New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions Education are currently registering Final Year Students for supply positions as soon as your teaching course ends. We are looking for students who have specialised within Key Stage 2 and are happy to cover classes ranging from Year 3 through to Year 6. As New Directions Education have been awarded the Preferred Supplier for supply staff by the City and County of Swansea, we are able to offer full time and part time positions. Undertaking supply placements as soon as you complete your course is a great way for you to experience managing your own class and will provide you with tips and new ideas for lesson plans. Undertaking supply placements would also enhance your CV and job applications for permanent posts.

We welcome applicants who:

  • Have recently completed a Teacher Training qualification either in Degree form or as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE);
  • Are able to teach all age groups within the Key Stage 2 Department;
  • Can confidently liaise with staff, pupils and parents;
  • Seek the flexibility of supply work and are suited towards the temporary nature of placements;
  • Have excellent classroom management skills.

New Directions will be able to provide you with supply placements in a variety of schools or if you prefer to limit or select schools you wish to work in this can be arranged when you register. New Directions are able to offer short term placements on a regular basis which can sometimes lead to long term cover if this is an area of interest to you. All supply placements you undertake can be logged and will count towards the completion of your Induction Year. We are also able to offer free training courses to support your career development.

Additional Information

Key Stage 2 Primary Teacher Role

Your role as a key stage 2 (KS2) primary teacher in the age group of your speciality will be varied and at times challenging. However, we doubt you will find a more satisfying career where your main objectives will be to develop the children and prepare them for the next stage.

Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are welcomed by New Directions.

Fast Facts

  • 10% of primary trained NQTs had teaching supply contracts compared with 6% of secondary trained NQTs;
  • 25% of primary trained NQTs indicated that they were employed in a school in which they trained compared with 32% of secondary trained NQTs;
  • 18% of primary trained NQTs indicated that they relocated to take up their current teaching position compared with 24% of secondary trained NQTs.

Typical duties of a supply Primary Key Stage 2 Teacher

  • Teach all areas of the key stage 2 curriculum;
  • Organise the classroom and learning resources to create a positive teaching environment;
  • Plan, prepare and teach lessons that cater for the needs for all student ability ranges;
  • Motivate pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation;
  • Maintain discipline;
  • Meet requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils' development;
  • Coordinate activities and resources within a specific area of the curriculum, supporting colleagues in the delivery of this specialist area;
  • Staying up to date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum;
  • Take part in school events and activities which may take place at weekends or in the evening;
  • Liaise with colleagues and working flexibly, particularly within smaller schools.

What can you expect from New Directions Education?

  • A dedicated account manager;
  • Regular and varied teaching supply work;
  • Competitive pay rates;
  • Potential long-term teaching roles;
  • Fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR);
  • Network of branches across the UK;
  • Preferred supplier to 19 boroughs across the UK;
  • Recommend a friend scheme;
  • Respected reputation throughout the education and recruitment industry.

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy,on 01792 620180, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 17th July 2017


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