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Class Teacher (Maternity Cover) - Lantern Academy

Learning Community Trust - Lantern Academy
Yates Way, Ketley Bank, Telford
MP1 - MP6
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Start date - September 2024

Lantern Academy is a small school nestled within the village of Ketley Bank, which is on the outskirts of Telford Town Centre. The school has served the local community since the 1960’s and families have attended the school for several generations. Our children always come first, and we pride ourselves on ensuring that ‘every child shines’.

We are looking to appoint a teacher to join our dedicated team. 

Purpose of job:

  • To carry out the duties of the role in accordance with the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document and other relevant statutory provisions. 
  • 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 lead subject area(s)
  • To promote the aims and objectives of the academy and maintain its philosophy of education.
  • To promote the academy’s values, vision and values

Responsibility links

  • Reports to: The Headteacher

Main activities:

Teaching and learning:  

  • Up-to-date knowledge of the Primary Curriculum and statutory frameworks.
  • To have an evidenced track record of consistently good or better teaching within current setting.
  • To plan, develop and deliver high quality lessons that cater for the needs of the whole ability range within their class within the context of the academy’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work 
  • Promote the safety and well-being of pupils 
  • Establish a safe and stimulating working environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect 
  • Take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the academy in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy 
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils through managing classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs
  • Have high expectations of behaviour and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies using praise, sanctions and rewards fairly and consistently 
  • Direct and supervise support staff assigned to them and where appropriate, other teachers  
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs, those of high ability, those with English as an additional language, those with disabilities and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them 
  • Contribute and lead to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s) assigned 


Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting: 

  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils 
  • Make effective use of data to monitor and evaluate pupil progress across the curriculum and to inform teaching and learning planning
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for qualifications and external examinations 
  • Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets and plan subsequent lessons 
  • Give pupils regular feedback both verbally and through accurate marking and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback. 
  • To monitor pupil progress, keeping pupil records that include assessment outcomes and targets set at regular intervals in line with academy policy, to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential 


Curricular Knowledge and Understanding: 

  • Have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum programmes of study, level descriptors and specifications for all relevant areas of the Curriculum. 
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas and promote the value of scholarship 
  • Demonstrate an understanding and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English
  • Have a secure knowledge of the relevant subjects and curriculum areas. Foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject and address misunderstandings 


Professional Standards and Development: 

  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support 
  • Take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues 
  • Communicate effectively with parents and carers with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being and provide feedback on a pupil’s progress at parents’ evenings and other meetings  
  • Critically evaluate resources and teaching, using this knowledge to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Assist in the development of the School Curriculum in line with the academy’s Improvement Plan 
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the academy’s policies, practices and procedures in such a way as to support the academy’s values and vision 


Continuing Professional Development – Personal: 

  • Take responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up to date with developments and changes in the School Curriculum, which may lead to improvements in teaching and learning 
  • Undertake any necessary professional development as identified in the academy Improvement Plan taking full advantage of any relevant training and development available 
  • Implement the use of new technologies that enhance teaching and learning including podcasts and interactive whiteboards 
  • Carry out reflective practice exercises to move classroom practice, teaching and learning forward 


Other Duties: 

  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the academy 
  • Committed to want to make a difference to children’s lives
  • To follow and actively promote the academy’s ethos and policies 
  • Committed to the Learning Curriculum Trust vision
  • Comply with the Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate 
  • Demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils 

We welcome and encourage informal visits, so if you are interested in joining us please contact Office Administrator Marie Stephens by telephoning the academy on 01952 386961 or emailing

Closing date for application: Friday 28th June 2024

Short listing will take place on: Monday 1st July 2024

Interviews TBC

Lantern Academy and the Learning Community Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/ vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure check along with other relevant pre-employment checks. 



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Application Form
Person Specification


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