The Perse School Singapore is a British International School which brings over 400 years of tradition, values, and educational excellence from Cambridge to Singapore. We encourage a culture of international mindedness, promote respect, and encourage empathy and thoughtfulness. We work hard to ensure that every child is valued as an individual and goes on to develop a life-long love of learning.
The Perse School Singapore offers a British curriculum for Key Stage 1 (age 5 to 7 years old), Key Stage 2 (age 7 to 11 years old) with plans to open Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 in the future (11-18 years old). We are a growing two-form entry co-education school with 125 children on role between the ages of 5 and 11. There is a healthy balance between the development of outstanding academic achievements and the nurturing of character for each individual pupil.
At the Perse School Singapore, we value:
. Endeavour which means we aim high and challenge ourselves, try our best and are not afraid to make mistakes.
. Intellectual curiosity and scholarship which means we love learning, thinking deeply and being creative, and welcome reasoned debate.
. Breadth and balance which means we are involved, engaged, and committed, and take full advantage of the opportunities we are given.
. Respect one another and our environment which means we each play our part in creating a kind and considerate community, and we care for ourselves, each other, and those in need.
We are looking to recruit a dedicated and passionate Key Stage 1 class teacher to join an exciting team of educators at the Perse School in Singapore. This role would suit either an experienced teacher or an ambitious recently qualified teacher who has completed their NQT/ECT year.
The class teacher will be accountable to the Head of Key Stage 1 in the following areas:
. Upholding the positive ethos and core values of the school.
. Plan curriculum, lesson plans and age-appropriate teaching materials for classes, including phonics and guided reading.
. Demonstrate a high level of relevant curriculum knowledge and deliver lessons effectively.
. Using appropriate assessment tools for formative and summative assessments.
. Having a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs, more able, and EAL and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.
. Establishing and maintaining a purposeful and positive learning atmosphere, with high expectations of all.
. Modelling good social skills to children, active listening, turn taking, compromise and conflict resolution.
. Communicating with parents regularly on learners progress and issues related to learning, where necessary.
. Assist with auditing, planning and purchasing of departmental resources.
In addition to the teacher role the successful candidate will also be expected to:
. Act as a form teacher and be involved in the pastoral life of the school.
. Promote and safeguard the welfare of all students.
. Involve themselves fully in the life of the school and play an active part in the extracurricular programme.
. Take part in fieldtrips or excursions.
. Provide accurate feedback to parents via written reports and Parents Evenings.
. Be able to teacher other subjects as needed.
Qualifications: honours degree PGCE or equivalent
Skills and Experience
. An evident passion for teaching and learning
. At least 2 years of relevant working experience in a British curriculum school either in the UK or internationally
. Experience teaching phonics
. The ability to create meaningful learning opportunities for pupils
. A proven track record of teaching excellence and outstanding subject knowledge
. The ability to engage and inspire pupils of all abilities and backgrounds
. Empathy for pupils, parents and fellow staff
. A generosity of spirit towards the demands of a busy and growing international school, as the role requires flexibility and adaptability
. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
. Excellent organisational skills in order to manage diverse commitments and deadlines
You will have the opportunity to live and work in one of Asia's most exciting cities. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. At the Perse School Singapore, we believe that all staff are equally entitled to continuous professional development which has a positive impact on themselves, their work, the work of their team and the school, making this an excellent opportunity for those aspiring to further career progression in the future.
. A competitive compensation package and medical cover.
. Subsidised education for those with children at The Perse School Singapore or another school owned by Sing Ed Global School House.
. Opportunities for ongoing professional development.
. A professionally stimulating and supportive working environment.
. The chance to work in a culturally diverse context.
The Perse School Singapore is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in its care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices which are aligned to 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 are subject to an interview, identity checks, criminal record checks and successful references.
We seek your understanding that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview and look forward to speaking with you. The remuneration package is commensurate with qualifications, demonstrated track record and experience.