Position Type: Teacher
Contract Type: Full time
Campus: Shibuya and Showa campuses
Apply by: 2019-12-06
Job Start: January 2020
Status of the post
This is a specialist teacher role within the school’s staffing structure. The post holder is accountable to the Japanese Coordinator and the Head of Primary and will work across both Shibuya and Showa sites. The post is initially for 2 terms (to July 2020) with the potential to extend further.
The post holder will be required to exercise her/his professional skills and judgement to carry out, in a collaborative manner, the professional duties set out below:-
1. Development of the school
- To support the vision, positive ethos and policies of the whole school and raise standards of the teaching, learning and attainment of pupils from Nursery to Year 6 in Japanese education.
- To support the creation and implementation of the Primary School’s Improvement Plan related to Japanese.
- To work with the Japanese team in achieving the priorities and targets which the school sets for itself in implementing innovative schemes of work.
- To support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the school’s policies and developments in Japanese.
- To keep abreast of educational developments in line with the needs of the school.
2. Teaching and Learning
- To be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning, teaching and organisation, and high standards of achievement and behaviour in Japanese lessons.
- To Teach with pace, clarity and ensure all children are interested and engaged in their learning
- To ensure a high focus is placed on all four areas of language learning – reading, writing, speaking and listening, including the learning and use of hiragana, katakana and kanji.
- To be responsible for the development and on-going review of the primary school’s Japanese curriculum and related schemes of work.
- To differentiate learning and teaching to meet the needs of all leaners
- To plan effectively with the team to ensure clear paths of progress through each unit and over the year
- To provide high quality written and verbal feedback to pupils as formative assessment to engage and extend their learning
- To support the development of the Primary School’s Japanese summative assessment procedures in liaison with class teachers.
- To work effectively with the Primary Japanese team on the Showa and Shibuya site, to ensure that there is progression and continuity between Y3 and Y4.
- To liaise with the Japanese Coordinator with regard to the booking and timetabling of facilities, to keep class teachers fully informed of venue changes and when necessary.
- To inform and manage TAs in support roles in Japanese lessons.
- To work closely with the Japanese team to secure and maintain excellent communication and high standards within the department.
4. Other Specific Responsibilities
- To participate in professional development activities
- In liaison with the Japanese Coordinator, Year Leaders and class teachers, support a programme of language exchanges to enhance the language skills of all pupils.
- To offer a variety of extra-curricular Japanese language opportunities including kana, kanji, culture, reading and writing.
- To maintain and develop links with parents, other schools, educational institutions and the wider community, including business and industry in order to enhance teaching, learning and personal development opportunities for the Japanese education of all the pupils.