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Coordinator of Co-curricular Activities & Trips


The Co-Ordinator Of Co-Curricular Activities at The Banda is responsible to the Headmistress and is expected to work closely with her, the Deputy Head and Senior Leadership Team in order to promote a holistic approach to education in line with the School’s ethos.
Job Definition
  • To take responsibility for the organisation and oversight of the School’s Co-Curricular Programme (Extras and CCP) and school trips programme in the school, ensuring that activities and trips offer educational value and variation from year to year to inspire learning outside of the classroom.
  • Co-ordination will include the organisation of the Extras timetable, the booking of transport, ensuring comprehensive risk assessments are carried
    out and that all trips and activities meet the requirements of the School’s policy on safeguarding our pupils.
  • The Co-Ordinator of Co-Curricular Activities will be expected to teach, but on a reduced timetable.The Post holder will be expected to:
Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguard their health and safety, both on school premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere.
  • Source and timetable extra-curricular activities for all year groups including Pegasus Early Years. This will include lunchtime and after-school clubs.
  • Communicate with and oversee the extras providers, ensuring they fulfil the requirements of the School when providing extra activities, that they undergo Child Protection training and meet all safeguarding requirements.
  • Create and evaluate the Co-Curricular Programme (CCP) which takes place on a Friday afternoon. Create a timetable and ensure its smooth running.
  • Organise and oversee a comprehensive co-curricular Post Common Entrance Programme for the Year 8 pupils.
  • Oversee the provision of relevant information for the pupils, parents and staff.
  • Liaise with the Deputy Head to ensure a co-ordinated, streamlined approach for the pupils and staff.
  • Work with colleagues and the Senior Leadership Team to co-ordinate School events and activities throughout the year.
  • Ensure all staff are making a contribution to the co-curricular life of the school.
  • Ensure timetabling is effective and that communication is clear between all areas of
    the school.
  • Liaise with the Director of Development and Communications to ensure that the school celebrates its many successes in the co-curricular area of school life.
Trips
  • Liaise with the Head of the Lower School and Pegasus Early Years and all Upper School teachers to work out a proposed trips calendar for the academic year ahead.
  • Be available to all teachers and potential trip organisers to help plan and prepare trips where necessary and to provide leadership and give advice and assistance to members of staff who seek it when planning a trip.
  • Ensure that trips are planned to link to the syllabus being taught and provide educational value.
  • Control and monitor a budget as advised by the Finance Department.
  • Ensure that all children have equal opportunity to attend the trips available.
  • Ensure that each trip has an adequate risk assessment carried out and that sufficient consideration has been made to the safeguarding of all pupils.
  • Update and agree the Risk Assessment Policy with The Headmistress.
  • Evaluate each trip with relevant organisers to discover successes and weaknesses for future trips.
  • Ensure that parents are given detailed information about each trip, and oversee the
    organisation on the School’s management system (School’s Buddy) – to include; location, accommodation, objective of trip, cost, equipment and kit list needed, and contact details of members of staff on the trip.
  • Provide pre and post trip resources as well as field trip resources to ensure maximum learning from the trip.
  • Liaise with the school nurse and Administration Department to ensure all pupils are covered with insurance and evacuation cover for all trips.
Other Responsibilities
  • To plan work for each class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in co-operation with Heads of Department, to ensure that the pupils experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to the age group
    being taught.
  • To liaise with the Head of Department and other members of the department concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods etc. to provide
    continuity and uniformity within the department.
  • 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 Support Department.
  • 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 liaise with parents concerning pupils’ progress and attend Parents’ Meetings to
    discuss the progress of pupils.
  • To write detailed reports on each pupil when required.
  • To perform duties, as requested by the Headmistress, for supervising the pupils outside the classroom e.g. Lunch/break.
  • To cover for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and to provide cover work for colleagues when absent from school.
  • To provide the Director of Teaching and Learning/Head of Department with detailed schemes of work and weekly planning and evaluation outlines.
  • To attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, during and after school hours, when required.
  • To run a Co-Curricular Programme activity once a week and assist in extracurricular events when required.
  • To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
  • To maintain professional levels of conduct and uphold the School’s dress code.
  • Involvement in running extra-curricular Design Technology sessions may be required that could mean working outside normal working hours.
  • In addition to the above, a Subject Teacher in the Upper School may also be a Form Tutor in charge of a class and be required to perform all of the associated duties.
The Applicant Should
  • Be a progressive thinker with vision
  • Be caring, approachable, able to engage fully with pupils, parents and staff
  • Be a fully qualified teacher, preferably with Key Stage 2 and 3 training and experience
  • Be a passionate believer in the importance of a diverse and stimulating Co-curricular programme
  • Be a team-builder with excellent communication skills, able to listen, consult and motivate
  • Have experience of working in British curriculum schools
  • Be able to use initiative, show flexibility and be adaptable
  • Be pro-active as the Coordinator of Co-curricular activities and trips
  • Be punctual, with additional preparation time at the beginning and end of each term
  • Show organisational skills and leadership in behaviour, dress and speech
  • Lead by example in professional matters and preferably have some managerial experience within a school setting
  • Display confidence in and possess a high level of written English
  • Be able to use ICT in teaching and administration
  • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC)
  • Be a motivator 
How to Apply

Director of Music

Job Definition
  • The Director of Music will be responsible for overseeing all Music and musical activities throughout the school.
  • This will include the management of a department of teachers and peripatetic teachers and the post holder will be accountable to the Head.
  • The Director of Music will work closely with all
    department members.
The Director of Music will be expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
  • Have a clear strategy for the development of musical excellence and to develop engagement in pupils
  • Develop and encourage participation in music at all levels
  • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behaviour and care of instruments
  • Oversee departmental orders in line with the music budget
  • Organise and lead regular departmental meetings, the minutes of which should be kept and circulated
  • Oversee, in liaison with the Head, the management, performance and recruitment of external
    peripatetic teachers
  • Oversee written reports from the peripatetic music teachers twice a year
  • Ensure that the school’s music equipment is organised, stored, maintained and replaced where appropriate
  • Review and update all departmental documentation and the handbook
  • Ensure new teachers/peripatetic teachers have appropriate induction
  • Plan and deliver high quality lessons in line with the agreed scheme of work for the department
  • Work proactively to develop positive home/school relations, responding swiftly and professionally to parental queries and concerns, involving the SLT when necessary
  • Teaching Music throughout the school as required
  • Identify clear learning objectives and specify how they will be taught and assessed
  • Endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations
  • Evaluate own teaching critically to improve effectiveness
  • Organise and confirm all musical events and concerts/recitals
  • Draw up annual and termly calendar events and communicate these to the Head
  • Ensure all teachers in the department are fully aware of their commitment and responsibility
  • Attend termly inter-school meetings, INSETS and Heads of Department meetings
  • Liaise with department members concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods,
    record keeping etc. to provide continuity and uniformity in the department
  • Communicate with staff and with parents concerning pupils’ progress and attend Parents’
    Meetings when required
  • Co-ordinate before and after school musical activities and individual peripatetic lessons
    Director of Music
  • With the Head of Music and Head of Performing Arts, organise various musical Inter House
    events
  • Co-ordinate the hiring of musical instruments
  • Liaise with the Director Co-Curricular and the Finance Department on co-curricular musical
    activities and transport required for events
  • As appropriate, be prepared to teach a small number of one-to-one instrumental and/or music
    theory lessons
  • Assess and monitor pupils’ work and progress
  • Writing a detailed report on each pupil at the end of designated terms and submitting schemes
    of work, planning and record keeping when required
  • Develop and lead the delivery of a suitable Music curriculum for Nursery through to Year 8.
  • Undertake administrative and organisational tasks related to the post
  • Ensure the provision of a suitable number of ensembles
  • Be involved in the School’s annual musical production
  • Suitably prepare music scholars
Wider Responsibilities
  • Perform duties, as requested by the Head, for supervising the pupils outside the classroom
    e.g. Lunch/break etc.
  • ‘Cover’ for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and providing a cover sheet
    for colleagues if unable to attend school
  • Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school
  • Oversee attractive music displays on designated boards around the school when required.
  • To attend weekly Staff Meetings, INSETs, whole school meetings and any other meetings that
    may require attendance
  • Attend after school events where necessary
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils and safeguarding their health and safety both
    on school premises and when engaged in school activities elsewhere
  • Keep up to date with curriculum developments and professional practice
  • Maintain high personal standards of appearance and behaviour and being punctual and confidential at all times
  • Attend assemblies and school functions when required
Qualifications
  • Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Be an inspirational, committed and highly effective practitioner, dedicated to achieving the
    best outcome for each child
  • Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools
  • Be an exceptional musician with the ability to inspire pupils of all ages and abilities
  • Promote the school’s mission and values effectively and creatively
  • Possess the desire to promote and develop music across the whole Prep school community
  • Be a proficient piano player of Grade 8 standard
  • Be able to sight-read music to a high standard
  • Possess a vision for the future of music in a leading preparatory school
  • Have the capacity to lead and inspire a team of teachers
  • Possess a love of music and teaching children of all abilities and passion for the development of musical excellence
  • Be able to build good relationships with 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, dynamic and a self-motivated member of The Banda School team
  • Be punctual and use time appropriately
  • Be a good communicator with adults and children
  • Show good organisational skills
  • Show a good level of written English
  • Be experienced in using ICT in teaching and as a tool for research and for communication.
    Familiarity with using an iPad in teaching is important
  • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate
    (ICPC)
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils
  • Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personal and professional development
  • Be a motivator.
How to Apply

Geography Teacher

Job Definition
To undertake the teaching of Geography at The Banda School and lead the department forwards with new initiatives and ideas, taking responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all pupils in the designated class, within the framework of national and school policies.
Responsibilities 
Curriculum
  • To continually review and update the current syllabus in the subject.
  • To keep up to date with current thinking and developments in the subject, especially Scholarship, Common Entrance and National Curriculum requirements.
  • To deliver a Scholarship Programme for those pupils sitting Scholarship papers to secondary schools if required.
  • Advise and oversee planning within the department through collaborative discussion.
  • To ensure that the use of iPads in the department is effective and is enhancing children’s
    learning.
  • Attend Curriculum Meetings as organised by the IAPS network of schools, and be prepared to host such meetings.
  • To set examination papers which are appropriate to the material covered, for Years 5-8.
Liaison
  • To liaise with the Head of the Lower School and Pegasus Early Years and the Heads of Key Stages 1 & 2 in order to be aware of the teaching of Geography throughout the school.
  • To advise the SLT on teaching allocations within the department.
  • Communicate with the Learning Support department regarding Geography specific needs of pupils.
  • Attend Heads of Department Meetings and hold regular departmental meetings and pass on the minutes to the Director of Teaching and Learning.
  • To participate in meetings with parents and colleagues at school which relate to the administration, organisation and curriculum of the department.
  • To organise regular trips to support learning and ensure continued enthusiasm for the subject throughout the school.
Leadership
  • To carry out regular observations of colleagues in the department and give constructive feedback.
  • To carry out regular work scrutiny of Geography throughout the school.
  • Provide leadership and give advice and assistance to all teachers of Geography throughout
    the school.
  • To be responsible for coordinating display work as required, ensuring that it meets a high
    standard and is changed at regular intervals.
Facilities and Resources
  • Control and monitor a budget as advised by the Finance Department and ensure that the budget is spent effectively on resourcing the department.
  • To be responsible for the rooms and equipment as allocated to the department.
Information and Reporting
  • To continually review the department’s strengths and weaknesses through Department Development Plans, meetings and Department Reviews.
  • To ensure that the Departmental Handbook is kept up to date.
  • To monitor, moderate, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils as required.
  • To ensure the maintenance of high standards of marking, progress and achievement through regular work scrutiny.
  • To take responsibility for contributions from the Geography Department to the school
    website and The Banda Log (school magazine).
  • To undertake any other administrative duties in respect of your employment as required by the Headmistress.
Qualifications
  • Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification.
  • Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools.
  • Possess the desire to be fully involved in all aspects of the life of a leading preparatory
    school.
  • Have the capacity to lead and inspire the departmental team.
  • Be pro-active as a part of The Banda School team.
  • Possess a love of Geography teaching to children of all abilities and a passion for the
    development of academic excellence.
  • 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 punctual and use time appropriately.
  • Be a good communicator with adults and children.
  • Be prepared to play an active role in the general life of the school.
  • Show good organisational skills.
  • Show a competent level of written English.
  • Be experienced in using ICT in teaching, as a tool for research and for communication.
    Familiarity with iPads is an advantage.
  • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate
    (ICPC).
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
  • Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personal and professional development.
  • Be a motivator.
How to Apply

Design Technology Teacher

The post holder is responsible to the Head Teacher for fulfilling his / her teaching duties and responsibilities within the school.

Job Definition
  • To undertake the teaching of Design Technology at The Banda School.
  • To promote genuine interest and enthusiasm, and to allow all pupils to realise their learning potential within the subject areas.
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.
Responsibilities
  • To plan work for each class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in cooperation with Heads of Department, to ensure that the pupils experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to the age group being taught.
  • To liaise with the Head of Department and other members of the department concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods etc. to provide continuity and uniformity within the department.
  • 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 Support Department.
  • 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 liaise with parents concerning pupils’ progress and attend Parents’ Meetings to discuss
    the progress of pupils.
  • To write detailed reports on each pupil when required.
  • To perform duties, as requested by the Headmistress, for supervising the pupils outside the
    classroom e.g. Lunch/break.
  • To cover for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and to provide cover work for colleagues when absent from school.
  • To provide the Director of Teaching and Learning/Head of Department with detailed schemes of work and weekly planning and evaluation outlines.
  • To attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, during and after school hours, when required.
  • To run a Co-Curricular Programme activity once a week and assist in extra-curricular events when required.
  • To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
  • To maintain professional levels of conduct and uphold the School’s dress code.
  • Involvement in running extra-curricular Design Technology sessions may be required that could mean working outside normal working hours.
  • In addition to the above, a Subject Teacher in the Upper School may also be a Form Tutor in charge of a class and be required to perform all of the associated duties.
Qualifications
  • Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification.
  • Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools.
  • Possess the desire to be fully involved in all aspects of the life in a leading preparatory school.
  • Be pro-active as a part of The Banda School team.
  • Possess a love of Design Technology teaching to children of all abilities and a passion for the development of academic excellence in this subject.
  • Be able to build good relationships with pupils and parents.
  • 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 punctual and use time appropriately.
  • Be a good communicator with adults and children.
  • Show good organisational skills.
  • Show a competent level of written English.
  • Be experienced in using ICT in teaching.
  • Familiarity with iPads is an advantage.
  • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate
    (ICPC)
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
  • Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personal and professional development.
  • Be a motivator.
How to Apply

Drama Teacher

The post holder is responsible to the Head Teacher for fulfilling his / her teaching duties and responsibilities within the school.
Job Definition
  • To undertake the teaching of Drama at The Banda School.
  • To promote genuine interest and enthusiasm, and to allow all pupils to realise their learning potential within the subject area.
Main Duties
  • To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all
    pupils in the designated classes, 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.
Responsibilities
  • To plan work for the class in accordance with national and curriculum policies and in cooperation with Heads of Department, to ensure that the pupils experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to the age group being taught.
  • To liaise with the Head of Department and other members of the department concerning curriculum, schemes of work, teaching methods etc. to provide continuity and uniformity within the department.
  • To follow and implement school policies and procedures.
  • To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the pupils – 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 Support Department.
  • 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 be actively involved in the direction of school productions.
  • To maintain a high standard of display and a stimulating environment, in the classroom and
    in other areas of the school.
  • To liaise with parents concerning pupils’ academic progress and attend Parents’ Meetings to
    discuss the academic progress of pupils.
  • To write detailed reports on each pupil when required.
  • To perform duties, as requested by the Headmistress, for supervising the pupils outside the
    classroom e.g. Lunch/break.
  • To cover for any colleague who cannot attend school for any reason and to provide cover work for colleagues when absent from school.
  • To provide the Director Teaching and Learning with detailed schemes of work and weekly planning and evaluation outlines.
  • To attend regular staff meetings and INSETS, before, during and after school hours, when required.
  • To coach a group of children in games (or assist a coach) and referee or umpire any matches that this team might have scheduled. Matches might be scheduled after school hours or during the weekend.
  • To run a Co-Curricular Programme activity once a week and assist in sporting, dramatic and musical events when required.
  • To be committed to the school’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
  • To maintain professional levels of conduct and uphold the School’s dress code.
  • Involvement in running extra-curricular Drama Sessions may be required that could mean working outside normal working hours.
  • In addition to the above, a Subject Teacher in the Upper School may also be a Form Tutor in
    charge of a class and be required to perform all of the associated duties.
Qualifications
  • Possess a degree or equivalent teaching qualification.
  • Have experience of working in British Curriculum Schools.
  • Possess the desire to be fully involved in all aspects of life in a leading preparatory school.
  • Be pro-active as a part of The Banda School team.
  • Possess a love of Drama teaching to children of all abilities and a passion for the development of academic excellence.
  • 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 punctual and use time appropriately.
  • Be a good communicator with adults and children.
  • Show good organisational skills.
  • Show a competent level of written English.
  • Be experienced in using ICT in teaching. Familiarity with iPads is an advantage.
  • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC)
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
  • Keep up to date with educational developments and be committed to continual personal and professional development.
  • Be a motivator 
How to Apply

Key Stage 2 Teacher

The post holder will report to the Head of Lower School and will be accountable to the Headmistress.
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.
  • 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 Head Teacher, 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 Support Department.
  • 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 short, long and medium term plans.
  • To assess pupil’s progress, maintain records and provide regular written reports to parents.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively to parents about pupil’s 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, the Upper School and Learning Support Department.
  • 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
Qualifications
  • Be a fully qualified teacher with Key Stage 2 training and experience.
  • 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 Certificate of Good Conduct or International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
  • Keep up to date with educational developments in UK.
  • Be a motivator.
How to Apply

Key Stage 1 Teacher
The post holder will report to the Head of Lower School and will be accountable to the Headmistress
Main Duties
  • To take responsibility for planning and implementing appropriate work programmes for all
    children in the designated class, within the framework of the National Curriculum, school
    policies and schemes of work.
  • To support and drive the ethos, aims and values of the school.
Accountabilities
  • To maintain and use assessment records and report on pupils’ progress to staff, and to
    parents and carers, in accordance with school policy.
  • To manage a Class Assistant within the classroom.
  • To plan work for the class in accordance with National Curriculum, school policies, schemes of work and in co-operation with Heads of Department and the Head of Lower School to ensure that all children experience a broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating curriculum relevant to their age.
  • To ensure that the learning experience matches the individual needs of the children in your class – giving each child an opportunity to achieve to the best of his/her capability.
  • To make appropriate educational provision for children with learning difficulties and for those children with EAL, with support from The Banda’s Learning Support Department.
  • To evaluate your teaching and use this evaluation to improve and develop teaching
    strategies.
  • To provide well-planned, creative and engaging learning experiences for children with opportunities for them to manage their own learning and become independent thinkers.
  • To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment, maintaining the highest standards
    of organisation and discipline.
  • To follow and implement school policies and procedures.
  • To create engaging and interactive displays of a high standard both in the classroom and in other areas of the School.
  • To arrange for resources, equipment and materials to be available in such a way that they
    are properly cared for, easily accessible and will encourage the children to become more responsible and independent learners.
  • To maintain close relationships with colleagues and work together to develop and implement short, long and medium term plans in line with the agreed schemes of work.
  • To consistently assess children’s progress, maintain records and provide written reports to
    parents.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively to parents about children’s 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 every day classroom organisation and practice.
  • To be committed to the School’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
  • To play an active role in the general life of the school.
  • 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.
  • To organise and take pupils on field trips in a safe and secure manner.
  • To work closely with colleagues from Key Stage 1 and the Learning Support Department.
  • To ensure confidentiality concerning pupils, parents, colleagues and school business.
  • To maintain professional levels of conduct and adhere to the School’s dress code.
Qualifications
  • Be a fully qualified teacher with Key Stage 1 training and experience.
  • 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 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 important.
  • Present a clean Certificate of Good Conduct or International Certificate of Child Protection (ICPC).
  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupils.
  • Keep up to date with educational developments and best educational practice.
  • Be a motivator. 
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