Job Details

Homeroom Teacher

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Mandarin International School

location
Bangkok, Thailand
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    Preference : Both NES & NNES
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    Salary : THB 70,000 / month
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Start Work : Aug 2024

Highlights :

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    Job Type Full-time
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    Education Bachelor degree
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    B.ED./ PGCE / iPGCE Preferred
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    Experience 1 year
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    Major Relevant
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    Gender Any

Job Description
Job Title:  Homeroom Teacher (F2)
Department: MIS Lower Secondary School
Function: Academic
Reports to: Headmaster

Job Purpose
The Teacher of English will play a significant role in the development of the MIS Lower Secondary School, as we expand from already successful EYFS and Primary provision. The person in role will continue to encourage our focus on English Language inside and outside of the classroom, making learning a relevant environment for students. As well as developing the teaching and learning of English throughout Key Stage 3 it is a requirement for the successful applicant to teach specialist English to Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6) classes.

The post holder will be required to help develop the direction of the KS3 syllabus across the subject range. Special consideration for our focus on local environmentalism and social responsibility will be encouraged.

This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher wishing to leave their mark on a school.

We wish to develop the internal focus of English among students and would like the successful candidate to help organise in-school events and competitions to help raise the profile of English.

Key Responsibilities
Curriculum
• Produce schemes of work that inspire a love of the subject, and develops students’ skills and knowledge towards external examinations.
• To ensure that all students make progress, and high expectations in personal achievement are maintained.
• Review and develop the curriculum in line with School policy, mission and vision.
• To utilise a variety of teaching approaches, as appropriate
• To take responsibility for the learning environment, including both classroom and school displays of work.

Departmental responsibilities
• Manage resources and equipment requirements within the English Department.
• Work with other departments on cross-curricular opportunities and community projects.

Administration
• Ensure that student work is regularly marked and appropriate feedback is consistent and responded to.
• Produce assessment material and departmental records.
• Prepare student coursework submission and examination entries.
• Organise departmental trips, events and school visits.

Teaching and Learning:
• Ensure that lessons are well planned, structured and delivered to inspire a love of learning.
• Plan and teach lessons that enable access to all learning needs and differentiate appropriately.
• Ensure marking, assessment and feedback is timely, appropriate and meaningful.
• Reflect on teaching practice to adapt to student needs, including barriers to learning related to SEN and EAL student experience.
• Record and report on student progress and attainment, based upon accurate and regular assessment.
• Be able to demonstrate outstanding subject and curriculum knowledge.
• To establish excellent working relationships with students that engage with students as individuals.
• Set high expectations for behavior and attainment.
• Establish excellent relationships and communication with parents.
• Effectively communicate and develop relationships with external companies or bodies.
• Participate in staff, departmental and pastoral meetings
• Be responsible for students' welfare, progress and attainment.
• To implement school policy for rewards and sanctions.
• To ensure a safe learning environment that fosters personality growth and freedom of expression.

Professional Knowledge and Understanding
• Have knowledge of and keep up-to-date with the English National Curriculum.
• Be aware of and promote British values as part of the curriculum and ethos of the school.
• Understand how students’ learning is affected by their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development
• Select and make good use of ICT skills of classroom and management support
• Understand and know how national and local comparative and school data including National Curriculum test data can be used to set clear targets for students’ achievement
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues and parents
• Participate in the Performance Management Cycle.
• Participate as required in meetings with professional colleagues and parents in respect of duties and responsibilities of the post.
• Take responsibility for your own professional development.
• Be aware and mindful of all aspects of health and safety.
• Ensure that all school policies are properly implemented.

Assessment and Reporting:
• Assess and report each student’s progress systematically with reference to the school’s policy and practice, including the social progress of each child and use the results to inform future planning.
• Mark and monitor classwork and homework, in line with the school’s current practices.
• Make use of attainment records and data to set targets and monitor student progress.
• Give relevant and regular feedback to students to aid progress.
• Provide reports on individual progress to school leaders / parents as required.

Professional Development
• Engage in internal school training days to improve teaching practice and develop departmental strategies.
• Look to regularly assess teaching and learning against global and local trends in education practice.
• Search for CPD opportunities to develop personal teaching and learning practice, and actively look to disseminate new knowledge to staff.

Additional professional responsibilities
• Contribute to the wider school environment by participating in house and community projects.
• Offer extra-curricular activities to students after school.
• Accompany students on residential trips and academic trips.
• Be responsible for the safeguarding and welfare of MIS students.

Person Specification
The successful candidate be a flexible team player, who places student welfare and personal progress above all.
The ideal candidate will have:
• A passion for teaching English
• An interest in international education and global mindedness.
• A passion for cultural exchange and multiculturalism.
• A desire to make a real difference to the teaching and learning and understanding of English in the MIS community.
• A proactive approach to departmental and school development.
• A flexible and amenable attitude.
• A drive to raise the profile of MIS in the Bangkok International school community.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• An excellent record of student achievement.

Qualifications
Essential
• Honours degree (or equivalent), in a relevant specialism, from a recognised university.
• Teaching degree/qualification and QTS

Knowledge and Experience
Essential

• Working knowledge and experience of English National Curriculum from teaching in a UK government, private or international school.

Desirable
• Knowledge of international school schooling.
• Experience in school and departmental development.
• Experience working with children who have English as a second language.

The job description may be amended at any appropriate time, following consultation between the Headmaster and teacher, and will be reviewed annually.

Priorities for the year will be negotiated and highlighted as appropriate.

Background checks
Please be aware that successful applicants will be required to provide original copies of degree certificates and teaching qualifications on arrival to Thailand. Upon successful appointment, post holders will also have to undergo health checks as a requirement for access to health insurance. Successful applicants will need to provide an enhanced disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or ICPC in the UK (or equivalent and a local police certificates).

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