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Pre-School IB-PYP Coordinator

Location: Both Campuses (Singapore)
Functional area: Pre-School
Employment type: Full-time
Job type: Contract
Preschool Section
Full time position: commencing 1 August 2018

We are seeking a PYP curriculum coordinator of the preschool

GESS has strong European foundations and believes in developing confident, forward-looking students through a celebration of respect, openness and inclusiveness. GESS is recognised for its languages and offers a choice between two main curricula: the German Abitur or the English-speaking International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. The school caters to students of all ages, starting from 18 months to graduation at 18 years. GESS is a private school association led by an elected committee and the school management. Currently, more than 300 full and part-time staff are employed at the school. A new purpose-built campus with brand new facilities will open in August 2018 at Dairy Farm Road.
 

Responsibilities:
  • Students: ensuring the students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through an holistic approach
  • Teachers: leading them in planning, teaching, assessing, reflecting, developing and recording transdisciplinary units of inquiry
  • Parents: listening to them and informing them of PYP
  • Teaching: language classes to preschool’s students, conducting appraisal and leading professional development sessions
  • Learning: student tracking for language development, student support, enrichment
  • Curriculum: organise and prepare all documentation for authorization visit (collecting data, developing action plans, policies, etc.); working with PYP (Primary), MYP and DP coordinators to continually improve our programmes.
  • School: implementation of GESS mission, IB and CoIS standards
  • Finance: preparing PYP professional development and resources budgets and keeping to budget, creativity to make the school cost-effective
  • IT: Sharepoint, school database, technology for learning
  • Admissions & Marketing: promoting learning at GESS, communication with potential families
Requirements:
  • Recognised teaching qualification (minimum B.Ed or PGCE equivalent)
  • Knowledge, understanding of the IB’s Primary Programme is a must
  • Knowledge, understanding of the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education is desirable
  • At least 5 years of experience of preschool/primary school classroom teaching
  • At least 2 years teaching experience of the IB’s Primary Programme
  • Articulate and effective written and oral communication in English
  • Management experience is desirable
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience of working in an international school setting advantageous
  • Willingness to adapt to and embrace a new school environment
We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application, your complete resume, salary expectations and a recent photo.
Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the application deadline.

Our students are our most valuable assets. As any professional international school, GESS has a Child Protection Policy. Our recruitment process reflects this policy in that we ask for a police clearance check and further background checks for shortlisted candidates.
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