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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, international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. GESS provides international education to more than 1,600 students of more than 50 nationalities from Pre-School to Grade 12. Since its foundation in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections: as an authorised IB World School our European Section offers tuition in English for students from three years old to high school across all three IB programmes, the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. GESS is a private school association led by an elected committee and the school management. Currently, more than 400 full and part-time staff are employed at the school.  In August 2018, GESS moved to a new site in central Singapore to a purpose built, brand new school campus.

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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