Year 1 Teacher (maternity cover)

05 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016

Year 1 Teacher (maternity cover)

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to teach a Year 1 Class in our Junior Department (boys aged 4 to 8).  King’s House School prides itself on its academic achievements and sends boys to a wide range of high quality day and boarding schools.

This post is to cover a maternity leave from January 2017 for up to 1 year.

Overall Aim

The overall role of the teacher at King’s House School is to provide the pupils within the school with high quality teaching to promote their learning and well-being, being constantly mindful of their pastoral needs.

Duties as a teacher

  • inspire pupils with an enthusiasm for the subject and a love of learning
  • employ a range of teaching methods and apply them effectively, according to the maturity and ability of the pupils and the desired learning outcomes
  • plan work in accordance with department schemes of work
  • contribute to department schemes of work
  • liaise with colleagues on the planning of units of work for collaborative delivery and the development of teaching materials and resources
  • take account of pupils' prior levels of attainment and use them to set targets for future improvement
  • set appropriate homework tasks and set work for pupils absent from school when needed
  • maintain good discipline and take responsibility for initial disciplinary sanctions (in accordance with school’s policy)
  • set high expectations for pupils' behaviour by establishing a purposeful working atmosphere
  • set appropriate and demanding expectations for each pupil’s learning, motivation and presentation of work
  • promote effective learning by pupils through the development of mature work habits and a range of learning skills and methods
  • liaise with support teachers particularly the learning support team and the office staff 
  • be familiar with assessment and examination results of pupils and use these when planning lessons and work
  • keep up to date with current developments in your subject area and attend relevant in-service training both within and without the school
  • undertake responsibility for specific areas within the department as identified by the head of department
  • make use of ICT and other technologies to promote achievement
  • ensure that all lessons are well planned and that records of pupils' work are kept
  • fully meet the requirements of examination regulations and other requirements of forms of assessment within the school
  • mark (in accordance with the school’s and, where appropriate, department policy), monitor and return work within a reasonable and agreed time span providing constructive oral and written feedback and clear targets for future learning as appropriate
  • carry out assessment programmes (reports, grades) in accordance with school guidelines
  • attend the appropriate parents' evenings to keep parents informed as to the progress of their child
  • devote sufficient time outside of formal school hours for preparation, assessment and administration

Professional Duties and Expectations

  • support and promote the aims and ethos of the school
  • treat all members of the community, colleagues (teaching and non-teaching) and pupils, with respect and consideration
  • treat all pupils fairly, consistently and without prejudice
  • set a good example to pupils in terms of dress
  • arrive at school in good time (by 8.15am) and remain at school until the end of the working day, allowing enough time after this for further preparation
  • carry out break and supervisory duties as designated
  • promote the aims of the school when attending and participating in events such as assemblies, Visitor Mornings and sports, music and drama events
  • take responsibility for own professional development and participate in training when provided
  • reflect on own practice and contribute to the process of continuous improvement of the school eg participation in mutual observation process (within department and across the school)
  • contribute to the school's extra-curricular programme according to the needs of the school and own personal interests and expertise and/or participate similarly in the games programme
  • contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in all meetings
  • read and adhere to all the school policies as outlined in the school handbook(on line) and contribute to the development of new policies
  • undertake all responsibilities as prescribed within school policies
  • ensure that all deadlines are met as published
  • undertake professional duties as may be reasonably assigned
  • Be proactive and take responsibility for matters relating to health and safety and all other legislative requirements
  • Take on opportunities for additional roles and responsibilities
  • attend school outings and take part in residential trips as needed
  • drive a minibus and be first aid trained if possible
  • support and promote the school in the development and maintenance of its charitable aims

Duties as a Form Teacher (where appropriate)

  • be the first point of contact for pupils and parents
  • be responsible in the first instance for the general welfare of the pupils in that form
  • be responsible for overseeing a pupil’s academic and social progress in school that year
  • co-ordinate the form’s school reports and write a general report for these pupils
  • register the form each morning
  • disseminate any information or correspondence as required
  • maintain an ordered, attractive Form Room in which the pupils can take pride as their base
  • help the form to develop a collective spirit of loyalty, trust and support prepare a form assembly annually

To apply, please click on the Apply button to submit your CV along with your covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role.


King’s House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers.  Staff must be aware of the systems within the School which support safeguarding and must act in accordance with the School’s Safeguarding & Child Protection policy and Code of Conduct.  Staff will receive appropriate child protection training which is regularly updated.

This role is based in the UK, is open to applicants with a UK work permit / visa and are based in the United Kingdom