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Primary Curriculum Coordinator

Middleton International School - 215 UBTSingapore

The Primary Curriculum Coordinator will work closely with the School Principal to continuously improve the quality of the overall curriculum including the International Primary Curriculum – the IPC. S/he will also support the daily operations and staffing matters, and will assume responsibility for daily operations and staff in the absence of the School Principal.

Duties and Responsibilities

General:

• Work closely with the Principal and Vice Principal to support pedagogical practices and operations in alignment with the Middleton Mission, Vision and Values

• Support daily teaching and learning at school

• Support daily school operations including ECA, transport, duties, meals, assemblies and events.

• Help develop and support systems and structures in developing teacher competency in International Primary Curriculum (IPC), English National Curriculum and Singapore Maths

• Support teachers in pedagogy for additional languages programme.

• Support in developing a coherent IPC route plan

• Collect anecdotal data and proposed changes to the curriculum and provide updates on a yearly basis for curriculum review

• Ensuring that the school complies with all the relevant and applicable IPC regulations

• Overseeing the delivery and implementation of the curriculum 

• Ensuring that appropriate student records are maintained

• Overseeing that appropriate textbooks, resources and facilities are available to the staff

• Organising internal assessment and the standardization of the Self Study when relevant, along with the Senior Leadership team

• Organising formal procedures in preparation for moderation, certification and re-evaluation with the relevant external curriculum partners.

• Help review and roll out the school’s curriculum scope and sequence documents for presentation to the Academic and Examination board, when required. 

• Supporting the School principal in the implementation, review and update of the school’s development plans. 

• Support Senior Leadership team in coordinating programme changes to address student needs:  modify programmes, change of course placement, development of additional/alternative courses for approval of Academic and Examination Board

• Participating in regular management and/or staff meetings

• Providing student, teacher and parent support:  orientation to programmes, problem solving, conflict resolution, and personal support


Students:  

The Primary Curriculum Coordinator will be directly involved with students in: 

• Ensuring all relevant curriculum material and information are disseminated to students’/parents.

• Supporting students through the IPC ‘Celebration of Learning’

• Ensuring students are adequately supervised at all times.

• Providing pastoral care when needed

 

Parents:  

• Providing information on the Curriculum – organizing presentations/workshops for parents.

• Support parents understand the assessment and reporting criteria.

• Coordinating Parent/Teacher conferences so that teachers inform parents of student progress. 

 

Colleagues:  

The Primary Curriculum Coordinator has a key role in working with teachers by: 

• Ensuring that teaching and learning is aligned with IPC programme and Academic board approved curriculum material

• Informing staff of assessment and reporting procedures and deadlines.

• Support in review and development of a coherent IPC along with the teacher coordinators for IPC

• Coordinating and facilitating Collaborative Planning meetings with all teachers

• Ensuring teachers are familiar with the IPC website

• Help support short term and long term school projects

• Support teachers with students needing learning support

• Coordinating professional development for staff in liaison with the School Principal

• Organizing regular staff meetings for discussion and planning

• Coordinating the Induction programme for new staff at the beginning of the year and throughout with the School Principal and/or Leadership team.

• Assisting in the evaluation of staff for yearly appraisal, as directed by the Senior Leadership team.


Qualifications and Skills

• A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Education from a recognised University with 3-5 years of direct work experience in an international school.

• Strong knowledge and experience in International Primary curriculum or UK National Curriculum.

• Experience in developing and/or teaching an elementary curriculum

• Highly developed intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated experience in management and leadership is desirable.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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