Primary Grade Coordinator
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ISA Wuhan is a member of the rapidly growing educational not-for-profit organization, ISA Education Group. Our campus will open in August 2022 and will be the largest educational project in central China with a RMB 1.6 billion (£180 million) investment. Located in the beautiful city of Wuhan, our campus is laid out on 28 acres of prime land beside the famous Yangtze River. The campus will comprise two separate K-12 schools, one being the International School for foreign personnel and the other the Foreign Language School. This will enhance a broad education enabling students not only to have a truly international educational experience but also to receive a rich Chinese language and culture education. The site will boast state-of-the-art facilities including an Olympic-sized swimming pool and two athletics tracks. The campus will also enjoy a multi-purpose sport building, outdoor pitches, tennis courts, a dedicated Performing and Visual Arts Centre, auditorium and lecture theatres. ISA prides itself in creating world-class accommodation facilities that will be used to full effect to ensure every boarder receives a meaningful holistic education. Students’ boarding facilities will be finished off to the highest standards. Teachers, if they choose, may stay in the apartments arranged by the school.
We promote international and bilingual/foreign language education, personalized learning and the holistic development of each student. Our aim is to enable students to become compassionate and caring leaders, equipped with the skill-set to make a significant, lasting and positive impact in their community anywhere in the world. They will be able to face and overcome challenges of the future confidently through effective collaboration and creative thinking. The international school for foreign passport holders will be an IB world school. Our Kindergarten will complement the IB curriculum with Reggio Emilia inspired education. Through our balanced and well-rounded approach to education, our graduates will be admitted into the leading universities around the world and lead rewarding careers enjoying contented lives.
Wuhan has a rich culture of Chinese heritage and history. Its central location connects it effectively with the four corners of China, which lends itself well for travelling around this diverse and fascinating country. Wuhan is the common disembarkation point in the world-renowned ‘Three Gorges’ river cruise. Recently, this central city has developed a fine tradition for technological and industrial advancement (for example, with foreign automotive manufacturers committing vast resources to the area). The education sector has an enviable reputation for being one of the leading centres of academic excellence both in primary/secondary schools and universities. Consequently, Wuhan has often been compared to Chinese Tier 1 cities in terms of its innovation and ambitious plans to take the economy and infrastructure to the next level. Known as the ‘Chicago of China’, Wuhan certainly lives up to its sobriquet with excellent amenities and a first-rate health system.
The economic zone in which the school is located, awards unique benefits to expats not available in many other cities in China. For example, long-term visas (up to 5 years) and multiple real estate property purchases, including apartments and villas at affordable prices, are just two of the many advantages of living and working in the area. The surrounding area is being transformed into a high-tech zone with a vast array of super-shopping malls with a wide range of brand names and a multitude of restaurants visible, adventure parks for hiking and boating, golf courses, a professional motor racing circuit et al. The new metro station sits outside school and takes passengers straight into the heart of the city on the express line affording them wonderful views of the Yangtze en route. In addition, with its low cost of living, renowned cuisine, vibrant entertainment scene and high quality of life, Wuhan is fast becoming the city of choice for people to work and live in.
ISA Wuhan will open her doors in August 2022. We seek qualified and experienced leaders and educators, who are passionate about developing young people to join our Founding Team. Successful candidates will support our team to ensure ISA Wuhan lays solid foundations for the school launch.
Candidates are requested to provide three referees for pre-employment reference check from current and previous employers. The referees must be the Head of School, Principal or the direct supervisor from the school leadership team. References will only be requested at the confirmation of the candidate to do so.
ISA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates must be prepared to undergo child protection screening and appropriate background check.
Job purpose: In addition to the duties of a class teacher, to be responsible for the planning, teaching and learning within the year groups; to be accountable for standards across the year groups; to liaise with other middle leaders where necessary; to ensure continuity and progression throughout the curriculum.
Responsible for: Overseeing the work of the relevant year group(s).
1. VISION AND STRATEGY
To support the Primary Leadership Team (PLT) in providing a clear educational vision, ethos and direction for the Grade, which promotes excellent teaching and learning, including the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils.
To assist the PLT in formulating and reviewing the aims, objectives, policies and procedures in the context of the specific needs of their Grade, including any relevant statutory obligations.
To assist the PLT with the internal organisation and management of the Grade, subject to appropriate legislation, orders and regulations, the articles of government and rules.
In consultation with the PLT, to ensure that the issues raised in their Grade Action Plan are fully supportive of the School’s Development Plan.
To support the PLT in the pursuit of excellence across the whole life of the school.
Establish good relationships, encourage good working practices and support and lead teachers in the relevant year groups.
Plan, organise and chair departmental meetings when necessary.
Oversee aspects of the key-stage organisation and management, including preparing agendas and chairing
meetings, in order to ensure that school policies and practices are being delivered.
Support and motivate support staff working within the relevant year groups.
Lead by example in all areas of the relevant year group’s curriculum.
Liaise with outside agencies to enhance student educational developmental opportunities.
Contribute to the School’s Self-Evaluations and Development Plans.
3. TEACHING AND LEARNING
Maintain an updated Handbook for the grade comprising an introduction to team
personnel, an annual review, strategic development plan, a departmental assessment plan and marking
schemes, any pertinent departmental policies etc...
Evaluate pupils' progress, achievement and attainment, and report to the PLT.
To be responsible to the Vice-Principal (Primary) for co-ordinating the work of the relevant year group, supporting and advising as appropriate.
To monitor the quality of teaching and learning, in line with the school policy. This may include lesson observations, monitoring of planning and scrutiny of students’ work.
To review long term planning to ensure coverage, progression and a range of learning experiences across the relevant year group.
Support subject leaders in the development and implementation of curricular initiatives.
Take some responsibility for the coordination of pastoral care of pupils in the relevant year groups.
Co-ordinate and oversee the organisation of school visits and extra-curricular activities within the relevant year group.
Liaise closely with the other middle leaders to ensure continuity and progression across the Key Stages.
To monitor the standards of behaviour and achievement within the relevant year group.
4. RECORDING AND ASSESSMENT
Update the Principal on the effectiveness of provision for pupils across the relevant year groups to include in an annual development plan.
Have input into the target setting process for raising achievement for pupils across the relevant year groups and feedback to the Head Teacher.
Monitor progress across the relevant year groups and ensure appropriate action plans are in place where issues are identified.
Contribute to the School Profile.
Monitor planning to ensure individual needs are being met.
Collect and interpret assessment data.
Participate in the Extra-Curricular Activity programme.
Maintain the standards of pupils’ behaviour and dress.
Undertake school supervision duties.
Cover classes, as requested.
Ensure the health and safety of all students in the relevant grades.
Ensure a smooth transition for all students between grades.
6. STANDARDS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
Support the aims and ethos of the school.
Attend and participate in Open Days/Parents’ evenings and other key school events.
Uphold the school's behaviour policy and uniform regulations.
Participate in staff training.
Participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with particular reference to the relevant year group’s issues.
Attend team and staff meetings.
Develop links with neighbouring schools and organisations.
7. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Postholder is accountable to the PLT.
To keep the PLT informed about their Subject needs and development.
To ensure continuity, progression and assessment in your subject.
To initiate both in-phase and cross-phase liaison where appropriate.
To maintain the school’s status as a Healthy School.
Support and monitor any teachers as required in pedagogical practice.
To conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times including communicating effectively and appropriately, meeting deadlines punctually, behaving in a polite and understanding way towards colleagues during meetings and all other times.
Carry out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal in conjunction with the senior leadership of the school.
Full expatriate package for international candidates.
Full Time, Fixed Term