STARTING DATE: 17 AUGUST
CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED
REPORTING: Report to the PYP Coordinator.
TIMING & DURATION: The position is available starting 17 August 2020. This is a full-time long-term position with an initial contract of two or three years (subject to 3 months’ probation) which will be renewable by mutual consent.
Description of School:
Bishkek International School is a non-profit community school providing excellent international education in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. The school opened in September 2011 and now has 300 students from age 2 to 18. Fifty-five percent of our students are American, Asian and European citizens, children of employees of embassies, international organizations and international business or NGOs. Forty- five percent of students are Kyrgyz citizens. The school welcomes all students regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, language, or religious belief and everyone is encouraged to take part in all school activities. BIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on International Education. As an IB World School we offer the IB Diploma Programme, IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). We are also a Cambridge International School, with Cambridge Assessment International Education accreditation for the IGCSE programme.
Description of Position:
Develop, deliver, and assess an education programme based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) for students in the assigned year class group.
Align classroom learning and teaching to PYP approaches.
Create an engaging classroom environment that motivates students to learn and ensure all student expectations are high.
Provide a positive learning environment for each student and inspire students to expand their understanding and enjoyment of the subjects taught.
Differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of each student to be socially and academically successful, having regard to the abilities and aptitudes of individuals.
Enhance lessons through incorporating technology into the teaching program and be creative in working with limited resources.
Use a wide range of assessment methods to ensure student knowledge and understanding are appropriately recorded.
Be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning, teaching and organization, and high standards of achievement and behaviour in lessons.
Collaborate with other teachers to ensure a consistent approach to learning and achievement of standards for each group.
Work with the PYP Coordinator to produce relevant planning documents and attend relevant Programme meetings.
Plan, keep and report appropriate records to school management and parents.
Organise and lead extra-curricular activities and student engagement to promote positive interactions among students of all ages and develop their academic, creative and sporting potential.
Take an active role in school events and provide coaching or other support to school teams for sports, MUN, debates, etc.
Maintain knowledge of current educational theory and practice and undertake professional training in liaison with the PYP Coordinator.
Act in accordance with the budgets, policies, procedures, directions and decisions of the school management
Act as ambassador for the school and act in a manner that upholds the values and ethos of the school at all times
Maintain high quality standards in all areas of the school
Any other activities as agreed with management to contribute to overall development of the school.
Qualified Primary Teacher or an experienced graduate with equivalent teaching qualification
Successful experience as a primary teacher
Genuine enjoyment of working with students and ability to enable a wide range of students to reach their academic potential
Ability to plan strategically, to set and meet deadlines and to implement plans
Capable of developing new educational programmes
Excellent interpersonal, team leadership and membership skills
Able to communicate well with students, staff and parents and gain their confidence and respect
A commitment to Professional Development
Excellent spoken and written English
Experience teaching the IB Primary Years Programme
Additional language skills
Prior teaching experience in an international environment
Salary and benefits are internationally competitive, including:
Application for Position:
Send your application in English by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include: (i) a brief cover letter summarizing your suitability for the post and the reason for applying; (ii) your CV; (iii) a list of three referees with contact details. Deadline for Applications Interviews and appointment will be arranged as soon as appropriate applications are received. Early application is advised. Please also add REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as Primary Homeroom Teacher in the subject of your email.