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Junior School Teacher

North London Collegiate School (Singapore)Singapore

NLCS (Singapore) is looking for an enthusiastic, highly qualified and committed Junior School Teacher (Pre KG to Grade 5), with an outstanding track record of success, from January 2022. This is a unique opportunity to join an outstanding school at an exciting stage of our development, drawing on the significant educational expertise and resources of NLCS International.

The successful candidate will be a Classroom Teacher for up to 24 students, and will be responsible for their well-being, teaching and learning; they will be assisted by teaching assistants, with some subjects being taught by specialist teachers. The appointee will also be responsible for organising the work of the teaching assistants and share in responsibilities for curriculum displays, performances and organising some aspects of special events. All teachers within the Junior School will work closely with the Deputy Head (Curriculum).

The Junior School shares its aims with the Senior School, providing an ambitious, stimulating subject rich education for children aged 3-11. This is led by the Classroom Teachers who provide a safe and supportive learning environment with strong pastoral care, which prepares students to be confident when they enter the Senior School aged 11. In keeping with the School’s pastoral policy and the School’s aims and values, the appointee will offer support to the learning and pastoral needs of individual students, where required. All members of staff are  expected  to contribute actively to the co-curricular life of the School. The school is a candidate school to offer the PYP and we are excited about the unique experiences that the NLCS and PYP approaches will provide to our students.

THE ETHOS

The ethos of NLCS (Singapore) echoes that of NLCS (UK) – every effort is made to recreate the ethos of the UK ‘parent’ school, whilst taking into account and remaining sensitive to the local culture and context.

The School aims to provide a first-rate ambitious academic education for every child, which inspires a life-long love of learning and gives the knowledge, attitudes and confidence to flourish.

At North London Collegiate schools, academic success is gained, not through an emphasis on results, but by creating an atmosphere of rigorous scholarship; students are encouraged to study beyond the examination syllabus in order to develop their intellectual independence and love of their subjects. The pastoral well-being is of the utmost importance and good relationships are fostered between students and staff, as well as between the students themselves.

THE CURRICULUM

The curriculum reflects the academic ambition and aspirations of NLCS (UK), and schemes of work will broadly reflect the curriculum of NLCS (UK). This is supported by an extensive co-curricular programme of Sport, Music, Drama and other activities, which closely reflects that at NLCS (UK), and are provided to enrich and broaden the education offered, developing the talents and confidence of students.

NLCS (UK)

North London Collegiate School (UK) was founded in 1850 by Frances Mary Buss; her aim was to offer an academically ambitious education to girls, similar to that available to their brothers. The School has pioneered women’s education for over 170 years and remains among the highest achieving schools in the UK. Exam results regularly top the UK league tables and the School has repeatedly outperformed other prestigious schools in terms of Oxbridge success rates.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

In 2011, NLCS opened its first international school in South Korea: NLCS Jeju. The School, now entering its ninth year of operation and has established itself as one of the regions most successful schools.

In September 2017, NLCS opened its second branch school in the UAE: NLCS Dubai.

LIFE IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is a thriving hub and an intriguing blend of Western modernity and traditional Asian culture. With a population of 5.6 million, Singapore is lauded for its rich culture and vibrant entertainment and is a prime location for expatriates seeking a high quality of life and beautiful environment.

The Singaporean Government has invested in the education sector as a key priority to support the country’s economic development. With two universities in the top 100 in the world, Singapore’s higher education offer is considered to be one of the best in Asia. The international outlook within Singapore has led to international partnerships with universities offering joint degrees, research programmes and research collaboration; it also attracts 75,000 international students annually from around the world to study at their institutions.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit www.nlcsinternational.co.uk/recruitment/ to apply.

Start date: January 2022

Contract term: Up to three years

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date for applications:  16th September 2021     09:00 BST

All applicants must submit an application form, CV and cover letter addressed to the Principal, Mr Paul Friend, outlining their suitability for the role via NLCS’ applicant tracking system. Applications submitted outside of the applicant tracking system will not be considered. For more information on the application process, please visit:

https://www.nlcsinternational.co.uk/recruitment/how-to-apply

All shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their teaching and references will be taken prior to interview.

The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the application deadline if a suitable candidate is selected. Early applications are therefore encouraged.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for an ICPC and/or other relevant police and/or background checks.

For copies of the School’s Recruitment, Selection, & Disclosure Policy and Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy, please visit the school’s website.

For more information about working within the NLCS family of schools, please visit: www.nlcsinternational.co.uk


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