Early Years Specialist Teacher

March 20, 2024

Job Description

We are looking for a highly qualified, dedicated, creative, adaptable, and energetic Early Years Specialist Teacher for an August 2024 start. We are looking for a candidate who has the ability to inspire children, and the willingness to support the ambition, values and breadth of the school life.

LINE MANAGER:

Head of Early Years

CONTRACT TYPE:

Full time, two years, with the possibility of extension subject to performance

START DATE:

August 2024

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

I.   QUALIFICATION

Essential: Qualified Teacher Status (UK), PGCE, or Degree in Primary Education.

NQT: We may consider an outstanding NQT to join our teaching team

II.   EXPERIENCE

The candidate should have:

• Minimum of two years of teaching experience in EYFS education in the UK 

• Experience and confidence to teach the 2-5 age range with subjects including Arts, Drama, Science.  

III.   KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Essential: The successful candidate should have:

• Strong knowledge and experience in the British curriculum framework.

• A good understanding of how children’s learning is affected by their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and to understand the stages of child development.

IV.   PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE AND CONDUCT

 The successful candidate should have:

• Ability to understand, empathize with and enjoy the culture, ethos and values of SPGS International School Chengdu 

• Flexibility to learn and adapt to new cultures and situations  

• Open to exploring innovative approaches from across the educational field 

• The ability to uphold the Code of Conduct of SPGS International Schools 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Summary

• Carry out the teaching and professional duties of a specialist teacher continue to meet the required standards for Qualified Teacher Status and in accordance with the school policies and guidelines.

• Establish a culture and love of learning and life amongst children.

• Communicate with parents in a professional manner.

• Contribute to the creation and development of school curriculum of SPGS International.

• Collaborate with other teachers, especially the Chinese Co-teacher of the classroom, to plan lessons together, share ideas, approaches and professional knowledge.

• Keep up to date with Department for Education and subject specific developments and lead the department in curriculum knowledge.

• Comply with the requirements of both of the laws and education policies of the UK and the People’s Republic of China.

 

General

• Adhere to school policies and procedures of SPGS International.

• Uphold the School’s value and ethos.

• To be a good role model in respect of speech, dress behaviour and care of equipment in line with the requirements laid out in our Staff Code of Conduct.

• Meet deadlines.

 

Safeguarding

• Respect and value each child’s social, cultural and religious background and by example, provide mutual respect and tolerance.

• Follow SPGS International’s safeguarding policy with regard to the health and safety of children both on and off the School premises when students are under the School’s jurisdiction.

• Recognise that health and safety is a responsibility of every employee, to take reasonable care of self and others, and to comply with the school’s wellbeing and safeguarding policies and procedures, and the laws of The People’s Republic of China, and any school-specific procedures/rules that apply to this role.

• Attending assemblies, registering the attendance of pupils and supervising children.

 

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENTPLANNING & TEACHING

• Produce syllabuses, schemes of work, and assessment criteria/plan/materials for KS II in relation to the UK National Curriculum, the curriculum required by the Chinese education authority, and SPGS International’s enrichment and localised curriculum.

• Contribute to the design of an innovative and localized SPGS International curriculum for KS II pupils to enable them to flourish and achieve their potential in both academics and life.

• Ensure that school values and personal goals are reflected in daily practice and teaching content.

• Contribute to the planning of school events (including school enrichment activities) and the long-term curriculum map.

Pastoral care 

• Use daily class morning registration time to conduct part of pastoral role.

• Follow the Pastoral Role guidance in the teachers’ handbook of SPGS International.

• Take a pastoral interest in students in both the curriculum and extra-curricular activities so that they feel noticed, valued and cared for.

• Share in the management of pastoral care, health, welfare and behaviour of all pupils and in particular, those within your designated class group.

• Lead Personal Development programmes with the form group.

• Monitor the work of class/form pupils, providing guidance and advice when needed.

• Write and maintain relevant records for individual student files and write reports.

• Coordinating the buddy programme which sees regular student meetings across year groups 

 

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

• Participate in the school Professional Performance Review and teaching professional development programmes.

How to apply:

Please apply on TES and send your recent CV to hr.sisc@spgs-shengbo.com

 

SPGS International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of

children. Safeguarding children is taken very seriously, and all staff will be subject to rigorous checks and an interview process that will include a safeguarding panel. All new staff will be subject to enhanced pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualification checks and employment checks, including an exploration of any gaps in employment. Two satisfactory professional references, which will be verified as part of the pre-employment process, will also be required.

Please find more information here:

https://spgs-international-school-chengdu.hirehive.com/

 (86)028 81294217