This is an exciting opportunity to join an established international school in London, as a member (and potentially leader) of a department of experienced teachers and help take the International Baccalaureate curriculum forward in Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme science courses. The candidate must be able to teach a combined science course including Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the Middle Years (Years 7-11). The ability to teach Biology or Environmental Systems and Societies at Diploma level (Years 12-13)) would be an advantage.
The successful candidate would join a school with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent opportunities for professional development. Dwight School London is part of the growing and successful Dwight group of schools in New York, Seoul, Shanghai, London and Dubai.
Dwight School London is an IB World School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes. The Dwight School community has a rich diversity of cultures, nationalities and experiences, with over 50 nationalities represented and over 40 languages spoken. We are a small, very friendly and supportive community with high aspirations for our students, and high expectations of our staff.
Our philosophy is to build confident, compassionate young people who influence the future, whilst striving for academic excellence. We are committed to the IB philosophy of educating for a better, more peaceful world.
The department has undergone a transformative year and the post-holder will join an established team alongside a chemist, physicist and biology expert. The department is undergoing a full refurbishment of its two specialist laboratories this summer. The team are reviewing and refreshing the MYP curriculum to continue to prepare students for our established and successful Diploma Programme. If appointed, and suitably qualified, the candidate would also be able to apply for the role of Subject Leader, which attracts an extra stipend and time allowance.
We will expect the post holder to be an outstanding educator who can lead by example and has a willingness to innovate. Dwight School London is a values driven organisation and the successful candidate will have to demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to student-led, inquiry-based learning and the attributes of the IB learner profile. An international outlook is essential and experience of the IB programmes and international education will be an advantage, but we welcome applicants with a passion for teaching who are new to the IB, including NQTs.
The successful candidate will have opportunities for professional development, the support of a resourceful, experienced and dedicated line-manager, friendly and helpful colleagues, a supportive parent body, genuinely fantastic students and all the advantages of a vibrant, diverse and welcoming international community.
In your supporting statement please outline how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification. The deadline for applications is 14th July but early applications are encouraged as we may appoint before the deadline if the right candidate is found.