Primary School Teachers required for January 2017 and August 2017 starts with possibility of curriculum leadership roles.
The International Academy Amman (IAA) opened its doors as a nonprofit private institution in 2004, with its main goal to educate the youth of Jordan. IAA has accomplished much in its 13 years and is recognised for being one of the best schools in Jordan, as well as internationally. In December 2012, IAA earned joint accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
IAA currently enrolls 1100 students ranging from Pre-K1, at age 3, all the way to the International Baccalaureate Diploma at age 18. The school celebrated its first graduating cohorts in 2011 and since then university acceptance letters have poured in from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. This impressive acceptance list includes the likes of Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Cornell, and University of Pennsylvania; as well as esteemed universities like: McGill, Imperial College, and University College-London.
IAA, an independent co-educational day school, offers an international education within a Jordanian setting that fosters an atmosphere of pride, identity, faith and inter- cultural empathy. IAA promotes academic excellence, ethical development and responsible world citizenship, based on principles of mutual respect and a love of learning. This extends beyond the barriers of the school to the wider community of Jordan through the sharing of knowledge, skills and expertise with other individuals and institutions.
The Primary section is divided into three sections for teaching and learning.
These sections are as follow:
- Early Years, consisting of Pre-K, KG1 and KG2
- Junior Primary consisting of Grade 1 and Grade 2
- Senior Primary consisting of Grades 3, 4 and 5.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is followed in the Early Years Section of the school.
The remainder of the primary school use the following curricula:
- The Australian National Curriculum for Mathematics
- The English and Welsh National Curriculum for Literacy
- The International Primary School Curriculum (IPC) for integrated studies
- The Jordanian National Curriculum for Arabic, Social Studies in Arabic, and Religion.
The aim of the primary school is to provide a broad and relevant curriculum combining the best of local and international content and ideas. Students will be well prepared for the next step in their educational journey, with the tools necessary to succeed in the middle and secondary schools. This means they have the literacy, numeracy, language, information, leadership, and thinking skills necessary to cope with the senior curriculum. In addition, the primary school strives to instill a love of learning. We want students to engage whole-heartedly with the school; develop their intellectual curiosity and enjoy the challenge of expanding their own educational comfort zone. Learning in the primary school is designed to engage all the senses. We aspire to produce students with the intellectual toolkit to succeed and the enthusiasm and drive to do so.
Jordan is a safe and rewarding place to live. Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts; a unique blend of old and new, ideally located on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. Jordanians are friendly and largely well-disposed to expats. English is spoken widely and there are few problems communicating even in the rural areas. The tourist centres of the Dead Sea and Aqaba are attractive and relatively cheap weekend or short-break destinations for staff. Add to that the famous historical sites at Petra, Mount Nebo, Jerash and Um Qais, the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum and spectacular opportunities of wadi-walking in Mujib and other valleys, and you will appreciate that Jordan has much to offer as a place to live.
Applicants must have:
- A University degree in education or relevant field with teaching emphasis or completion of a teaching preparation programme from a recognized institution and/or Board and be a fully qualified teacher (with QTS or equivalent)
- Experience in teaching a classroom of children aged 3 - 11. International School Experience is an advantage.
- Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills in interacting and collaborating with students, parents and staff.
- Ability to supervise students in non-classroom settings.
- Ability to work independently and within a team.
- Strong Maths teaching & ICT skills
What we offer:
- Highly competitive tax free salary paid in US Dollars (Teacher scale depending on experience and educational qualifications: 37,000- 46,000* PA.)
- Fully Furnished Housing (2-3 Bedroom apartments within 5 km radius of the school) + monthly utility allowance
- Full Medical Cover for staff member and resident family members
- Baggage Allowance (start and end of contract)
- Return Flights (start and end of contract)
- 100% tuition fees discount for two children enrolled at IAA
- Social security savings benefit refundable at end of contract
- End of service benefit
- Re-signing bonus for longevity
- Child friendly with nursery on campus for children aged 40 days to 3 years.
How to apply:
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing the position and the grades/KS preferred in the subject line and include the names and email addresses of at least 3 referees.
For more information please visit our website www.iaa.edu.jo or call +962 6 5502055 ext. 3202
Phone and Skype interviews will be arranged for all short-listed applicants as soon as possible.