head of primary eal - august 2023 - singapore

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the far east team, teachanywhere
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job description

Head of Primary EAL

Start Date: August 2023
Region: Far East and South East Asia
School Curriculum: UK and IB

The School

Originally opening in 1971, this excellent not for profit, multi-campus school has been offering a holistic education to its students for more than 40 years. Academic results are outstanding and the school prides itself on its ethos of developing more than the academic ability of its students - and they are passionate about delivering their values driven education that focuses on five key elements: academics, activities, outdoor education, personal and social education and service thus developing their students to be globally minded individuals. Facilities are second to none with integrated technology in every aspect of learning to the development of exciting outdoor education facilities. Teachers are involved in all aspects of the schools programmes that go beyond classroom teaching. The school hosts 90 nationalities and more than 5500 students across two campuses.

Living and Working in Singapore

Mixing together a mass of different cultures, cuisines and architectural styles, Singapore is studded with vast showpiece constructions to complement its colonial-era hotels and buildings. Cutting-edge tourist developments continue to spring up. Shopping avenues and underground malls throb with life, as do the food courts, the riverside bars and the temple-dotted outlying neighbourhoods. Singapore is a very safe, clean, friendly place and ideal for a first time expat and being so close to other countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia means it's cheap and easy to travel overseas.

School Requirements

The school has a large Primary section (1000+ students) and is looking for someone to lead EAL, including 3 members of the EAL department, as well as drive the programme and department forwards.

  • 5+ years of post-qualification experience
  • Concept-based teaching and learning - a desire to engage children in concept-based learning, where they develop big ideas both specific to subject areas and transcending them.
  • Experience teaching students who are English Language Learners
  • Enthusiastic about teaching within a multi-cultural environment
  • A strong sense of adventure and an exceptional level of commitment to teaching and lifelong learning.
  • Flexibility of approach and a collaborative style are essential.
  • Willing to contribute to extra-curricular sessions, pastoral responsibilities, outdoor education experiences relevant to students, including occasionally volunteering for holiday-time expeditions and trips.

Salary and Benefits Package

The school offers a comprehensive benefits package affording a very good lifestyle in Singapore;

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Accommodation
  • Baggage allowance
  • Family friendly school with;
    • Flights for teacher and family
    • Medical insurance for teacher and family
    • School spaces for up to 3 children
  • 1 year contract
  • The school offers outstanding levels of professional learning


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