Primary Teacher

  • Two Boats School
  • Ascension, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Primary Teacher

Job description



JOB TITLE: Teacher (primary or secondary)

TEAM: Education

REPORTS TO: Assistant / Deputy Head of either Primary or Secondary Sector


  1. 1. To teach a specialist subject to GCSE level, plus teaching one or more subjects in the secondary school to meet the requirements of the UK National Curriculum. or
  1. 2. To teach a designated class of primary students


  1. 1. To carry out the professional duties of a teacher as set out in the accompanying schedule.
  1. 2. To be a class teacher to a group of children, to be responsible for their pastoral care and deliver a Personal, Health and Social Education programme.
  1. 3. To write schemes of work in designated subject areas if in the secondary school.
  1. 4. To advise SMT on curricular matters relating to the designated subject area(s).
  1. 5. To conduct assemblies as required.
  1. 6. To play an active role in extracurricular activities in school, e.g. sports, productions, etc.
  1. 7. To prepare for and engage in parents’ evenings and other related activities.
  1. 8. To take part in, and contribute to, any relevant in-service training and development programmes.
  1. 9. To undertake any other related duties as requested by the Assistant / Deputy or Head Teacher.


  • Health and safety – to share in the corporate responsibility for the safety of staff and visitors to the school environment.
  • Continuous development – responsible for your own Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


PERSON SPECIFICATION: Knowledge, skills, experience and personal attributes


  1. 1. Qualified teacher status.
  1. 2. Two to three years’ teaching experience in a specialist subject, with an additional subject(s)
  1. 3. Good interpersonal skills.
  1. 4. Strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
  1. 5. Able to work as one of a small team and contribute to the life of the whole school.
  1. 6. Engaging and enthusiastic approach to learning, with up-to-date teaching methods.

This Job Description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

The Ascension Island Government (AIG) reserves the right to amend this Job Description from time to time, according to operational needs. Any changes will be discussed with you and confirmed in writing. Please note that you share with AIG the responsibility for making suggestions to alter the scope of your duties and improve the effectiveness of your post.

Updated: May 2021