Director of Languages (Junior School)
The Director of Languages will have a 40% teaching timetable and will oversee the programmes for Thai and Mandarin and other MFLs, as well as EAL, across the Junior School. The Director will also lead either Mandarin or Thai, designing, coordinating and delivering an outstanding programme. Initially it will be a Junior School position but a whole-School role may be available in due course for the right person.
Wellington College International Bangkok opens its doors in August 2018. The full 2-11 Junior School will open at that point and the Senior School will follow naturally. The Junior School comprises Pre-Prep, which includes classes from Pre-Nursery to Year 2, and the Prep School, which covers Year 3 to 6. The School will follow the EYFS and National Curriculum for England, enhanced with elements of the IPC as appropriate. Strong co-curricular and enrichment programmes are fundamental elements of a Wellington education and teachers will play a very big part in these aspects of the School day.
In common with our sister schools, Wellington College in Berkshire and the four schools that currently make up Wellington College China, we have a strong, progressive philosophy of education, which can be summed up in the Wellington Identity—Inspired, Intellectual, Independent, Individual and Inclusive—and the Wellington Values, of Courage, Respect, Integrity, Kindness and Responsibility.
The life of a WCIB teacher will be busy and it will be hard work. It will also be immensely rewarding. Successful candidates will have an honours degree plus PGCE and/or QTS. Further qualifications and evidence of ongoing training or study in the field of education are desirable but not essential. Experience of teaching in a British Primary or Junior School is necessary and knowledge of British international schools an advantage. Being an excellent teacher, as evidenced by confidential references from current and past employers, as well as direct observation by WCIB senior staff, is essential; experience of teaching a range of age groups an advantage. We expect all our staff to be motivated, committed, respectful, inclusive, intellectual, independent, individual, inspired, reliable, tenacious, culturally aware and sensitive, calm, flexible and able to laugh at themselves.
Please have a look at the downloadable resources for full details of this exciting opportunity to be part of the founding team of teachers in this very prestigious school in the wonderful city of Bangkok.
If you would like to apply, you may do so either by email directly to the school, which is our preferred method (see details in the accompanying documents), or through the TES system.