EAL Coordinator

Job ID
2022-1558
Section / Function
British Primary Section
Type
Regular Full-Time
Location Site
European Primary Campus (EPC) - FuGuo Lu

Overview

Taipei European School invites talented individuals to apply for the EAL Coordinator position, starting in August 2023. Join our dynamic British Primary Section and help us fulfil our vision of helping all students flourish.

 

We seek a candidate who possesses a combination of dynamic leadership, expert teaching skills, exceptional communication abilities, and a passion for education. As a successful candidate, you will be an inspiring teacher and leader, able to handle the demands of a busy, one-of-a-kind school environment. Come and be a part of our team and help make a difference in the lives of our multilingual school community.

 

The EAL Coordinator will oversee the provision of effective and efficient support for English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. They will lead a team of EAL teachers, collaborate with other staff members, including class teachers, the ALNCO, and leadership team, to ensure EAL student needs are met. The role involves offering professional guidance on second language acquisition and implementing appropriate in-class and withdrawal support programs to secure world class provision for our EAL students.

 

Application Procedure and Timeline

If you are excited by this opportunity, please complete our application form online with a supporting statement, attaching your CV and a covering letter. The cover letter should share your relevant experience and passion for the role.

 

Application deadline: (CST) 4.00 p.m. on 20 February 2023 

Please be advised that the School reserves the right to remove the job posting prior to the application deadline if a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled in a timely manner.

Responsibilities

Department Leadership

  • Knowledge of current pedagogy and best practice in the EAL field.
  • Lead a team of EAL teachers and support teachers.
  • Facilitate EAL team meetings that support improvement and team spirit.
  • Coordinate effective induction for new EAL team members.
  • Develop, implement and review the EAL policy whilst including all stakeholders.
  • Utilise all aspects of the school performance management cycle to drive improvement.
  • Manage the department budget to ensure resources are procured and deployed.
  • Nurture effective relationships with key partners: the ALN Coordinator, other school sections and outside agencies to ensure pupil needs are met.

Teaching and Learning

  • Assist teachers in developing their practice to support multilingual learners.
  • Guide language acquisition and intervention programmes. 
  • Ensure IT applications meet the needs of language learners.
  • This position carries a teaching load and as such the EAL Coordinator will effectively plan, teach and monitor progress in respect of assigned EAL children.

 

Assessment, Recording and Reporting

  • Action EAL referrals in line with the EAL referral policy using admissions data, departmental and teacher assessments.
  • Support EAL teachers to track student achievement formatively and summatively.
  • Utilise moderation to ensure consistency in the application of EAL descriptors.
  • Monitor the EAL Individual Plans (EALIPSs), ensure students have input in target setting, and provide guidance.

 

EAL Register, Admissions liaison, billing and maintenance of records

  • Liaise with Admissions regarding new entrants requiring EAL support.
  • To maintain the EAL register and ensure that it is accessible to staff.
  • Observe and monitor EAL referrals and children already on the EAL register.
  • In conjunction with a member of SLT to liaise with the Finance department regarding billing.
  • Ensure that the EAL department maintains an organised and efficient electronic and in-class filing system.

 

Parent Communication:

  • To support EAL teachers communication with parents regarding entry into and exit from the EAL programme.
  • Offer parent workshops at the beginning of each academic year and where appropriate.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences to inform parents of progress and explain next steps in learning.  
  • To contribute to reviews of student progress as appropriate.
  • To ensure that parental enquiries are responded to expeditiously.

 

Performance Management

  • Follow the British Primary Section’s (BPS) performance management cycle. 
  • Monitor and evaluate teacher performance in the EAL department.
  • In liaison with SLT, plan for professional development based on the needs of the team

 

Consistency and Transition

  • Ensure EAL support is consistent across classes and year-groups.
  • Liaise with EAL colleagues at the British Section High School (BSHS) to ensure effective transition arrangements from Year 6 to Year 7.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or a higher degree from a recognised university.
  • Valid government-issued teaching licence to teach in the candidate’s country’s school system.
  • Minimum five years’ teaching experience in a formal school setting environment  (preferably).

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