Teacher of Biology (maternity cover)

2-5 years
7500 - 8500 SGD monthly
5 days ago
Job Description

Tanglin Mission

Tanglin Trust School Singapore has a long tradition of providing British-based learning with an international perspective. At Tanglin we strive to make every individual feel valued, happy and successful. Responsibility, enthusiasm and participation are actively encouraged and integrity is prized. Working together in a safe, caring yet stimulating environment, we set high expectations whilst offering strong support, resulting in a community of lifelong learners who can contribute with confidence to our world.

Our Vision

We aspire to be the best school in the world with a dynamic learning community which nurtures and inspires every individual to be the best they can be. Our core values of Respect, Responsibility and Purpose are at the heart of everything we do across the school.

The Role

The successful candidate will be a strong team player in a large Science department with experience of collaborative planning and assessment at all levels. The ability to teach Biology at IB or A-level will be an advantage. Technology is widely used at all key stages and experience of using iPads, Surface devices and/or Microsoft OneNote as a learning platform, while not essential, would also be advantageous.

Students study a general Science course based on the National Curriculum in years 7 and 8, before starting a pre-IGCSE Science course in year 9. In years 10 and 11 students can follow the Pearson Edexcel Double Award IGCSE Sciences or the separate IGCSE Sciences (Triple Award). In the sixth form students can choose Biology as part of the IB Diploma (SL or HL), Environmental Systems & Societies (SL), or the Cambridge A-level in Biology. Results are outstanding at all key stages.

The role reports to Assistant Head of Faculty (Science - Biology).

Key Responsibilities

1.Learning & Teaching

  • Manage a lively, enthusiastic, orderly and safe learning environment.
  • Deliver the curriculum to assigned classes in accordance with the School's timetable.
  • Differentiate lessons according to the abilities and learning needs of individual students.
  • Promote independent learning by adopting teaching and learning strategies which develop the competence and confidence of every pupil.
  • Support nurturing the attributes of the Tanglin Learner Profile with its emphasis on balance independence and resilience as key features of student development.
  • Ensure the thorough implementation of subject specifications, teaching schemes, assessment policies and reporting procedures.
  • Provide opportunities for students to apply and develop the Core Skills of the senior school.

2.Planning & Development

  • Assist the AHOF in assessing and developing the Science curriculum in the school, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Biology.
  • Assist the AHOF/HOF in identifying areas for professional development within the Science department.
  • Assist the AHOF/HOF in identifying areas for development in Science within the broader aims of the school development plan.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the planning and delivery of the schemes of work, including the choice of appropriate teaching and learning methods to meet the needs of the subject, and of different pupils.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in Biology and to assist the AHOF in adapting curriculum content and methods of teaching and examining as appropriate.
  • Support a school culture of innovation that includes technology integration and the ongoing development of digital citizenship awareness.

3.Management of Resources and the Teaching Environment:

  • Assist the AHOF in identifying appropriate resources within the limits of the departmental budget.
  • Assist the AHOF/HOF in ensuring health and safety policies are followed within the Science department.
  • Assist the AHOF in ensuring that departmental rooms present stimulating environments, which help to influence pupils attitudes positively towards the Sciences.

4.Assessment, Recording & Reporting

  • Ensure students work is regularly assessed according to Science Faculty policy and that homework is in line with school policy.
  • Report to parents in accordance with the school's reporting policy as laid down in the Staff Handbook.
  • To use information gained from assessment, recording and reporting procedures to generate further improvement in pupil achievement.
  • Assist the AHOF in the setting and marking of school examinations and to supervise entries for external examinations.

5.Pastoral and Co-Curricular

  • When required, take on a form tutor role in the Senior School and fulfil the responsibilities of that position.
  • Follow the School's policies and procedures with regard to discipline and behaviour, daily routines, duties, homework, leave of absence, and visits, as laid down in the Staff Handbook.
  • Contribute to co-curricular activities that broaden pupils experiences and contribute to the general life of the school.
  • Be responsible for reporting any concerns about a child to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

6.Communication and Liaison

  • Promote the study of Biology & Science amongst students and parents.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings of a professional nature with HOF, HOY, SSLT and in other circumstances when requested.
  • Liaise with the AHOF and HOF in respect of student records, rewards and sanctions.
  • Maintain appropriate links with teaching colleagues in all sections of the school and foster cross-curricular links where appropriate.
  • Liaise with members of the Learning Support Team with regard to individual students who may have exceptional needs, to ensure that those needs are understood, planned for and met.
  • Liaise with support staff (lab technicians) in respect of administration, support and maintenance issues according to their respective roles.
  • Liaise with pastoral staff, including form tutors, Heads of Year, the Assistant Heads of School and the Head of Careers on matters pertaining to the study of Biology.
  • Contributing to the strengthening of the parent-teacher partnership in individual and whole school initiatives as and when required.
  • Assist the AHOF in developing effective links with the wider community, including business and industry, in order to extend the study of Biology and enhance teaching and learning.