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IGCSE & A - Level Science Teacher

PanyaDee - The British School of Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand
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    Preference : Both NES & NNES
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    Salary : THB 60,000 / month
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 Science
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    Gender Any

Role Introduction
We are looking for well-qualified teachers to teach Science, from lower secondary (Y7) up to IGCSE and potentially A level throughout our Koh Samui based school. It is a unique opportunity to develop your skills in one of Thailand's most iconic islands, while contributing to a unique, result-driven, pedagogic approach. A specialist in Physics would be desired.

Main Duties
· Contribute widely to the school through, for example, enrichment activities, developing impactful teaching methods and curriculum, interventions to support individuals or groups of students, administering internal examinations or outreach activities;

· Teach across the age and ability-range, challenging the most able and supporting those who find the subject challenging;

· Seek to develop your own professional practice and development in conjunction with our leadership team;

· Follow the school’s assessment and reporting policies, teacher’s manual, and attend parents’ meetings as required;

· Contribute to the co-curricular life of the school as agreed with our leadership team;

· Be committed to the safeguarding of all young people;

· Tutor various sized groups of pupils, taking an interest in their well-being and academic progress;

· Assist on a regular basis in various initiatives such as educational development or pastoral care, supporting the school and getting to know students.

The Ideal Candidate
You will be a reflective teacher who:

· has a good honours degree (2:1 or above) and/or a further degree in a directly-related subject;

· is passionate about their subject and can demonstrate the subject knowledge required to deliver engaging lessons across the age and ability range of students at PBISS;

· shares PBISS holistic vision of education and is excited to contribute to the co-curricular and pastoral aspects of school life;

· has strong interpersonal skills and can build relationships and collaborate with a wide range of people;

· is committed to their continuous professional development;

· demonstrates a solid understanding of, and commitment to working within the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion;

· embraces developments and innovations in teaching and learning and is open to a range of approaches to assessment and differentiation in the classroom;

· is willing to share their approach to education and learning with the school and benefit from shared teaching methods

· respect strict confidentiality for the intellectual property, privacy. and work of school stakeholders, including colleagues sharing their teaching approaches with the school

· can demonstrate good ICT competence and willingness to use various technologies for teaching and learning;

· considers there is no teaching without learning

· is highly motivated and can work independently as well as within teams;

· is interested in the welfare and pastoral wellbeing of students;

· has excellent oral and written communication skills;

· has a positive attitude, an optimistic approach to change and development, and a balanced sense of perspective.

Visa support
Payment of work permit and visa.

Professional Development
We have a structured professional development programme, with a strong emphasis on applied educational psychology and cognitive science. In addition there is a culture of sharing best practices informally within departments made possible thanks to our staff commitment to confidentiality that protects the work and skills of our staff while benefiting our students.

For all staff, there are frequent observations and discussions to identify development opportunities and create tailored professional development. Teachers joining the profession are supported as they find their feet, and anyone wanting to gain QTS or PGCE qualifications are given significant help and resources.

Further Benefits:
· Participation in a provident-style security plan

· Accident and health insurance

· Visa and Work Permit advice services

· School fee reduction

· Quality of life: with its coastal location, Koh Samui offers a healthy living environment with, for example, a good air quality as compared to most continental towns and cities

PBISS implements its own pedagogic approach, Cambridge x STEM+, which is designed to develop cognitive abilities, such as critical thinking, as well as desirable traits, such as curiosity, through hands-on, active learning. From an academic standpoint, we are outcome oriented with the goal to foster students’ drive and ability to acquire new knowledge. While Cambridge international curriculum is what we do, our internally built and constantly evolving STEM+ approach is how we do it.

PBISS community is often described as a home away from home. We are situated in Koh Samui, a beautiful and welcoming tropical island that offers excellent quality of life. Palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest are just across the street, and 1 hour from Bangkok by plane.

Colleagues are also genuinely interested in the scholarship of their subject and enjoy a level of autonomy in their teaching that allows them to develop their own effective style that can be safely shared within the school.

PBISS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo background screening appropriate to the post.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

To comply with, adhere to, and actively support school policies and procedures.
To carry out any other duties that are commensurate with the role and as instructed by PBISS management.
To adhere to the PBISS’s Health and Safety policies and procedures and to perform any school wide designated duties with regard to Health and Safety and the security of the school.
Other projects/duties as assigned for the overall benefit of the organisation. This job description serves as a guide to the general duties of the role and may be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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