Teacher of IB PYP & MYP EnglishLanguage Support (EAL / ESL) Scope : Primary andSecondary Reporting to : Head of Primary, PYP Coordinator,Head of English Support Services, Head of Secondary, MYPCoordinator In order to fill this role effectively the persontaking on the role will need to have a range of qualities,competencies and experience.
The Teacherof EAL / ESL should be an inspirational, passionate andadaptable educator and a creative and innovative curriculumleader.
He / She should be an outstanding motivator,learner, administrator and communicator, with excellentinterpersonal skills, and should be capable of leading an area oflearning and preparing students for international programmes in astimulating, challenging and well-organised learningenvironment.
Qualifications and experience. Theschool prefers people with : Qualified teacher statusappropriate to the teaching duties to beundertaken.
Experience in teaching English as Second orAdditional Language. Knowledge andSkills. He / She should : model the behaviours andvalues promoted by ISL Qatar and act as a role model for colleaguesand students possess excellent communication skills andbe willing to adapt to the demands of an international school, inparticular he / she should be able to communicate effectively bothverbally and in writing in English.
have the ability to managea diverse and demanding workload have a high level ofunderstanding of current research as to how children learn andpossess the ability to motivate students to perform at theirbest through differentiated instruction, and by using avariety of styles, be able to inspire mixed culture students withspecific English Language needs, by creating challenging andengaging learning opportunities be able to participate fullyin an expanding IB school and in particular help to develop theteam spirit have a high level of awareness of currentdevelopments and research in the field of English LanguageSupport.
Responsibilities. To implementthe EAL / ESL curricula and schemes of work for studentsthroughout the school. To liaise with the Head ofPrimary / Secondary and the PYP / MYP teams and thecurriculum leaders to ensure effective delivery of thecurriculum to specified classes, including selecting resources andmanaging them efficiently in the classroom Toparticipate in the design, development, implementation and reviewof the EAL / ESL curriculum To participate in the design,development, implementation and review of assessment and reportingsystems To promote the health and safety of assignedclasses To participate in professional development andcontributeto regular staff training / meetings To encouragethe team spirit in the primary school and developlinks with colleagues across the school Tocontribute to community service and global citizenshipgoals To contribute to the extra-curricular activitiesprogramme of the school To contribute to the development of apositive attitude between the primary / secondary school and thewider community through cooperative relations, publications,competitions etc.
To enhance the professional standing of theteaching body Specific Responsibilities. The successfulcandidate will assume this post at a crucial stage in thedevelopment of ISL Qatar.
The following list gives anindication of some of the specific current matters to beaddressed. To participate in the current development of thePYP & MYP, addressing matters arising from ourPYP & MYP authorisation report To usetechnology to support EAL / ESL learning, especiallythrough use of a Virtual Learning Environment(ManageBac) To participate in the on-going accreditationprocess with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and NewEngland Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Toparticipate in development of Assessment for Learning (AFL) andUnderstanding by Design (UBD) To participate in thedevelopment of the new pastoralprogrammes