Class Teacher - Maternity Cover

Job Info

Closing Date Thursday 22nd March 2018

Hilton Primary Academy, Hilton Avenue, Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 3RN

Telephone: 0191 286 9297 Website:

Required for April 2017 - Teaching Post (Maternity Cover)

"Teaching has had an outstanding impact on pupil's achievement."

"Lessons are challenging, dynamic and relevant to the pupil's needs."

Ofsted 2014

Salary Scale (M1-M6) £22,917 - £33,824 commencing at £22,917.

We are looking for highly motivated, creative practitioners who can add significant value to our outstanding school.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Will be prepared to be innovative and take risks to achieve the best possible outcomes for our children.
  • Is a passionate, confident and creative practitioner.
  • Is able to inspire children and colleagues.
  • Has a thorough understanding of effective primary education pedagogy and practice.
  • Can evidence consistently good or better teaching (If Newly Qualified, will have achieved good or outstanding in placement reports).
  • Is prepared to innovate with a variety of teaching strategies including emergent technology.
  • Is looking for a new and exciting challenge, eager to initiate whole school projects and is keen to contribute significantly to the future of our Academy and Northern Education Trust.

We can offer:

  • The chance to join a supportive and forward thinking and learning community.
  • A hard working and dedicated team.


The posts would suit somebody ready for a new challenge in their career or an NQT with high aspirations.

Visits to the academy are welcomed on 13th March 2018

Please ring Lisa Cato on 0191 286 9297 to book a visit.

This Academy is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks.

Closing date for applications: Noon on 22nd March 2018, interviews w/c 16th April 2018

Please download the application pack from our website, complete the application form and in addition, to support your application, in a format of your choice, on no more than the equivalent of one side of A4 paper, please illustrate why you want to be part of the team at Hilton Academy. Return completed application form and supporting document to the Principal - Mrs S Davison either by post, by hand or by e-mail to: [email protected]


Job Description & Person Specification

Hilton Primary Academy- Job Description

Post Title:

Class Teacher


Main Pay Spine

Responsible to:


Job Purpose:

To be accountable for educational progress of learners in a designated class by effective teaching and learning and contribute to the monitoring and development of pupil development across the curriculum


The following list is typical of the levelof duties which the postholder will be expected to perform. It is not necessarily exhaustive and otherduties of a similar type and level may be required from time to time.


1 To carry out the professional duties of a Teacher as set out inthe School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document. Carry out teaching duties in accordance with theschool's schemes of work and the National Curriculum.


2 Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment and managelearners’ behaviour constructively by establishing and maintaining a clear andpositive framework for discipline and a supportive culture in line with theschool behaviour policy.

3 Contributeto the monitoring and development of pupils across the curriculum to ensuresuitable opportunities are provided for learner aspirations to be met.

4 Plan effectively in the short, medium- and long-term and prepareeffective learning sequences, lessons and work across a series of lessons toensure coverage of the curriculum and the differentiated needs of learners aremet. Plan and prepare homework and other out of class work.

5 Be aware of and apply a range of teaching and learning strategies,including implementing inclusive practices, to ensure that the diverse needs oflearners are met and excellence and enjoyment is achieved. Deliver lessons to groups of learners or classes. Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes andbehaviour expected from learners.

6 Assess, record and report on the development and progress oflearners and analyse relevant data to promote the highest possible aspirationsfor learners and target expectations and actions to raise learners’achievements. Provide timely, accurate and constructively feedback on learners’attainment, progress and areas of development.

7 Demonstrateongoing development and application of teaching practice,expertise and subject, specialism and/or phase knowledge to enrich the learningexperience within and beyond the teacher’s assigned classes or groups oflearners.

8 Communicate effectively and work collaboratively within and beyondthe classroom with support staff (including directing their day-to-day work),teachers, other professionals, parents, carers, agencies and communities, toenhance teaching and learning and promote the positive contribution andwell-being of learners.

9 Contribute to the development and implementation of priorities,policies and activities inorder to enable the achievement of whole school aims.

10 Promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young personsthe postholder is responsible for, or comes into contact with. Be aware ofschool policies and other guidance on the safeguarding and promotion of wellbeing of children and young people. Take appropriate action where required.

11 Towork effectively with / be aware of and assist integrated processes, such asCommon Assessment Framework and local opportunities which support ECM and NCYPPaims for children, young people and their families

12 Promoteand implement policies and practices that encourage mutual tolerance andrespect for diversity in all aspects of employment and service delivery.

In addition, Upper Pay Spine teachers areexpected to:

13 Make significant contributions to implementing workplace policiesand practice and to promote their implementation.

14 Give advice on the development and well being of children andyoung people, if required,

Promote collaboration between colleagues andcontribute to their professional development through coaching and mentoring,demonstrating effective practice, and providing advice and feedback.

Person Specification –Teacher

Part A: Application Stage

The following criteria (experience, skills and qualifications) will be used to short-list at the application stage:



A DCSF recognised and relevant teaching qualification.


Able to design and teach effective lessons and learning activities across the relevant curriculum, age and ability ranges including personalising learning to meet individual needs.


Recent experience of teaching across the primary age range.


A good knowledge and understanding of all curriculum areas and the relevant statutory and non-statutory curricula / frameworks.


A good, up to date working knowledge and understanding of teaching, learning and assessment.Excellent classroom and behaviour management strategies.


Good written communication skills


Evidence of relevant and on-going professional development, training and experience of curriculum innovation.Must be judged as at least good consistently in lesson observations and have potential to develop towards outstanding practice over time.


Understanding of safeguarding practices.



Willingness to contribute to school events and activities.


Other interests / expertise that would benefit learners and the school.


Knowledge of examination / testing requirements.

Part B: Assessment Stage

Items 1 - 5 of the application stage criteria and the criteria below will be further explored at the assessment stage:



An understanding and ability to set realistic and challenging targets and be able to assess and review learners’ progress.


Able to communicate effectively with children, young people, colleagues and parents/carers.


Able to engage and motivate learners in the school environment.


Able to contribute to and support the development of the curriculum. (If NQT a willingness to shadow someone).


Have positive values, attitudes and have high expectations for learners.


Be aware of current legislation, policies and guidance on the safeguarding of learners and the promotion of their well being.


Able to work collaboratively as member of a team and contribute to the professional development of colleagues, including the sharing effective practice.


Able to plan, organise and prioritise and manage time effectively.


Good verbal and interpersonal skills


Able to use ICT knowledge and skills in the learning environment.


Have positive values, attitudes and have high expectations for learners.



A willingness and / or ability to teach across the primary age range


Willing and able to contribute to extra-curricular activities.


Willing and able to contribute to whole school development initiatives / school improvement planning / self evaluation.

The following methods of assessment will be used: Interview and lesson observation

Part C: Additional Requirements

The following criteria must be judged as satisfactory when pre-employment checks are completed:


Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau


Additional criminal record checks if applicant has lived outside the UK


List 99 and/or POCA List (residential establishments only) check


Able to meet the national AST standards and assessment process


Qualified teacher Status with professional registration with the General Teaching Council for England


Two references from current and previous employers (or education establishment if applicant not in employment)


Medical clearance