IB DP Biology teacher, Moscow

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Letovo SchoolMoscow

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: $ 45,000 -50,000 per year
Contract term: Permanent

LETOVO is a school in which each child will want to grow, achieve high academic, creative and sports results, communicate, be friends and just live while retaining strong Russian educational and cultural traditions. At Letovo we implement state of the art practices offered by top schools globally while retaining the best of established tradition. 

Role summary:

Teachers at LETOVO School are responsible for creating a pedagogically-progressive learning environment where students can demonstrate thoughtful and ethical behavior and ensure that the values and principles of the IB learner profile are at the heart of learning and relationships in the school.

We want to appoint a qualified and dynamic Biology Teacher who is internationally-minded with a demonstrable passion for and deep understanding of Letovo School vision, mission and values. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Identify and use core learning skills and teaching strategies in Biology in DP. 

· Plan, prepare, develop and deliver courses of study in Biology to a range of classes according to Letovo curriculum guidelines and school requirements

· Plan for lessons by employing a variety of student-centered pedagogy 

· Inspire and lead students to ensure they are motivated 

· Ensure that Health and Safety policies and practices in the science Laboratory are in line with Letovo requirements

· Research new topic areas, devising and writing new curriculum course materials in Science where necessary

· Be familiar with digital technologies for teaching and learning 

· Observe, assess and monitor students’ on-going progress. Prepare assignments and tests for internal assessment and homework in the subject

· Tailor and differentiate courses of study and lessons to meet the individual needs of student’s levels of academic ability and prior knowledge

· Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding students’ progress and student needs

· Maintain a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment

· Be willing to take on pastoral duties, such as taking on class tutor role and supporting students on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties

· Prepare students for internal and external examinations

· Cooperate and collaborate with the management to maintain accreditation with the relevant competitive examination and validating bodies

· Prepare and procure resources to support delivery of the science curriculum including Laboratory facilities

· Attend school, faculty meetings and trainings

Relevant Qualifications and Desired Experience:

· Degree in Biology

· Minimum 5 years of IBDP teaching experience

· Current certificate in teaching

· Strong teaching experience of students in the middle and diploma years’ age group.

· Boarding school experience (preferred) 

· Experience of teaching gifted and talented students (preferred) 

Desired personal qualities:

· Well-organized and, proactive and able to work effectively as part of a team

· Well-motivated and responsible 

· Effective written and verbal communicator in English

· Inspire and lead students to ensure that they are motivated and enjoy participating in lessons and are given appropriate and ample opportunities to develop their potential in a positive, innovative and effective working environment 

Work conditions:

· Initial appointment for two years and thereafter annually renewable

· Flexible working hours (36 hours per week)

· 56 days of paid holidays

· Accommodation on campus (apartment) 

· Return flights once a year (holiday)

· Agreed relocation expenses 

· Medical insurance (including dentistry)

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. A criminal record check may be required for all successful applicants. 

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More about Letovo School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 17 years
Address: 3 Zimenkovskaya Street, Sosenskoye, Moscow, 108814, Russian Federation
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