IB MYP I&S Teacher

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

(IB MYP) Individuals and Societies Teacher

Job Description


Department: Instruction

Term Of Employment: 2 years

Band: Teaching Faculty

Reporting Accountability: Principal


Scope of Responsibility

As an IB MYP I&S teacher, the primary role is to maximize student learning and development by planning, preparing, and teaching the curriculum to meet students' individual learning needs and achieve specific student outcomes. Teachers teach a range of student abilities and classes and are accountable for effectively delivering their curriculum. The MYP I&S teacher critically reflects to improve their knowledge and skills to engage students and develop well-balanced, innovative individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Demonstrate substantial knowledge in the subject area and further develop it through professional learning.

-Participate in collaborative planning and reflection to effectively implement the curriculum within the subject group and with other teachers.

-Ensure that the curriculum fulfills the aims and objectives of the relevant subject group in each program year as prescribed in the Individuals and Societies Guide and From Principle into Practice document.

-Ensure all unit planners, subject group overviews, and ATL charts are completed before the unit starts, and further develop them as the unit progresses.

-Ensure all components of the MYP, like the Concepts, ATL Skills, Global Contexts, and Inquiry-based meaningful teaching strategies, are implemented in the classroom.

-Ensure that the minimum requirement of all strands of the criteria prescribed in the Individuals and Societies Guide is assessed twice in a term year.

-Ensure timely feedback is provided to the students to consolidate teaching and learning.

-Ensure students engage in concept-based teaching through inquiries and exploration, avoiding direct content delivery in the learning experiences.

-Ensure that students are provided with scope for differentiated teaching and learning based on language ability and its development and considering students' learning needs. 

-Ensure that students are engaged in at least one Interdisciplinary unit involving two or more subject groups in each year of the MYP.

-Ensure collaboration and liaise with the MYP coordinator and Subject group leaders for curriculum planning and implementation, as and when required.

-Demonstrate commitment to mentoring students in learning opportunities beyond a subject area through the PYP Exhibition, the Personal Project, and the Extended Essays.

Pastoral care

-Demonstrate commitment to and promote child safeguarding practices and follow child protection.

-Demonstrate commitment to providing high standards of pastoral care for all students.

-Manage students' behavior constructively and respectfully, promoting self-control and independence.

-Be alert and responsive to students' social and emotional needs and support their development through teaching practice and out-of-class supervision, liaising with specialist colleagues where necessary, and respecting the school policy.

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

Professional Development

-Participate in appropriate IB-recognized professional development, liaising with the MYP Coordinator.

-Set professional learning goals and participate in teachers' evaluation procedures. 

-Participate in subject-specific and whole-school collaborative meetings and reflection for professional development, authorization, and accreditations.

-Personal qualities associated with Sias IS school-wide learner outcomes.


Sias IS is committed to the protection of all children and young people from harm. Belief in and alignment with Sias IS beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.