Montessori Society AMI (UK)

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17 Feb 2019 4:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Brighton & Hove Montessori School

ELEMENTARY TEACHER – JOB DESCRIPTION

Qualifications

  • Appropriate Montessori AMI diploma, with capacity to undertake additional training. 

  • B Ed/PGCE in relevant degree would be an advantage.

Experience in the following fields is an advantage

  • First aid

  • Special needs

  • Child protection and safeguarding

  • Multi-age class groups

  • Specialist subjects such as music, science, IT etc.

  • AMI Montessori environments 3-6 and 6-12

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication skills for the 6-12 age group

  • Innovative nature, energetic, confident and inspirational

  • Ability to work independently with the children and as part of an exceptionally committed team.

Main purpose of the role

To be a lead teacher in one of our busy and exciting Elementary classes, providing a safe, secure environment and high-quality Montessori education to all the pupils. Emphasis on meeting the needs of individual children and dedication to a child centred approach to education. Fully educating each child within a Montessori/National Curriculum framework, so that each child maximises their own potential. Support children in independent learning habits, enabling them to make their own mistakes and solve problems through a calm and supportive atmosphere.

Key duties/responsibilities

  • Maintain worksheets and records relating to each individual child’s learning plan.

  • Prepare and complete interim and end of year reports for each child, to be finalised with the Headteacher.

  • Create curriculum/syllabus and lesson plans ensuring that all subjects are presented to the children, via a Montessori approach. 

  • Create daily schedule of tasks between Elementary class staff to ensure daily/weekly tasks are recognised and completed by yourself or assistant staff, including the attendance register, safety announcements and passing on information between team members.

  • Teach and supervise any adult students in the Montessori method and curriculum in all academic and specialty areas of study.

  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with all children, families and colleagues.

  • Maintain a pleasant and safe environment in the Elementary class.

  • Prepare materials and maintain their cleanliness and good condition/repair, taking responsibility for your own teaching space and support staff. 

  • Maintain classroom discipline and calm through understanding, ensuring it is a comfortable, welcoming and stimulating workplace for the children.

  • Utilise human and material resources to optimum effect, liaising with support staff and administration to ensure that all tasks are properly delegated, the environment remains compliant with all policies and procedures, and teaching maintains the high standard required. 

  • Demonstrate excellent time and task management, organising work so that daily time is available for recordkeeping, meetings with team members and parents as deemed reasonably necessary by the Headteacher. 

  • Write and keep a record of all necessary risk assessments for your area of responsibility, including the classroom environment and any speciality equipment (cooking etc), travel and trips outside the premises and all other hazardous elements. Keep risk assessments thorough, up to date and communicated to other teaching and administration staff members.

  • Demonstrate appropriate and professional behaviours at all times.

  • Adhere, uphold and promote the School’s policies and procedures, ensuring full compliance to safeguarding and welfare standards and staff handbook, as presently existing and in all future updates. 

  • Always treat the safety, security and confidentiality of the child as the first priority.

Shared duties/responsibilities of all staff

  • We all need to be continually working to ensure that policy and practice is based on a wide view of what may happen to pupils, not only in school but also beyond it. Recognising that school can still play a significant role in ensuring that the vulnerability of pupils in other parts of their lives is reduced. 

  • We need to be continually improving record keeping in all areas and ensuring that we have time, and that we, input information as required to be shared with your class team and all colleagues. 

  • Maintain a pleasant and safe environment throughout the school, liaising with all other staff to report and deal with any issues, or communicate with Headteacher if unable to resolve immediately. In conjunction with support staff, ensure all ICT equipment is updated and secure.

  • Attend training and staff meetings and open days.

  • Contribute to effective marketing to promote the school, by regularly and with good notice updating the Administration team with newsletter content and event information. 

  • Assist and take pride in the maintenance and cleanliness of classroom and all shared spaces at the school.

  • Encourage meaningful participation from parents and associates of the school in events that aid and support the goals of the school.

  • Develop personal and professional knowledge of Montessori, through recommended reading, visits and training.

  • Maintain constructive relations with outside bodies that have been developed and maintained by the Headteacher.

  • Work with other colleagues and families to support positive behaviours and promote the Montessori ethos of understanding and good example. 

  • Adhere, uphold and promote the School’s policies and procedures, ensuring full compliance to safeguarding, child protection and welfare standards and staff handbook, as presently existing and in all future updates. 

  • Be in attendance at all staff meetings, open mornings and parent meetings as required by the Headteacher. 

  • Maintain ongoing communication with team members. 

  • Report any and all accidents and incidents immediately in line with the accident/incident form and book reporting policy. 

  • Always treat the safety, security and confidentiality of the child as the first priority.

  • Follow all standards in accordance with AMI, Montessori Education (UK), DfE, Ofsted and Brighton & Hove City Council Early Years team 

Conditions

  • Hours 8am-4pm term time and inset days.

  • Salary and terms available on application. 

  • Attendance required at relevant events and training as agreed with Headteacher.

  • Along with your main duties listed in your job description, you will also occasionally be expected to carry out any other duties that are reasonably asked of you. The School may change the terms of your employment with your agreement at review dates or with reasonable notice. 

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ELEMENTARY GROUP – JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ASSISTANT (2019) 

Primary role to provide 1 : 1 SEN support 

Qualifications

  • Appropriate Montessori training or alternative fit for role supporting group. Capacity to undertake additional training as appropriate.

Experience in the following fields is an advantage

  • First aid

  • Food hygiene

  • Special needs

  • Child protection and safeguarding

  • Multi-age class groups

  • Specialist subjects such as music, science, IT, PSHE etc.

Preferred Experience:

At least one year of experience in a similar environment with children aged between 6 and 12 years old. To have experience of leading and being responsible for a group of children, as well as working within a diverse teaching team supporting the lead teacher.   

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication skills for the 6-12 age group

  • Innovative nature, energetic, confident and inspirational

  • Ability to work independently with the children and as part of an exceptionally committed team.

Main purpose of the role

  • To be the assistant teacher of our busy and exciting Elementary class, providing a safe, secure environment and high-quality Montessori education to all the pupils. 

  • Emphasis on meeting the needs of individual children and dedication to a child centred approach to education. Support children in independent learning habits, enabling them to make their own mistakes and solve problems through a calm and supportive atmosphere.

  • Supporting the lead teacher in fully educating each child within the 6-12 age group within a Montessori/National Curriculum framework, so that each child maximises their own potential Helping children out and enjoy eating their lunches. 

  • Assist the teacher in running group activities, indoor and outdoor as required.

  • Develop professional knowledge through training and staff meetings.

  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with everyone involved in the school.

Key duties/responsibilities

  • Help children maintain worksheets and records relating to their individual learning plan.

  • Be aware of supporting curriculum/syllabus and lesson plans ensuring that all subjects are presented to the children, via a Montessori approach as supervised by lead teacher. 

  • Be aware of daily schedule of tasks between Elementary class staff to ensure daily/weekly tasks are recognised and completed by yourself or colleagues, including the attendance register, safety announcements and passing on information between team members.

  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with all children, families and colleagues.

  • Help maintain a pleasant and safe environment in the Elementary class.

  • Help prepare materials and maintain their cleanliness and good condition/repair. 

  • Help maintain classroom discipline and calm through understanding, ensuring it is a comfortable, welcoming and stimulating workplace for the children.

  • Utilise human and material resources to optimum effect, liaising with support staff and administration to ensure that all tasks are properly delegated, the environment remains compliant with all policies and procedures, and teaching maintains the high standard required. 

  • Demonstrate excellent time and task management, organising work so that daily time is available for recordkeeping, meetings with team members and parents as deemed reasonably necessary by the Headteacher. 

  • Write and record of all necessary risk assessments for your area of responsibility, including the classroom environment and any speciality equipment (cooking etc), travel and trips outside the premises and all other hazardous elements. Keep risk assessments thorough, up to date and communicated to other teaching and administration staff members.

  • Demonstrate appropriate and professional behaviours at all times.

  • Adhere, uphold and promote the School’s policies and procedures, ensuring full compliance to safeguarding and welfare standards and staff handbook, as presently existing and in all future updates. 

  • Always treat the safety, security and confidentiality of the child as the first priority.

Shared duties/responsibilities of all staff

  • Maintain a pleasant and safe environment throughout the school, liaising with all other staff to report and deal with any issues, or communicate with Headteacher unable to resolve immediately. In conjunction with support staff, ensure all ICT equipment is updated and secure.

  • Attend training and staff meetings and open days.

  • Contribute to effective marketing to promote the school, by regularly and with good notice updating the Administration team with newsletter content and event information. 

  • Assist and take pride in the maintenance and cleanliness of classroom and all shared spaces at the school.

  • Encourage meaningful participation from parents and associates of the school in events that aid and support the goals of the school.

  • Develop personal and professional knowledge of Montessori, through recommended reading, visits and training. 

  • Maintain constructive relations with outside bodies that have been developed and maintained by the Headteacher.

  • Work with other colleagues and families to support positive behaviours and promote the Montessori ethos of understanding and good example. 

  • Adhere, uphold and promote the School’s policies and procedures, ensuring full compliance to safeguarding, child protection and welfare standards and staff handbook, as presently existing and in all future updates. 

  • Be in attendance at all staff meetings, open mornings and parent meetings as required by the Headteacher. 

  • Maintain ongoing communication with team members. 

  • Report any and all accidents and incidents immediately in line with the accident/incident form and book reporting policy. 

  • Always treat the safety, security and confidentiality of the child as the first priority.

  • Follow all standards in accordance with AMI, Montessori Education (UK), DfE, Ofsted and Brighton & Hove City Council Early Years team 

Conditions

  • Hours, salary and terms in accordance with the signed contract for each staff member. 

  • Attendance required at relevant events and training as agreed with Headteacher.

  • Along with your main duties listed in your job description, you will also occasionally be expected to carry out any other duties that are reasonably asked of you. The School may change the terms of your employment with your agreement at review dates or with reasonable notice.  

Brighton & Hove Montessori School

67 Stanford Avenue, Brighton, BN1 6FB  Telephone & Fax 01273 702485  

www.brighton-montessori.org.uk info@brighton-montessori.org.uk  


15/10/20

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