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Teacher - Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION - TEACHER

The duties and responsibilities of a Teacher shall include the following:

Overall Functions

• To teach and educate students according to guidelines provided by the National

Curriculum Framework under the overall guidance of the competent education

authority;

• To teach and educate students according to the educational needs, abilities and

attainment potential of individual students entrusted to his/her care by the Head of

School or Head of Unit.

Main Responsibilities

• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to all students in the class;

• Teaching according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of the

individual students and groups of students;

• Adopting and working towards the implementation of the school development

plan of the particular school they are giving service in;

• Assigning work, correcting and marking work carried out by his/her students;

• Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and

behaviour of one’s students;

• Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references

relating to individual students or groups of students;

• Participating in arrangements within an agreed national framework for the

appraisal of students’ performance;

• Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual students, groups of

students or class entrusted to him/her;

• Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and

on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of

more expert advice;

• Communicating, consulting and co-operating with other members of the school

staff, including those having posts of special responsibility and parents/guardians

to ensure the best interest of students;

• Reviewing and evaluating one’s own teaching and learning strategies,

methodologies and programme/s in line with the National Curriculum Framework

guidelines;

• Advising and co-operating with the Head of School, Assistant Head, Heads of

Department, Education Officers, and other teachers in the preparation and

development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes,

methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral care arrangements;

• Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching and

learning of the subject/s. Through effective dialogue, participating in reciprocal

peer review and observation of class teaching practice by the Head of Department

(subject/level) concerned;

• Participating in In-Service education and training courses as well as in continuing

professional development (CPD) opportunities, and taking part in action research

exercises;

• Maintaining good order and discipline amongst students under one’s care and

safeguarding their health and safety at all times;

• Participating in staff, group or other meetings related to the school curriculum or

pastoral care arrangements, for the better organization and administration of the

school;

• Contributing to the professional development of new teachers and student

teachers according to arrangements agreed with the Head of School;

• Providing the necessary information and advice to the designated personnel in the

school and/or College and to provide all the necessary information regarding

requisitions and arrangements in connection with the teaching of the subject/s

assigned to him/her;

• Ensuring the safe custody and optimum use of equipment normally used by

oneself during lessons and sees to its regular servicing and maintenance;

• Participating in school assemblies;

• Registering and monitoring the attendance of students under one’s care;

• Sharing in any possible and reasonable way in the effective management,

organisation, order and discipline of the school;

• Nurtures a culture where teachers view themselves essentially as facilitators of

learning and reflective practitioners;

• Regularly discussing, monitoring the work being carried out by the LSA in class;

• In the case of students with severe learning difficulties and with communication

problems, ensuring that a Contact Book is daily updated with the necessary

information including parents’ signature;

• Liaising and collaborating with specialist teachers/resource persons and other

professionals working with statemented students;

• Making use of audiovisual technological devices/aides (such as radio aids;

projectors) and other adaptations during the delivery of the lessons;

• At the secondary level, teachers shall be expected to teach students of different

levels of achievement. Such teachers will preferably teach not more than two

levels unless special circumstances warrant otherwise;

 

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