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About Nord Anglia School Guangzhou, Panyu:
Opening in September 2020, Nord Anglia School Guangzhou, Panyu (NAS Guanghzou, Panyu) will provide a state of the art, world-class learning and teaching environment with a total student capacity of 1,800 and a boarding capacity of 880 for students aged 6-15. Providing a unique blended learning experience, NAS Guanghzou, Panyu will offer students the best of Eastern and Western education resources and philosophies. The bilingual programme will follow a progressive blend of core elements of the Chinese National Curriculum with other renowned international curricula taught through the medium of Mandarin Chinese and English.
As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, it shares resources and knowledge with 61 other schools around the world. The Global Campus will connect NAS Suzhou students with other Nord Anglia Education schools based in 28 different countries worldwide. Students will be able to extend their international experience through opportunities to learn abroad, to connect with more than 61,000 students through the innovative online platform and to take advantage of exciting experiences and expeditions.
Through our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT and UNICEF, we embrace innovation to ensure students and teachers have the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the future.
English (Homeroom) Teacher Job Description:
This English(Homeroom) Teacher requires the ability, expertise and training to teach English Language and Literature learning in primary/middle school. Additional experience or training in high school and related areas of the Language acquisition and ESL in the Mainstream certification or its equivalent will also be considered a plus.
Knowledge and understanding:
Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the subject of English Language with experience in national or international curriculum (such as CNC, IPC, IMYC, PYP/MYP/IBDP; IGCSE, British NC or similar)
Able to guide and support student subject-related questions and facilitate inquiry-based learning in their specialist subject(s)
Knowledge and understanding for curriculum and assessment development in English Language and English Language learning.
Planning and setting expectations:
Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the students being taught
Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning and motivation
Set clear targets for students' learning, building on prior attainment and experiences
Identify and provide for students who have special educational needs (either in additional foundation learning support or for extending challenging learning opportunities)
Where applicable, implement and keep records on Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Liaise with the English and Language learning team of teachers to determine the learning objectives of learning topics, themes and integrated interdisciplinary tasks
Additional tasks will include assisting in development of online resources, administration and English Language learning applications as well as interdisciplinary course development.
Teaching and managing student learning:
Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time
Use teaching methods especially aligned with inquiry-based learning that keep students engaged, including stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources
Set high expectations for student behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused and inspiring teaching and through positive and productive relationships
Promote positive behaviour patterns, encourage self-esteem, and improve independent working for students to assist their education and growth.
Assessment and evaluation:
Assessment for and of learning in how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future learning development tasks and teaching
Mark, record and monitor student class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting appropriate targets for student progress
When applicable, understand the demands expected of students in relation to the national curriculum, international standards and alignment.
Relations with parents and wider community:
Know how to prepare and present high quality informative and appropriate reports to parents
Recognize that learning takes place outside the school context and provide opportunities to develop student understanding by relating learning to relevant, authentic, real and context related examples
Understand and act upon building effective relationships with school agencies and partnerships beyond the school.
Managing own performance and development:
NAS Guangzhou teachers understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional growth and development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the courses they teach
NAS Guangzhou teachers understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies, guidelines and practices
NAS Guangzhou teachers set a good example to the students they teach in their presentation and their personal conduct
NAS Guangzhou teachers evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.
*NAS Guangzhou recognises the special contribution our teachers make to our community and especially in regard to duties other than teaching. Please note that all teachers at NAS Guangzhou participate in duties other than teaching. These duties include roles and tasks as home room teacher, before and after school bus and campus grounds, boarding house study support, play and general facility areas during break times, team and faculty meetings, professional development, school improvement workshops and projects, and support for school community development events such as Open Days and Presentations. These duties are all fairly accounted for in the day to day teaching load assignments. Teacher preparation time is carefully protected to ensure responsible and appropriate professional duty of care for all teachers and staff.
PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS – Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
At least Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching qualification.
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience.
International teaching experience.
Experience in a bilingual language learning environment.
ESL in the Mainstream certification or equivalent.