DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties shall be deemed to be included in the professional duties which a teacher may be required to perform:-
- To teach pupils in their assigned group according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the students in school and elsewhere.
- To ensure a high quality learning experience for pupils, which meets internal and external quality standards.
- To use a variety of a delivery methods appropriate to students’ learning styles and the varying demands of the curriculum.
- Planning and preparing courses and lessons;
- Teaching, according to their educational needs, the pupils assigned to him/her, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils in school and elsewhere;
- Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
- To ensure a high quality learning experience for pupils.
- Follows professional practices consistent with school and system policies in working with students, students’ records, parents, and colleagues.
- Demonstrates communication and interpersonal skills as they relate to interaction with students, parents, other teachers, administrators, and other school personnel.
- Is available to students and parents for conferences according to system policies
- Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications especially in communication diaries.
- Maintains confidentiality of students and students’ records
- Works cooperatively with the HOS, HODs’, special support personnel, colleagues, and parents
Demonstrates professional practices in teaching:
- Models correct use of language, oral and written (English language)
- Demonstrates accurate and up-to-date knowledge of content
- Implement the school’s homework policy
- Implement the school’s behaviour policy
- Implement the school handwriting policy
- Implement the school reading policy
- Implements designated curriculum
- Maintains lesson plans as required by school policy
- Assigns reasonable tasks and homework to students
- Participates in professional development opportunities and applies the concepts to the classroom and school activities.
- Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils assigned to him/her
- Providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers including information about sources of more expert advice on specific questions, making relevant records and reports;
- Making records of and reports on the personal and social needs of pupils except in instances where to do so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position;
- Communicating and consulting with the parents of pupils; on open days and other (often less formal) meetings at school
- Communicating and co-operating with such persons or bodies outside the school as may be approved by the school and the Board of Governors;
- Participating in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.
- Supervising and teaching pupils whose teacher is not available
- To direct and supervise the work of Teaching Assistants
- To provide a positive, and conducive and safe learning environment, encouraging high standards in punctuality, presentation of work, and relationships.
- To support the schools special needs policy on inclusion and to assist in the identification and teaching of children with special educational needs within the class
- To secure and allocate the resources necessary to deliver the curriculum area(s) within an allocated budget.
- To advise and support other members of staff on the content and delivery of the curriculum area(s).
- To provide Parents workshops in order to develop a better understanding of the curriculum.
- Acts in a professional manner and assumes responsibility for the total school program, its safety, and good order.
- Takes precautions to protect records, equipment, materials, and facilities
- Assumes responsibility for supervising students in out-of-class settings
- Demonstrates appropriate personal contact while in performance of school duties
Assessments and Reports:
- Providing or contributing to oral and written assessment, reports, and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils except in instances where to do so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position.
- To assess, record, and report on the attendance, progress, development, and attainment of assigned pupils and keep such records as are required by the school’s systems.
Participating in arrangements for preparing pupils for public examinations and in assessing pupils for the purposes of such examinations; recording and reporting such assessments, and participating in arrangements for pupils’ presentation for and supervision during such examinations.