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Secondary School Teacher of English

Location: Dairy Farm Campus (Singapore)
Functional area: High School European Section
Employment type: Full-time
Job type: Contract
Secondary School English Teacher
European section 
Contract Commencement Date: 1 August 2019
Position: full-time

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:
  • Contribute to the collaborative planning of English
  • Teach MYP & DP English Language and Literature/Language Acquistion
  • Manage classroom behaviour to optimize student learning
  • Facilitate learning amongst a wide range of learners using an inquiry-based approach
  • Assess, record and report on student learning and progress through regular assessments
  • Complete homeroom teacher duties
  • Contribute to the development of the academic and pastoral curricula
  • Attend meetings, complete supervision duties, participate in professional development
  • Contribute to student life at GESS and be an active member of the school community
Requirements:
  • Tertiary educational background in the discipline of English
  • Recognised teaching qualification (minimum B.Ed or PGCE equivalent)
  • At least 5 years of experience of secondary school classroom teaching
  • Knowledge, understanding and teaching experience of the IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme highly desirable
  • Articulate and effective written and oral communication in English 
  • 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. 

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.
Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the application deadline.
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