Class 1 Teacher September 2017
Nant Y Cwm Job Description: Class Teacher
The Class Teacher will be part of a Teaching Team working in the main School. The Class Teacher will be responsible for the group of children in their class and it is expected that they remain till the children reach Class 8. He/she will be responsible for both classroom work and pastoral care.
Main Duties of the Class Teacher.
- Provide a balanced curriculum, and maintain progress of all pupils in the class through the relevant subjects, at a pace suitable to their age and development, and according to the principles of education laid down by Rudolf Steiner (as outlined in the book: ‘The Educational Tasks and Content of the Waldorf Curriculum) and modified where appropriate by the Teaching Team.
- Ensure that appropriate resources are in the classroom and lesson preparation is of a high standard.
- Maintain discipline so that the learning objectives of the class are met.
- Ensure that good working habits are developed in the class.
- Maintain the physical surroundings of the class suitable to the tasks being undertaken.
- Liaise with the Senco and volunteers.
- Attendance at weekly Teaching Team and Collegiate meetings, held outside of school operating hours, to discuss pedagogical and other relevant matters.
- Participate in INSET training days.
- Take part in the appraisal of his/her own work performance; and be prepared to assist in the appraisal of colleagues.
- Familiarisation with and implementation of all school policies. As necessary and appropriate, participation in re-writing or amending the existing policies as the school grows and evolves.
- Communicate clearly and in good time any reasonable requirements for support required (finance, administration, teaching etc) to the relevant support teams.
- Keep the pupils files up to date. Record and file all conversations with parents, Educational Psychologists etc. Write reports for individual pupils. Keep a record of pupil’s academic progress
- Liaise with parents, organise and present parents evenings/meetings.
- Interview new parents and pupils as required. Be prepared to be on recruitment team for staff and volunteers.
- Share responsibility for supervision of all pupils during break time, and at the end of school.
- Cover for absent colleagues as required.
- A willingness to take on other responsibilities working collegially as a member of the teaching team for the well being of the whole school as needs arise.
- Teachers should be aware of the possibility of Home visits of families to help foster a supportive connection between parent, teacher and child. Parents or teachers can initiate this.
The salary for the post is £16,444per annum.
An approved Steiner Waldorf Teaching Qualification is expected.
And at least one of the following:
- Proven successful teaching experience
- A State Teaching qualification
- A good standard of education (e.g. a degree)
- Commitment to the class
- Interest in and knowledge of Anthroposophy.
- A self-motivated and organised person; ability to manage own workload and time.
- Class teaching is a demanding job that requires physical and mental stamina.
- Ability to develop and maintain good professional relationships.
- Experience of working as an effective team member and on their own.
- Ability to work with colleagues in giving and receiving constructive criticism and support.
- Respond professionally to pressure.
- Skills which will enable all subjects to be presented artistically
- Ability to teach other age groups (6-14 years)
- Ability to teach a useful secondary subject
- First Aid, Child Protection, Food safety or SEN training
- Ability to play a musical instrument.
- Sense of fun
- Story telling skills