A. Knowledge and understanding:
Have a detailed knowledge of relevant aspects of the National Curriculum of England
Have a secure knowledge and understanding of relevant specialist subject(s)(Art/ EAL/ ICT/ Music/ PE ) Understand progression in their specialist subject(s), including before their specialist age range
Cope securely with subject-related questions which students raise and know about students’ common misconceptions and mistakes in their specialist subject(s)
Know primary school curriculum and assessment guidelines
B. Planning and setting expectations:
Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the students being taught
Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning and motivation. Set clear targets for students’ learning, building on prior attainment and experiences
Identify students who have special educational needs and are gifted and talented, and know where to get assistance in order to give positive and targeted support. Where applicable, implement and keep records on Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
C. Teaching and managing pupil learning:
Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time
Use teaching methods which keep students engaged, including stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources
Set high expectations for students’ behavior, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused teaching and through positive and productive relationships
D. Assessment and evaluation:
Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future teaching
Mark and monitor students’ class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting targets for students’ progress
When applicable, understand the demands expected of students in relation to the National Curriculum, KS1 and KS2
E. Relations with parents and wider community:
Know how to prepare and present informative reports to parents.
Recognize that learning takes place outside the school context and provide opportunities to develop students’ understanding by relating their learning to real and work-related examples.
Understand the need to liaise with agencies outside school.
F. Managing own performance and development:
Understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the subjects they teach.
Understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies, guidelines and practices.
Set a good example to the students they teach in their presentation and their personal conduct.
Evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.
G. Managing and developing staff and other adults:
Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues, such as, co-teachers, specialist teachers and associate staff.
H. Managing resources:
Select and make good use of books, equipment, ICT and other learning resources which enable teaching objectives to be met.