Verenigd Koninkrijk, LondonVerenigd Koninkrijk, London

International School of London

Publicatie datum 13.05.2023

Dutch Language & Literature Teacher

Year StartDate: 2023/2024: Academic Year Start


This position involves teaching the ISL language curriculum. Implementing a wide variety of teaching techniques to support students in the IB Diploma Language Program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Academics
  • Assume responsibility for the effective delivery of the agreed curriculum to the students in their classes
  • Be responsible for the education of the students in his/her classes; ensuring that the learning environment is alive, welcoming and authentic.
  • Ensure that all students are safe, secure and properly supervised at all times.
  • Work collegially with our Departmental Teams to support the school's vision, mission and philosophy; support the school's curricular and philosophical commitments as an IB World School, and assist the team in meeting its planning goals.
  • Effectively plan and teach classes according to the timetable and appropriate programmes of study.
  • Ensure at the start of each course/unit that students understand what is to be covered and how they will be assessed.
  • Cater for personalised learning. Implementation of differentiation and SEN should be evident in both planning and delivery.
  • Promote student lead learning throughout the curriculum delivery process.
  • Provide evidence of unit planning as required on the school data system.
  • Mark and provide feedback for student work and assessments. Placing marks and feedback into the school data system.
  • Ensure that all reporting deadlines are met as set by the school and departments.
  • Engage in both internal and external professional development opportunities, contributing to teaching and learning practices across School programmes.
  • Follow the departmental guidelines on home learning/homework for students.

2. Academic Quality
  • Develop the content of courses in relation to the school's philosophy, objectives and appropriate IB-recognised programs.
  • Select the educational experiences - related to skills, content and concepts - appropriate to the needs of each student in his/her classes, in relation to the school's philosophy and objectives and in the light of the agreed curriculum.
  • Assist the relevant Coordinator and/or Head of Department with curriculum development.
  • Secondary students should be given a course outline or syllabus at the outset, together with information on the criteria by which students will be assessed.
  • Keep up to date with the aims and curriculum of the area in which they teach.

3. Accountability
  • Be committed to the appraisal documents and process that encompass what is expected of teachers concerning their teaching and professional practices.
  • In case of a planned absence, leave work for students by sending this to the ISL cover email.
  • Be present at all departmental weekly meetings, internal professional development days and sessions.
  • Be punctual for class and take attendance registers at the start of each lesson.
  • Be available to cover students as assigned in your general working hours.
  • Maintain inventories of all textbooks and other resources, including those issued to students, and to ensure the return of these; make recommendations for new resources.

4. Community
  • Work to ensure that, at all times, the school's curriculum provides a safe, supportive learning environment for students, teachers and all other members of the ISL community
  • Work with colleagues, students, and the school community to create a thriving, dynamic, aspirational and academic culture that recognises, values and nurtures each person's cultural identity.
  • Strive to participate in community events which promote understanding of the wider community and students' cultures.
  • Value the cultural identity of each member of our ISL community and invoke passion for learning.
  • Support initiatives within the school by adding students' home languages and culture into school projects. This will be through collaborating with all sections and departments within the school.

5. Communication
  • Keep the Pastoral Team and tutors informed about student absence and lateness and notify them of any behavioural commendations or concerns.
  • Keep the Head of the Department and/or members of the School Leadership Team appraised, as relevant, of all academic, teaching and learning matters.
  • Form an integral part of a professional, inspirational, and collegial teaching team.
  • Communicate and collaborate with teachers across the school to ensure a greater understanding of learner needs.

Teaching qualification and experience

  • Degree and teaching qualification.
  • Ideally, experience in teaching in IB programmes but not required.
  • Two or more years of teaching, preferably in an international school context.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English as the working language of the school.
  • Degree in literature and/or relevant experience in literature curriculum in schools.

Care & Guidance
  • To be familiar with the School's Child Protection Policy and to report concerns to the designated Child Protection Officer
  • To ensure all educational practices are in line with the school's health and safety procedures and policies.

At ISL London, Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the School Principal or a designate to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

This job description may be amended at any time following a discussion between the School Principal and member of staff.

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