Job Title: Horizon Teacher - Grainville 

Post requires candidate to be entitled for work: No 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Full time/Part Time: Full Time 

Term Time only post: No 

Advert Closing Date:18/07/2024 



Whatever you want from your career, you have the scope to find it here. We foster a work approach based on mutual support and collaboration, where everyone feels empowered to empower others. You’ll find countless opportunities to learn, develop and grow a rewarding career where we recognises the importance of your personal and professional well-being. By considering moving internally across the Public Service, you'll be proud of what you can achieve – both for yourself and the people of Jersey.

Job Overview

Our students deserve the very best. They are looking for a Horizon teacher who will challenge their imagination and make lessons fun and enjoyable. This person will be expected to teach in Year 7 and play an influential role within a successful team.  We are looking for an experienced or newly qualified teacher with ambition, drive and vision, with either a primary or a secondary background.  Have you got the ‘what if’ attitude?  Do you want to join a team of dedicated staff and create something really special? Have you got the capacity to inspire and lead by example? If the answer to these questions is yes then we would like to hear from you. For further details, please contact Natasha Eastwood on or telephone 822978 to discuss further.

The Teacher's Task

The DfESC and the representatives of the Teacher’s Unions have agreed the following statement of the Teacher’s Task in order to define more clearly the nature of teachers’ employment. It is their view that in this important work of educating Jersey’s children it is imperative that both teachers and Headteachers recognise the duty they owe to those children and the community. To this end the teacher is expected to maintain a professional commitment to their task and the Headteacher is pledged to a responsible and humane interpretation of this agreement.

Definition of the Teacher's Task

The following provides a definition of the Teachers’ Task:


1. Teach effectively to meet the needs of all pupils and to ensure discipline and safety within the school community.


2. The DfESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all teachers to share this commitment.


3. Plan, prepare, evaluate and modify as necessary personal teaching methods, work programmes and teaching materials in accordance with the DfESC curricular policies and school schemes and standards.


4. Mark and maintain records of pupils’ work in accordance with DfESC and school policies.


5. Promote the general progress and welfare of pupils in classes or groups or individually as part of the school’s pastoral and counselling arrangements.


6. Assess and record pupils’ personal and social needs, development, progress and attainment.


7. Provide or contribute to oral or written assessments and report on individual pupils and groups; consult and inform parents, co-operate with appropriate outside agencies in accordance with DfESC and school policies.


8. Contribute to and participate in corporate planning, self evaluation, in-service training and professional development in assigned areas of the curriculum and pastoral arrangements; participate in related staff meetings and school events.


9. Advise colleagues, co-operate with them on teaching programmes, methods, equipment and materials within assigned areas of the curriculum ensuring that appropriate administrative tasks are undertaken.


10. Contribute and participate in the school’s pastoral, tutorial and guidance arrangements and undertake an appropriate share of the organisation and conduct of parental consultation and staff meetings.


11. Contribute as required to the appointment, induction, professional development and assessment of junior colleagues, including new entrants to teaching.


12. Accept an appropriate share of the administrative and organisational tasks within the school, including providing support for teachers, undertaking additional curriculum or pastoral responsibilities or holding senior posts.


13. Ensure the safety and good order of pupils by carrying out an appropriate share of supervisions whenever pupils are authorised to be on school premises or elsewhere when the school is in session.


14. Undertaking an appropriate share of all collective responsibilities including substitution for an absent colleague subject to guaranteed non-teaching time.


15. Supervise support staff as required.


16. Order and allocate appropriate equipment and materials in accordance with DfESC and school policies and schemes.


17. Co-operate as required with teachers in other schools and colleges on curricular, pastoral and administrative matters.


Across the Jersey public service, the scope of our work means our people enjoy a wider range of opportunities – to work with recognised experts across teams, learn new skills and develop their careers. We actively look to recruit people from different backgrounds, with diverse perspectives. This creates a richer, more varied environment, where you’re exposed to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new opportunities, so you can develop an exciting and rewarding career.


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