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MYP Coordinator

La Garenne International SchoolSwitzerland

We are looking for an MYP Coordinator who is enthusiastic about teaching and learning and embraces forward thinking pedagogical practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the programme and its implementation and will be a passionate advocate of the benefits of an IB education. Ability to also teach an additional subject  would confer an advantage.

Main duties:

  • Support the school in the development and implementation of policies relating to the MYP
  • Contribute to wider school life through participation in sporting events, ECAs and other enrichment activities.
  • Seek to develop your own professional practice and development.
  • Clear commitment to the safeguarding of all young people.
  • Disseminate relevant, up to date information regarding the MYP  including but not limited to curriculum developments, administrative changes and relevant sections from IB publications such as sections from the MYP Coordinator Notes, and Programme Standards and Practices
  • Ensure the MYP programme is implemented correctly and align with the IB  MYP Standards and Practices
  • Liaise and build relationships with the offices and regional offices, the School Services Manager and relevant organisations within and IBWS
  • Lead and organise the MYP evaluation process and maintaining contacts with the IBWS representative
  • Establish and maintain a record of completed subject planners in collaboration with subject teachers
  • Inform teachers of the required and necessary professional development to meet MYP requirements, and enable the necessary arrangements
  • Ensure that every new teacher and new and administrator is informed and supported about MYP programme implementation and requirements
  • Establish and maintain a calendar of MYP events and deadlines
  • Monitor the delivery of the programme to ensure assessment deadlines and requirements are met
  • Advise and support teachers regarding assessment
  • Organise meetings with teachers when required
  • Consult with teachers about IB teaching standards and practices, including the Learner Profile, ATL’s and encouraging Service as Action
  • Manage the access and encourage the use of MYIB amongst MYP teachers
  • Maintain contact with IB Answers and IBIS
  • Ensure that IDUs take place in each year of the Programme
  • Support the Personal Project Coordinator in their role
  • Monitor the construction and delivery of the Service and Action programme across the school

Person Specification

Aptitudes, Disposition, Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
  • Educational leader and outstanding teacher
  • Sound decision making, solutions focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
  • Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams
  • Knowledge of IB Standards and Practices, and the MYP curriculum framework
  • Kind and with a natural empathy for young people
  • Passionate and dedicated to teaching
  • Committed to the school ethos
  • Innovative, flexible, calm and efficient under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication skills including the use of ICT
  • Outstanding organisational and administrative skills
  • Capable of forming and expressing an independent view, whilst working effectively as part of a team
  • Friendly with a professional approach capable of inspiring confidence
  • Willing to work hard and with enthusiasm

Minimum Experience and Qualifications:

  • Educated to Bachelors or preferably Master’s Degree level
  • PGCE or equivalent and Qualified Teacher Status
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Experience as an MYP Teacher

Benefits

We are committed to ensuring that all of our teachers continue to develop themselves professionally and embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The successful candidate will teach in our brand new Senior school campus in contemporary and bright teaching spaces which are equipped with the latest educational technology.

The school has a range of additional benefits including:

  • The opportunity to live and work in a beautiful area with great connections to the rest of Europe
  • A safe and secure environment in which to work
  • The numerous outdoor activities that are on offer (particularly as Villars is a renowned ski resort)
  • An opportunity to learn or improve your French
  • To work in a school with an excellent reputation
  • To be part of a growing school with opportunities for advancement
  • Attractive and working conditions 
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Possibility to travel internationally 
  • Depending on availability, free tuition for staff children
  • To teach in modern classrooms with the latest technology
  • Approximately 15 weeks annual holiday spread throughout the year
  • Annual ski pass and Free Access Card (many free activities and transport during the summer) offered by the school for full time teaching staff
  • Final interviews held at the school at the school’s expense once approved by the General Director

How to apply

We welcome any applicant who has a passion for education, who is ready to give each learner individual attention, participate in the life of the whole school and will uphold our guiding principles. If this is you, please send:

A complete Curriculum Vitae

A letter of application

A copy of your passport information page and/or Swiss work permit (if applicable)

Supporting documents

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