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Primary Learning Support Teacher

Dover Court International SchoolSingapore

Established in 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is a leading inclusive British international school. We serve international families of students aged 3 to 18. Our curriculum is based upon the DfE’s Early Years Foundation Stage framework, the National Curriculum for England, the International Primary Curriculum, IGCSE/GCSE, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and International BTEC Level 2 in Business.

We are unique in offering a bespoke set of alternative pathways for students. In Secondary we have courses that focus on English, mathematics, life skills and employability through ASDAN programmes, and vocational qualifications such as the International BTEC Level 1 in Business. In Primary we are guided by the National Curriculum for England and draw upon the International Primary Curriculum and Reggio Emilia inspired approaches.

Our school is active in the local international school sports league and we are extremely competitive across a number of sports. The school has an extensive programme of residential trips starting in Year 4 up to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Secondary. All students are involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities, mainly run by teaching staff. About 10% of our students are supported by our integrated SEN unit.

The school is on a green 12-acre site about 20 minutes from the Singapore CBD and has excellent specialist facilities, including libraries, ICT suites, The Link (maker-space), dance studio, swimming pool and sports halls. We recently opened a new building to accommodate the increasing numbers of Secondary students, which boasts purpose-built art, drama, PE, music and IT specialist spaces. In 2022 we will open a new indoor sports hall, a specialist arts and technology building and bespoke facilities for our Pathways programme.

We are members of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are an EDEXCEL and AQA exam centre and are authorised by the IBO to deliver the IB Diploma Programme. We are the only school in Singapore to offer ASDAN courses.

Staff are well supported with professional development sessions run in-house and by access to external training courses through Nord Anglia University, FOBISIA and our partnerships with King’s College London, MIT, The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and The Juilliard School. There is a strong ethos of professional collegiality.

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About the role

Join our fast-paced international environment to work with a team of learning support teachers, under the leadership of the Primary SENCO, supporting students across the primary school with their learning needs.

You will work with both individual students and small booster groups, supporting yet challenging your students to set ambitious targets for themselves. Communicating with class teachers, the Primary SENCO and parents are paramount to this role, as is the need to seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance student experience and outcomes.

Due to the nature of the role and our inclusive environment, experience of teaching students with additional learning needs is essential. 

About you

You will be a passionate advocate for inclusion and students of all abilities. You will be relentless in seeking out and implementing evidence-based methods to raise students’ level of achievement. The ability to communicate clearly with all stakeholders is essential.

Keen to collaborate with all stakeholders and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school and advocate for its inclusive philosophy. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with students, staff, and parents. 

Benefits

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 13,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practices across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform, which harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our staff don’t just maintain their skills, but develop themselves in the process.

As a Nord Anglia Education staff member, you enjoy the following benefits:

  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
  • A culture that is fair and consultative  
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career.

Selection Process

The closing date for applications is 10 December 2021. We encourage early applications and reserve the right to interview and appoint before this deadline.

Further details of the selection process will be sent to shortlisted candidates, Face to face or online interviews will be conducted.

Date of Employment:  August 2022

Safeguarding

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.

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