JOB TITLE : Teacher - Post-Primary
REPORTS TO : Principal
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES OF A TEACHER TEACHERS’ (TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1987 Schedule 3 Regulation 5
1) Exercise of general professional duties
A teacher who is not a principal shall carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require : -
a)if he / she is employed as a teacher in a school under the reasonable direction of the principal of that school;(b)if he / she is employed by a board on terms under which he is not assigned to any one school, under the reasonable direction of that board and of the principal of any school in which he / she may for the time being be required to work as a teacher.
2) Exercise of particular duties
a) A teacher employed as a teacher (other than a principal) in a school shall perform, in accordance with any directions which may be reasonably given to him / her by the principal from time to time, such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned to him / her.
b)A teacher to whom paragraph 1(b) refers shall perform, in accordance with any direction which may reasonably be given to him / her from time to time by the board or by the principal of any school in which he / she may for the time being be required to work as a teacher, such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned to him / her.
1.3 Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
2.6 Participating in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.
3.Assessment / Reporting
Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils except in instances where to do so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position.
4.Staff Development / Professional Development
b) Participating in arrangements for his / her further training and professional development as a teacher.
4.3 Advising and co-operating with the Principal and other teachers (or any one or more of them) on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements.
5.Discipline / Health and Safety
5.1 Maintaining good order and discipline among pupils in accordance with the policies of the employing authority and safeguarding their health and safety both when they are authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere.
5.2 Participating in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum for the school or the administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements.
recording and reporting such assessments; and participating in arrangements for pupils’ presentation for and supervision during such examination.
7.Review and Development of Management Activities / Administration
c) Taking such part as may be required of him / her in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school.
7.2 a) Participating in administrative and organisational tasks related to such duties as described above, including the management or supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the school and the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials.
c) Registering the attendance of pupils and supervising pupils, whether these duties are to be performed before, during or after school sessions.
8.Number of days / Hours of work
c) A teacher may not be required to teach as distinct from supervise children in a classroom situation for more than 25 hours in any week in a primary or special school and 23.
g)For the purposes of this paragraph, a year’ means a period of 12 months commencing on 31st July and a week’ means a period of 7 days commencing on a Sunday.
9.1 Supervising and teaching any pupils whose teacher is not available provided that :
a) In schools with an average daily enrolment of 222 or less, in primary 1 and primary 2 classes in schools with an average daily enrolment greater than 222 pupils and in nursery classes in primary schools a teacher other than a supply teacher shall not be required to provide such cover :
b)In schools with an average daily enrolment greater than 222 pupils a teacher other than a supply teacher shall not be required to provide such cover after the second day on which a teacher, other than a teacher of primary 1 or primary 2 class or of a nursery class in a primary school, is absent or otherwise not available, or from the first day if the fact that the teacher would be absent or otherwise not available for a period exceeding 2 days was known to and agreed by the employing authority in advance.