• To teach German across the primary and secondary divisions at the International School Zurich North.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To deliver outstanding, authentic and engaging German lessons across a range of year groups using effective teaching strategies.
  • Develop and deploy resources to support high quality student learning, by planning effective teaching programmes which provide exemplary learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom
  • To collaborate with the languages team to support the development of excellence in teaching and learning, including the preparation, planning, and delivering of student-centered learning activities.
  • Work with the Head of Languages and the German teaching team to ensure unit planners and schemes of work are prepared, relevant data is tracked to ensure impactful student learning.
  • Take an active role in the co-curricular and pastoral life of the school.
  • Evaluate and assess student progress through ongoing observation, providing constructive feedback to students and parents.
  • Participate in school training sessions and parent-teacher meetings.
  • Create a supportive and inclusive classroom atmosphere where every student feels respected and valued.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Comply with safeguarding policies, procedures and code of conduct.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safeguarding and student/colleague wellbeing.
  • Ensure that any safeguarding concerns or incidents are reported appropriately and in line with policy.
  • Engage in safeguarding training when required.

Person Specification:

  • Qualifications
    Undergraduate degree.
    A recognised teaching qualification which enables the applicant to teach in Kanton Zurich.

    Other relevant professional qualifications.

  • Skills
    Strong organisational skills.
    Proven track record of high standards and expectations.
    Is an effective team player.
    Competence and confidence in the use of IT.
    Flexibility and a can do approach.
    Ability to build positive. relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.
    To employ teaching, learning and assessment strategies which meet pupils’ individual needs and support differentiated learning.

  • Desirable
    Experience preparing students for iGCSE and iA-Level examinations and/or the PYP.
    Evidence of effective strategies to support a wide range of children/young people needs

  • Experience
    Experience of teaching a range of age groups.
    Demonstrates a passion for developing own teaching practice and for contributing to the wider professional development of the team.
    Experience of planning and delivering interdisciplinary learning.

    Experience of teaching German in an international school setting.
    Local connections and a belief in the value of authentic partnerships in language learning.
    Experience of developing assessment practices and procedures in collaboration with colleagues.

  • Professional learning
    To maintain thorough and current knowledge in the subject area(s)taught.
    To maintain a full overview of curriculum developments.
    To engage fully with professional learning opportunities, including staff training days, working groups and professional learning communities, even where these fall outside core school hours.
    To work collaboratively and support the professional learning of colleagues.
    To be genuinely reflective towards one’s practice and pursue consistent improvement.
    To engage fully with structures that support professional learning, including appraisal and observation.

    To engage with evidence and research to direct improvements in teaching and learning and lead personal and colleague professional growth.

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