Job Descriptions & Person Specifications
Every school is different and offer their own unique challenges and opportunities; make sure this is reflected in your Job Description and Person Specification by adapting them for your school and for your vacancy.
There is no national generic Job Description for teaching but the Professional Standards for Teachers and the School Teacher's Pay and Conditions documents set out the expected attributes of the Main Scale, Post Threshold, Advanced Skills and Excellent Teachers and can be drawn on for your Job Descriptions.
A well thought out Person Specification will help potential candidates to determine if they have the right skills for the role. It will also make shortlisting easier by providing clear criteria to mark candidates against. Candidates should use this to evidence their experience and suitability for the role.