Teacher of EAL (IB PYP), Guangzhou, China

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ISA Tianhe International SchoolGuangzhou, China

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary in full expatriate package
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The main role of the EAL Teacher is to maximise pupils' learning and development through the planning, preparation and teaching of the curriculum to meet students’ individual learning needs and achieve specific pupils' outcomes. Teachers teach a range of pupils' abilities and classes and are accountable for the effective delivery of their curriculum. The teacher engages in critical reflection in order to improve their knowledge and skills to better engage students and improve their learning.

The teacher assumes roles beyond the classroom in endeavouring to maximise students’ learning. These roles include working collaboratively with colleagues and other members of the school community, and communicating with parents and care-givers.

The teacher’s contribution to the school goes beyond the classroom. S/He participates in the development of the school policies and programmes and assist in the implementation of school priorities. All classroom teachers may be required to undertake other duties in addition to their teaching duties.

Major Responsibilities

  • Acting as Form Teacher of a class consisting of up to 24 pupils.
  • Ensuring the creativity and high quality of teaching and learning of the class, assisted by a teaching assistant.
  • Organizing the work of the teaching assistant. 
  • Sharing responsibilities for curriculum development, display, performances, trips and organizing some aspects of special events.
  • Fostering a caring atmosphere and showing commitment to the well-being and social and academic progress of each pupil.
  • Acting in accordance with relevant legislation in the PRC and Guangzhou, as well as UK guidelines, particularly with regards to educational provision, health and safety initiatives and safeguarding and ensure that all students and staff maintain these standards.

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English/EAL with PGCE or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ classroom teaching experience in a mainstream school;
  • High proficiency in English;
  • An understanding of the IB and the key underpinnings of the curriculum frameworks is essential.
  • Analysis/problem solving
  • Strong communication skills
  • Decisive
  • Work Standards / Quality Orientation
  • Creativity/ Innovative/takes initiative
  • Planning & Organising Work
  • Having a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of the teaching of their subject(s), their students, curriculum, pedagogy, education-related legislation and the specific teaching context. Awareness of the school’s organisation

More about ISA Tianhe International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 14 years
Address: Block C2-2 Redtory, 128 Siheng Road, Yuan Village, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510655, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +86 20 8890 0909
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ISA Tianhe International School  (formally was established to offer students in Guangzhou an outstanding academic and holistic education. The School follows the framework of the IB PYP curriculum. ISA is an authorized PYP school. 

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