Primary EAL Teacher (60% maternity leave)

For a maternity leave we are seeking a Primary EAL Teacher for 60% from January 2018.

The Primary EAL Teacher is responsible for the learning of English as an Additional Language (EAL) throughout the Primary School, ages 3-11 years.  The role is focused on creating a rich learning environment that promotes student learning and optimum personal growth, according to age, ability and aptitude. He or she establishes an effective rapport with students and motivates them to develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge required for a solid foundation. He or she establishes good relationships with parents and works closely with colleagues to develop an efficient team.


Classroom Tasks:

  • Teach EAL classes from EY1 to Grade 5.
  • Identify students needing EAL support on entry and conduct individual assessment
  • Plan and prepare the daily educational classroom, indoor and outdoor activities
  • Motivate children to learn learning through a range of appropriate experiences
  • Support students’ to become independent, cooperative and collaborative learners
  • Organise learning activities to provide an appropriate degree of challenge for each student
  • Support student’s access to learning through the effective use of ICT
  • Provide pastoral care and support to children and provide them with a secure learning environment during all activities both inside and outside the school
  • Research, develop, purchase and adapt learning materials and make imaginative use of resources
  • Assist with the development of children’s personal/social/ and language abilities
  • Monitor, assess and record each child’s progress and set targets
  • Celebrate the cultural diversity of the school population and explore possible links with home countries through the internet and other activities
  • Set appropriate assessments for formative and summative purposes
  • Identify more able and gifted students and set appropriately challenging targets
  • Create and maintain an orderly, safe, stimulating and informative classroom environment
  • Maintain a positive approach supporting the school’s policies and general ethos
  • Plan and organize field trip programmes as relevant

Other Tasks:

  • Liaise within the EAL Team to ensure that programme requirements are met
  • Inform the Homeroom Teacher about issues of concern related to student welfare, achievement and behaviour
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of inter-disciplinary curriculum projects
  • Assist with the administration of exams
  • Keep parents informed about  child’s progress and the programme being taught
  • Attend Parent/Teacher  and Student-led Conferences
  • Attend meetings for planning and administration
  • Attend in-service training and professional development workshops
  • Keep up to date with developments in the profession and studies relevant professional literature
  • Engage in the annual Appraisal Process in accordance with the school’s policy
  • Involve in Extra Curricular Activities to enhance the school experience for learners
  • Assist, as requested, with cover of classes for absent colleagues

  • Current classroom teacher qualification
  • BA / BSc or equivalent university degree
  • English mother tongue
  • Previous Teaching Experience within the last 2 years
  • Experience in an international school environment advantageous
  • Experience in teaching EAL as a Foreign Language, additional qualifications desired
  • PYP knowledge preferred
  • Experience in teaching learners with diverse needs
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • IT competence
  • The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the developmental needs of children of 3-11 years
  • Empathy and social skills
  • Documented record of excellence in teaching
  • Collaboration, teamwork and active participation in school life

Terms and conditions

The generous salary and range of benefits will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate, with the overall package reflecting the importance of the position.

Next steps

Interested candidates should email a full letter of application, a statement of personal educational philosophy, detailed resume/curriculum vitae, and three referees. The Head of School reserves the right to apply directly to the writers of open testimonials for confidential statements.

Applications should be adressed to:

Ms Mary-Lyn Campbell,
Head of School

We are looking forward to receive your online application.