7 May 2018

Teacher of General Science, Closing Date: 11 May 2018

Responsibilities

Island School requires a full time Teacher of General Science starting August 2018. The position will be a full-time two years contract starting August 2018, renewable by mutual consent.

The successful candidate should be a specialist in Biology/Chemistry, preferably with some recent IB experience (or equivalent), although this is not essential. It would also be an advantage if both of these Sciences could be offered up to IGCSE level.

The Island School Science Faculty is a dynamic and well-organized team consisting of 13 teachers and 8 laboratory staff. There are 13 well-equipped labs spread over 2 campuses. The department is lead by an overall Head of Science and individual Heads of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In Years 7 and 8 students will be following a newly written MYP Science curriculum model. In Year 9 students study a pre IGCSE course integrating some of the concepts and skills that will inspire and guide them in their future studies. In Years 10 and 11, students can choose to study Biology, Chemistry or Physics as separate Edexcel IGCSE’s. They also have the opportunity to study a number of exciting non exam based Science courses designed to prepare them better for their IB studies. Students in Years 12 and 13 can choose SL or HL Biology, Chemistry, Physics or SL Environmental Systems as part of the IB Diploma.

The Island School Science Faculty aims to provide a stimulating environment, which develops inquiring, knowledgeable and deep thinking students in the context of an international and multicultural community. Through the teaching and learning of science, we aim to provide challenging learning opportunities that inspire students to excel. Our programs of study promote a wide range of activities that offer opportunities for all individuals to reach their full potential and communicate their ideas articulately. To this end, we encourage students to be self-reflective and to take responsibility for their learning. We are committed to supplying a well-balanced and demanding curriculum with rigorous assessments. All staff are supported by professional development opportunities to continue to be at the forefront of international education initiatives. The departmental ethos encourages staff and students to be principled, proactive, life-long learners in a caring environment of mutual respect.

Requirements

• A relevant degree and postgraduate qualification in teaching.
• An ability to teach 1 Science (Biology or Chemistry) up to IB DP level (or equivalent).
• An ability to teach 2 Sciences up to IGCSE and integrated Science in Years 7, 8 and 9 (or MYP Science).
• An enthusiastic and innovative approach to Science teaching.
• Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
• An ability to integrate ICT into teaching and learning in Science.
• The ability to work as part of a team and the willingness to help develop new resources within the Faculty.
• The desire and ability to realize the potential of students of all abilities.
• An awareness of current educational developments in Science education worldwide.
• A commitment to pastoral care and extra-curricular activities within the school.

Closing Date: 11 May 2018

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