IB PYP Coordinator (ISA Wenhua Wuhan)
Closing date of applications
31 March 2022
1 August 2022
Date Contract Ends
31 July 2024
Ages 0-11 / Early Years and Primary
Fixed / Renewable
5 or more years experience
ISA Wuhan is a member of the rapidly growing educational not-for-profit organization, ISA Education Group. Our campus will open in August 2022 and will be the largest educational project in central China with a RMB 1.6 billion ($250 million) investment, located in the beautiful city of Wuhan.
The IBPYPC is a key position in the Primary School and is responsible for the coordination and development of the IBPYP in Grades 1-5 (G1-5). The IBPYPC is involved in the whole-school implementation of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes and is the direct point of contact with the IB in matters pertaining to the IBPYP. The IBPYPC will support the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in providing a clear educational vision, ethos and direction for the school, which promotes excellent teaching and learning, including the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. The major duites of the IBPYPC include:
- Assisting the Primary Principal in the effective leadership and management of the Primary School.
- Playing an active and positive role in regular school management meetings.
- Leading and managing the programme of study in G1-5 meeting or surpassing ISA’s high standards of performance.
- Overseeing the effective running of the PYP Personal Project (PP).
- Ensuring a focus on student learning and research-based best practice in teaching are in line with internationally recognized standards and on achieving the aims as outlined in the School Vision and Mission.
Learning & Teaching
- Mentoring teachers and model good inquiry practice in the classrooms.
- Leading professional development sessions for faculty.
- Overseeing curriculum review and facilitating curriculum development across the whole school.
- Supporting teachers in the development of assessment tools in line with the school’s assessment policy.
- Ensuring that G6-10 have a well-organized curriculum that ensures a smooth transition from the previous and following grades.
- Ensuring that the planning and teaching of the IB Learner Profile (LP) and of Approaches to Learning Skills (ATL skills) show a coherent development from G1-5.
- Developing and using assessment results to lead curriculum review and development and ensuring that these results are used, where appropriate, in reflection upon teaching practice.
- Supporting and advising teaching staff regarding the administration of the PYP.
- Developing the Community/Personal Project component within the G1-5 programme.
- Facilitating collaborative planning among teachers within G1-5 and beyond.
- Chairing regular PYP team meetings at various levels across the school.
- Delivering and helping develop MYP information workshops for all staff.
- Identifying PYP professional development needs and opportunities on and off campus.
- Providing orientation sessions for all new staff, as necessary.
- Assessing the professional development needs of PYP teachers and coordinate their participation in appropriate workshops.
- Engaging with all stakeholders (students, teachers, parents) in working to support PYP students.
- Preparing documentation for authorization/accreditation as and when required.
- Acting as the liaison between the school and the IB with regards to the MYP consultation/authorisation process and ongoing administration needs.
- Providing outreach to the wider IB educational community through discussion forums, e-mail and school visits.
- Establishing/maintaining links with other schools in the region.
- Providing content for school through social media e.g. Wechat, blogs, newsletters, webpages and other publications publicizing and promoting the outstanding education at the school.
- Ensuring that appropriate student records are maintained through appropriate databases e.g. ManageBac.
- Supporting students through regular and appropriate communication between home and school.
- Working with Student Support Services to ensure that teachers are aware of students’ specific learning needs ensuring that these needs are being met through the use of appropriate teaching and learning strategies throughout G1-5.
- Providing information to students and parents on the most appropriate pathways from Grade 5 through the MYP and into the DP, as well as the school’s graduation requirements.
- Meeting potential new parents, answering parents’ questions, addressing their concerns.
- Interviewing new students when required, admitting and advising the Principal in placing them.
- Ensure continuity, progression and assessment in all subjects.
- Initiating both in-phase and cross-phase liaison where appropriate.
- Maintaining the school’s status as a Healthy School.
- Supporting and monitor any teachers as required in pedagogical practice.
- Conducting oneself in a professional manner at all times including meeting deadlines punctually, behaving in a polite and understanding way towards colleagues during meetings and all other times.
- Carrying out any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal or other senior leader of the school.
Interested candidates please go to "APPLY FOR THIS JOB".
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend face-to-face and/or skype interview with our recruitment team.
Candidates are requested to provide three referees for pre-employment reference check from current and previous employers. The referees must be the Principal, Head of school or the direct supervisor from the school management team.
ISA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates must be prepared to undergo child protection screening and appropriate background check.
General Requirements for International Teaching Positions
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in relevant subject area
- A recognized teaching qualification (e.g. BEd, PGCE)
- Minimum two years’ experience of classroom teaching in mainstream education sector
- Previous experience of teaching the IB curriculum is preferred, high potential candidates without IB experience might be considered
- Well-versed in various teaching resources including digital tools to support and enhance teaching and learning
- Sensitivity to the cultural differences
- A willingness to actively participate in the academic enrichment and co-curricular programmes