EAL Teacher

EAL Teacher

Job Description


Department: Instruction

Term Of Employment: 2 years

Band: Teacher

Reporting Accountability: Principal


Job Summary


The primary role of the EAL teacher is to maximize student learning and development through the planning, preparation, and teaching of programs to meet student's individual learning needs. The EAL teacher is responsible for teaching students in the EAL program and supporting the class teachers in teaching all bilingual students effectively. The EAL teacher works collaboratively, planning with the class teachers and supporting students in mainstream classes to help them access the curriculum and improve their English language proficiency skills.


Duties and Responsibilities


· Promote high standards in all aspects of school life, particularly student progress.

· Actively support the school's vision, ethos, culture, and policies.

· Comply with the professional duties of the Sias IS Professional Expectations.

· Contribute to a school culture that is positive, purposeful, and professional.

· Engage positively in the school appraisal process.

· Are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students.

· To clearly understand the needs of all students and use distinctive teaching approaches to extend and support all students.

· To take an active role in the co-curricular and extra-curricular programs.

· To contribute to the effective and efficient running of the school.

· Attend meetings and school events, which may occur in the evenings or on weekends as required.


Teaching and Learning


· Planning and teaching EAL lessons to mixed-ability students (some with little to no English).

· Conducting consistent reading and writing assessments to track EAL students' progress.

· Collaborate with teachers to contribute to the whole class and EAL students' success.

· Initiating and preparing differentiated EAL materials for application in subject classes.

· Supporting EAL students in subject classes.

· Meeting with EAL students' parents to discuss progress and recommend support at home

· Attending related Professional Development sessions.

· Share innovative and successful ideas with Class Teachers to support and teach EAL students in class.

· Develop student-focused relationships to ensure that the EAL students feel safe and respected and are not afraid of asking for help and making mistakes.


Assessment, recording, and reporting


· Assess and monitor students' level of English proficiency.

· Set targets for raising achievement among all EAL students.

· Refine systems for identifying, assessing, and reviewing student progress.




· Meet regularly with the EAL Coordinator to undertake caseload supervision and report on the progress of identified students.

· Attend and participate in network meetings with other professionals to enhance practice.

· Develop EAL as an example of excellence to others within and beyond the school and communicate the successes and impact of EAL activities within and beyond our community.


Other Responsibilities


· Undertake other reasonable duties as requested by the Principal deems necessary for the effective operation of the school.

· Follow the Code of Conduct in the Child Protection Policy.



Qualifications Required: 

· Bachelor's or higher degree and above from an accredited college or university in education or related field. 

· IB experience is an asset.  

· Experience with working with English language learners 

· Demonstrated ability to employ a wide variety of teaching techniques, including utilization of technology.  

· Collaborative, energetic teacher with demonstrated creativity and passion for teaching.  

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong professional relationships with students, colleagues, administration, and parents.  

· Exemplary communication, problem-solving, negotiation, and mediation skills. 

· Concern for the whole student, not just academics.  

· Effective team member. 

· Strong attention to detail, organization, and planning. 

· Ability to recognize individual learning styles and the characteristics of learners and to differentiate instruction accordingly.  

· Personal qualities associated with the IB Learner Profile attributes.




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