Job Reference : 03935
Location : La Côte International School, Aubonne, Switzerland
Closing Date : 05/01/2018
Department : Teaching
Hours Per week : Not Specified
Teacher of English
Scope and purpose of the job
In order to fill this role effectively, the successful candidate will need to have a diverse range of qualities, competencies and experience. An LCIS teacher should be an inspirational, passionate and adaptable educator and a creative and innovative curriculum leader. He/She should be an outstanding motivator, learner, administrator and communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills, and should be capable of preparing students for International Baccalaureate programmes in a stimulating, challenging and well-organised learning environment.
He/She should be able to provide high quality teaching and learning, make effective use of resources, and ensure improved standards of achievement for all students. He/She should be flexible, creative and innovative and should be able to collaborate with colleagues in school and with colleagues across the Nord Anglia Education network of schools.
- Collaborate in the design, development and implementation of the English A programme.
- Deliver the teaching and learning of English throughout the secondary school effectively.
- Maintain assessment systems, reporting and record-keeping systems for students.
- Administer rewards, sanctions and safety policies and procedures relating to students.
- Take part in professional development opportunities.
- Contribute to a programme of trips, excursions and fieldtrips.
- Contribute to a programme of extra-curricular activities.
- Develop a positive attitude towards their subject in the school and wider community through cooperative relations, publications, competitions etc.
- Attend regular meetings with the Head of Department and other working groups.
- Enhance the professional standing of the teaching body.
- Develop interdisciplinary links between their subject area and other subjects.
- Participate in the development of the pastoral programmes, specifically as a Homeroom teacher.
Knowledge and Skills
- Model the behaviours and values promoted by LCIS and the IB Learner Profile and act as a role model for students.
- Possess excellent communication skills and be willing to adapt to the demands of an international school, in particular he/she should be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Support the development of their subject area.
- Have the ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload.
- Provide support and guidance for students in academic and pastoral matters.
- Be able to inspire mixed culture and ability classes using a variety of styles to create appropriate learning opportunities for all students.
- Have a high level of understanding of current research as to how children learn and possess the ability to motivate colleagues and students to perform at their best.
- Be accomplished in the delivery of English A International Baccalaureate Diploma courses or similar.
- Have a high level of awareness of current developments and research findings in education pertaining to their subject areas.
- All staff are required to manage effective personal development as part of the Nord Anglia Education’s commitment to invest in staff as the key resource in the organization.
- Each individual must ensure that they meet their statutory responsibilities and Company policies with regard to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and other relevant legislation.
- Any other appropriate duties as allocated by the Principal.
- Contribute to the Enrichment programme in the secondary school curriculum.
- Contribute to the school’s extra-curricular programme
Qualifications and experience:
- Qualified teacher status and degree appropriate to the teaching duties to be undertaken.
- Experience of teaching the full range of Secondary English
- Knowledge and proven experience of teaching English at IB Diploma and MYP level.
- Ability to teach other areas such as ‘TOK’ would be an advantage.
- Native English speaker.
Person specification and requirements:
- The ability to energise and engage students
- Proactive, creative and flexible
- Communicate effectively (both written and verbal) to a variety of audiences.
- Evidence of continuous INSET and commitment to further professional development
- Adhere to all school policies particularly those pertaining to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, SEN and Child Protection
- Establish and develop close relationships with parents and the community, specifically building and maintaining relationships with other relevant people and agencies.