Role: Secondary Teacher
About the Role:
This lovely Muslim faith-based secondary school for 11 to 18 year old boys, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none, is seeking a passionate and dedicated Secondary Teacher to join our outstanding team. As an ‘Outstanding’ school in all areas, as graded by Ofsted in January 2023, we have a reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. Our knowledge-based academic curriculum, combined with a diverse leadership program, aims to develop character and inspire charitable and social action. We believe that every pupil has the potential to become a successful and inspirational leader.
Who We're Looking For:
We are seeking an outstanding Secondary teacher who has a proven track record of success and raising pupil outcomes. You will join a high-performing and supportive network of primary and secondary schools, working alongside some of the best teachers in education. The successful candidate will have the ability to deliver quality teaching that drives achievement and instills a love of learning. You should have experience in achieving positive outcomes for pupils and be passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people. Excellent organisational skills, the ability to motivate both pupils and peers, and a commitment to being a team player are essential.
- A degree-level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status
- Ability to teach to GCSE standard
- Experience of sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement
- Experience of innovation and creativity to engage, enthuse, and progress learners
Secondary Teacher job role:
To contribute to the development of a strong, effective school with an emphasis on promoting a culture of educational excellence, within a caring and secure Islamic environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect which extends beyond the school into the wider community.
1. Plan, design and produce teaching materials and resources which are appropriate to age and ability.
2. Plan, deliver and review lessons which are appropriate to the age and ability of the students so as to facilitate progression in students’ learning.
3. Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of the students assigned.
4. Manage the classroom and teaching equipment so to create a positive learning environment which makes effective use of available resources.
5. Attend meetings, carry out administrative tasks and duties as required.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
1. Strategic Direction and Development of the School
1.1 Provide inspiring and purposeful leadership for the students within a caring and secure Islamic environment.
1.2 Work in partnership with the Principal, Senior Leadership Team, Local Governing Body, Trust, staff, students and parents in generating the ethos and values which underpin the school enriched by mutual care and respect extending into the local community.
1.3 Work within the overall aims and objectives of the school.
1.4 Promote and deliver the priorities and policies of the school by contributing to School Improvement and Development Planning, by consistently and persistently implementing agreed policies and initiatives and adhering to the school’s ethos within and beyond the school.
1.5 Liaise as required with a range of educational partners, internal and external, to underpin the raising of student attainment.
1.6 Support the school’s home and community liaison work through the appropriate participation in events.
2. Learning and Teaching
2.1 Create and maintain an environment and a code of behaviour that promotes and secures good teaching, effective learning and high standards of achievement.
2.2 Develop, use and apply subject expertise to secure appropriate and consistent progress for all students across the range of background and ability.
2.3 Develop and apply a range of effective learning and teaching strategies to raise the achievement of students, maintaining an up to date knowledge of good practice in Learning and Teaching techniques.
2.4 Deliver after-school support and pre-exam intervention sessions as and when required to ensure the highest levels of achievement and attainment.
2.5 Deliver subject enrichment activities for learners to consolidate and promote learning in the subject.
2.6 Observe and be observed by colleagues and utilise feedback effectively.
2.7 Participate in pedagogic discussion and development, in order to share effective practice with colleagues.
2.8 Use performance data to inform planning and teaching, including the evaluation of students’ progress and setting of appropriate targets for improvement.
2.9 Make effective use of links with the community including business and industry, to extend the curriculum and enhance learning and teaching.
2.10 Create and maintain an effective partnership with parents to support and improve student and community achievement and personal development.
3. Relationships with Others
3.1 Participate in the Performance Management Cycle and INSETs.
3.2 Participate in the induction of new staff into the school community.
3.3 Maintain good working relationships with colleagues, students, parents/carers, governors, the community and Trust and ensure all communication is consistent with the school’s ethos.
4.1. Make best use of all resources to support the attainment of students.
4.2. Ensure that parents/carers and students are well informed about the curriculum, attainment and progress and about the contribution they can make in supporting their child’s learning.
4.3. Carry out any such duties as may be reasonably required by the Principal.
5. Other Responsibilities
5.1 Promote the Trust’s vision of ‘nurturing today’s young people, inspiring tomorrow’s leaders’.
5.2 Champion the Trust’s values of ‘Service’, ‘Teamwork’, ‘Ambition’ and ‘Respect’.
5.3 Contribute to the wider life of the Trust and the Star community.
5.4 Carry out any such duties as may be reasonably required by the Trust.
6. Records Management
6.1. All staff who create, receive, and use records in the course of their job are responsible for ensuring that records are managed appropriately. It is therefore likely that this post-holder will have responsibility for record-keeping as part of the role. Employees are required to be conversant with the Trust’s policies and procedures on records management.
Benefits of Zen Educate for Teachers and Teaching Assistants:
At Zen Educate, we understand the importance of work-life balance, better pay, and on-hand support for teaching staff in finding the right role. We prioritise your well-being and strive to provide a supportive and fulfilling work environment. With Zen Educate, you can enjoy a better work-life balance, receive competitive pay, and benefit from our hands-on support in finding the perfect teaching role.
If you are an exceptional Secondary Teacher looking to join an outstanding school, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to take the next step in your teaching career.