New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions are currently registering Key Stage 2 Specialist teachers for schools within the City and County of Swansea. We are seeking teachers who have either recently qualified or have previous teaching experience and would be confident in teaching Upper Junior Classes (Year 5/6). All placements which we have to offer are on a supply basis and would be as and when schools require cover. Applicants will be invited in to our office for a registration interview and you will be able to decide which schools you wish to work in. You will also be able to select if you would like long-term work, day-to-day placements and if you are happy with last-minute bookings.

Applicants would need to be:-

  • Registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC);
  • Confident in teaching Year 5 and 6 Classes but would be prepared for last-minute class changes if this occurred;
  • Have strong classroom management skills and are able to adapt to a variety of schools;
  • Able to delegate and work closely with any support staff within the classroom;
  • Able to undertake additional tasks such as playground duty as and when required;
  • Available for placements at short notice.

Undertaking supply placements is a great way for you to gain experience in as many schools as you wish when you register with New Directions. As we are the Preferred Supplier within the City and County of Swansea, we work with the majority of the primary schools and you are able to select which ones you wish to work in. New Directions offers free training courses held either in our Swansea Office or in a local school hall where you will receive relevant training to aid 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: 21st February 2019

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