Class Teacher (Elementary) - English Medium Learning Learning and Teaching Standards A 1. Know students and How they Learn ******* teachers have insightful and detailed knowledge of the developmental characteristics and learning needs of the children they teach. They have expertise and the desire to meet the wide range of individual learning and wellbeing needs of children who come from Chinese cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds. 2. Plan for and implement effective learning and teaching ****** teachers are subject specialists and have current knowledge of the curriculum and the age range they teach. They set high expectations and challenging developmental and learning goals for their students and use a variety of effective learning and teaching strategies, resources and digital technology to support their students in achieving these goals. They encourage their students to be innovative, imaginative, creative and critical thinkers who are able to work well with others. 3. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning and progress ***** teachers are knowledgeable and effective users of assessment to support learning. They use a range of data measures and assessment strategies to inform their evaluation of students’ progress which enables them to plan for learning, to report accurately and effectively on student progress and to design appropriate intervention and support strategies. 4.Develop supportive and safe learning environments ***** teachers are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people. They ensure secure, stimulating and well managed learning environments that promote a sense of safety, support and wellbeing. 5.Demonstrate International-mindedness and Global Citizenship ***** teachers have an appreciation of their own culture, as well as an openness to the perspectives, beliefs and educational philosophy of China. They respect other cultures, religions and languages. They recognise the importance of developing our students to be ethical Chinese and global citizens. 6.Engage Professionally in Learning and with the Community ***** teachers participate actively in professional learning and work collaboratively with colleagues to improve their practice. They hold themselves accountable to the highest professional standards in their interactions with colleagues, students and parents.
Qualifications: (Essential for China Work Permit) Bachelor’s degree in relevant/specialist subject area Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or equivalent Masters’ degree CLIL or EAL qualification or experience Qualified Teacher Status in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA Skills/experience: Mother tongue or near-native fluency in English Minimum 2 years’ experience in teaching inquiry-based learning (or PYP curriculum) within Elementary school Demonstrated success in working with students in the age range you are teaching For Specialist Teachers, demonstrated experience in your discipline A strong understanding of progressive pedagogy Effective planning and time management Creative and effective use of resources, including education technology Ability to maintain student focus and active engagement on learning Positive management of behaviour Strong, clear communication and listening skills Adaptable to varying contexts and an enthusiasm for working with Chinese colleagues and parents Experience in teaching EAL/ELL students Enthusiasm for curriculum study and development Demonstrated experience in using a variety of assessment and feedback techniques Demonstrated experience in raising achievement and setting aspirational targets Previous experience in an international school Some proficiency in oral Chinese Mandarin would be an advantage but is not a requirement Excellent subject knowledge, especially in literacy and elementary school Science (for non-Specialist Teachers)