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JOB SUMMARY

Job title: Teacher of English

Department: English

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Job purpose: To teach English

Reporting line: Head of Department

Hours: Full time

Salary: Very Attractive and Competitive

IGCSE ENGLISH TEACHER
 
ROLE SUMMARY:

This post would suit either a newly qualified or an experienced teacher. The successful candidate should be able to inspire all students to fulfil their academic potential. It is essential that the appointed person is an effective team member, who can help to promote the English Faculty via curriculum enhancement trips, and is willing to actively seek opportunities to develop teaching and learning within the subject.

Your professional duties
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching
Be an excellent teacher
Be committed to raising academic standards and improving the quality of teaching and learning within their subject
Plan lessons thoroughly in accordance with school policy and in line with the department?s schemes of work
Ensure that individual lessons are sufficiently challenging and enable all students to learn at all points in the lesson
Inspire students to continue their learning beyond lessons
Engender an atmosphere within lessons, which is conducive to active learning and encourages pupils to learn collaboratively
Actively promote the subject, for example by using suitable wall displays
Ensure that effective use is made of the resources available within the department and that they are well maintained
Actively seek CPD opportunities
Assessment, Recording and Reporting
Set ambitious, yet realistic, targets for students and encourage them to fulfil their academic potential
Ensure that appropriate work is set on a regular basis and is forthcoming from all students
Monitor and track the progress of students by setting appropriate assessments in line with departmental policy
Ensure that assessed work is marked on a regular basis in accordance with the departmental marking policy and that it is appropriately annotated to enable students to assess their own learning
Implement the department?s intervention strategies for underperforming students
Maintain accurate records of all assessed work
Complete all interim, half term and end-of-term reports in a professional manner.
     
2. Liaison
A teacher is expected to liaise with:
The head of faculty, to make that person aware of any matters likely to affect their ability to perform their teaching and pastoral roles effectively
The head of faculty with regard to all academic matters
The head of faculty, tutors and parents with regard to students, who are a cause for concern to a member of the department in terms of underperformance
The head of faculty with regard to matters involving the fabric of departmental rooms and their upkeep
       
3.  Professional standards
Support the benedictine ethos of the school
Keep a--- of national educational initiatives
Make a significant contribution to extra-curricular activities and the day and boarding life of the school
Set a good example to students by appropriate dress, conduct and punctuality
Treat all members of the school community with respect and consideration
Treat all pupils fairly, consistently and without prejudice
Take responsibility for personal professional development within the school?s CPD programme
Attend all departmental and staff meetings as required
Promote the school on public occasions, such as open days, parents? conferences and prize day
Ensure that all deadlines are met as published in the school calendar
Take responsibility for matters relating to health and safety
Undertake duties that may be reasonably assigned by the Head Master (directly or indirectly)

SKILLS
Essential:
Ability to teach at all levels up to and including university entrance
Able to incorporate ICT into lessons
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to motivate and enthuse students, and work collaboratively with other colleagues
Ability to contribute significantly to the school?s extra-curricular programme
Ability to prioritize and be well organized

DESIRABLE:

Ability to teach Drama and/or Theatre Studies
ICT proficiency e.g. interactive lessons, development of resources for an intranet
Willingness to organize book clubs and reading groups
Willingness to organize trips to theatres and literary festivals
Ability to coach sports and a range of other extra-curricular activities

KNOWLEDGE:

Secure subject knowledge
Awareness of examination specifications and requirements, and how to use this information to raise academic standards
Awareness of appropriate teaching and learning strategies, and how to use this practice to improve the quality of teaching and learning
Awareness of safeguarding issues
Application of AfL to the development of teaching and learning
Willingness to develop own learning of the subject
Personal competencies and qualities

A passion for English
Commitment to continuing professional development
Calmness under pressure
Resilience, commitment and confidence
Both independent and a team player
Flexible and adaptable

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
English Teaching Curriculum Design Students Classroom Teachers Literature Curriculum Development Education IGCSE Children High School Students Poetry English Grammar

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