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Humanities Teacher (NQTs Welcome)
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Job Description: Humanities Teacher (NQTs welcome)


Reports to: Head of Humanities

Start date:   September 2019

Salary:          Ark MPS/UPS (Inner London): £30,406 - £48,814


The Role

To provide outstanding teaching and learning to ensure exceptional progress of their students.


Key responsibilities

·        Prepare, deliver and assess learning to a high standard, ensuring great outcomes.

·        Provide a nurturing classroom and school environment that helps students to develop as learners

·        Helping to maintain/establish discipline across the whole academy

·        Contribute to the effective working of the Academy


Outcomes and activities

Teaching and Learning

·        To teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and transform pupil attainment.

·        With direction from appropriate curriculum leaders, assist in the creation and development of challenging and innovative schemes of work which are inspiring for learners and teachers alike.

·        Use regular, measurable and significant assessments to monitor progress and set targets.

·        Respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring.

·        Ensure that all students achieve at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at level.

·        Maintain regular and productive communication with parents, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications.

·        To develop an exciting and motivating extra-curricular and enrichment offer including university links, trips and residentials.


Academy Culture

·         Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly, caring and respectful relationships

·         Help develop a small school culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

·         Form teacher / class teacher (teachers will usually be required to perform the role of form teacher / class teacher):

·         Create and sustain a positive class culture

·         Care for each pupil as an individual and ensure that they succeed academically and develop emotionally and socially

·         Hold each pupil to account in every aspect of their school life by maintaining frequent phone/email contact with parents

·         Write appropriate comments in reports



·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.


Person Specification: Humanities Teacher (NQTs Welcome)


Qualification criteria

·        Qualified to degree level and above

·        Qualified to teach in the UK

·        Right to work in the UK



·        Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment

·        Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes of work and extra-curricular activities etc.


Skills and attributes

We are looking for these skills and attributes or at the very least, a clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them:


·        Effective team worker and leader.

·        High expectations for accountability and consistency.

·        Vision aligned with KSA’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others.

·        Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.

·        Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.

·        Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.


Teaching and Learning

·        Creative, and highly skilled instrumentalist

·        Excellent classroom practitioner.

·        Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.

·        Has good communication, planning and organisational skills.

·        Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.

·        Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.


Alignment with KSA vision

·        Relentless drive to do whatever it takes to ensure all students succeed.

·        The belief that with the right environment more than 95% of our pupils are able to excel at University.

·        The courage and conviction to make a difference.


Communication skills

·        The ability to listen and communicate effectively.

·        Empathy and the ability to understand the needs, aspirations and motivation of diverse individuals and groups.

·        The ability to influence and motivate others.


Problem solving

·        Identify, analyse and resolve problems and issues.

·        Develop plans with concrete outcomes and effective solutions.

·        Evaluate results and identify necessary actions.

·        Make fact-based decisions.



·        Sustain energy, optimism and motivation in the face of pressure and setbacks.

·        Stay calm in difficult situations and maintain clarity of vision.

·        Be adaptable in the face of adversity.


Results and learning orientation

·        Awareness of own strengths and limits.

·        Commitment to ongoing improvement and learning.

·        A passion for teaching subject.

·        Focus on achieving challenging goals and results.

·        Resourcefulness and flexibility in delivering outcomes.



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