- Grade Level Primary
- Address Shanghai, China
2022-2023 Western Faculty Openings:
– Student Services Team Director (Grades 1–5)
– Lower Primary Homeroom Teacher (Grades 1–2, two openings)
– Upper Primary Homeroom Teacher (Grades 3–5, three openings)
Please submit your application to [email protected] and include the position you’re applying in the subject line. Application requirements include a cover letter, CV, and 2 contact details of recent professional references
Job Description and Duties of a Homeroom teacher
Our students’ school lives revolve around their homeroom.All students are assigned to a homeroom at the start of the school year. Students start and finish the day in their homeroom. The relationship between the students and their homeroom teacher is intended to be close, with the adult taking an interest in all aspects of the students’ school life. Each homeroom has a Western as well as a Chinese homeroom teacher, both working together in the interests of the well-being and learning of their students. Homeroom teachers are the first point of contact between the school and the parents.
The homeroom is a kind of “micro-community” where students are empowered to develop and flourish in a well-regulated and loving environment.
Other duties of the homeroom teachers:
- Teach up to 20 40-minute periods a week
- Record in Engage the absences and tardiness of homeroom students before the end of the homeroom period
- Distribute and collect any paperwork/documentation needed by the administration, including forms from the Finance Office; uniform orders;school bus-related forms or from the nurse’s office; lunch card, etc.
- Escort their homeroom to and from Assembly, and sitting with the class for the duration of the Assembly
- Escorting and collecting students from specialist classes
- Provide students with avenues to develop organizational skills via planner usage, etc.
Duties of classroom teacher
Homeroom teachers plan, organize and implement an instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Teachers respond to our ESL context by planning lessons and delivering instruction that addresses the needs of students with varying levels of English language proficiency.
Our teachers participate in the community of teachers by contributing generously and in a positive manner in faculty meetings and other gatherings where good outcomes depend on productive discussion and problem-solving.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
- plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
- develop lesson plans and unit plans
- establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
- prepare classroom for class activities
- organize and monitor students during field trips and other school activities
- provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities so that all students are given the chance to access the intended learning
- instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
- use relevant technology to support instruction
- observe and evaluate students’ performance and development
- assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments in a timely manner
- encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
- maintain accurate and complete records on Engage of students’ progress
- prepare reports on students, as required
- perform certain pastoral duties including student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
- participate in department, faculty, parent, and other meetings as required, including curriculum, grade level, and event planning
- communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
- keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
- attend school “special events” including, but not limited to, performance rehearsals, concerts, science and other festivals, Library Week, including two evenings per semester for programs (dates to be confirmed by the Employer with prior notice). Any other regular timetabled teaching sessions above 20 sessions per week will be covered with a stipend