To plan, organize
and implement an
effective Teaching/Learning Environment that is conducive to achieving the
highest educational standards, and that guides and
encourages pupils to develop and fulfil their academic potential. These goals should
be achieved in keeping with the core values, vision and mission statement of
the school; and safeguard the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of
all pupils. The teacher will be required to implement school policy with regard
to all aspects of the Teaching/Learning Environment; enforce the school’s Code
of Discipline; and comply with Staff Conditions of Service as may be in force
from time to time.
Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:
1. Professional Competence
The teacher is expected to:
i. Create a pleasant, stimulating, varied and well planned teaching/learning environment.
ii. Demonstrate professional competence in respect of knowledge and understanding of the subject area
iii. Ensuring a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of teaching of his/her subject and to take account of wider curriculum developments relevant to his/her work; to demonstrate detailed knowledge of teaching syllabus
iv. Demonstrate good and improving standards in day-to-day teaching utilizing information and aids available.
v. Take responsibility for self-improvement and professional development; and take full advantage of all in-service training made available.
vi. Accept the school’s supervision and evaluation in regard to his/her work
vii. Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with pupils from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
viii. Respect the laws, moral standards and customs of Ghana
ix. Not engage in any activity or conduct that is not compatible with his/her employment with the school
The teacher is expected to:
i. Produce schemes of work, lesson plans, worksheets, teaching units, and tests as prescribed by management.
ii. Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning
iii. Demonstrate consistent and effective performance in planning, teaching and classroom management.
iv. Consistently and effectively plan lessons and sequences of lessons to meet pupils short, medium and longer term learning needs and achieve progression in pupils learning.
v. Set clear teaching objectives and targets of achievement which are to be communicated to pupils; set activities which match these objectives.
vi. Provide targeted support for pupils with particular learning needs/difficulties
vii. Instruct and monitor pupils in the use of learning materials and equipment.
viii. Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
ix. Create appropriate high quality teaching aids to promote learning
x. Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
xi. Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
xii. Set tasks for the whole class, individual and group work, including homework, which challenges pupils and ensures high levels of pupil interest; engage and motivate pupils.
xiii. Interact with other teachers in year groups above and below in the interest of progress and continuity in teaching and learning.
3. Assessment / Evaluation
Teacher is expected to:
i. Provide appropriate feedback on work; and assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.
ii. Encourage and monitor the progress of individual pupils, maintain accurate and complete records of pupils' progress and development and use information to adjust teaching strategies; and in planning future lessons and sequences of lessons.
iii. Regularly set assessment activities in line with teaching objectives and evaluate the scheme through regular, thorough, and diagnostic marking of pupil work.
iv. Keep up-to-date record on pupil’s progress, assessment tests, examinations, and project work; showing prior attainment and progress achieved.
v. Monitor progress of pupils to give clear and constrictive feedback and recommendations and provide remedial assistance where necessary.
vi. Work individually and with management, supervisors and other staff members to actively and positively improve the quality of pupils learning.
4. Social Media
Teacher is expected to:
i. To promote and safeguard the welfare of pupils.
ii. Set the highest examples in discipline and morality
iii. Plan opportunities to contribute to pupil’s personal, spiritual, moral and socio-cultural development in partnership with parents.
iv. Teach and conform to the values which are cherished by the school
5. Extra-Curricular / Teamwork
Teacher, as directed, is expected to:
i. Supervise non-teaching periods, before and after school and during break time in the interest of the safety of the pupils.
ii. Actively participate in extra-curricular activities and gatherings, safeguard the good-standing and reputation of Spelmore in the community and the nation.
iii. Volunteer to take part in school functions, sporting activities, pupil organizations and curriculum enrichment programs.
iv. Take part in promotional and recruitment activities
v. Promote the creation of and actively take part in Enterprise creation activities and projects with pupils and management.
vi. Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls and answer emails.