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Northfields is a premier independent co-educational day school in Mauritius which provides an English medium education for over 1200 boys and girls aged between 18 months and 18 years.

Northfields is well known for its traditional values, family atmosphere and sustained emphasis on the holistic development of each pupil.

We are committed to empowering learners to reach their full potential through a holistic education. Our students develop an appreciation for cultural diversity while being prepared to become confident, responsible and active global citizens.

English Teacher (Language & Literature)

Northfields is seeking to hire an English Teacher with talent and ambition to join the Language and literature

Faculty as from August 2024.

The English Teacher would be responsible to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances

may require and in accordance with the School's policies.

The English Teacher will also be expected to demonstrate a thorough curriculum knowledge, effective

teaching and assessing practices, engagement in continuing professional development and facilitation of

high student achievement.

The English Teacher should contribute to raising standards of student achievement in English by teaching a

timetable of lessons and supporting the Subject Leader in the achievement of whole school and

department goals as stated in the department’s strategic plan.

The potential candidate will report to the Head of Faculty- Language and Literature.

Main duties and responsibilities

Planning, Teaching and Class Management

• Teach allocated students by planning their teaching to achieve progression of learning through:

identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed;

• Setting tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest;

• Setting appropriate and challenging expectations;

• Setting clear targets, building on prior attainment;

• Being aware of and make provision for students who are have particular individual needs;

• Providing clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge;

• making effective use of assessment and ensuring coverage of programmes of study;

• Ensuring effective teaching and best use of available time;

• Maintaining discipline in accordance with the school's procedures and encouraging good practice

with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework;

Using a variety of teaching methods to:

  • match approach to content, structure information, present a set of key ideas and use

  • appropriate vocabulary

  • use effective questioning, listen carefully to students, give attention to errors and

  • misconceptions

  • select appropriate learning resources and develop study skills through library, ICT and other

  • sources

• Ensuring students acquire and consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate to the

subject taught;

• Evaluating own teaching critically to improve effectiveness;

• Ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support;

• Liaising with the Head of Faculty to ensure the implementation of department policy and best


• Contributing in curriculum development and helping to identify clear targets and success criteria for

ongoing development and / or maintenance

• Contributing to after school activity lessons according to School’s policies.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting

• Assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use them to improve specific aspects

of teaching

• Mark and monitor students' work and set targets for progress

• Assess and record students' progress systematically and keep records to check work is understood

and completed, monitor strengths and weaknesses, inform planning and recognize the level at

which the student is achieving;

• Undertake assessment of students as requested by examination bodies, faculty and school


• Prepare and present informative reports to parents;

• Participate in Parents Meetings to provide relevant and constructive feedback to students and

parents on achievement and progress

Pastoral Duties:

• Be a Homeroom Teacher to an assigned group of students (optional)

• Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Class Tutor Group as a


• Liaise with the Assistant Principal for Student Life and Wellbeing and Year Group Leader to ensure the

implementation of the school's pastoral system

• Register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons

and their participation in other aspects of school life

• Contribute to the preparation of action plans and progress files and other reports;

• Alert appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and make recommendations as to how

these may be resolved

• Communicate, as appropriate, with parents of students after consultation with appropriate staff;

• Contribute to PSHE according to school policy (Form tutors only)

Other Professional Requirements:

• Have a working knowledge of teachers' professional duties and legal liabilities

• Operate at all times within the stated policies and practices of the school

• Know subject(s) or specialism(s) to enable effective teaching

• Take account of wider curriculum developments

• Establish effective working relationships and set a good example through presentation and personal

and professional conduct

• Endeavor to give every student the opportunity to reach their potential

• Co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the

school, faculty and students

• Contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and

management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school

• Contribute fully in faculty and inter-house events

• Take part in marketing and information activities such as Open Days, Information Evenings and other


To apply:

Please send your CV and letter of application to and include: REF IB School Jobs - Application for English Language and Literature Teacher in the subject of your mail.



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