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IBDP English First Language & Literature Teacher

Date:  9 Jul 2024
Location: 

Prague, CZ

Job ID:  1649
School:  Prague British International School
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

Join our high-achieving, non-selective international school in Prague, Czech Republic. We prioritize innovative education, enabling our students aged 2 to 18 to excel academically and personally. Our IB curriculum ensures students consistently surpass global averages, securing offers from the world's top 30 universities. Located in the vibrant city of Prague, our supportive and collegiate environment fosters continual improvement. As a language-focused institution, we provide instruction in English and Czech, preparing students for a multicultural world. Day school only. Join us and be part of a school that redefines educational excellence.

Job Description

You will assist in achieving the school’s mission statement by actively participating in the delivery of a high-quality Language & Literature program.

As a collaborative team member, you will partner with students, staff, and parents to achieve exceptional outcomes for our students. This involves implementing innovative teaching and learning strategies to improve student experiences and results. All our efforts align with our vision of shaping a generation of resilient and creative global citizens who will bring about positive change in the future. You will take a lead role in inspiring and motivating our young people to succeed and pursue their dreams for the future.

 

ENGAGEMENT AND INTERACTION - SCHOOL AMBASSADOR TO INTERNAL COMMUNITY

  • Promote the school values in all interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Actively participate in community and culture-building events as part of an international community.
  • Contribute to enrichment opportunities aimed at engaging students beyond the classroom.
  • Promote effective communication channels with parents to ensure a strong home – school relationship that supports student development.
  • Always maintain a high professional standard of integrity and professionalism when engaging with colleagues.

 

LEARNING AND TEACHING

  • Ensure learning experiences are authentic and inspiring to engage students as passionate and curious learners.
  • Use technology effectively and innovatively to support quality learning experiences for students.
  • Continually strive for high standards in all interactions with students, aiming for quality outcomes for all learners.
  • Employ a range of strategies as part of the teacher’s approach to engaging learners and ensuring a personalized approach to learning for all.
  • Balance lessons effectively to ensure optimum input from teachers and students as drivers of the learning experience.
  • Encourage exploration, innovation, and creativity in dealing with content and skill development during lessons.
  • Sequence learning experiences to build on prior learning and explore personal exploration beyond the confines of curriculum coverages.

 

PLANNING AND PREPARATION

  • Plan lessons to build learner capability and in line with the PBIS school values and IB Learner Profile attributes.
  • Ensure lessons are purposeful and of a high standard, with quality outcomes expected from all.
  • Vertically align curriculum planning to support student growth and the development of skills and knowledge over time.
  • Encourage students to take a lead role in their learning and be active contributors to shaping their learning journey.
  • Ambitiously and deliberately plan lessons to support a range of learning needs while encouraging peer collaboration and reflection.
  • Use formative and summative assessment methods effectively to inform teaching and learning practice.
  • Utilize tracking and monitoring systems effectively to support and challenge learners to make targeted progress relevant to their ability.

Required Skills/Abilities

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PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Fully participate in the school’s performance management procedures and appraisal through effective target setting and reflection using school-specified systems.
  • Commit to pursuing personal development opportunities to ensure that your pedagogical approach to teaching and learning evolves.
  • Engage with professional collaboration using Nord Anglia University to enhance your teaching practice and expand pedagogical understanding of educational developments.
  • Participate in an open-door approach to learning from others through learning walks, peer observations, and teaching triads to share best practice.
  • Pledge to reflect on your personal growth to promote a healthy work-life balance that enables you to perform to the best of your ability.

 

  • Qualified Teacher Status with a minimum of two years of teaching experience.
  • Possess a University Degree level or above qualification in English Literature.
  • Have experience in teaching Key Stage 4/5 (14–18 years), specifically in IBDP First Language & Literature and IGCSE curriculum.
  • Demonstrate experience in delivering extracurricular activities and participating in externally run events to support student enrichment opportunities.
  • Completion of IB Cat1/2 training for DP English First Language & Literature is preferable but not essential.
  • Desirable but not essential is experience in supporting a student-run publication (e.g., student magazine, podcast, etc.).
  • Exhibit a strong track record of continuous professional development, showcasing a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Ability to demonstrate high-quality pastoral care experience that supports the growth and development of young people.
  • Provide evidence of being an active collaborator, actively working with colleagues across subject boundaries to develop transferable skills in young people.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to innovate and adapt curricula to engage students effectively.
  • Possess strong proficiency in using technology to enhance teaching and learning, engaging learners to achieve quality educational experiences.
  • Exhibit exceptional cross-cultural, interpersonal, and communication skills to interact with a diverse community and a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical skills, demonstrating passion and drive to demonstrate and quantify success.
  • Maintain a strong record of being results-oriented, consistently mapping efforts against identified KPIs to demonstrate your impact as a quality educator.
  • Display excellent time management skills and flexibility in dealing with multi-functional tasks.

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world-class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils where we embrace all race, abilities, religions, genders, and cultures.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.

We welcome applications from suitable qualified persons from all diverse backgrounds.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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