Teacher of Religious Education

Westcliff High School for Boys, Westcliff-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8825401-291 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Teacher Pay Scales will apply
Position Start Date: 02/07/2023 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Week Commencing 4 July 2022 Shortlisting Starts:  01/07/2022

Job Description

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Westcliff High School for Boys wish to appoint a Teacher of Religious Studies.

The teacher is required to carry out the general professional duties of a school teacher under the
reasonable direction of the Head of Department and Headmaster and to perform such particular duties
that from time to time which may reasonably be assigned him/her by the Headmaster. Teachers on
the Upper Pay Scale (UPS) will be expected to make broader contribution to the School as a normal
part of their work.


Duties and Responsibilities:


The following responsibilities are included in the professional duties which the teacher is required to
perform:


General Duties:


• to support and promote the School's general purposes, ethos and Learner Profile;
• to be familiar with and respect and follow the School's Policies and Procedures;
• to maintain a good understanding of whole School Evaluation and Development Planning;
• to act as a role model to pupils through always being punctual and well prepared and to maintain
appropriate professional relationships and an atmosphere conducive to learning;
• to attend School and Year Assemblies and to carry out a share of supervision duties in
accordance with published rotas;
• to contribute actively to the maintenance of the School as an orderly community by upholding
the provisions of the School's Rules and the Pupils' Code of Conduct;
• to maintain good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their welfare both on
School premises and when engaged in authorized activities elsewhere;
• to participate in staff and other meetings relating to the School's curricular, pastoral or
administrative arrangements;
• to assist with covering or taking other classes as and when required (e.g. staff illness) and being
available for examination invigilation;
• to communicate and co-operate on educational issues with persons or bodies outside the
School as appropriate;
• to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School as appropriate and attend and support
School and House events wherever possible.
Teaching:
• to ensure that lessons are planned in appropriate detail (considering pupils' prior attainment)
and are prepared and delivered in accordance with the Learner Profile, departmental Schemes
of Work and regulatory standards, reinforcing the need for high expectations which inspire,
motivate and challenge pupils;
• to take account of pupils' educational needs (differentiating where appropriate), to teach in a
manner appropriate to a Grammar School (as outlined in the School's Guide to Outstanding
Teaching), including the setting and marking of work, to be carried out by the pupils in School
and elsewhere (homework), according to agreed schedules;
• to assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils in
accordance with the School's policy, in order to ensure pupils fulfil their potential. This record
of assessment should be available to the Head of Department or Directors of Studies on
request;
• to regularly mark pupils' work, giving appropriate feedback and keeping records of marks;
• to provide mark lists, grading lists, written reports, internal comments or references relating to
individual pupils as the School may require;
• to communicate with Head of Department and Form Tutor regarding the progress of individual
pupils, as necessary;
• to attend Parent Evenings to discuss the progress of pupils and use such occasions to offer
constructive advice on what pupils need to do to improve their progress;
• to participate, within the guidelines laid down by the Head of Department, in the evaluation
and development of appropriate methods of teaching, syllabuses and materials, writing
Schemes of Work as reasonably requested and contributing to the development of
departmental policy;
• to assist with displays and publishing of pupils' work;
• to utilise ICT as an effective tool to aid teaching and other classroom resources as appropriate;
• to assist with departmental voluntary activities, societies, trips and initiatives.

Pastoral Care:

Teachers will act as Form Tutors under the direction of a Progress Leader and Head of School/Director
of Sixth Form and they will:


• be 'in loco parentis', responsible for the welfare of pupils in the Form and the first point of
contact for those seeking help or guidance or wishing to express concern;
• take an interest in the personal circumstances and development of each pupil in the designated
Form Group, in his/her happiness and security, and to be available for advice or consultation
with parents as well as provide comments on Reports, and to handle correspondence;
• promote the academic progress and well-being of individual pupils and any Form Group, class
or group, ensuring consistent feedback is given, which guides pupils. Discussing Reports and
supporting self-evaluation activities with the designated Form Group;
• providing tutees with guidance and advice on educational, careers and social matters,
monitoring their welfare and making relevant records and reports (including reference and
personal profiles) in accordance with the School's policies. If necessary, directing pupils to
sources of more expert advice on specific questions;
• ensure that the Form Group's Pupil Planners are kept up to date and to ensure they are used
effectively by pupils including as a means of parent(s)/School communication;
• promote the Learner Profile and high standards of behaviour, attendance, punctuality and
attitudes to work.
• ensure that pupils' dress and appearance conform to the requirements set out in the Code of
Conduct;
• encourage pupils to develop their interests and talents through participation in extra-curricular
activities and the broader life of the School;
• discharge effectively a range of Form administrative duties.
Personnel and Continuing Professional Development:
• to attend and participate in Staff INSET and training courses and events, as requested;
• to contribute, as requested, to the selection, appointment and professional development of
staff, including the induction of new teachers;
• teachers on the Upper Pay Scale will be expected to make a greater contribution to the School's
Appraisal and CPD arrangements as part of their normal working arrangements.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT


• The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the
written Statement of Conditions of Employment (the Contract of Employment).
• The postholder is required to support and encourage the School's ethos and its objectives,
policies and procedures as agreed by the Governing Board.
• To uphold the School's policy in respect of child protection and safeguarding matters.
• The postholder shall be subject to all relevant statutory requirements as detailed in the most
recent School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.
• The postholder may be required to perform any other reasonable tasks after consultation.
• This job description allocates duties and responsibilities but does not direct the particular amount
of time to be spent on carrying them out and no part of it may be so constructed.
• This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed
at regular intervals and it may be subject to modification at any time after consultation with the
postholder.
• All staff members are required to participate in the School's Appraisal Scheme.
The above is an indication of the requirements of the post and is not meant to be inclusive or
exhaustive. Any role that needs reasonably to be undertaken should also be undertaken whether or
not included in the above.
The 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 post holder's responsibility for
promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom he/she is
responsible, or with whom he/she comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with
the school's Child Protection Policy at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post,
the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in
the school, he/she must report any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
This non-contractual job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post and it
may be subject to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the
post

Information about the School

At Westcliff High School for Boys (WHSB) we continue to hold dear our values and traditions whilst fostering academic excellence and a dynamism which allow us to provide a twenty-first century world class education.

Our record of success is reflected in our outstanding A Level and GCSE results and we are committed to providing the highest standards in all aspects of our provision for pupils.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Mrs Dawn Holley
Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex, SS0 0BP
Telephone: 01702 475443
Email: office@whsb.essex.sch.uk