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English as an Academic Language (EAL) Teacher

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Reports to Head of Sector | K8 or HS Campus

Job Summary

GDQ International Christian School seeks to provide a Christ-centered, academically
enriching, international education for the missionary and international business
community. At GDQ the Bible and a Christian worldview serve as a foundation and
integrating core for all learning. In light of our mission and educational philosophy, we
are looking for qualified teachers with a desire to

  • grow in their ability to teach from a biblical worldview;
  • provide for the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of our students;
  • embrace the school’s multicultural environment;
  • and partner with colleagues, leadership, and parents in enhancing our school culture.

Responsibilities

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge across the K-5/ 6-8/ 9-12 sector.
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons, adapting teaching to respond to the needs and strengths of students.
  • Help students think about the subject matter biblically and critically (presenting information in such a way as to reveal the character, nature, or handiwork of God).
  • Set high expectations that inspire, motivate, and challenge students.
  • Work intensively with individuals students, in a one-on-one situation and in a whole class context (as appropriate) on specific aspects of language development.
  • Promote good progress and outcomes by students.
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessments.
  • Manage behavior effectively to ensure a positive and safe learning environment.
  • Try at all times to understand, appreciate, love and serve students in his/her care.
  • Observe appropriate confidentiality in regard to student, parent and school matters.
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students in line with the GDQ Child Protection Policy.

ELP Responsibilities

  • Develop English Language Plans (ELP) for EAL students, in liaison with class
    teachers and subject teachers as appropriate.
  • Conduct meetings with parents to discuss initial ELPs.
  • Arrange regular ELP review meetings with parents.
  • Work collaboratively with class teachers and subject teachers (as appropriate) to review achievement of ELP target and set new targets.
  • Ensure that ELPs are kept up to date (keeping records of relevant assessments and data).
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