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Job Description

A Primary School in Swansea are currently recruiting for a part-time teacher (three days a week) for the Autumn term. This Primary School has fully embraced the Foundation Phase and has extensive outdoor space to facilitate outdoor learning and become an extension of the classroom. Although the school is situated at the heart of the city centre, they have been awarded Forest School Status for their commitment to protecting their environment through extra-curricular activities. The pupils are also encouraged to participate in Forest School activities wherever possible and develop their own learning through child directed play activities. The ideal candidate would be trained in Forest Schools Level 1 or above, be passionate about outdoor learning and facilitate independent learning. The successful candidate must have ESTYN experience as the school is due to be inspected next academic term. They will also have to work closely with their Year 1 job share partner and make sure the quality of teaching and learning is maintained. This school has high expectations of achievement and behaviour, and the successful candidate must be committed to ensuring these high standards are met. The school has four core values; Respect, Inspire, Care and Achieve, which has been formulated by their school community. These core values are at the heart of everything they do. Although they pride themselves on their academic results but they are equally proud of their caring, happy and friendly school ethos. The school is very forward thinking and have excellent Information Computer Technology (ICT) facilities, therefore the appointed teacher must be able exploit cross-curricular opportunities wherever possible in this subject. The appointed teacher must be able to promote incidental Welsh and bilingualism in the classroom, and encourage their pupils to foster a love of speaking Welsh with confidence.

The successful teacher will be a confident Foundation Phase practitioner, who has experience of the eight areas of learning

  • Language, Literacy and Communication Skills;
  • Personal, Social Development, Well Being and Cultural Diversity;
  • Mathematical Development;
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the world;
  • Physical Development;
  • Creative Development;
  • Welsh Language Development;
  • Religious Education.

The support staff play an integral role in the classroom and the successful candidate will have experience of directing teaching assistants to maximise the learning outcomes and provide a safe and secure learning environment for their pupils.

If you relish the opportunity to work in a forward-thinking, supportive environment  with the potential for further opportunities and professional development please contact New Directions on 01792 620180.

Additional Information

Key Stage 1 Primary Teacher Role

Your role as a key stage 1 (KS1) 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 1 Teacher

  • Teach all areas of the key stage 1 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: 4th July 2018

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