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Description of School:

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Description of Position:

An exciting opportunity for Elementary Classroom Teachers with the possibility to be considered for a Head of Year role has opened in AIS for January 2022 start. If you are someone who is driven in making a positive difference and with passion for growth and development, this role is meant for you!


  • Consistently uphold and promote the school’s vision, mission and values and promote caring, positive relationships

  • Contribute to the implementation of the relevant initiatives from the school’s Strategic Plan

  • Contribute to an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect in the School, and promote collaboration, discussion, debate and teamwork

  • Promote high professional standards and expectations, and model exemplary professional practice to the best of his/her ability

  • Demonstrate and model the IB Learner Profile in carrying out his/her duties

  • Support and implement the policies of AIS

  • Contribute to the Co-Curricular Activities programme, in adherence to the relevant programme guidelines

High Quality Teaching Practice

  • Demonstrated use of inquiry as a pedagogical stance, in line with the AIS Teaching and Learning Policy

  • Ability to create a positive, supportive and engaging classroom climate that meets the academic social and emotional needs of all students

  • Demonstrated high quality teaching skills, providing relevant, challenging, engaging and differentiated learning experiences for all students.

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate the use of learning technologies in learning and teaching programs

  • Ability to cater for the learning needs of students with identified difficulties, gifts and talents or who have English as an additional language

  • Ability to assess and monitor student achievement in a variety of ways, using data to inform differentiation and the teaching and learning process.

  • Ability to use data to communicate with parents in a variety of ways that keep them regularly and fully informed of their children's progress

  • Demonstrated capacity to reflect critically upon own professional practice and ability to develop strategies to improve the quality of teaching and student learning that are grounded in current research and in line with the AIS Professional Learning and Review System.

Contribution to Learning Area and Curriculum Development

  • Comprehensive level of knowledge and understanding of the relevant curriculum areas and the ability to apply this knowledge in the classroom using current pedagogy and practice

  • Ability to successfully implement and evaluate curriculum innovations in accordance with School strategic initiatives in the context of a collaborative team

Relationships with Students, Staff and Parents

  • Ability to develop productive relationships with students which foster and develop positive behaviours for learning

  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills when relating to students, parents and colleagues

  • Demonstrated capacity to work as a co-learner and collaborator with students, colleagues, parents and the wider community

  • Ensure that the welfare approach towards all students is balanced and aligns with the school’s policies and procedures

Contribution to the Whole School

  • Ability to contribute to the development and implementation of programs and policies which promote excellence in student learning, social and emotional development in an international environment

  • Capacity to respond to emerging educational needs and priorities in an international environment

  • Leadership of school Co-Curricular Activity or Representative Sport


  • Develop an effective working relationship with teacher assistants to ensure students are supported in accessing all aspects of school life.

Key Relationships

  • Line managed by Heads of Year, Department or Single Subject Leader

  • Direct reports: Where relevant, Teacher Assistant

  • Liaison with Heads of Year (Curriculum, Welfare and Administration), Curriculum Coordinators, EAL, Learning Enrichment Teachers

  • Actively contribute to year group collaborative planning meetings

  • Liaises with parents, guardians and external parties, as required

Position Requirements

  • Be involved in school functions, meetings, events and professional development days as required, both within and out of school hours

  • Carry out additional duties as directed by the Heads of Year, Assistant Heads of Sub-school, Head or Assistant Head of Elementary, or the Principal


  • A minimum four year recognised teaching qualification including a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Diploma or a Bachelor of Education

  • Experience with systems and structures in a large school setting an advantage

  • Experience with the IBPYP is preferable

  • Knowledge of restorative practices is preferable

  • Experience with a holistic approach to Education

Further information about this position is available in the job description found in the AIS website at

Application for Position:

Applicants are required to read the job description for the role prior to applying and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a duly completed copy of the School's Job Application Form (downloadable from the school's website) to Kindly ensure that the position title is clearly specified in the job application form. Please submit your application by 16 September 2021 (11:59 PM Singapore time)

Only applications submitted using the school's job application form will be considered.

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