Description of School:

Brief Description of School: Founded in 2009, International School of Hellerup is a not-for profit IB Continuum World School in Copenhagen offering IB Programmes from Pre-K - Grade 12. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education in a student-centered environment by empowering individuals to fulfil their human potential to become purposeful life-long learners and responsible global citizens.

Description of Position:

We are looking for an experienced and qualified EAL coordinator to join our school in the PYP program (Pre-K -5th grade).

The role is to provide professional leadership and management for EAL in order to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all learners in the PYP. The role includes EAL coordination, EAL teaching, and supporting the Danish department.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Degree or higher in Primary Education

  • Qualification in Language Teaching (Minimum Master’s Degree in TESOL, applied linguistics or other related disciplines)

  • Prior experience in coordinating curriculum and/or a school’s language program

  • IB experience is essential for this role (at least 2 years)

  • Working knowledge of one other language (preferably Danish) would be beneficial due to the nature of the work.

The successful candidate will be able to:

Policy and direction

  • Facilitating reviews, collating information, and updating policy (Language,

  • Admissions and Language Pathways) during the review process, in collaboration with IB Coordinators

  • Ownership of Language Pathways and procedures: maintaining, updating and monitoring.

  • To communicate a clear vision for EAL across the school linked to the subject developments, aligned with the programme enhancements.

  • To be informed and updated with best practice and latest developments in EAL and PYP IB

  • To carry out an annual review of EAL, following guidance issued by IBO such Standards and Practices (e.g. Evaluation), PYP Language Scope and Sequence.

Organisation and resourcing:

  • Identification, assessment, support, monitoring and documentation for individual students in EAL program (and outside)

  • Creates and maintains the schedules for EAL students, teachers, and classes at the beginning of the academic year

  • Coordinates and manages relevant resources

Language Leadership and Support:

  • Provide EAL team leadership: Coach EAL teachers in the delivery of the EAL curriculum, during EAL team meetings

  • Provide EAL support for all teachers: Collaboration with teachers in the design of curriculum for differentiation, during transdisciplinary meetings

Danish Language Coordination: To provide professional leadership and management for Danish in order to secure high quality teaching, effective use of resources and improved standards of learning and achievement for all learners across PYP 1 and PYP 5.

Application for Position:

To apply, please email your C.V. and a letter of application to the Primary School Principal Stef Fleet as soon as possible, and/or latest by February 27th 2020.

Please add REF: - Application for Position as PYP EAL Coordinator in the subject of your email.