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Job Description Primary School Teacher

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Primary School Teacher

Job Title

Primary School Teacher

Line Manager/ Reports to

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Job Ref & about the school  


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Core Objectives

Teaching all areas of the primary curriculum

Main Tasks/duties and responsibilities 



Day to day responsibility

– teaching all areas of the primary curriculum

– organising classes and taking responsibility for the progress of a class of primary age pupils

– maintain discipline whilst motivating pupils and facilitating their development to meet agreed targets

– planning, preparing, presenting and marking classes in an imaginative, positive, stimulating and active way, facilitating development and meeting the needs of the whole ability range within the class

–  regularly reviewing classes and your teaching methods

– maintaining agreed records, including assessment and recording of pupils’ development

– providing feedback of pupils’ progress as required

– take part in the school’s “life”, for example, by attending assemblies, supervising registration and activities outside of classes including those which take place at evenings and weekends

– build and maintain co-operative relationships with both pupils and their parents/guardians

– work with parents and governors to maximise their involvement in the school and the development of resources for it

– liaise, co-operate and work with others, such as SENCo

– meet your targets and contribute to those of the team as a whole

– support colleagues and contribute towards the smooth running of the team and the school

– adhere to and promote all school values, policies and procedures

– maintain your professional development and maintain currency with the agreed curriculum and current educational thinking and practice by personal study and attendance at courses, workshops, meetings and reviews


The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the latest applicable Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document as modified by your Line Manager.

You will work within the framework of national legislation, including Education Acts from 1994 (and Schoolteachers Pay and Conditions Act 1987 and 1995 documents), as regularly reviewed and amended.

From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the smooth running of the school generally.

Secondary Tasks/duties





The role is part of the whole school team and as such requires you to use perform such reasonable tasks that are required, as and when are necessary, to maintain, promote, develop and expand the school, its pupils and its interests generally.


You must carry out your duties to the best of your ability, having consideration for the needs of your colleagues, and the School and its pupils. You must obey all lawful and reasonable orders given to you and comply with the school’s rules, procedures and policies

Management and use of equipment



You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role. This means you must ensure equipment is used in accordance with training provided, all the school’s policies and procedures and the law and using, where applicable any safety equipment or Personal Protective equipment and clothing provided. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment used by you is maintained and can be operated at all times.

Essential Abilities/ Competencies of this job role

You need

– qualifications sufficient to perform the job role – insert as applicable

– certification – insert as applicable

– languages required – English, French

– experience  in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g. minimum 5 years

– Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

– dedicated to “vocation”

– be friendly and approachable and a team player

– good attention to detail

– demonstrate good time management and class management skills

– flexible and responsive to feedback

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You need to have and maintain (with regular training and updates as necessary) the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the school and any applicable rules, regulations (particularly of any professional body) and with any law which applies to your job role.

Salary level C – £30,000
Benefits insert details of any benefits

Approved by Name

John Smith

Job Role

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Date approved