Wetherby-Pembridge is an independent school for boys and girls aged 3 to 14, located on the Upper East Side, in a superb building next to Central Park on East 96th Street in Manhattan.
The School will enter its third year in September 2019 and these teaching roles offer an exceptional opportunity to join a team of first-class educators who seek to promote high standards and a love of learning for life. The School will grow organically over the years and in September it will offer Nursery to Grade 2 classes.
Wetherby-Pembridge School is part of the prestigious Alpha Plus Group. It brings to New York the rich traditions and academic excellence that are at the heart of its thriving UK schools and world famous brands.
We are looking to recruit for the following post: Key Stage 2/Sport Teacher Years 1 to 3 (Kindergarten to Grade 2)
Main areas of responsibility;
1) To plan, prepare, and implement the agreed school curriculum to cater for the needs of all children within the assigned class and any other class taught. These will include English, Mathematics, Science and other allocated subjects.
2) To plan and teach all weekly PE and Sport lessons across Year 1 to Year 3 (Kindergarten to Grade 2) alongside another WPNY colleague. To accompany and oversee all weekly Swimming and PE lessons run by the Staff at the 92Y across Reception to Year 3 (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2). To promote sporting connections with other local independent schools and clubs in Manhattan.
3) To plan, run and attend the weekly after-school Sports Club with another WPNY colleague.
4) To promote ‘a healthy mind, healthy body’ culture and mindset across the school and actively promote the need for heathy eating and fitness in the school community. To champion sport in weekly assemblies.
5) To provide a warm, friendly and highly supportive atmosphere that is conducive to the social and emotional needs of the children within the class.
6) To conduct lessons according to the agreed policy and syllabus.
7) To provide excellent pastoral support for the class, ensuring each child is given the opportunity to reach their potential, and be alert to any signs of emotional distress.
8) To efficiently mark and comment upon the pupil’s work as defined in the school policy.
9) To assess and evaluate pupils’ progress using the school’s agreed monitoring and assessment procedures.
10) To create an engaging, stimulating and relevant learning environment through displays and classroom organisation.
11) To set clear expectations for support staff and learners with regard to learning objectives and next steps for future progress in this regard.
12) To maintain discipline in accordance with school policies at all times and to encourage positive practice in relation to general behaviour and approach to school life.
13) To set homework, according to the homework policy, and to mark it with comments that will be helpful to both the pupil and parent.
14) To maintain cordial, open and informative relationships with parents.
15) To provide support for the children in a broad range of situations both on and off-site.
16) To work as part of a team with the teachers and assistants within the assigned year group and the rest of the school staff.
17) To liaise with other teachers in the school in New York and the Alpha Plus Group in London to ensure continuity and share best practice between classes and departments.
1) To attend all weekly Staff Meetings, Parent Evenings (as appropriate), School Open Houses, INSET (internal and external as requested).
2) To participate in (and where appropriate contribute to) the general well-being of the staff and school for the benefit of all concerned.
3) To support the pupils and school as a whole, by attending school productions, functions and any speaker events as requested.
4) To keep abreast of all policies of the school and to be aware of problems with individual pupils so that communication between colleagues for their general well-being is consistent and thorough.
5) To prepare school reports, on each child taught, in June. To prepare reports for Educational Psychologists and for any other body/organisation as requested by the Head of School.
6) To share in the responsibility for covering colleagues in their absence.
7) To keep parents and pupils informed of all school notices and special events.
8) To comply with all legal requirements such as register of attendance and Health and Safety regulations.
9) To carry out tasks as delegated by the Head of School or Deputy Head.
10) To attend professional development courses to further knowledge and expertise as and when appropriate.
11) Responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for whom you are responsible, or with whom you come into contact in the school. It is your responsibility to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding Policy at all times. If at any time you identify any instance that a child or young person is at risk you must report your concerns immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Head of School.
Suitable candidates will:
- Be a fully qualified teacher with experience of teaching Sport to early Key Stage 2 and beyond.
- Be inspired to build a strong teaching philosophy bringing passion and commitment to the classroom.
- Be excellent classroom practitioners who value and champion children.
- Be committed to building warm and positive working dialogue with all parents and families in the School.
- Be committed to building appropriate and valuable sporting connections for the school in New York.
- Have high, though realistic expectations of the children.
- Have a thorough up-to-date knowledge of the teaching year group curriculum.
- Be IT literate.
- Be committed to making a difference to all children of all abilities and talents, using a variety of teaching styles to aid learning.
- Be a committed, dynamic and pro-active teacher and a cheerful, friendly and cooperative member of the staff.
- Be supportive and positive in their interactions with team members and pupils.
- Maintain excellent levels of appearance, attendance and punctuality.
Involve themselves fully in the life of the school.
- Value, and be willing to promote, the caring ethos of the school. They will promote and model the three central values of respect, responsibility and resilience to all children in the School.
Closing date for applications: Friday 15th February 2019
Interviews to take place: week commencing 25th February 2019 in London
APG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.