Job Ref No. ECC2015-179 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Main Scale - UPS
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Temporary
Application Close: 04/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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As our school continues to grow and go from strength to stength we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic class teacher to join our team. Brightside is a flourishing, successful school with children at its heart. We live by our values and ask if you were to join our team that you adopt these too.

You need to:

Love teaching and learning
Have high expectations of everyone, including yourself
Be dedicated to meeting the needs of all the pupils in your care
Be reflective and always look for ways to improve your practice
Want to make a difference in as many ways as possible
We will offer you:

Strong values that are the core of all we do
Enthusiastic children who are keen and ready to learn
Excellent staff who are supportive and focused
Continued professional development
Supportive parents and governors who are committed to the school
Visits to the school are strongly recommended and can be arranged by calling the school office.

Applications are to be made onlline at

Please also visit the school website for information.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks.

JOB DESCRIPTION - Part Time Class Teacher (3 days per week) Days will be dertermined at Interview


Title of Post: Class Teacher

Salary Scale: Main Scale - UPS

Responsible to: Deputy Headteacher/


Purpose of Job: Temp position initally until the end of the academic year 23/24

To provide for the educational, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development for each individual child in the class allocated for each specific academic year
To co-ordinate the development of (specify subject) throughout the school

Exercise of Particular Duties

The conditions of employment of teachers, taken from the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (2004 and updated every year), specifies the professional duties required to be carried out by all teachers. In addition "a teacher employed as a teacher in a school shall perform, in accordance with any directions which may be reasonably given to him by the Headteacher from time to time, such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned to him". These conditions are attached at the back of the job description.

Professional Duties


Contributing to the preparation and development of programmes of study, schemes of work, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements throughout the school, including school trips, special assemblies, performances and special events
Planning, preparing and assessing lessons in line with school policies and schemes of work
Teaching of lessons according to the individual needs of pupils, having high expectations and setting challenging targets
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all children within the classroom ensuring equal access to lessons and their content
Setting of work for pupils who may not be able to attend school, in agreement with the Headteacher
Marking work and providing feedback (including for Homework in accordance with the school's Homework Policy) to pupils and parents in line with the School Marking and Feedback Policy
Keeping up to date assessments on the development, progress and attainment of pupils and recording and reporting these assessments in line with the school Assessment Policies
Administering assessment tasks and test in line with school policy

Other Activities

To promote the positive ethos and culture of the school to other staff, governors, parents, children and members of the wider community
Contribute to and support the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
Comply with, support and promote all school policies and procedures, particularly those relating to child protection, equal opportunities, racial equality, health, safety and security, confidentiality, behaviour and data protection, reporting concerns to the Headteacher
To take responsibility for understanding the part that one plays in the progress of the School Improvement Plan and contributing to it accordingly
Be aware of and support pupil differences and ensure that all pupils have equal access to all school opportunities to learn and develop
To promote the general progress and well being of individual pupils throughout the school, in line with the Healthy Schools standards and action plan
To provide advice and guidance to pupils and parents on educational, emotional, behavioural and social matters in line with school policies .
Keep records and make reports on the personal and social needs of pupils
Communicate and co-operate with other agencies to support the educational, development/general progress and well being of individual pupils and to participate in meetings arranged for any purposes described above
To inform the Headteacher immediately of any concerns regarding a pupils welfare
To communicate and consult with parents of pupils
To maintain good order and discipline among pupils throughout the school, in line with the Behaviour Policy
To safeguard every pupil's health, safety and well being in line with school policies
To participate in staff meetings which relate to the curriculum, administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements
To provide reports to parents, pupils, Governors and the Leadership Team with regard to the progress of the whole school initiative
To lead assemblies and to attend assemblies, when requested by the Headteacher
To register pupils at the start of the school day and after the lunch break
To supervise pupils throughout the school during playtimes and at any other times requested by the Headteacher
To ensure the class is managed in an orderly way and looks stimulating and engaging for the pupils with displays changed regularly
Be proactive in ensuring that Year group pages have relevant information


To plan, organise and manage the work of the Teaching/Learning Support Assistants who support in class, in order to have a positive impact on pupil progress
To liaise with the Inclusion Manager to contribute to the planning and organising of work, in order to have a positive impact on pupil progress
To ensure that the TA/LSA who supports in class meets all of the responsibilities as set out in their job description, in a timely and effective manner

Training and Development

Review and evaluate the teaching methods and schemes of work
Participate in training and development activities in school or at other providers in order to improve professional skills and knowledge
To participate in performance management reviews in line with school policy

Other Activities

To carry out any other duties reasonably requested by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

The duties may be varied to meet changed circumstances in a manner compatible with the post held, at the reasonable direction of the Headteacher.

This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way in which the teacher is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out above.

Person Specification - Class Teacher

Qualifications, Training and Experience

Qualified teacher status
Experience of teaching the primary curriculum

Professional Knowledge and Understanding

A sound understanding of

What constitutes the good classroom practice needed to promote high quality teaching and learning
The educational needs of the whole range of pupils in a primary school
Approaches to assessing, monitoring and evaluating the curriculum in a primary school
Provision for gifted and talented children and for those with special educational needs
How information technology contributes to teaching and learning in the primary age range
The role of line manager for support staff and helpers
The national curriculum and renewed Primary Frameworks

Skills and Aptitudes

Excellent teaching skills
Show a clear commitment to putting our children first
Work effectively as a member of a team
Ability to prioritise, plan and organize, delegating responsibility where appropriate in order to manage one's time effectively and meet deadlines
Communicate effectively in speech and in writing to a variety of audiences, including to the children and their parents, other staff and governors where appropriate
Promote a productive partnership with parents, and the wider community where appropriate
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of forming and maintaining appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children.
Ability to maintain an appropriate level of behaviour management
Good ICT skills
Ability to create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment

Personal Qualities

Willingness to learn and honestly evaluate and develop own practice
Approachable and empathic
Organised and self-motivated

Desirable Criteria

Willingness to participate fully in the life of the school (take a club, attend PA events etc)

Information about the School

Brightside Primary school lives and breathes our 6 values; Teamwork, Determination, Enthusiasm, Individuality, Respect and Honesty. If you believe you can live these values and be a part of our team we cant wait to hear from you

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Diane Gardner
Brightside Primary School
Brightside, Billericay
Essex, CM12 0LE
Telephone: 01277 655995

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