
  • To adhere to and to support school policies
  • To take part in the process of appraisal as required

Form Tutor – Responsibilities and Tasks to include:

  • To ensure a register is taken at the start of the day
  • To monitor attendance and punctuality
  • To alert Year Leaders or Attendance Improvement Worker of any attendance issue
  • To obtain appropriate explanations following pupil absence
  • To lead the form group in daily, meaningful acts of worship
  • To participate in assemblies
  • To encourage attendance and participation in voluntary masses
  • To encourage pupils in support of charity fund raising events
  • To promote high standards of dress, behaviour and manners
  • To show by example the ethos of the school by living its Mission Statement
  • To develop relationships with pupils within the form
  • To identify any potential barriers to learning
  • To check and sign each pupil’s diary on weekly basis
  • To identify any concerns regarding patterns of homework not being set or not being completed
  • To identify and discuss any concerns regarding behaviour in class or around school
  • To act as the initial mentor to pupils in the form group
  • To use data to track and monitor progress of each pupil in the form across the curriculum
  • To help set appropriate targets and alert the Year Leader to any underachievement.
  • To recommend pupils to the Year Leader for awards.
  • To encourage pupils to take an active part in extracurricular activities to develop healthy life styles, academic success and community spirit
  • To encourage involvement in a variety of fields making a positive contribution both to school and the wider community
  • To ensure that pupils are effectively notified of school events
  • To act as a conduit between staff, informing the Year Leader of any issues or concern regarding individual pupils in the form
  • To be a point of contact with parents regarding the academic and pastoral well-being of pupils within the form

Please email all required documents to: J.Taylor@sbchs.co.uk