The Grade 1 Teacher has responsibility for a class of 6 to 7 year olds and will lead and care for the daily needs of 11 children from 4th January 2021. The successful candidate will be an energetic practitioner with an eye for detail and a passion for delivering excellence. They would enjoy the challenge of leading, motivating and promoting a real love of learning and be committed to building strong professional and working relationships across the School. A full working knowledge of teaching phonics, reading and writing alongside a strong focus on Maths development is key. An understanding of the English National Curriculum is preferable.
This role requires a passionate educator who wishes to contribute to the life of a happy, forward-looking and successful school environment.
Main areas of responsibility
1) To plan, prepare, and implement the agreed school curriculum to cater for the needs of all children within the assigned class and any other class taught.
2) To provide a warm, friendly and highly supportive atmosphere that is conducive to the social and emotional needs of the children within the class.
3) To conduct lessons according to the agreed policy and syllabus.
4) To observe and evaluate the progress of each child and to record this progress as defined by the school.
5) To provide excellent pastoral support for the class, ensuring each child is given the opportunity to reach their potential.
6) To efficiently mark and comment upon the pupil’s work as defined in the school policy.
7) To assess and evaluate pupils’ progress using the school’s agreed monitoring and assessment procedures.
8) To create an engaging, stimulating and relevant learning environment through displays and classroom organization.
9) To set clear expectations for support staff and learners with next steps for future progress.
10) To maintain excellent levels of positive behaviour in accordance with school policies and to encourage a positive approach to school life.
11) To set homework, according to the homework policy, and to mark it with comments that will be helpful to both the pupil and parent.
12) To maintain a high level, meaningful and excellent working partnership with parents.
13) To provide support for the children in a broad range of situations both on and off-site.
14) To work as part of a team with the teachers and assistants within the assigned year group and the rest of the school staff.
15) To liaise with other teachers in the school to ensure continuity between classes and departments.
1) To attend all weekly Staff Meetings, Parent Evenings (as appropriate), INSET (internal and external training, as requested by the Head of School).
2) To support the pupils and school, by attending school productions, functions and any events as requested.
3) To keep abreast of all policies of the school and to be aware of problems with individual pupils so that communication between colleagues for their general well-being is consistent and thorough.
4) To prepare annual school reports, on each child taught, in December and June. Prepare reports for Educational Psychologists and for any other body/organisation as requested by the Head of School.
5) To share in the responsibility for covering colleagues in their absence.
6) To keep parents and pupils informed of all school notices and special events.
7) To comply with all legal requirements such as register of attendance and Health and Safety regulations.
8) To carry out tasks as delegated by the Head of School or members of the School Management Team.
9) To attend professional development courses to further knowledge and expertise as and when appropriate.
10) Responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom you are responsible, or with whom you come into contact in the school. It is always your responsibility to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding Policy. If at any time you identify any instance that a child or young person is at risk, you must report your concerns immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Head of School.
Suitable candidates will:
1) Be a fully qualified teacher, with strong hobbies and interests outside school.
2) Be inspired to build a strong teaching philosophy bringing passion and commitment to the classroom.
3) Be excellent classroom practitioners who value and champion children.
4) Be committed to building a warm and positive working dialogue with all parents and families in the School.
5) Have high, though realistic expectations of the children.
6) Have a thorough up-to-date knowledge of the teaching year group curriculum.
7) Be IT literate. This now includes an ability to manage remote learning using Seesaw and other learning platforms to support home learning in the event of another school closure.
8) Be committed to making a difference to all children of all abilities and talents, using a variety of teaching styles to aid learning.
9) Be a committed, dynamic and pro-active teacher and a cheerful, friendly and cooperative member of the staff.
10) Be supportive and positive in their interactions with team members and pupils.
11) Maintain excellent levels of appearance, attendance and punctuality.
12) Involve themselves fully in the life of the school.
13) Naturally promote and model the three central values of respect, responsibility and resilience to all children in the School.
The Alpha Plus Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you are expected to share this commitment.
The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organization.
Wetherby-Pembridge is an independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 14, located on the Upper East Side, in a superb building next to Central Park on East 96th Street in Manhattan.
The School has entered its fourth year in September 2020 and this teaching role offers an exceptional opportunity to join a team of first-class educators who seek to promote high standards and a love of learning for life. The School will grow organically over the years and in September, it now offers Nursery to Grade 3 classes. The successful candidate will be required to start from Monday 4th January 2021 and must be safely residing in New York with respect to all COVID-19 school safety guidelines and New York Travel Advisory quarantines, related to restricted travel areas.
Wetherby-Pembridge School is part of the prestigious Alpha Plus Group. It brings to New York the rich traditions and academic excellence that are at the heart of its thriving UK schools and world famous brands.
We are looking to recruit for the following post:
Grade 1 Teacher
Key Stage One
To start January 2021
If you are interested in this teaching opportunity, please submit a full written letter of application, addressed to the Head of School, Ms Kate Bailey, which states why you consider yourself suited to this role, and your full Resume/CV. The shortlisted candidates will be required to teach a 30-minute English or Math lesson, within the safety of a socially distanced classroom. Full applications should be submitted to Kate Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that all applicants are required to submit three written reference letters ahead of interview, in order to be considered. All candidates are subject to full background and safeguarding checks ahead of final appointment.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships
School Website: www.wetherbypembridge.org
Closing date for applications: Friday 15th October 2020
Interviews for Grade 1 Post: Tuesday 20th to Friday 23rd October 2020.
These will be held at the school at 96th Street and lesson observations will be conducted safely in a socially distanced classroom. The final 1-hour interview will be led by the Head of School and Teaching & Learning Lead. The onsite interview process will comply with all NYS COVID-19 safety regulations.
About Wetherby-Pembridge School
Based on the successful traditions of our London schools, Wetherby-Pembridge School is both highly academic and dedicated to nurturing every child in our care.
By adapting the merits of both single-sex and co-educational provision we have developed a unique offering to New York educational choices.
Nursery and Pre-kindergarten are taught in a fully co-educational setting. From Kindergarten, pupils will be taught in single sex sets for English and Maths, while remaining in a co-educational setting for other academic subjects, extra-curricular and cross-curricular activities.
Whilst setting high educational standards we also focus on inspiring the individual to gain personal confidence and reach success. Developing respect and good manners in an atmosphere of integrity, kindness and strong family values stands at the heart of all we aim to achieve.