JOB | Teacher in Charge of Classics (Part-Time), Manor House School

Teacher in Charge of Classics (Part-Time)

We are seeking to appoint for the Autumn Term 2019 or January 2020 and encourage applications from those currently working in either the independent or state sector. We have a growing number of staff who have chosen to make the move to the independent sector, attracted by a school in which girls are eager to learn in a high quality environment where academic excellence is valued alongside opportunities to develop the whole person.

Manor House School is nestled in seventeen acres of magical gardens, woodlands and sports fields that makes our beautiful school a very special place to learn and grow. The magnificent country house, complemented with state–of-the-art educational facilities, is brought alive by the creative and positive energy of the pupils who choose to learn here.

Teaching staff benefit from:

  • access to great support and facilities including an iPad to support teaching and learning
  • enthusiastic and intelligent pupils who enjoy learning
  • excellent standards of classroom behaviour
  • favourable school holidays
  • well-resourced professional development programme
  • access to our tennis courts and outdoor pool
  • well-being programme including access to a 24 hour employee assistance programme

Reporting to the Head of Humanities the Teacher in charge of Classics will be accountable for pupil progress and development to deliver an appropriately balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for all, which is exciting and far-reaching.

Key Responsibilities

Learning and Teaching

• Develop, implement and take responsibility for the whole subject and curriculum.
• Teach an appropriate lesson load, as appropriate to skills and qualifications to the needs of the curriculum.
• To encourage pupils to pursue Latin and Classical Civilisation courses in post 16 places of study.
• To assess and monitor pupil progress, taking action if intervention is required.
• To organise and oversee a club and revision classes.

School improvement and quality assurance

• To actively inspire and promote Latin and Classical Civilisation throughout the school including supporting or leading humanities assemblies (usually twice yearly).
• Ensure internal assessments and examinations are set and administered professionally.
• Liaise with the HOD on matters relating to external examinations.
• To ensure that internal tests and examinations are set and administered professionally.
• Undertake professional development as agreed with school leaders.
• Assist with the development and upkeep of quality wall displays to promote a lively and stimulating environment.

Pupil Support

• Work with individuals and small groups to deliver programmes to support learning, liaising with teachers and other staff as required.
• Meet with parents as necessary .

School ethos

• Create and maintain a positive environment, which secures good teaching, effective learning, high standards of attainment and good discipline across the department.
• Contribute to and promote the development of a positive school ethos and achievement of the seven school values.
• Contribute to the extra-curricular programme offering at least one club per term.
• Perform additional duties and tasks required for the effective operation of the school as directed by the Headteacher

The main duties are listed above but some individual tasks which need to be undertaken may not have been identified fully and employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request to undertake extra work from either the Headteacher or the Senior Leadership Team.

All staff take responsibility for the health and welfare of all pupils and some training is mandatory.

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure Policies

For a full job description, please download the applicant pack and application is via TES.

Manor House School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for which all staff share responsibility. We have an extensive policy regarding safer recruitment practices which ensures those unsuitable for working with children are identified at the initial stages. All staff in regulated activity with pupils are subject to the standard pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check.