A Level Chemistry Online Teacher

Pearson Online Academy UK GlobalFull-time online, working from home. You do not need to be in the UK.

Pearson Online Academy Global UK is recruiting for GCSE (to teach International GCSE) teachers in the following subject areas; Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies, Computer Science, English Language (A), English Literature and Maths. 

And for A Level (to teach International A Level) teachers in the following subject areas: Math and Further Math, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology. 

We are specifically looking for dynamic and effective teachers who are able to engage, support and motivate students in online lessons and individual study sessions. We are looking for experienced educators with a passion for their subject and a willingness to be involved in setting up and shaping all aspects of the school.  

About Pearson Online Academy UK Global  

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is a high-quality personalised online private school delivering Pearson Edexcel International GCSEs and A Levels for 14 to 18-year-olds that can be accessed anywhere.   

The school is designed to help students with diverse abilities and backgrounds thrive through an individualised instructional approach and flexible scheduling. 

We inspire and empower our students to achieve academic excellence through our affordable, online education that prepares them for brilliant futures.  

The school uses a flipped classroom style teaching methodology to increase student engagement and encourage critical thinking. Students work through interactive self-study materials to develop an understanding of subject content; this self-study is then followed by live teacher-led lessons in a virtual classroom. This approach enables students to work through materials independently at a time and pace that suits them, and the technology generates deep insights about their learning. Students are also supported by teachers in one-to-one online office hour consultations. 

On a weekly basis, International GCSE students will complete two self-guided lessons (or three for maths), and one Live Lesson session with their teacher and peers, as well as 40 minutes of homework each week. International A Level students will complete five self-guided lessons and two Live Teacher-led Lesson, in addition to one hour of homework, for each subject every week. 

Students will also engage in a selection of electives and extra-curricular activities, that can enable them to extend their learning through engaging projects, connect with other students from around the world, gain social confidence and to develop a range of skills. 

The role of an online teacher at Pearson Online Academy UK Global  

As an online teacher you will be joining a network of online educators working across Pearson’s online schools. You will be working with students situated in the UK and across the world studying towards Pearson Edexcel International GCSE and A level qualifications and also preparing these students for university. 

As the online class subject teacher, you will be required to deliver flipped classroom style live online lessons in your specialist subject. Using data from students’ progress in their independent self-study lessons, you will focus your live lessons on the areas in which students most need support and follow up, as well as extension areas.  

In addition to monitoring your students’ progress through their self-study lessons in order to appropriately tailor your live sessions, you will be expected to provide one to one student feedback and support. Each teacher has at least an hour a day available for drop-in “office hour” sessions with students. 

As a member of staff you will be joining a network of online teachers employed by Pearson and will benefit from on-going professional development. You will receive training on how to best utilise the online teaching platform, its features and content as well as best practice online teaching methodologies.  

Teaching staff will also be requested to contribute to the elective and extra-curricular student program based on interest and time availability. 

All teaching staff will report to the Pearson Online Academy UK Global Principal. 

Useful Information 

Previous experience teaching online is welcomed but is not a pre-requisite for the role, however you do need to be IT literate and able to adapt to the online teaching environment. 

You will be working full-time from home. Wherever in the world that might be.   

Our school term dates follow the British academic year, with classes beginning in September.  

We are looking for teachers to join our team for the launch of our school in September 2021, however if you are interested in joining us before this, there may be opportunities to work with us as we set up the school. All teaching staff will also be required to be available for ten days in August for induction training. 

Some of our key target markets are in South East Asia, India, the Middle East and the UK, and to accommodate these time zones our first lessons will be timetabled early in the mornings UK time. On some days they might start at 0600, with an early finish on such days. There is flexibility to schedule some of your workload at hours that best suit you.  

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is an equal opportunities employer. 

Safeguarding and Child Protection 

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of children and you must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). At interview, we will ask questions about child protection procedures and your suitability to work with children. All teachers at Pearson Online Academy UK Global must comply with our Child Protection Policy Statement, which can be found in our Safeguarding Policy on our website.   

The position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. In addition, the position will be offered subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, proof of qualifications and proof of right to work in your location of residence. The school’s Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on our website.   

About Pearson 

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is owned and operated by Pearson. 

Pearson is the world's learning company and a leader in the provision of online schooling. We have been operating online schools in the US since 2001, and now deploy thousands of teachers to provide a US curriculum to over 105,000 students around the world through nearly 40 fully accredited and recognised online schools. Pearson Online Academy UK Global is built on the same educational philosophy, practices and technology as our US curriculum school. And in 2020, we launched Harrow School Online, a premium, global UK curriculum online sixth form school. 

Application guidance  

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th February and interviews will be held in March 2021. Please apply via the website, you will be required to: 

  • Enter CV information. 
  • Enter summary data on past student results (if available). 
  • Submit an accompanying statement which outlines how you are suited to working for the school as well as what you could contribute to the school beyond your subject knowledge. 
  • Complete responses to additional questions, which include Teacher Reference Number and salary expectations. 

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