Head of EAL
Garden International School - Kuala Lumpur
- Expiring soon
- Job type:
- Full Time, Fixed Term
- Start date:
- August 2018
- Apply by:
- 8 December 2017
It is an exciting time to join this supportive team who are passionate about EAL in a mainstream setting. The successful applicant will lead and develop the Secondary EAL team in ensuring learning is accessible through scaffolding, differentiation and explicit disciplinary literacy within the subject and content. The successful applicant will also provide targeted training and support to staff and parents as part of developing a collective responsibility to inclusion of our EAL learners. Available to start in January 2018 if possible.
GIS is a well-resourced successful international school with great facilities and a reputation for academic excellence; we place the success of each and every student at the centre of our mission. GIS is a family, and with our fantastic students, dedicated and motivated team of excellent teachers and support staff, it truly is a wonderful place to learn and teach.
At GIS, we know that every student requires more than academic ability to succeed in today’s global economy, and with that in mind, we offer an incredible pastoral support system, an extensive range of extra-curricular activities and strongly adhere to a skills-based approach to learning that supports and underpins our success in meeting the rigorous academic requirements of International GCSEs and A-Levels.
The school is focused on creating the best environments for our learners to grow and develop academically, emotionally, physically and socially. With a positive and progressive outlook, based on the latest research, we seek to constantly improve the provision for learning. With over 75 hours dedicated to teacher CPD every year, as well as a keen focus on staff and student well-being, we are constantly striving for excellence, both as practitioners and for our learners. GIS uses the latest technology to enhance learning and provide a 1:1 device programme and use Google Apps for Education as our main learning platform.
Successful candidate must have:
- Have a proven track record of outstanding practice with a strong learning-focused philosophy
- Have a growth-mindset looking to continually improve
- Be able to engage, motivate and support students, staff and parents
- Be a reflective, flexible practitioner with the ability to think creatively and take risks
- Have the knowledge and skills to support students in acquiring English
- Have worked with students across a range of age groups requiring English as an additional language
- Support parents of EAL learners to ensure a strong home-school partnership for learning
- Understand and communicate to all stakeholders how pupils can be best supported within and outside of the classroom
- Using data effectively in reviewing planning and target setting to ensure learning and the environment is optimised
- Be able to work collaboratively and successfully with teaching colleagues and parents to ensure pupils are able to reach their full potential.
- Have the interpersonal skills needed to work alongside subject teachers to develop appropriate programmes of learning and provide adequate differentiation for individual students
We will provide:
- A competitive salary and benefits package
- Ongoing Professional Development
- A professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
We recommend early application as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.
Closing date for applications 8th December 2017. Interviews will take place in London in January 2018.
Please review the ‘GIS Information for Applicants 2017-18’ booklet found in the Applicant Info Pack prior to applying for this role.
Garden International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal record check (DBS or equivalent).
About Garden International School - Kuala Lumpur
- Garden International School - Kuala Lumpur
- 16 Jalan Kiara 3, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara
- Kuala Lumpur
GIS At A Glance
Garden International School (GIS) is one of the world’s leading international schools with a strong academic track record. Our high quality, holistic education ensures that our students leave us well equipped for life; it is not surprising that GIS students are in demand across the world and are sought after by the world’s best universities.
GIS students benefit from our unique, innovative teaching and learning philosophy, integrating knowledge and skill development, supported by 66 years of heritage and a thriving alumni network.
Accredited by the Council of International Schools, GIS is one of the oldest and most distinguished schools in Malaysia with two locations, including the main campus in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, and an Early Years Centre in Desa Sri Hartamas. GIS provides British-based education for students ages 3 to 18 years of age across our Early Years Centre (Nursery to Reception), Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 13).
The school has been teaching the National Curriculum of England and Wales with modifications designed to meet the needs of international students. With over 2,000 students, GIS is the biggest private co-educational school in Malaysia.
Please visit our website at www.gardenschool.edu.my to find out more about our school.
The GIS Learning Culture
Garden International School has a unique learning culture. We believe that we can grow and learn together as a community. At GIS we aim to constantly develop each learner’s full potential by offering our students the best learning environment, at home and at school.
We aim at giving all the tools and opportunities to all our community members to benefit from our learning culture through innovative learning culture for our students, nurturing a strong home-school partnership with our community learning culture and attract and develop the best teachers through our professional learning culture. To find out more about our GIS Learning Culture, check out our blog: https://www.gardenschool.edu.my/blog/
GIS Professional Development
At GIS we aim to constantly develop each child’s full potential and to achieve this we continually develop our teachers to be the best that they can be.
Numerous studies have shown that the success of any school is directly linked to the quality of their teachers. We are proud of our exceptional teaching cohort and the professional learning opportunities available at GIS. In 2015 we increased the internal professional learning opportunities with the introduction of the Professional Learning Afternoons. This initiative provides 2 hours per week of dedicated professional learning time to all academic staff; which more than doubled the existing internal dedicated time to professional learning.
"According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with 75 hours of internally dedicated professional learning time GIS is now providing similar learning opportunities as those from the highest performing schools in the world."
The professional development program we have at GIS has moved from strength to strength and has focused all teachers on being critically reflective on the practise of themselves and others built around a set of individualised professional goals. These help teachers to view themselves as learners and to value reflection and feedback as a powerful driver of learning.
During this time, teachers are able to critically reflect, collaborate, visit other schools, lead and participate in professional communities, further their studies by undertaking Masters and PhDs, etc.
Our staff are encouraged to acquire and develop skills and abilities which ultimately provide the students in our care with a stimulating learning environment. We believe that professional development is a collaborative effort which develops and supports staff in their commitment to learning. All members of the school community will also have opportunities through annual cycles of performance management to discuss their professional development needs.
The school has a highly rated and comprehensive induction process for new staff members which provides support and guidance in settling into a new living and working environment in Kuala Lumpur .
Training needs are met through a range of opportunities which includes; the above mentioned internal professional learning opportunities as well as conferences and workshops offered by regional organisations such as EARCOS and FOBISIA. The fact that many of our teachers and senior leaders, present and lead on these international conferences further reinforces Garden International School’s position as a centre of professional excellence.
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