Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2020-09-01
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
School Size: 251-450
School Age Range: 3-17
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Lucton, Leominster, HR6 9PN
Ofsted Ranking: Independent School


Year 4 Form Teacher

LUCTON SCHOOL has Teaching posts to fill for September 2020.


Job Purpose

To carry out the professional duties of a teacher, in accordance with the school’s policies, under the direction of the Headmistress.

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks

Planning, Teaching and Class Management

Teach allocated pupils by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

· identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed;

· setting tasks which challenge pupils and ensure high levels of interest;

· setting appropriate and demanding expectations;

· setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;

· identifying SEN or very able pupils;

· providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge;

· making effective use of assessment and ensure coverage of programmes of study;

· ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time;

· maintaining discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures and encouraging good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework;

· using a variety of teaching methods to: i. match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use appropriate vocabulary ii. use effective questioning, listen carefully to pupils, give attention to errors and misconceptions iii. select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, I.C.T. and other sources;

· ensuring pupils acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the subject taught;

· evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness;

· ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support;

· recording schemes of work and plans on the shared area of the network.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

· assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects of teaching;

· mark and monitor pupils’ work and set targets for progress;

· assess and record pupils’ progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognise the level at which the pupil is achieving;

· undertake assessment of pupils as requested by examination bodies, departmental and school procedures;

· prepare and present informative grades and reports to parents meeting all deadlines.

Curriculum Development

· Have lead responsibility for a subject or aspect of the school’s work and develop plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for its development and / or maintenance;

· Contribute to the whole school’s planning activities.

· Recording relevant documentation on the shared area of the School network

Other Professional Requirements

· have a working knowledge of teachers’ professional duties and legal liabilities;

· operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school and staff handbook;

· comply with all Health and Safety requirements;

· provide up-to-date contact information including address, home and mobile telephone numbers and email addresses;

· know subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching;

· establish effective working relationships and set a good example through their presentation and personal and professional conduct;

· endeavour to give every child the opportunity to reach their potential and meet high expectations;

· co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources for the benefit of the school, department and pupils;

· act as a form tutor, when requested, to an assigned group of pupils as indicated in the Role of the Form Tutor section of the staff handbook.

· carry out registration as requested.

· attend and accompany pupils to assemblies;

· act as a house tutor, when requested, to an assigned House as indicated in the Role of the House Tutor section of the staff handbook.

· carry out duties as directed by the Senior Management Team

· cover lessons as requested;

· participate in the extra-curricular activities programme

· participate in the games programme

· contribute to PSHE and citizenship as appropriate.

· contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school including induction, appraisal, performance management review;

· attend all major school occasions such as Speech Day, Carol Service

· support Friends’ of Lucton School Events and attend Christmas Fayre and Summer Fete.

· take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings,

Parents Evenings and events with other schools;

· take responsibility for own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices;

· liaise effectively and positively with parents and governors;

· to contribute a minimum of ten days to the Lucton Summer School if required, for which additional remuneration is available.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

If at all possible, we are aiming to interview before the end of term, so as time to interview and see candidates teach is limited, suitable applicants will be invited to interview immediately upon receipt of applications. Where only one half of a houseparent couple offers teaching, some part-time medical cover or similar may be available for the non-teaching partner.

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About Lucton School

Lucton School was established in 1708 as a centre of educational excellence in North Herefordshire. The School has built up an excellent reputation both within the county and beyond. Lucton School is now an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged from 6 months old to 19 years. The school accepts mixed ability pupils and not only achieves excellent value-added results, often averaging over a grade per subject at GCSE, but also, though on a variable basis, records great overall results. For instance, our best A level result in recent years was over 50% A* and A, and over the last four years GCSE 5 A* to C results have averaged 90% with the best 5 A* to C including Maths and English being over 75%. Most of our Sixth Formers go on to university, many to Russell Group institutions.

The school is situated in an idyllic, rural setting in the midst of beautiful, unspoilt countryside above the valley of the River Lugg, with magnificent views westwards to the Welsh hills. The nearby towns of Leominster (7 miles), Ludlow (10 miles) and Hereford (17 miles) are all easily accessible and London (150 miles) is within a three-hour drive.