Primary Classroom Teacher Job Description

Classroom teacher KS2 job description

School Vision

To cultivate and enthuse Muslim children with the knowledge and skills required to become positive contributors and examples of excellence within our community and the wider society. As a caring Muslim community, we ensure everyone feels valued, safe and adopts an “I can” attitude. Everything we do is underpinned by our Islamic faith, which we celebrate; embracing our individuality and achievements through mutual respect and being aspirational. We believe that each one of us has the ability to achieve our highest potential and dreams, through a journey of life-long religious and worldly learning. 

Inclusion – to instil an appreciation and respect for everyone around us, irrespective of differences. Developing our children’s awareness and understanding of different cultures, lifestyles and religions represented in society, and their responsibility to the wider community.

Support – to encourage and support one another; teachers, parents, carers, guardians and the community to collaborate and work together with us to contribute positively to the children’s education and well-being. We do this by involving parents in all aspects of their child’s education and promote good home/school partnerships.

Lifelong learning – to encourage an active mind that thrives on learning and understanding, not just in school, but in all aspects of life and to equip our students with the knowledge, patience and attitude necessary to become happy, well adjusted, productive adults and responsible citizens. We do this by providing a broad, balanced and meaningful curriculum.

Ambition – to inspire our children and staff to have ambition and strive to be the best they can be, and to be a school that is recognised for its excellence in teaching, pastoral care and extra-curricular activities. To develop in each child a sense of achievement, value and self-worth to work to the standards they are capable of.

Manners – to follow in the footsteps of the best of mankind when it comes to Adab (good manners) in all our behavior, etiquette and morality.

Employment Details

Job title: Classroom teacher 
Reports to (job title): Headteacher, SLT, SENCO
Type of position  Full time 
Hours of work: 40 hours per week


Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Undertaking duties as required in the ‘Teachers’ Standards’
  • Displaying commitment to the ethos and success of the school.
  • Contributing to the school’s process of self-evaluation and development.
  • Being familiar with the school’s systems, structures, policies and procedures.
  • Actively supporting school activities where required, including attending educational trips, extra-curricular activities and parents’ evenings, which may require some out-of-hours availability.
  • Delivering learning in accordance with the curriculum, national guidelines and the school’s strategy.
  • Teaching a class of approximately 20 pupils.
  • Planning a varied, balanced and appropriate curriculum which supports the needs of all pupils and ensures all pupils reach their potential.
  • Adapting teaching styles to suit all pupils and providing a supportive learning environment.
  • Differentiating resources and equipment so lessons can be accessed by all pupils.
  • Self-evaluating their teaching to improve effectiveness.
  • Carrying out other duties that support pupils’ learning while operating in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures.
  • Working as part of a team to evaluate and develop pupils’ learning needs.
  • Enforcing the school’s Behaviour Policy through effective classroom management.
  • Encouraging pupils to develop and use their creativity and initiative, gain increased independence, and undertake new responsibilities.
  • Being familiar with the ‘Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years’, and supporting pupils with SEND appropriately.
  • Understanding the school’s safeguarding procedures and actively promoting pupils’ wellbeing and safety.
  • Being committed to the school’s target setting and monitoring systems for pupil progress. 
  • Systematically assessing and recording pupils’ academic progress and other areas of their progress, and using the results to inform lesson planning decisions.
  • Monitoring pupils’ classwork and homework, providing feedback and setting informed targets.
  • Delivering relevant national assessments in line with the relevant frameworks.
  • Reporting on individual pupils’ progress to the head teacher, SLT, SENCO and parents, as required.
  • Keeping up-to-date with, and remaining knowledgeable about, the requirements of the curriculum and national guidelines. 
  • Undertaking relevant CPD.
  • Liaising with the curriculum lead to ensure teaching is delivered in line with school expectations and goals. 
  • Working with the SENCO to ensure pupils with SEND are appropriately supported.  
  • Working with the DSL and their deputies to ensure safeguarding is promoted.
  • Working with the designated teacher for LAC to support LAC and previously LAC.


Person Specification 

Qualifications And Training The successful candidate will:

  • Have QTS or be willing to gain a QTS qualification.
  • Be willing to undertake relevant CPD.  
  • Relevant professional qualification 
  • First aid training
Experience The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous experience of working in a school. 
  • Previous experience teaching KS2
  • Previous experience working in partnership with parents
  • Experience working as part of a team 
  • Experience working with pupils with SEND 
  • Experience working with children who have challenging behaviour 
  • Experience working with children with EAL 
Knowledge And Skills The successful candidate will have:

  • A sound understanding of the primary curriculum
  • Excellent behaviour management skills. 
  • Excellent inter-personal skills. 
  • The ability to work as part of a team. 
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of key performance indicators and the ability to use them to monitor progress. 
  • Awareness of the needs of pupils with EAL. 
  • Awareness of the needs of pupils with SEND. 
  • An understanding of how a pupil’s learning is affected by their intellectual, emotional and social development, and the stages of child development. 
  • An understanding of the importance of parental involvement 
Personal Qualities The successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to teaching. 
  • Supportive of their colleagues. 
  • Have good attendance and punctuality. 
  • Be proactive in the working environment.
  • Be enthusiastic and positive. 
  • Be able to accommodate to changes in priorities.
  • Be able to anticipate workload and plan ahead. 
  • Be able to develop effective relationships with parents. 
  • Be able to encourage and enable others to reach their full potential.  
  • Self-confidence 
  • Ability to relate well to other professionals 
  • A flexible approach