The Harrow Bejing Lower School includes Early Years (Pre-Nursery to Reception) and the Pre-Prep School (Y1-Y5). It encourages students to become independent learners; from taking a greater role in their own personal organization to increasing their ability for independent thought and responsibility for their own learning. Students entering Early Years’ experience a vibrant and lively learning environment. Concepts essential to forming a strong foundation in basic skills are explored on a daily basis and the integrated day is conducive to exploration, enquiry and interaction both in and outside the classroom. In the Pre-Prep School, students experience a more formal structure to the School day with discrete subject lessons, an increased number of specialist lessons and an extra-curricular programme. Throughout both phases there is a strong emphasis on Language and Learning and many of the students speak English as a second language. An ability to support Language learning would be a significant advantage.
We seek to employ teachers in the Lower School with the ability and commitment to enhance the life of an ‘all through School’, and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team dedicated to further establishing and developing the School. The Lower School team aims to deliver a stimulating and challenging curriculum and the most important part of the role is the classroom teaching and associated pastoral care of the students. In addition to this, the School’s emphasis on activities outside the classroom means that an effective and varied contribution to the extra-curricular programme is also required. There is an after school “Lions Club” for students in EY and Y1 and a wider Enrichment Activity programme for students in Y2-Y5.
All Lower School teachers are offered two-year renewable contracts and a highly competitive compensation package, including on-site accommodation or equivalent accommodation allowance and full medical insurance for employees and their dependents.
- At least 3 years experience as qualified teacher (QTS/PGCE)
- A good understanding of curriculum developments in the specific subject area
- An understanding of how Assessment for Learning can improve student performance
- Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children.
- Effective communication and engagement with children and their families.
- Experience/confidence to teach across the age range of 4-11 in the specialist subject.
- A specialism in the subject.
- Teaching experience in an International School
- Know how to challenge and differentiate for children of varying abilities
- Have taken a lead role in organising and implementing extra-curricular activities.
- Open to exploring innovative approaches from across the educational field.
- Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge able students and achieve high outcomes.
- Knowledge and understanding of positive disciplinary methods.
- Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on behavior.
The School follows a curriculum that begins with the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and then builds skills of literacy and numeracy based upon the National Curriculum and best Primary practice, taking supporting materials from the National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum. Specialist teaching commences in the Prep Phase with core skills including English, Maths and Science enhanced by active learning in the Arts and Humanities with cross curricular linkage all combining to provide a clear pathway to success at IGSCEs in Upper School.