Role Specification Primary School Teacher (Fixed Term One Year Contract) Morrison’s Academy is a co-educational independent school for children from the age of 3 to 18 years. A Nursery, large hall and the 45 acres of school playing fields are located on separate campuses a short distance from the main school. Set within the attractive market town of Crieff, Morrison’s looks out on stunning countryside and yet is only an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The ethos of the school is shaped by high expectations, tolerance, courtesy, respect for others and regard for ethical and moral values. A combination of modern and traditional teaching and learning opportunities provide young people with the knowledge and skills to lead successful and well-balanced lives. In partnership with parents we encourage our young people to develop their full potential, academically and personally. Excellent pastoral care, concern for the individual pupil and a wide range of co-curricular activities also contribute much to our friendly, purposeful atmosphere and sense of community. In our March 2009 inspection, HMIE identified the following aspects as particular strengths of the school.
The outstanding quality of children’s experiences in the Nursery and the progress they are making in key aspects of their development and learning. The contribution made by children and young people to the school community. Children’s and young people’s achievements across a wide range of activities and their standards of attainment. The quality of relationships and the range of opportunities to learn and develop provided by the school. Productive partnerships between the school and community. Throughout the school, children and young people are eager to learn, and cooperate well with teachers and with each other.
The school also prides itself in:
The continuity of co-educational, all-through provision, from Nursery to Primary and Transition to Secondary, offering a broad-based Scottish education experience. A flexible curriculum designed to meet pupils’ needs including the Civics programme unique to Morrison’s Academy. Small teaching groups throughout the school maximising opportunities for quality learning and teaching, and effective pupil-teacher relationships. An aesthetically pleasing and inspiring campus in a safe and quiet location and with the advantage of being in close proximity to the centre of a traditional Scottish country town. The pupils, parents and staff identify strongly with the school and are proud to be associated with it. A friendly atmosphere which, allied to the size of the school roll, nurtures a strong sense of community and ‘family feeling’. An impressive and diverse range of after-school clubs and co-curricular activities. Pupils’ achievements including high levels of attainment in national qualifications.
As a member of the Primary teaching staff, the post holder will be expected to teach a class following the appropriate curriculum guidelines and policies of the Primary School. It is required that they will also make a significant contribution to the extra- curricular activities programme.
A teaching qualification (completed or near completion) Strong interpersonal skills Significant commitment to extra-curricular activities and the wider life of the school Ability to teach Girls Hockey or Boys Rugby Candidates should be GTC Scotland registered, or eligible for registration Competent in the use of ICT
An ability to teach French
Head of Primary, Rector
Hours of Work:
The normal school day commences at 08.30 and ends at 16.15. In addition, teachers are required to attend scheduled Parents’ meetings and Open Mornings and to participate in the co-curricular life of the school outside the normal school day. 35 hours of contractual CPD per annum have been established as a requirement for all teachers.
Type of Contract
Fixed Term, one year contract.
The postholder will be entitled, without loss of remuneration, to all normal school holidays as published in the Session calendar.
Salary will be calculated in accordance with the provisions on salaries contained in the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education as made by The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT). This basic salary is subject to an incremental increase in accordance with SNCT conditions until the top of the scale is reached and is enhanced by a further supplement, known as the Morrisonian Element, which is paid as remuneration for contributions to the programme of extra-curricular activity.
As a primary school teacher the principal tasks shall be: 1.
To work to achieve the aims of the school and support its ethos.
To teach a form class in the Primary School in line with all school policies and curriculum guidelines.
To be responsible for the academic development and pastoral welfare of the children in the class.
To create an effective working environment that offers support and encouragement to all pupils.
To work co-operatively with colleagues and offer commitment and enthusiasm as part of a team where the sharing of ideas is important.
To be conversant with current curricular developments.
To administer Assessments and NFER tests to monitor pupil’s progress.
To organise and accompany class/year group visits where appropriate.
To provide expertise and enthusiasm, creativity and control in all learning situations so that school education will have meaning and value for all children.
10. To co-operate with colleagues and senior promoted staff in the provision of essential information for pupil development and efficient administration, including registration. 11. To be actively involved in the programme of co-curricular activities and to assist in school events such as concerts, productions, sports day etc 12. To attend formal parents’ evenings and be available for discussion and consultation with individual parents as required and inform the Head of Department of any such contact. 13. To attend whole-school assembly and other assemblies whenever possible. 14. To ensure that individual talents of pupils are encouraged and built upon. 15. To contribute to school improvement. 16. To share in the disciplinary role required of all teachers and to enforce the School’s policy on Positive Behaviour, ensuring good order and discipline at all times when pupils are present on the School premises and whenever pupils are engaged in authorised school activities, whether on School premises or elsewhere. Self-discipline and proper regard for authority are expected of all pupils. 17. To maintain the highest standards of professional conduct at all times. 18. To have high expectations of the pupils both in terms of their academic development and standards of behaviour. 19. To carry out other duties as might reasonably be required by the Head of Primary or Rector. 20. To comply with the individual responsibilities imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) and to co-operate with the school’s management to promote a positive attitude towards health and safety at work taking all reasonably practicable steps to prevent personal injury or injury to others. This role specification is intended to convey a broad outline of the position and responsibilities of the Primary Teacher. It is not definitive and will be mutually reviewed on an annual basis as a normal aspect of the personal review and development process. June 2012