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Learning Support Teacher - Primary School

Location: Junior Campus (Singapore)
Functional area: Primary School European Section
Employment type: Full-time
Job type: Contract
Full-time: commencing 1 January 2019

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School. Children aged 18 months onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and inclusion. Currently, more than 1600 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located in a popular residential area at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve and with very good access to the public transport system.

Responsibilities:
  • Plan, teach and assess differentiated learning support lessons for designated students in Grades 1 – 5 through the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) 
  • Screen students to identify learning support needs, and develop student support plans
  • Design timetables to optimize learning support lessons for designated students
  • Collaborate with all teachers to support curriculum through learning support lessons
  • Provide pedagogical leadership across the Primary teaching team to support differentiated teaching for a range of learners
  • Aid in the development and implementation of learning support resources, tools and methodologies
Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Education or Postgraduate Certificate of Education
  • Learning support/early intervention specialization qualifications
  • At least two years’ Primary School teaching (preferred contained classroom)
  • At least two years’ experience providing early intervention and/or learning support
  • Experience teaching in a diverse and multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment
  • Experience in the IB’s Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP)
  • Excellent written and oral English language
  • Passion for supporting learners in a diverse learning environment
  • Open-minded, collaborative approach to teamwork
  • Eagerness to learn and innovate, seeking and implementing best practices
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.

As in 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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