TES is seeking an enthusiastic and outstanding primary school PE teacher with specialist knowledge and experience in the field of gymnastics on the academic year 2021-2022. The successful applicant should be an exceptional practitioner with a demonstrated history of success.
They should be an adaptable educator that is experienced in leading a gymnastics programme with the aim of preparing students to compete within local and international competitions.
Teachers at Taipei European School make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. Teachers at Taipei European School act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interests of their pupils. We want to ensure that all flourish!
If you are excited by this opportunity, please complete our application form online and where you will also be asked to upload your CV and a Covering Letter in which you share your experience and enthusiasm for the role.
As an employer committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, it is necessary that when completing your application form there are no gaps shown in your career history. Any breaks of service must be accounted for.
Application deadline: (CST) Friday, 25 December 2020. We encourage the interested teachers to apply the position as early as possible. The School may take the posting down early if we are able to fill the position before the deadline of the application.
Taipei European School is an equal opportunities employer and is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. All appointments to post are subject to the successful completion of the safeguarding checks, including effective references with the current and previous employers and criminal record checks.
A teacher at Taipei European School must:
Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
1. establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect
2. set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions
3. demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.
Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
1. be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes
2. be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these
3. guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs
4. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching
5. encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.
Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
1. have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings
2. demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship
3. demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject
4. if teaching early reading, demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics
5. if teaching early mathematics, demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate teaching strategies.
Plan and teach well structured lessons
1. impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time
2. promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity
3. set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired
4. reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
5. contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).
Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
1. know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively
2. have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these
3. demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development
4. have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching
approaches to engage and support them.
Make accurate and productive use of assessment
1. know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements
2. make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress
3. use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
4. give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.
Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
1. have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy
2. have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly
3. manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them
4. maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.
Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
1. make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school
2. develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support
3. deploy support staff effectively
4. take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues
5. communicate effectively with parents and a wide range of stakeholders with regard to the curriculum we offer, pupils’ achievements and well-being.
Duties and responsibilities:
1. Deliver projects and implement strategic approaches assigned by the Head of PE and Head of BPS.
2. Report to the Head of PE and receive direction and guidance to collaboratively design, implement and review the gymnastics provision throughout the school.
3. To teach high quality PE lessons.
4. To support an extensive extracurricular sports programme with particular attention to gymnastics.
5. To develop and enhance the quality, attainment levels and reputation of TES on a local, national and international stage within the field of gymnastics and sport as a whole.
6. To coordinate and thoroughly prepare students and coaches for training sessions before, during and after normal school hours.
7. With direction and guidance from the Head of PE to organise high profile competitive gymnastics events.
8. To coordinate, and deliver effectively, the teaching and learning of co-curricular sport throughout the primary school.
9. To administer consistency in team selections, rewards, sanctions, safety policies and procedures relating to the school sports community.
10. With direction and guidance from the Head of PE, build contacts to support the growth and development of the TES gymnastics programme.
11. To promote a positive attitude towards sports in the school and wider community through, cooperative relations, publications, competitions, marketing, etc.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT:
A teacher is expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct. The following statements define the behaviour and attitudes which set the required standard for conduct at our top international school. Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside Taipei European School, by:
1. treating pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position
2. having regard for the need to safeguard pupils’ well-being, in accordance with statutory provisions
3. showing tolerance of and respect for the rights of others
4. not undermining fundamental European values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
5. ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways which exploit pupils’ vulnerability or might lead them to break the law.
TES recruits well qualified, experienced career professionals.
The candidates need to have:
1. A Bachelor of Education Degree from a recognized University.
2. A Degree from a recognized University plus either a
a) Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
b) Post Graduate Diploma of Education (PGDE)
3. Relevant National Curriculum, IGCE, GCSE and IB experience.
4. Experience of working in leading a gymnastics programme with the aim of preparing students to compete within local and international competitions.