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MATERNITY COVER – LOWER KEY STAGE 2 CLASS TEACHER (YEARS 3 & 4)

The Banda School

This school is based in Nairobi, Kenya and is looking for a MATERNITY COVER – LOWER KEY STAGE 2 CLASS TEACHER (YEARS 3 & 4)

The Banda School is looking to appoint a Year 3 Class Teacher (Lower Key Stage 2) to cover maternity leave for one term.

Experience of working in a British Curriculum School is essential.

Main Duties:

  • To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all pupils in the designated class, within the framework of national and school policies.
  • To support and drive the ethos, aims and values of the School
  • To maintain and use assessment records and report on pupils’ progress to staff, and to parents and carers, in accordance with school policy.
  • When required, to manage a Teaching Assistant within the classroom.

 

Expectations:

  • To plan work for the class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in cooperation with Heads of Department and the Headmaster, to ensure that the pupils experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to their age.
  • To follow and implement school policies and procedures.
  • To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the pupils in your class – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability.
  • To evaluate your teaching and use this evaluation to improve and develop teaching strategies.
  • To make appropriate educational provision for pupils with learning difficulties and for those children with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning Development Centre.
  • To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standards of organisation and discipline.
  • To provide well-planned, creative and engaging learning experiences for pupils.
  • To maintain a high standard of display and a stimulating environment, in the classroom and in other areas of the school.
  • To play an active role in the general life of the School.
  • To work closely with colleagues and to provide long and medium term plans.
  • To assess pupils’ progress, maintain records and provide regular written reports to parents.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively to parents about pupils’ progress and attainment in a positive, professional and polite manner.
  • To ensure that the School’s aims and objectives in relation to the curriculum, equal opportunities and behaviour are promoted in everyday classroom organisation and practice.
  • To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
  • To undertake required duties and attend regular staff meetings and INSETS before, during and after school hours when required.
  • To assist, where necessary, in extra-curricular sporting, dramatic and musical events and activities.
  • To take reasonable care of school equipment, both on and off school premises.
  • To organise and take pupils on field trips in a safe and secure manner, in accordance with school policies.
  • To liaise with colleagues from Key Stage 1 and 2, the Upper School and the Learning Development Centre.
  • To ensure confidentiality concerning pupils, parents, colleagues and school business.
  • To maintain professional levels of conduct and adhere to the School’s Code of Conduct for staff.


The Lower Key Stage 2 Teacher needs to:

  • Be a fully qualified teacher with Key Stage 2 training and experience (QTS or have a valid TSC Certificate).
  • Have experience of working in British curriculum schools.
  • Be able to build good relationships with pupils, parents and families.
  • Be able to build good relationships with colleagues.
  • Be able to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment.
  • Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable.
  • Be pro-active as a part of The Banda School staff team and possess the desire to be fully involved in all aspects of life in a leading preparatory school.
  • Be punctual and use preparation time appropriately.
  • Be a good communicator with adults and children.
  • Show good organisational skills.
  • Show a competent level of written English.
  • Be able to use ICT in teaching. Familiarity with using interactive screens and iPads is an advantage.
  • Present a clean Police Clearance Certificate or International Certificate of Child Protection (ICPC).
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
  • Keep up to date with educational developments in UK.
  • Be a motivator.

 

The post holder will have the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young persons for whom he / she is responsible, or with whom he / she comes into contact, and will be expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy at all times.

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