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PYP Coordinator

school
Beijing Enlighten School
location
Beijing, China
housing
Housing Allowance (10,000RMB/month)
airfair
Home Leave Air Transportation Allowance (10,000RMB annually)
Start date
Start August 2022
3 years
1
  • Early Childhood, Elementary
  • District/Regional Level Administrator, Director/Principal, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License

Due to visa application difficulties, we'll consider candidates currently in China.

Position Summary

To develop and implement the PYP programme and development of curriculum in collaboration with primary school subject teachers.

Qualifications/Credentials

- Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field *

- Master's Degree

- Qualified Teacher Status or other recognized Teaching Credentials *

- Demonstrates successful teaching experiences with a wide range of learners *

- At least two years working experience in school

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

There are four key areas of responsibility:

  • Strategic direction and development of the school curriculum
  • Teaching and learning
  • Leading and managing staff
  • Communication and Liaison with parents and faculty
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The effectiveness of the PYP Coordinator will be demonstrated by her/his ability to apply professional knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes to the identified tasks below to bring about the desired outcomes.

 

Strategic direction and development of the school curriculum.

With other members of the curriculum team the PYP Coordinator will develop a strategic view, within the context of the school’s aims and policies, which guides policies, plans, targets and practices the successful implementation of the Primary Years Programme.

 

To achieve this, the PYP Coordinator needs:

  1. To monitoring possible changes in the PYP through directives from the IBO
  2. Proactively lead in following the requirements of the programme through its candidacy and authorization cycle.
  3. To oversee the development of the Primary Years Programme
  4. To liaise effectively with colleagues across the school
  5. To monitor the quality and effectiveness of liaison between year levels with a view to a seamless transition of the PYP and MYP program
  6. Ensure the school’s Assessment Policy is secure and enacted.
  7. Establish and manage any budgetary requirements to ensure the programme is adequately resourced.
  8. To identify, promote and register all Professional Development opportunities undertaken by teachers

 

Teaching and Learning

With other members of the curriculum team the PYP Coordinator will promote and model effective teaching strategies across the school.

 

To achieve this, the PYP Coordinator needs:

  1. To monitor the work of staff teaching in the Primary School area and to ensure that faculty understand and follow the schemes of work and share high expectations about the quality of their teaching including lesson planning.
  2. To take action, when necessary, to help improve the quality of teaching and learning in their area.
  3. To oversee the monitoring of policies and practices for assessing, recording and reporting on pupil achievement and to work with faculty to ensure this information is used to recognise achievement and target setting.
  4. To work with all colleagues from the other divisions of the school to establish a coherent transition between ES and MS

 

Leading and Managing staff

The PYP Coordinator ensures that all those with involvement in teaching receive the leadership, support, challenge and information necessary to sustain motivation and secure improvement in their teaching.

 

To achieve this, the PYP Coordinator needs:

  1. To provide practical advice, help and support to faculty working within the Primary Years Programme
  2. To take an active role in the process of Performance Management.
  3. To help to establish clear expectations and constructive working relationships
  4. To help identify the PD needs of colleagues and to lead any professional development initiatives.
  5. Support and develop Job-Alike initiatives
  6. To ensure that the School Leadership team are kept well informed about policies, plans and priorities and successes in meeting objectives and targets for upcoming authorizations/Accreditations.

 

Community & Liaison

The PYP Coordinator develops the strategic view, within the context of the school’s aims and policies, which guides the plans and practices needed to ensure the teachers, parents and students understand and are involved with the philosophy, practicalities and the guiding principles that underpin the PYP.

 

To achieve this, the PYP Coordinator needs:

  1. To liaise with colleagues in the Elementary School to ensure consistency of approaches to teaching and learning
  2. Lead the service action program plus others to ensure that the requirements of the PYP are being met.
  3. Communicate with parents at regular intervals and in a practical manner the philosophy and methodology that drives the PYP.

* = required

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Beijing Enlighten School is located in the central villa area and educational hub of Chaoyang District. The school is adjacent to the Red Brick Art Museum and Ma Quan Ying subway station in the East, No.1 Art District in the West, Da Wang Jing District in the South, and Heli Habitat Wetland Forest park in the North. Designed by well-known Chinese and foreign architectural designers, the school boasts a style that is elegant, dignified and full of vitality. The perfect wedding of architecture and nature, space and function, this represents the newest style of international school design. In the immediate vicinity, there are rich educational resources (including art, sports and culture), helping to provide students with a diverse learning environment.

Approved by Chaoyang District Education Committee of Beijing Municipality, and building on the foundation of the China National Curriculum, the school powerfully harnesses IB PYP / MYP Curriculum concepts and teaching strategies. In our mission to “cultivate thoughtful learners and caring global stewards”, we adhere to the cultural essence of seeking knowledge from nature, while drawing on the educational concepts and practical achievements of China and the world. We work together with students and parents to create a learning community where Chinese and Western cultures coexist harmoniously, complementing and enhancing each other.

BES focuses on the cultivation of students' ability to create a meaningful and happy life, with special focus on Social Emotional Learning, Art and Aesthetics in Education, and Information and Technology Literacy.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

One of the world's most powerful nations, China's cultural contributions have influenced history and human development for thousands of years. Teach Away offers ESL teaching jobs in reputable language schools as well as licensed teaching jobs across China.

Beijing, China
Standard Mandarin
1,387,720,133
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons
Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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