Established in 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is one of the leading inclusive British international schools in South East Asia.
The school caters to students from age 3 to age 18. The curriculum is based upon the UK EYFS framework, the National Curriculum for England, the IPC, IGCSE/GCSE and the IB Diploma Programme. The school is active in the local International School sports league and are extremely competitive across a number of sports. The school has an extensive programme of residential trips starting in Year 4 and continuing up into the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. All students are involved in a wide range of after school activities mainly run by teaching staff. About 10% of our students are supported by our integrated SEN unit.
The school is on a green 12 acre site about 20 minutes from the Singapore CBD and has specialist facilities including libraries, ICT suites, The Link (makerspace), dance studio, swimming pool and sports hall. We recently opened a brand-new building to accommodate the increasing numbers of Secondary which boasts purpose-built Art, Drama, PE, Music and IT specialist spaces.
We are members of FOBISIA and CIS and will finalise CIS accreditation in November this year. We are an EDEXCEL and AQA exam centre and are authorised by the IBO to deliver the IB Diploma Programme. We are the only school in Singapore to offer ASDAN courses.
Staff are well supported with weekly CPD sessions run in-house and access to external training courses where they fit the school and personal development plans. There is a strong ethos of professional collegiality.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 66 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.
DCIS academic results for the 2019/20 academic year
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
Our average IB diploma score was 37 points out of 45, surpassing the 2020 average of 30.
10% of students achieved 40+
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
94% of students achieved 5 GCSE’s at 4+ Including English and Maths
58% of students grades were between grades 7-9
0.5 Value Added
About the role
As well as leading the Year 1 team, consisting of 7 teachers and 7 teaching assistants, you will collaborate with Pathways 2 and 3 colleagues to plan an inspiring, curriculum with aspects of play-based learning that engages and challenges all children. Ensuring the individual needs of each child are met will be a priority, as will ensuring that pastoral care is delivered to an exceptional standard. You will follow the assessment and reporting procedures of the primary school, producing robust data and detailed reports for parents. Excellent communication skills will be essential when dealing with parents, staff, and the children themselves. There is also a requirement to lead a weekly extra-curricular activity, to attend weekly CPD sessions, lead parent workshops, attend and contribute to leadership meetings, and planning meetings with your team. This role will appeal to a positive and dynamic teacher, possibly with current middle leadership experience, who has experience in a play-based setting. The correct individual will need to be able to challenge current thinking, set high standards but most importantly, to inspire teachers and parents, supporting them through the development of Year 1 into its next phase.
Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will bring a university degree, a recognised teaching qualification and considerable teaching experience to the table. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative methods to raise the school’s level of achievement.
Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Singapore.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 13,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform, which harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
A culture that is fair and consultative
Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
The closing date for application is 16 April 2021. There is likely to be at least two stages to the interviews conducted by Teams or Zoom.
Start Date: 5 August 2021
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world-class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.
Dover Court International School
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of age 3 - 18 years