About the job
Application deadline: 23 November 2023
Scope: Primary – EAL
Reporting to: Head of Primary, Leader of Learning for EAL
In order to fill this role effectively, the successful candidate will need to have a diverse range of qualities, competencies and experience. A PYP teacher for EAL should be an inspirational, passionate and adaptable educator with the ability to deliver an inquiry-based, trans-disciplinary programme. He/She should be an outstanding teacher, motivator, learner and communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills, and should be capable of preparing students for international programmes in a stimulating, challenging and well-organised learning environment. He/She should be able to provide professional expertise and support to students whose primary language is not English, helping them acquire language skills to access and succeed in the IB Primary Years Programme curriculum. S/he will work closely with students, teachers, and parents to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment.
Qualifications and experience.
- Bachelor degree in Education or related field
- Experience of the IB Primary Years Programme specifically in EAL
Knowledge and Skills. He/She should:
- be aligned with the ISL values of diversity, passion, identity and understanding
- have a strong understanding of EAL pedagogy, language acquisition theories, and cultural competency.
- possess excellent communication skills and be willing to adapt to the demands of an international school, in particular he/she should be able to communicate effectively in English
- have a high level of understanding of current research as to how children learn and possess the ability to motivate students to perform at their best
- through differentiated instruction, and by using a variety of styles, be able to inspire mixed culture and ability classes, by creating challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students
- be able to support student needs in learning and pastoral matters
- be aware of the principles of Understanding by Design and Assessment for Learning
- be able to participate fully in an expanding primary school and in particular help to develop the team spirit
- have a high level of awareness of current developments and research findings in the field of primary school teaching and learning
- have the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload
- To implement PYP policy and strategic plans
- To liaise with the Head of Primary and Coordinators to ensure effective delivery of EAL instruction to students at various proficiency levels
- To participate in the design, development, implementation and review of the PYP curriculum
- To participate in the design, development, implementation and review of assessment and reporting systems
- To promote the health and safety of assigned classes
- To participate in professional development and contribute to regular staff training/meetings
- To encourage the team spirit in the primary school and develop links with colleagues across the school
- To contribute to community service and global citizenship goals
- To contribute to the extra-curricular activities programme of the school
- To contribute to the development of a positive attitude between the primary school and the wider community through cooperative relations, publications, competitions etc.