St George's School Duisburg-Dusseldorf are seeking a Secondary Biology Teacher for August 2018.St George's School Duisburg-Dusseldorf
St George's School, Duisburg-Dusseldorf is a private, non-selective, co-educational, non-faith day school located in the Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany. It is part of a group of three international schools spread across Germany which share a strong common ethos and structure. We strive for excellence in everything we undertake and place heavy emphasis on creating a positive, enjoyable and child-centered learning experience.The Secondary School
St George's Secondary School is a thriving area of the school, comprising over 350 pupils and with over 40 teachers and support staff. The secondary area consists of 3 departments: Middle School for pupils aged 11-14, Upper School for pupils aged 14-16 and Sixth Form for pupils aged 16-18. The secondary school has its own specific facilities and most secondary teachers teacher across the 11-18 age range. Key Responsibilities
To always act in the best interests of pupils.
To support the school's ethos and aims.
To act in accordance with school policy and the school's Code of Conduct.
To maintain thorough and current knowledge in the subject area(s) taught.
To maintain a full overview of curriculum developments.
To engage fully with professional learning opportunities, including INSET, working groups and professional learning communities, even where these fall outside core school hours.
To work collaboratively and support the professional learning of colleagues.
To engage with evidence and research to direct improvements in teaching and learning.
To be genuinely reflective towards one's practice and pursue consistent improvement.
To engage fully with structures that support professional learning, including appraisal and observation. Teaching and Learning Responsibilities
To teach an approximately 80% teaching timetable, with 20% of time dedicated to preparation.
To maintain the highest standards of practice in planning, preparation, monitoring, assessment, reporting and feedback, in accordance with school and departmental policy.
To employ teaching, learning and assessment strategies which meet pupils' individual needs and support differentiated learning.
To create clear, challenging and achievable expectations for pupils.
To create a secure learning environment, based on mutual trust and respect, in which pupils feel safe to explore and take risks.
To ensure that all pupils make progress relative to their prior attainment and potential.
To maintain a stimulating and well-maintained learning environment, paying due care and attention to the quality of resources and displays. Pastoral Responsibilities
To always act in the interest of pupils' welfare, in accordance with the school's Child Protection Policy.
To undertake the responsibilities of a class or form tutor, in accordance with school policy.
To apply knowledge and experience in facilitating pupils' holistic development.
To complete all administrative tasks in a timely manner, in accordance with school and departmental policy. This includes the writing of reports, keeping of registers and maintenance of pupil data.
To ensure that communication with parents is carried out in a professional and timely manner.
To make an active contribution to the on-going improvement of policies and procedures of the school.
To attend and contribute to meetings, for example staff meetings, Parents' Evenings, departmental meetings, and individual parent meetings.
To take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe environment for staff, pupils and visitors.
To carry out an appropriate share of the collective staff responsibility to cover absent colleagues.
To carry out a share of supervisory duties in accordance with the published rotas.
To contribute to the extra -curricular activities programme and other aspects of enrichment within the school, including after school clubs, school trips and events. These may be held after school, at the weekend or on holiday dates.
To attend all school functions relating to teaching year groups or other year groups as part of the whole school programme.
To assist with examination invigilation of internal and external examinations.
To take shared responsibility for the tidiness of communal areas.
To undertake any reasonable request from the school management, in line with your professional role and level of responsibility, to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the school.
For more information about the school and to see the fantastic benefits available please see the attached job application.