Primary EAL Coordinator, Singapore

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UWC South East Asia - EASTSingapore
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Start date: Aug 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

UWCSEA East Campus is seeking a well-qualified and experienced teacher of English as an Additional Language (EAL) to become the Coordinator of Primary School EAL for an August 2019 start. A relevant degree, teaching qualification and minimum 5 years teaching experience is essential. We are looking for a specialist who can lead and teach across the Primary School Grades. Our Primary School EAL programme is actively being developed and this is an exciting opportunity to become the coordinator of a new programme and help to shape it to meet the needs of our English Language Learners.

Person Specification

  • A relevant degree and a recognized teaching qualification or certification are essential
  • Recent formal training and/or experience in English Language Learning (EAL/ESL etc.) or Applied Linguistics
  • Experience of developing an EAL programme would be an advantage
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential alongside a willingness to adapt and develop pedagogy to meet the needs of our learners

Main Responsibilities

Develop and maintain an effective EAL programme to support English Language Learners to achieve their potential and access the five elements of UWCSEA’s learning programme.

Support school policies and collaborate with Heads of Grade, Vice Principals and the Principal to achieve goals Work alongside teachers in supporting English Language Learners from K1 to Grade 5.


  • Teaching commitments will include team teaching, facilitating small group and individual learning, both within and outside of the classroom and leading professional development of teachers and teaching assistants.

Assessment and tracking

  • Coordinate systems for monitoring and tracking the progress of English Language Learners in English within a concept- based curriculum
  • Conduct assessments for student applicants to UWCSEA who may have EAL needs and ensure appropriate provision is available on entry
  • Contribute to placement decisions in conjunction with the Primary School Leadership Team
  • Coordinate assessments of students who have been referred by teachers, and make recommendations for provision


  • Assist with providing differentiated programmes for individual students
  • Ensure the smooth transition between grades of students on the EAL register
  • Monitor assessment and progress of students in the EAL Programme across the school

Administration and Communication

  • Coordinate intervention and support across all learning areas
  • Maintain records on the College’s online information system
  • Manage the EAL budget and ordering of resources
  • Attend, as appropriate, grade level, school level, student support and curriculum meetings
  • Communicate proactively and regularly with class teachers and Heads of Grade

Professional Learning

  • Attend to own Professional Learning and keep abreast of current pedagogy in related fields
  • Facilitate and plan Professional Learning sessions for teachers, teaching assistants and parents
  • Plan interventions to be implemented by teaching assistants and teachers
  • Provide support for differentiated practice within the classroom to support all learners in accessing the curriculum.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 am [Singapore Time] 15 February 2019.

Those interested should apply on our Portal.

We are committed to safeguarding our students. Anyone applying for a position at the College must be willing to undergo employment background checks and screening appropriate to the post.

Job location

More about UWC South East Asia - EAST
Address: East Campus, 1 Tampines Street 73, 528704, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6305 5344