It is an exciting time to join this supportive team who are passionate about EAL in a mainstream setting. The successful applicant will lead and develop the Secondary EAL team in ensuring learning is accessible through scaffolding, differentiation and explicit disciplinary literacy within the subject and content. The successful applicant will also provide targeted training and support to staff and parents as part of developing a collective responsibility to inclusion of our EAL learners. Available to start in January 2018 if possible.
GIS is a well-resourced successful international school with great facilities and a reputation for academic excellence; we place the success of each and every student at the centre of our mission. GIS is a family, and with our fantastic students, dedicated and motivated team of excellent teachers and support staff, it truly is a wonderful place to learn and teach.
At GIS, we know that every student requires more than academic ability to succeed in today’s global economy, and with that in mind, we offer an incredible pastoral support system, an extensive range of extra-curricular activities and strongly adhere to a skills-based approach to learning that supports and underpins our success in meeting the rigorous academic requirements of International GCSEs and A-Levels.
The school is focused on creating the best environments for our learners to grow and develop academically, emotionally, physically and socially. With a positive and progressive outlook, based on the latest research, we seek to constantly improve the provision for learning. With over 75 hours dedicated to teacher CPD every year, as well as a keen focus on staff and student well-being, we are constantly striving for excellence, both as practitioners and for our learners. GIS uses the latest technology to enhance learning and provide a 1:1 device programme and use Google Apps for Education as our main learning platform.
Successful candidate must have:
- Have a proven track record of outstanding practice with a strong learning-focused philosophy
- Have a growth-mindset looking to continually improve
- Be able to engage, motivate and support students, staff and parents
- Be a reflective, flexible practitioner with the ability to think creatively and take risks
- Have the knowledge and skills to support students in acquiring English
- Have worked with students across a range of age groups requiring English as an additional language
- Support parents of EAL learners to ensure a strong home-school partnership for learning
- Understand and communicate to all stakeholders how pupils can be best supported within and outside of the classroom
- Using data effectively in reviewing planning and target setting to ensure learning and the environment is optimised
- Be able to work collaboratively and successfully with teaching colleagues and parents to ensure pupils are able to reach their full potential.
- Have the interpersonal skills needed to work alongside subject teachers to develop appropriate programmes of learning and provide adequate differentiation for individual students
We will provide:
- A competitive salary and benefits package
- Ongoing Professional Development
- A professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
We recommend early application as we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date.
Closing date for applications 8th December 2017. Interviews will take place in London in January 2018.
Please review the ‘GIS Information for Applicants 2017-18’ booklet found in the Applicant Info Pack prior to applying for this role.
Garden International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all offers of employment are subject to a criminal record check (DBS or equivalent).