START DATE: 1ST AUGUST
CLOSING DATE: 29 FEBRUARY
Swiss International School opened its doors in 2017 with an initial enrollment of 300 students from PK to grade 8. As one of Qatar's fastest growing school, SISQ now enrolls 800 students and offers a full IBDP program. We are slated for further growth and expect to reach an enrollment of 1,400 over the next few years.
SISQ is an IB continuum school offering first rate educational services to the expatriate and local communities in Doha. Our ethos is deeply rooted in the values of the IB: global citizenship, open-mindedness and the desire to create a better world. SISQ prides itself on its international community and staff, and while our language of instruction is English, we grant a special place to Arabic and French.
SISQ is an IB World school and has the ambition of becoming one of the
leading educational institutions in the region.
We are a growing school in Qatar with a strong reputation for offering a quality
educational program, offering a very competitive salary and an excellent place
for teachers to work. Qatar, rated as one of the top ten safest countries in the
World 2023, is welcoming to all expatriates, provides free movement, and is a
vibrant country with a lot to offer its residents.
We also offer German for native and non-native speakers.
At SISQ we believe that our diversity is our biggest strength. We are a dynamic and innovative, research-based school that is forward-looking and trying to prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow's world. The SISQ vision is to be a student-centered and teacher-focused school, where teachers actively shape the educational program. As the experts in the classroom, teachers design the school's professional development program empowering each staff member to reach their full potential.
We invite you to help shape the future of SISQ and become a member of an amazing staff that is committed to providing the best possible educational services in a supportive and caring environment.
About the role:
Swiss International School in Qatar is seeking an outstanding and forward-
thinking Secondary School English Language and Literature Teacher for
Academic Year 2024-2025. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to
be part of SISQ.
It is a mandatory requirement that all SISQ staff adhere to the Student Safeguarding and Child protection Policy.
It is expected that the candidate would foster effective teaching, learning and management of resources and be a model of professional practice in the PHE Department.
As the Secondary School PHE Teacher, you will be required to:
Ensure that each child makes the maximum possible progress, feels safe and enjoys their time at school.
Be a role model for the children in the values of kindness, good manners and wisdom, work ethic and high standards.
Have a clear understanding of the needs of all students, including those with SEN, EAL or disabilities and to use distinctive teaching approaches to extend and support all children.
Encourage inquiry in learning and concept-based instruction.
Use varied assessments in class to reflect students’ learning.
Take an active role in promoting the sports programme within the school using displays, school website, trips, assemblies, internal and external competitions.
Positively contribute to the effective and efficient running of the PHE department.
Promote high standards in the use of English as the language of instruction.
Follow all agreed school policies in the staff handbooks.
Attend meetings and school events, which may take place in the evenings or weekends as required.
Report to parents through informal and formal meetings, anecdotal records, incident report, reflection, feedback and conferences.
Ensure the safe use of resources throughout your PHE lessons.
Ensure that the welfare of the students in your care is of number one priority.
Be dedicated to pastoral care, including the role as a homeroom tutor, if required.
Do any reasonable duties as requested by the school.
Professional management of self, planning and reflection:
Work collaboratively with all SISQ staff; able to demonstrate your collaborative planning and reflection, level weekly planning, involvement in the Secondary / School/Whole School meetings, School events etc.
Ensure thorough planning, informed delivery, assessment of the IB programs of Study, Scope and Sequence, Areas of Inquiry and target setting are in accordance with the IBO requirements so as to facilitate progression in learning.
Weekly planning is available and long-term schemes of work are planned for the year.
Implement SISQ policies at all times.
Show a positive attitude in dealing with the students, parents and colleagues.
Promptly respond to any parent queries / concerns, escalating where required
Share your expertise or learning in your subject area and best classroom practices with your peers
Take part in personal development inside and outside of SISQ to develop and enhance your teaching practices and knowledge
Provide a stimulating and challenging classroom environment.
Develop additional resources to supplement classroom materials to improve instruction and for differentiation
Be responsible for the supervision of the students (drop off, after-school childcare, EA’s and all break times)
Celebrate students achievements
Promote the IB Attitudes and Profile
Respond to students’ physical, mental and emotional needs in school
Communicate to parents through e-mail, ManageBac / iSAMS and weekly newsletters where applicable
Actively participate in all school meetings, school events and PD days
Promote and encourage parent involvement in the school through events and parent conferences
Contribute and encourage a positive atmosphere in school.
Gender required: Female
The successful candidate will have the following essential qualities:
Fluent in English.
Two or more years teaching MYP PHE.
Excellent communication and strong organisational skills.
Evidence of professional development and self-learning.
A collaborative working style with a commitment to continuous improvement.
To be passionate in developing the sports program at SISQ.
Able to coach many school teams and attend weekly evening and weekend fixtures.
A team player with a strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and who takes a positive approach.
To be flexible, energetic and proactive.
To be kind, well-mannered and wise as a role model for our students.
To be an inspirational teacher who knows how to support and extend each student.
Outstanding ICT skills, including the use of emerging technologies to promote learning.
A commitment to student learning, wellbeing and safeguarding.
The following qualities would be an advantage:
Recent IB training in PHE.
Experience within an international school setting.
In line with the Ministry of Educations Circular 13 requirements for this
position, the candidate must possess the following:
A Bachelor’s Degree in English Language & Literature
A teaching qualification (PGCE / QTS / Teaching Licence)
No more than 49 years of age in August 2024 (at the point of joining the school)
Overseas Package includes: Basic Salary + Housing Allowance
+ Qatar Work Visa + Annual Flight + Health Insurance [including
Global Emergency Cover].
Onboarding flight + relocation allowance + temporary
Sponsored trailing families provided Qatar ID (QID) + School
Tuition Fees up to 2 children studying at SISQ.
Application: Please apply via the schools website: www.sisq.qa
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