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UPPER PRIMARY TEACHER - YEAR 6 - MAURITIUS

STARTING DATE: UNTIL FILLED

CLOSING DATE: AUGUST


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.


The Position

Upper Primary Teacher

Northfields is seeking to hire an Upper Primary Teacher (Year 6) to work in the Upper Primary Section for August 2024.


  • The teacher will have to incorporate technology into the teaching programme and implement school’s Guiding Statements (vision, mission, Learner Profile) with all the school community members. ✓ You 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.

  • You will also be expected to be an effective and collaborative member of the School Team and readily provide support and assistance where required.


The potential candidate will report to the Upper Primary Coordinator.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning, Teaching and Class Management

  • Apply appropriate and varied teaching methodologies in line with the IB Primary Years Programme.

  • Take time to reflect, research and plan their programme. Each teaching moment/lesson will align with the planned scheme of work and units of inquiry, within the school’s agreed programme of study.

  • Be willing to contribute new ideas and alternative approaches to teaching and learning and be able to back up their suggestions with the relevant research and/or practice.

  • Effectively communicate concerns about a student’s academic, social or psychological development (as appropriate) to their colleagues, line manager and to the child’s parents without delay.

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

  • Ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of classroom support.

  • 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 recognise the level at which the student is achieving.

  • undertake assessment of students as requested by examination bodies, faculty and school procedures.

  • prepare and present informative reports to parents.

  • participate in Parents Evenings to provide relevant and constructive feedback to students and parents on achievement and progress.



Pastoral Duties

  • be a Class Tutor to an assigned group of students;

  • promote the general progress and well-being of individual students

  • 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;



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;

  • endeavour 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;

  • take part in marketing and information activities such as Open Days, Information Evenings and other events;

  • take responsibility for own professional development and duties in relation to school policies and practices;

  • liaise effectively with parents and other members of the learning community



Safeguarding Statement

Northfields is committed to safeguarding the health, well-being and safety of our students by creating and maintaining an open, safe, caring and supportive environment. We aim to foster a strong sense of community, respect and discipline while promoting positive student-life experiences. Safeguarding and Child Protection are the direct responsibility of all members of the community: The Board of Directors, Leadership and Management, Staff and Volunteers.


The successful candidate should possess the job specification as outlined below:

EDUCATION

  • University degree (Bachelor’s degree or higher) in subject area

  • Bachelor’s in Education (Primary)


EXPERIENCE

  • IB Primary Years Programme and international experience will be an advantage. • Thorough knowledge and understanding of subject area(s)

  • Variety of teaching and assessment strategies

  • Appropriate disciplinary techniques

  • Ability to work with children


SKILLS

  • Demonstration of in-depth subject and curriculum knowledge

  • Communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Collaborative skills

  • Creativity and presentation skills

  • Practical ICT Skills


TO APPLY

If you are interested, please send you CV and Cover letter to careers@northfields.school by the 3rd May 2024 and include: REF IB School Jobs - Application for Position as G6 Teacher in the subject of your mail.


www.northfieldsinternational.school


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