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English Teacher

  • Period: Full-time
  • Contract: 2-Year
  • Closing date for applications: 01 February 2016

St. Andrews International School Bangkok prides itself on the fact that our teachers know their children very well. The atmosphere in the classes is one of warmth and security, a place where children should grow in confidence to take on even more challenging work and activities. Teachers work hard to create this stimulating environment through displays and ongoing work and topics studied.

English is a popular and well-established subject at St. Andrews and we are looking for an experienced English teacher to join the team. Class sizes are small and the students are motivated and enthusiastic, enjoying a lively approach to the subject through a wide range of teaching and learning techniques and speaking and listening, reading and writing tasks. The ideal candidate will convey enthusiasm for the subject and contribute collaboratively in the continued development of the curriculum from Year 7 to Year 13.

English is taught to all students in the High School, with Key Stage 3 schemes of work based on the English National Curriculum, leading to IGCSE English Language and IGCSE Literature in Years 10 and 11. Our school aims, as far as possible, to include even students with significant EAL needs in this, though schemes of work for some groups may be adapted and some students will receive more intensive EAL support at other times. Some of these students may take IGCSE English as a Second Language in Year 11.

The High School Senior Studies programme for Years 12 and 13 has the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme as its academic backbone. Most Senior students take either English Literature or Language and Literature at Higher or Standard Level, though some students study their first language and English Language B at Higher or Standard Level. Experience teaching either English Literature or Language and Literature at IB would be advantageous, as would experience of teaching Theory of Knowledge.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school, and have an excellent reputation for supporting children with special educational needs. Experience of teaching children with dyslexia, mild autism, ADHD etc. would be very good prior experience for a teacher wishing to join our team. Our Mission Statement commits us to meeting ‘all the needs of the individual learner’, and this applies equally to those students targeting the very highest grades at IGCSE and IB. Our work on Assessment for Learning, Growth Mindsets and, more recently, High Performance Learning is a very important part of this.

Our school is committed to developing a Virtual Learning Environment using Moodle. There is a strong commitment to integrating the teaching and use of ICT skills into all areas of the curriculum, where appropriate. All English classrooms have data projectors and interactive whiteboards and access to the internet, with a laptop cart, iPads and ICT labs bookable when required.

As well as their teaching, all teachers are also expected to contribute positively to both the school’s pastoral systems and the extra-curricular programme, offering an Extra-Curricular Activity that either supports or extends the students’ learning in their subject area, or from another area of personal interest.

The closing date for application is 1st February 2016.

If you would like to apply for a position at our school please complete the application process through Jobtrain, accessible via the Careers page on the Nord Anglia Education website: http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/careers/.

 

If you require any further information, please email recruitment@standrews.ac.th.

 

Human Resources

St. Andrews International School Bangkok

9 Pridi Banomyong 20/1, Sukhumvit 71

Watthana, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand

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