Thank you for considering a career with us. We offer an exceptionally rewarding opportunity for committed and talented professionals. The offer extends not only to our attractive benefits package but to the range of professional development opportunities that we are committed to providing to our staff. We strive to support the professional development of each member of staff.
NLCS (Singapore) is a branch of the highly successful North London Collegiate School, based in London, UK. NLCS (UK) has had a consistent record of success, and is one of the highest-achieving IB schools in the world. Together with our branch schools, NLCS Jeju and NLCS Dubai, we form a unique family of schools with the aim to bring the best of NLCS education to the world.
Our ethos mirrors that of NLCS (UK). We believe that there should be no ceilings to what students can achieve. We never label students and we commit that no students will ever be unsupported in our School. We seek passionate subject teachers, who can light the flame of enthusiasm in every student, and who believe in pastoral care values where everyone matters.
Wherever possible, candidates are interviewed in London and the process always involves senior staff from NLCS (UK).
Roles & Responsibilities
NLCS (Singapore) is looking for an enthusiastic, highly qualified and inspirational Mandarin Teacher with outstanding track record. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of a new school, drawing on the significant educational expertise and resources of NLCS International.
Subject teachers, responsible to their Head of Department, are accountable for the outcomes and achievements of the students they teach. All subject teachers are expected to be a professional and active member of the NLCS (Singapore) community, working as part of the team to raise standards, improve outcomes and opportunities for all students and encourage students to embrace the NLCS ethos.
All members of staff are also expected to be involved in pastoral care within the School community, usually in the role of form tutor or co-tutor, and also to contribute actively to the extra-curricular life of the School.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Set high expectations that inspire, motivate and challenge students.
Ensure all lessons are prepared and taught in a way that inspires and enthuses students so that they are encouraged to develop a love of learning and a pursuit of scholarship.
Create and maintain an engaging, exciting and an orderly classroom.
To build in stretch and challenge to their teaching at every possible opportunity.
Ensure that students make the expected levels of progress for a student at NLCS (Singapore).
Ensure that English speaking and ESL curricular initiatives are reflected in the learning experience for all students through the teaching of all subjects.
Maintain high standards of behaviour and expectations of how students work cooperatively with each other within the classroom and in co-curricular activities to facilitate high standards of teaching, scholarship and success.
Encourage and maintain high standards of attendance, punctuality and work by students.
Adopt a positive and developmental approach to monitoring activities such as lesson observation feedback, work scrutiny, learning walks and student voice.
Make use of formative and summative assessment to secure students’ progress.
Assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and retain these records within the departments and school database.
Report, evaluate and analyse student’s progress and areas for development at set times in line with the schools assessment policy.
Identify individual and groups of underperforming students through the existing school systems outlined in the schools assessment policy.
Provide feedback to students in both written and verbal form that will support students better understanding of their achievement to date and what is needed to progress further.
Work with the Head of Department and House staff to implement strategies to address the underperformance of individual and groups of students.
Ensure the effective deployment of additional support staff such as ESL teachers within the classroom.
Assist in the development of appropriate schemes of work and resources for the subject area.
Maintain accurate records of student progress and assessments and attendance registers.
Fulfil a teaching commitment in line with the school policy and allocation.
Deliver co-curricular activities in line with school policy.
Other Responsibilities of a Subject Teacher
To work professionally and effectively as part of a subject and house team
To be a positive professional role model for all students.
Treat all students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position.
To be a form tutor to an assigned group of students and carry out that role in line with policy.
To carry out supervision duties as directed in the duty rota.
Fulfil a minimum of one duty per week in line with school policy.
Continue own professional development in relevant areas including subject knowledge teaching methodology and to attend relevant inset to develop career and personal development goals.
Engage actively in the appraisal process.
Communicate effectively with parents using translators where appropriate.
Be familiar with, and follow, all school policies.
Contribute to the preparation of subject and house development plans, policy and practice as part of the subject and house team.
Support the student led academic societies through either contributing to the subject specific lecture programme or attendance at society events.
Play a full part in the life of NLCS (Singapore) to support its distinctive aims and ethos and be prepared to actively participate and contribute to the community activities that exist within the school.
Attend school events and activities as directed by the Principal and voluntarily support events such as house day trips, Arts week events, sports fixtures home and away and musical performances by students after school and at weekends.
Abide by the school safeguarding policy and keep abreast of any changes
Professional Qualifications /Experience
Minimum 3 years of teaching experience within a school or other education environment is preferred
Proficiency in Mandarin is required