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Secondary School English Teacher

school
Galaxy International School Uganda
location
Kampala, Uganda
housing
Shared accommodation near school / USD 250 monthly allowance
airfair
Annual reimbursement USD 1,500
Start date
Ongoing
1 year
1
  • Middle School, High School
  • Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty, University Graduate
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience

Galaxy International School Uganda is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is mandatory that before employment, a comprehensive background check is carried out. This will include; professional and character reference checks as well as recent criminal background checks.

  • Health insurance for employee
  • School makes a monthly payment for a staff of approximately USD 450 USD towards a consolidated National Social Security Fund(NSSF). Benefit available to a staff after the end of employment in Uganda as per NSSF Guidelines. 
  • USD 100 salary increase for every contract renewal
  • Scholarship on tuition for children of staff.

English Language Teacher (Secondary Section)

Highly experienced and the talented teacher needed to be a Class Teacher in Secondary Section teaching, English, Literature in English, Global Perspectives, Critical Thinking, and Personal Social Health Education which will be a maximum of 24 teaching periods per week.

Reports to Head of Department

A teacher at Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) shall be required to fully comprehend and internalize the vision, mission, goals, and philosophy of GISU and conduct himself/herself following the cherished principles and practices of the school.

A teacher at GISU shall be required to perform the following professional duties:

Teaching

  • Planning and preparing course outlines and lessons. Prepare daily lesson plans and use them.
  • Teach according to the educational needs of the students assigned to him/her, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the students in school and at home.
  • Assess, record, and report on the progress, development, and attainment levels of students.

Other Duties

  • Promote the general well-being and progress of individual students assigned to him/her.
  • Provide professional, ethical, and pastoral guidance, direction, and advice to students on educational and social matters.
  • Provide professional, ethical, and pastoral guidance to students on their further education and future careers including information about sources of more expert advice on specific questions.
  • Make records of and reports on the personal and social needs of students except on occasions where doing so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s position.
  • Communicate and consult with the parents on educational and social matters related to the students.
  • Communicate and co-operate with such persons or bodies outside the school as may be approved by the school authority.
  • Participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.
  • Adopt a positive approach to all students in the school in respect of capability, behavior, and cultural diversity.
  • Work closely with department heads in setting and updating relevant schemes of work, curriculum materials, etc., including useful tips and CAL.  
  • Maintain a record of work and marks as agreed with the department head.
  • Organize remedial sessions where necessary to meet targets.
  • Prepare students thoroughly for good examination success, working with colleagues on strategies, targets, and revision programs.
  • Set and mark homework following department policy. Check notebooks and return poor work.
  • Teach a minimum of 24 periods per week.
  • Perform any duty assigned by a senior person.

Assessments and Reports

  • Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports, and references relating to individual students and groups of students except in situations where doing so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s position.
  • Set, mark, and moderate examinations under the direction of the department head.
  • Prepare end-of-term reports within the set deadlines.
  • Participate in invigilation of exams, lesson substitution, and school duty and take on the role of a form teacher or other assignments as given by the school administration.
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external examinations and in assessing students for such examinations.
  • Record and report students’ assessments and participate in arrangements for students’ presentations for and supervision of such examinations.

Staff Professional Development/Training/Reviews/Meetings

  • Participate, if required, in any scheme of staff development and performance review.
  • Review from time to time his/her methods of teaching and programs of work.
  • Participate in arrangements for his/her further training and professional development as a teacher.
  • Advise and co-operate with the principal and teachers on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials and programs, methods of teaching and assessment, and pastoral arrangement.
  • Participate in meetings at the school which relate to the school curriculum or the administration or organization of the school, including pastoral arrangements.

Discipline, Health, and Safety

  • Maintain good order and discipline among students following the policies of the school and safeguard their health and safety both when they are on the school premises and in school activities elsewhere.
  • Ensure that all reasonable safety precautions are carried out about school activities.
  • Check student appearance and lesson attendance. 

Working Time

A full-time teacher shall be available for work on all school days in any year.

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

Welcome to Galaxy International School Uganda

Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) provides international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. From Early Years to Year 13 students are taught using student-centred methods. Emphasis is on the development of the whole person. Students in Year10 and 11 are prepared for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations and those in Year 12 and 13 are prepared for Cambridge AS/A Level examinations. Alongside Cambridge Curriculum, we support Early Years with International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), Primary with International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Singapore Mathematics.

These examinations administered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are recognised worldwide. The school is privately owned with a Board of Governors and the day to day running of the school is managed by the Principal. The school is staffed with qualified and experienced staff from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and East Africa.

Galaxy International School Uganda is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is a Full Member School of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).

Vision

“To be the best educational institution for producing creative, self-reliant, respectful and moral individuals who will build a better world for us all”.

Mission

“To offer a contemporary approach to academic and holistic education, supported by modern technology in an environment conducive to learning.” 

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This is a Direct to School Job

Uganda, commonly referred to as the “Pearl of Africa” is not only a true cultural melting pot in Africa. It also offers fantastic career opportunities for both licensed and ESL teachers at the country’s many international, language and public schools.

Kampala
English, Swahili
41.5 million
Ugandan shilling
Indigenous religions, Islam and Christianity
Tropical and rainy with two dry seasons (December - February and June - August), semiarid in the northeast
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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