Overview

The Riverbank School is committed to raising God-fearing Child leaders who would aim for excellence in all their endeavours. We offer a Christian and family approach to care and education that will ensure full academic potential is realized in every individual. We, therefore, ensure that members of staff are dedicated and hardworking staff who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the security and welfare of children.

Job Title: Assistant Class Teacher

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos

Reporting to: Class Teacher

Scope

  • To carry out professional duties and to have responsibility for an assigned class.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day work and management of the class and the safety and welfare of the pupils, during on-site and off-site activities.
  • To promote the aims and objectives of the school and maintain its philosophy of education.

Key Responsibilities

  • To create and manage a caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment that is conducive to children’s learning.
  • To assist in planning and preparing lessons in order to deliver the National Curriculum ensuring breadth and balance in all subjects.
  • To identify clear teaching objectives and learning outcomes, with appropriate challenges and high expectations.
  • To maintain good order and discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their health and wellbeing.
  • To organize and manage groups or individual pupils ensuring differentiation of learning needs, reflecting all abilities.
  • To plan opportunities to develop the social, emotional and cultural aspects of pupils’ learning.
  • To maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of children’s progress.
  • Complete diaries, logbooks and anecdotal recordings.
  • Log in homework books.
  • To prepare appropriate records for the transfer of pupils.
  • To take class registers at the beginning of each lesson and refer any attendance concerns to the Class Teacher.
  • To ensure effective use of support staff within the classroom.
  • To participate in staff meetings as required.
  • Contribute to the development and coordination of a particular area of the curriculum.
  • To be part of a whole school team, actively involved in decision-making on the preparation and development of policies and programmes of study, teaching materials, resources, methods of teaching and pastoral arrangements.
  • To ensure that school policies are reflected in daily practice.
  • To communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional.
  • To continue professional development, maintaining a portfolio of training undertaken.
  • Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly send/ answer emails and make/ return phone calls/ messages.

Other Responsibilities:

  • To support the Head of Section/ School in promoting the ethos of the school.
  • To promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children though relevant policies and procedures.
  • To notify Class Teacher of absences known in advance and where possible, liaise with appropriate staff during short sicknesses leave.
  • To maintain confidentiality, child protection procedures and policies.
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with children from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • To promote equality as an integral part of the role and to treat everyone with fairness and dignity.
  • To recognize health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others and to comply with the Schools Health and Safety policy and any school-specific procedures/rules that apply to this role.
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • A good First Degree in Education
  • PGCE/ PGDE is an added advantage.
  • Evidence of in-service professional development is desirable
  • Clear and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to deliver dynamic and effective lessons
  • Suitability to work with children.
  • A thorough understanding of the national curriculum and a range of assessment requirements and arrangements.
  • Knowledge of local and international statistics to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching.

Closing Date
30th June 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using “Assistant Class Teacher” as the subject of the email.

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