Teacher of Latin & Classical Civilisation

  • Organisation: The Grange School
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Salary info Competitive, dependent on experience
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Thursday 23 March 2023

The Grange is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Latin and Classical Civilisation on a full time and permanent basis. This would be to commence on 29th August 2023.

The Grange is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Latin and Classical Civilisation on a full time and permanent basis. This would be to commence on 29th August 2023.

The Classics Department is a team that brings a passion about all aspects of the Ancient World – linguistic, literary, cultural and historical to The Grange School. The department caters to the many different ways that Grange students engage with the Ancient World – from introducing them to Latin in Year 7 to preparing students for A-Level and beyond, and each member of the department helps with the responsibility for planning and delivering this. Latin is taught to all students in Year 7 and a very large number of these (over 50% of the year group) choose Latin as one of two foreign languages with which to continue to Year 9. Latin is offered at GCSE and A Level while Classical Civilisation is offered at A Level (OCR for both). We also have students who want to study Classical Greek to GCSE level outside the timetable so a knowledge of Classical Greek is desirable but by no means essential.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the teaching and learning of Latin and Classical Civilisation [OCR] to Senior School students at The Grange School and the role would therefore include teaching the subjects up to A-Level standard.

Exam results in the Classics department have been good, in line with those of the rest of the school, with most A-Level Latin and Classical Civilisation candidates getting A or A* grades, with a few Grade B’s over the past few years. In GCSE Latin we have large cohorts (from 21 to 32 over the last five years) and students have done very well with the majority getting grades from 9 to 6.

Responsibilities

The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for Senior School Teacher.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;
  • establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;
  • teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;
  • maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND/EAL register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND/ EAL Coordinator.
  • assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;
  • preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;
  • ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;
  • promoting independent learning;
  • assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;
  • in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.

Pastoral Responsibilities

  • promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;
  • providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;
  • participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,
  • including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;
  • acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.

Professional Responsibilities and Duties

  • safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;
  • having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;
  • exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;
  • supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;
  • participating in organizational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties.
  • attending Morning Assembly;
  • invigilating internal (and some external) examinations;
  • making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;
  • participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;
  • helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;
  • All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;
  • giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.

Enrichment Responsibilities

  • participation in the extra-curricular programme;
  • participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.

The Grange is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Latin and Classical Civilisation on a full time and permanent basis. This would be to commence on 29th August 2023.


Description

The Grange is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Latin and Classical Civilisation on a full time and permanent basis. This would be to commence on 29th August 2023.

The Classics Department is a team that brings a passion about all aspects of the Ancient World – linguistic, literary, cultural and historical to The Grange School. The department caters to the many different ways that Grange students engage with the Ancient World – from introducing them to Latin in Year 7 to preparing students for A-Level and beyond, and each member of the department helps with the responsibility for planning and delivering this. Latin is taught to all students in Year 7 and a very large number of these (over 50% of the year group) choose Latin as one of two foreign languages with which to continue to Year 9. Latin is offered at GCSE and A Level while Classical Civilisation is offered at A Level (OCR for both). We also have students who want to study Classical Greek to GCSE level outside the timetable so a knowledge of Classical Greek is desirable but by no means essential.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the teaching and learning of Latin and Classical Civilisation [OCR] to Senior School students at The Grange School and the role would therefore include teaching the subjects up to A-Level standard.

Exam results in the Classics department have been good, in line with those of the rest of the school, with most A-Level Latin and Classical Civilisation candidates getting A or A* grades, with a few Grade B’s over the past few years. In GCSE Latin we have large cohorts (from 21 to 32 over the last five years) and students have done very well with the majority getting grades from 9 to 6.

Responsibilities

The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for Senior School Teacher.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;
  • establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;
  • teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;
  • maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND/EAL register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND/ EAL Coordinator.
  • assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;
  • preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;
  • ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;
  • promoting independent learning;
  • assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;
  • in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.

Pastoral Responsibilities

  • promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;
  • providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;
  • participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,
  • including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;
  • acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.

Professional Responsibilities and Duties

  • safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;
  • having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;
  • exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;
  • supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;
  • participating in organizational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties.
  • attending Morning Assembly;
  • invigilating internal (and some external) examinations;
  • making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;
  • participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;
  • helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;
  • All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;
  • giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.

Enrichment Responsibilities

  • participation in the extra-curricular programme;
  • participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.

The Grange School

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