English is a popular and well-established subject at St. Andrews and we are looking for an experienced Head of EAL 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, working closely with the Literacy Coordinator (KS2) and the Head of English (High School), in the continued development of the curriculum from Year 3 to Year 13.
Literacy/English is taught to all students in KS2/the High School, with the majority following schemes of work based on the English National Curriculum, leading to studying IGCSE English Language and IGCSE Literature in Years 10 and 11. The school aims, as far as possible, to include students with EAL needs in this, though schemes of work for some groups may be adapted and students with significant needs 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. While most senior students take either English Literature or Language and Literature at Higher or Standard Level, some students study their first language and English Language B at Higher or Standard Level. The successful applicant will be responsible for liaising with the Literacy Coordinator (KS2) and the Head of English (High School) and coordinating and teaching these adapted and/or more intensive programmes, as well as IGCSE English as a Second Language and English Language B, and previous experience of these courses would be advantageous.
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 15th January 2015. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London between Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd January 2015 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).
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St. Andrews International School Bangkok
9 Pridi Banomyong 20/1, Sukhumvit Soi 71
Watthana, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand