NLCS (Singapore) is looking for enthusiastic, highly qualified and committed Junior School Teachers (including Early Years Teachers) to join the School from August 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of a new school, drawing on the significant educational expertise and resources of NLCS International.
North London Collegiate School (UK) was founded in 1850 by Frances Mary Buss; her aim was to offer an academically ambitious education to girls, similar to that available to their brothers. The School has pioneered women’s education for over 160 years and remains among the highest achieving schools in the UK. Exam results regularly top the UK league tables and the School has repeatedly outperformed other prestigious schools in terms of Oxbridge success rates.
In 2011, NLCS opened its first international ‘branch’ school in South Korea: NLCS Jeju. The School, now entering its ninth year of operation, has nearly 1400 on the roll. NLCS Jeju offers the IB Diploma to all in the Sixth Form and has achieved outstanding results since its first cohort of graduating in 2014. The average IB Diploma score in 2019 was 37, with two achieving a perfect 45.
In September 2017, NLCS opened its second branch school in the UAE: NLCS Dubai. The School is now in its third year of operation and is a co-educational, day school. This year, the first school cohort will graduate and take the IB Diploma.
Founded in partnership with Sobha, North London Collegiate School (Singapore), will offer an academically ambitious education in keeping with the aspirational ethos of NLCS (UK). The School will provide the same impressive range of extra-curricular activities for which NLCS (UK), NLCS Jeju (South Korea) and NLCS Dubai are well known, and to foster well-rounded individuals who are capable of becoming leaders.
This selective co-educational day school for students aged 3-18 years, will be built and funded by NLCS International’s partners, Sobha. The school will be purpose built, boasting impressive, state-of-the-art facilities.
The ethos of NLCS (Singapore) echoes that of NLCS (UK) – every effort is made to recreate the ethos of the UK ‘parent’ school, whilst taking into account and remaining sensitive to the local culture and context.
The School aims to provide a first-rate ambitious academic education for every child, which inspires a life-long love of learning and gives the knowledge, attitudes and confidence to flourish.
At North London Collegiate schools, academic success is gained, not through an emphasis on results, by creating an atmosphere of rigorous scholarship; students are encouraged to study beyond the examination syllabus in order to develop their intellectual independence and love of their subjects. The pastoral well-being is of the utmost importance and good relationships are fostered between students and staff, as well as between the students themselves.
The curriculum will reflect the academic ambition and aspirations of NLCS (UK), and schemes of work will broadly reflect the curriculum of NLCS (UK). This will be supported by an extensive extra-curricular programme of Sport, Drama, Drama and other activities, which closely reflects that at NLCS (UK), are provided to enrich and broaden the education offered, developing the talents and confidence of students.
LIFE IN SINGAPORE
Singapore is a thriving hub, and intriguing blend of Western modernity and traditional Asian culture. With a population of 5.6 million, Singapore is lauded for its rich culture and vibrant entertainment, and is a prime location for expatriates seeking a high quality of life and beautiful environment.
The Singaporean Government has invested in the education sector as a key priority to support the country’s economic development. With two universities in the top 100 in the world, Singapore’s higher education offer is considered to be one of the best in Asia. The international outlook within Singapore has led to international partnerships with universities offering joint degrees, research programmes and research collaboration; it also attracts 75,000 international students annually from around the world to study at their institutions.
The successful candidates will be Classroom Teachers for classes of up to 20 students, and will be responsible for their well-being, teaching and learning; they will be assisted by teaching assistants, with some subjects (e.g. music and PE) being taught by specialist teachers. The appointees will also be responsible for organising the work of the teaching assistants and share in responsibilities for curriculum displays, performances and organising some aspects of special events. All teachers will work closely with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator, who is the pedagogical leader of provision in the Junior School.
The Junior School shares its aims with the Senior School, providing an ambitious, stimulating subject rich education for children aged 3-11. This is led by the Classroom Teachers who provides a safe and supportive learning environment with strong pastoral care, which prepares pupils to be confident when they enter the Senior School aged 11. In keeping with the School’s pastoral policy and the School’s aims and values, the appointee will offer support to the learning and pastoral needs of individual pupils, where required.
All members of staff are also expected to be involved in pastoral care within the School community, usually in the role of form tutor or co-tutor, and also to contribute actively to the extra-curricular life of the School.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply via our website
Please note that applications will not be accepted without a completed application form and cover letter,and late applications will not be accepted.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The School expects all teaching staff, non‐teaching staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.