Title Foundation Stage Class Teacher
Categories Education
Job Information

General Responsibilities:

To ensure that the School delivers the School Vision in relation to providing the highest
standard of teaching and learning.
Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in the class/es ensuring
equality of opportunity for all.
Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards of work
and conduct.
Work collaboratively with members of your team to ensure consistency of practice in
line with school policy and procedures.
Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times
observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position.
Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners,
parents/carers, governors, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of
pupils.
Act in accordance with the professional duties and responsibilities outlined in the
contract, staff handbook, job description and teachers standards.
Take a shared responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all pupils.
Contribute to on-going school improvement through active participation in staff and
team meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching
Ensure that teaching impacts positively on pupils’ progress, meets individual needs,
follows the EYFS curriculum and is personalised to take account of children’s interests.
Promote opportunities within the curriculum for creativity and first-hand experience,
supporting School trips or residential trips where appropriate.
Be responsible for the preparation and development of teaching materials, teaching
programmes and pastoral arrangements as appropriate.
Be accountable for the attainment progress and outcomes of pupils’ you teach.
Motivate and stimulate children’s learning abilities, often encouraging learning through
experience.Devise and prepare an imaginative use of resources to promote learning and challenge
across all areas of the curriculum
Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special
educational needs, more able, EAL, disabilities and be able to use and evaluate
distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.
Demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards
of numeracy and literacy including the correct use of spoken English.
If teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching
strategies e.g. systematic synthetic phonics, following agreed school policy.
Support the development of children’s basic skills, including physical co-ordination,
speech and language communication.
To provide a purposeful learning environment which, challenges children and
encourages them to be independent.
Create and maintain high quality conditions which ensure children’s wellbeing and
engagement is paramount.
Play an active part and be responsible for planning and overseeing some areas of the
outdoor classroom/shared areas as agreed.
Inform and contact the relevant specialists concerning supporting the needs of pupils
in your class i.e. SENCO, EAL Co.
Be aware of the practice and guidelines in the EYFS Policy and uphold these.
Reflect on your practice and use materials provided i.e. Learning Walk criteria, to
improve your practice.
Provide specific feedback to pupils to celebrate learning and know what next steps
they need to take, encouraging children to set simple targets for improvement.
Create a stimulating and attractive learning environment, changing displays on a
regular basis to celebrate the learning and achievement of pupils.

Planning
Participating fully with in the moment planning and teaching process identifying when
to interact sensitively with children in order to teach and extend.
Be aware of pupils’ capabilities, their prior knowledge and differentiate appropriately to
build on these demonstrating knowledge and understand of how pupils learn.

Assessment
Use an appropriate range of observations, assessment, monitoring and recording
strategies as a basis for setting goals and learning objectives that stretch and
challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions, monitoring learners’
progress and levels of attainments
Be accountable for the attainment progress and outcomes of pupils you teach.
Ensure that the approach to assessment follows agreed school policy and that regular
observations inform planning and enable the monitoring and improvement of each
pupil’s performance. Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and inform future focuses.
Use ongoing assessments to inform planning.
Use the ages and stages to plan personalised learning experiences for your class.
Input teacher assessment in class tracker termly and use data during pupil progress
meetings to discuss individual’s needs.
To update individual trackers in Learning Journeys in accordance with parental
feedback observations, teacher knowledge and Focus Child records.

Other
Plan trips and other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge
and understanding pupils have acquired as appropriate.
Involve parents in their children’s learning and development so that they have a
positive impact on their children’s progress and achievements.
Participate in arrangements for Parent Focus Child consultation meetings, reporting to
parents, and open afternoon sessions in accordance with school policy.

Behaviour and Safety
Use the practice laid out in the Behaviour Policy to ensure a consistent approach
across the EYFS.
Establish a safe, purposeful and stimulating environment for pupils, providing the
highest standard of pastoral care and support for all pupils across the Foundation
Stage.
Establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions
and rewards consistently and fairly.
Manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs
in order to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.
Build positive relationships with pupils across the Foundation Stage, responding
sensitively when dealing with children, ensuring any concerns are dealt with according
to school policy.
Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values
and behaviours, which are expected of pupils.
Have high expectations of behaviour, promoting self-control and independence of all
learners.
Carry out supervision duties as directed by the Head of Primary. e.g. playground, end
of day and red break.
Be responsible for safeguarding the welfare of pupils, raising any concerns following
school policy.Team Working and Collaboration
Participate in any relevant meetings/professional development opportunities at the
school, which relates to the learners, curriculum or organisation of the school including
pastoral arrangements and assemblies.
Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues and
sharing the development of effective practice with them.
Line manage and monitor the performance of assistants, providing support where
necessary to continually improve standards of teaching and learning.
Contribute to the professional development of other teachers and assistants.
Ensure that colleagues working with you are appropriately involved in supporting and
learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil.
Take part as required in the monitoring review, development and management of the
activities relating to the teaching/learning curriculum, organisation and pastoral
functions of the school.

Fulfil Wider Professional Responsibilities
Work collaboratively with others to develop effective professional relationships.
Uphold the Code of Professional Conduct, demonstrating integrity and confidentiality
at all times when managing school matters.
Deploy support staff effectively as appropriate.
Communicate effectively with parents/carers with regard to pupils’ achievements and
well-being using school systems/processes as appropriate.
Communicate and co-operate with relevant external bodies.
Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school, contributing to
newsletters, website, VLE, productions and community events, etc.
Organise and lead an After School Activity for two terms each academic year.

Administration
Register and monitor attendance on a daily basis chasing up unauthorised absence
and liaising with Deputy Head of Primary.
Supervise learners, before, during or after school sessions as appropriate.
Participate in and carry out any administrative and organisational tasks which may be
reasonably expected and ensure smooth and effective running of a class e.g. collect
reply slips, money, organise classroom routines etc.Professional Development
Be responsible for improving your teaching through participating fully in training and
development opportunities identified by the school or as developed as an outcome of
your appraisal.
Regularly review the effectiveness of your teaching and assessment procedures and
its impact on pupils’ progress, attainment and wellbeing, refining your approaches
where necessary responding to advice and feedback from colleagues.
Proactively participate in the Performance Management process, maintaining
evidence against targets set leading to an on-going professional portfolio of
achievement using Perspective.
Be proactive in maintaining an understanding of current thinking, initiatives and
developments in Primary education leading to best practice.

Other
To have professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which
you teach, and maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality.
Uphold the ‘Code of Professional Conduct’, demonstrating integrity and confidentiality
at all times when managing school matters.
Perform any reasonable duties as requested by the Head teacher.
Note
This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and
responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and be
subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

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