Ensure that students are provided with a consistently high standard of teaching classroom teachers are expected to have and show the following knowledge, skills and competencies as part of school teacher duties.
• Relevant aspects of the curriculum, examinations, syllabus and schemes of work.
• In depth knowledge and understanding of the subject.
• Build your knowledge in your specialist subject.
• Be able to answer questions from students and awareness of common misconceptions and mistakes in your specialist subject.
• Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structure and sequences appropriate to the subject students in each class.
• Set appropriate, demanding, expectations and targets for student learning & behaviour, building on student’s prior attainment.
• Identify students who have special educational needs, and know where to get help in order to give positive and targeted support.
Teaching & Managing Student Learning
• Ensure effective classroom teaching, groups and individuals to ensure that teaching objectives are met, and best use is made of teaching time.
• Use of appropriate teaching methods which keep students engaged, including simulating students’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources available.
• Establish and maintain a good standard of discipline through well focused and structured teaching and through positive and productive relationship building.
• Enforce school rules and code.
Assessment and Evaluation
• Evaluate how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future planning and assessment.
• Mark and monitor students’ class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback.
• Set, mark and moderate examination and test papers.
• Develop strategies to secure progress towards students’ targets and celebrate student achievement.
Relations with Parents and Wider Community
• Know how to prepare and present informative school and student reports to parents.
• Recognise that learning takes place outside the school in a different context and provide opportunities to develop students’ understanding by relating their learning to real and work related examples.
• Regularly update the school management system to enable parents, teachers and management to access up to date information about their children.
Managing Your Own Performance & Development
• Understand the need to take responsibility for your own professional development and to keep up to date with research and development in pedagogy, teaching & learning strategies and in the subject you teach.
• Understand your professional responsibilities in relation to school policies, professional role and practices.
• Set a good example to the students you teach through your presentation, teaching and personal conduct.
• Evaluate your own teaching critically and use this to improve your effectiveness.
Managing & developing Employees
• Establish effective working relationships with colleagues.
• Take part in coaching, mentoring and providing in service training.
• Managing team meetings: setting the agenda, circulating minutes and following up agreed action.
• Communicating decisions of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to team and department members.
• Manage reviews of schemes of work and team planning.
• Prepare reports as required by the principal and SLT.
• Observe the work of team members as part of performance review.
• Select and make good use of textbooks, ICT and other learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met.
* Any other relevant duties as requested by senior leadership.
The school teacher duties is a guide only and many school teacher duties and expectations change by country, type of school and level of study.
Written by: Education Tay