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
• 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
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
• 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.
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
Middleton International School - 215 UBT
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Primary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 5 - 11 years