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MATHEMATICS TEACHER

 

START DATE: AUGUST 2020

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED

 

Job Title:      Teacher of IB MYP and DP Mathematics

Reports to:  Head of Department – Maths

Contract:     1.0 FTE permanent

Campus:      London Campus - including the DP College

Start date:   August 2020

 

 

MYP Maths Teacher - Full-time August start

 

Overview: This position involves managing and implementing a wide variety of teaching techniques to support students in the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme.

 

1. General

 

  • Our teachers are the essence of the work of the School. Each teacher is responsible for the education of the students in his/her classes; ensuring that the learning environment is alive, welcoming and authentic.

  • Our teachers ensure that all students are safe, secure and properly supervised at all times.

  • We work collegially with our Departmental Teams to support the school’s vision, mission and philosophy; support the school’s curricular and philosophical commitments as an IB World School, and to assist the team in meeting its planning goals.

  • We effectively plan and teach classes according to the timetable and appropriate programmes of study. Catering for personalised learning, differentiation, ELL and SEN should be evident in both planning and delivery.

  • Our teachers engage in both internal and external professional development opportunities, contributing to teaching and learning practices across School programmes.

  • Our teachers value the cultural identity of each member of our ISL community, and invoke passion in learning.

 

2. Accountability

 

  • Assume responsibility for the effective delivery of the agreed curriculum to the students in his/her classes.

  • Be informed about the aims and curriculum of the area in which he/she teaches.

  • Be committed to the appraisal documents and process that encompass what is expected of teachers in relation to their teaching and professional practices.

  • Keep vertical scope and sequence programmes and maintain planning records, using ManageBac.

  • In case of planned absence, leave work for students with your Head of Department and communicate accordingly with the Timetable Manager.

  • Be present at all internal professional development days and sessions.

  • Be punctual for class and take attendance registers at the start of each lesson. Be available as designated on the sub/cover rota and for assigned duties.

  • Maintain inventories of all textbooks and other resources, including those issued to students, and to ensure the return of these; make recommendations for new resources.

  • Lead an after school club for one term per year

 

3. Academic Quality

 

  • Develop the content of courses in relation to the school's philosophy, objectives and appropriate IB recognised programmes.

  • Select the educational experiences - related to skills, content and concepts - appropriate to the needs of each student in his/her classes, in relation to the school’s philosophy and objectives and in the light of the agreed curriculum. The expectations for the delivery of these are spelled out in the Department Handbook and linked to appraisal.

  • Assist the relevant Coordinator and/or Head of Department with curriculum development.

  • Ensure at the start of each course/unit that students understand what is to be covered and how they will be assessed. Secondary students should be given a course outline or syllabus at the outset, together with information on the criteria by which students will be assessed.

  • Set and mark a variety of formative and summative assessment tasks throughout the year.

  • Document formative feedback in a timely, constructive and relevant manner to inform future learning; produce student reports for parents by the date set by the School and attend all Parent-Teacher Conferences as set by the School.

  • Maintain on-going records of students’ work and progress, using Managebac.

  • Assign and mark differentiated homework in a timely manner, according to the School Homework Policy and relevant Department Handbook; meet reasonable requests for homework during students' absences.

 

4. Community

 

  • Work to ensure that, at all times, the School’s curriculum provides a safe, supportive learning environment for students, teachers and all other members of the ISL community

  • Work with colleagues, students and the school community to create a thriving, dynamic, aspirational and academic culture that recognises, values and nurtures each person’s cultural identity.

 

 

5. Communication

 

  • Keep the Pastoral Team and tutors informed about student absence and lateness, and notify of any behavioural commendations or concerns.

  • Keep the Head of Department and/or members of the Secondary Leadership Team appraised, as relevant, of all academic, teaching and learning matters.

  • Form an integral part of a professional, inspirational and collegial teaching team.

 

 

6. Care & Guidance

 

  • Help promote a culture of student agency where diversity is encouraged, students learn to value and respect identity, take responsibility for their actions, exercise leadership and strive for personal academic excellence.

  • Provide a welcoming, safe and secure classroom environment, at all times, for all children in his/her care.

 

 

Teaching qualification and experience:

 

  • Degree and teaching qualification

  • MYP teaching experience in Mathematics (Grades 6-10) and Sciences (Physics)

  • Teach IB Diploma as required – Mathematics SL

  • An ability to teach another subject (Physics) in lower secondary is an advantage

  • Two or more years of teaching, preferably in an international school context

  • Able to communicate effectively in English as the working language of the school

 

Essential Attributes:

 

  • Commitment to upholding the school’s safeguarding procedures and child protection policy.

  • Nurturing international-mindedness and a respect for cultural diversity.

  • Willingness to contribute to the co-curricular life of the school.

  • Commitment to the values of ISL, and the principles and practices of the IB programmes.

 

Other desirable attributes:

 

  • Knowledge of languages other than English

  • Experience of an international or multicultural nature

 

Applications should include:

 

  • Current CV (no longer than 2 pages)

  • Letter of application

  • Contact details of 2 professional referees (including one from a senior teacher)

 

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.  Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the Principal to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the Primary Principal and member of staff, and will be reviewed annually.

 

To apply, or if you require any further information about this role, please contact: Elena Darnell, HR Administrator (edarnell@isllondon.org)

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