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Mandarin Teaching Assistant

  • Period: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date for applications: 31 July 2019

 

LOCATION 

Dover Court International School, Singapore 

JOB TITLE 

Mandarin Teaching Assistant 

JOB PURPOSE 

Supporting Teaching and Learning in the Mandarin Department

REPORTING TO 

Mandarin Department and Deputy Head of Primary

DIRECT REPORTS 

Eileen Chu/ Kiara Gray/ Andrew Marshall

OTHER KEY 

RELATIONSHIPS 

Parents

Teaching Staff

PACKAGE 

Competitive

KEY RESULT AREA 

MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE

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  • Has an awareness of school Safeguarding policy and understands reporting procedure.
  • Follow all the guidance laid out in our Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy and related policies. 
  • Awareness of possible dangers and immediately act appropriately on them.
  • Carefully observe students and actively participate during break duties.
  • Able to follow guidelines during emergency procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality within school. 

 

·      All students feel safe and protected, both in school and out in the community.

·      Safeguarding and Health & Safety concerns are reported accurately and in a timely manner. 

Teaching & Learning 

  • Support teaching and learning of Mandarin inside and outside the classroom.  
  • Assist Mandarin Team in assessment and record keeping as directed. 
  • Undertake routine tasks as required.
  • Be involved with school trips and extra-curricular activities. 
  • Supervisory duties as required. 
  • Assist in the display of pupils work and production/maintenance of resources (as directed by Mandarin Team). 
  • Foster positive relationships with parents and the wider community. 
  • Work with small groups, extending their learning based on individual targets and formative assessment as directed by teacher. 
  • Maintain professional standards especially in dress, punctuality and attendance. 

 

  • All students access learning opportunities which meet their needs at a level most appropriate for them. 
  • Resources are prepared and used effectively to support teaching and learning
  • Children access a range of learning opportunities which offer a diverse educational experience and maximise every learning opportunity 
  • Teachers are supported to deliver Quality First Teaching. 

Personal Development

  • Continual development through the identification and implementation of your own Personal Development Plan
  • Be able to identify sources of support.
  • Set achievable goals and priorities based on self-review.

 

  • Improved performance
  • Performance appraisal
  • Personal Development Plan
     

 

 

 

  1.  
  • Promote and adhere to the Company Vision and Values: 
  • Opportunity - For us, opportunities need to be meaningful, about achieving potential and making progress.
  • Impact - For us, impact is about making a difference. It needs to be immediate, positive and lasting. 
  • Leadership - For us, leadership is about considering the team’s needs as well as your own, setting inspiring examples, being supportive and showing real accountability and responsibility.
  • Respect - For us, respect is about listening, being inclusive, showing tolerance and getting the little things right

·      All staff are required to manage effective personal development as part of the Company’s commitment to invest in staff as the key resource in the organisation

  • 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

 

  • Valued member of the team and organisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

 

Qualifications/Training 

  • Good standard of spoken and written English

Essential

  • Recognised qualification in Maths and English (or be prepared to work towards)

Desirable

Experience / Knowledge

  • Experience of working with children in different settings 

Essential

  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures 

Essential

  • Knowledge of the English National Curriculum 

Desirable

Skills 

  • Ability to communicate clearly with students, parents and colleagues 

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team 

Essential

  • Good ICT Skills 

Essential

  • Fluent Mandarin Speaker

Essential

Personal Attributes 

High levels of personal integrity and confidentiality 

Essential

Excellent organisational and time-management skills

Essential

 Attention to detail

Essential

Ability to work under pressure and remain calm

Essential

Willingness to take on multiple tasks

Essential

Proactive and able to prompt others to ensure deadlines are achieved

Essential

Self-motivated and enthusiastic

Essential

Ability to work independently

Essential

Continually strive for improvement

Essential

Adaptability

Essential

 

 

OTHER CONDITIONS


Hold a current Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent for countries lived in outside of the UK.

 

Compliance with visa requirements for working in Singapore