Job Title: History and Geography Teacher
Organisation: Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) is a co-educational school located in Lubowa,the school provides international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. From kindergarten to year 13 students are taught using student-centered methods. Emphasis is on the development of the whole person by producing creative, self-reliant, respectful and moral individuals who will build a better world for us all.
Job Summary: The History and Geography Teacher will provide teaching instruction for both History and Geography to implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- In charge of planning and preparing course outlines and lessons. Prepare daily lesson plans and use them.
- Teach according to the educational needs of the students assigned to him/her, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the students in school and at home.
- Assess, record and report on the progress, development and attainment levels of students.
- Use ICT systems for instructional planning and delivery
- Promote the general well-being and progress of individual students assigned to him/her.
- Provide professional, ethical and pastoral guidance, direction and advice to students on educational and social matters.
- Provide professional, ethical and pastoral guidance to students on their further education and future careers including information about sources of more expert advice on specific questions.
- Make records of and reports on the personal and social needs of students except on occasions where doing so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position.
- The incumbent will communicate and consult with the parents on educational and social matters related to the students.
- Communicate and co-operate with such persons or bodies outside the school as may be approved by the school authority.
- Actively participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.
- Adopt a positive approach to all students in the school in respect of capability, behavior and cultural diversity.
- Work closely with department heads in setting and updating relevant schemes of work, curriculum materials etc., including useful trips and CAL.
- Maintain a record of work and marks as agreed with the department head.
- Organize remedial sessions where necessary to meet targets.
- Prepare students thoroughly for good examination success, working with colleagues on strategies, targets and revision programmes.
- Set and mark homework following department policy. Check notebooks and return poor work.
- Perform any duty assigned by a senior person.
Assessments and Reports:
- Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students except in situations where doing so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position.
- Set, mark and moderate examinations under the direction of the department head.
- Prepare end of term reports within the set deadlines.
- Participate in invigilation of exams, lesson substitution, and school duty and take on the role of a form teacher or other assignments as given by the school administration.
- Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external examinations and in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations.
- Record and report students’ assessment and participate in arrangements for students’ presentation for and supervision of such examinations.
Staff Professional Development/Training/Reviews/Meetings:
- Participate, if required, in any scheme of staff development and performance review.
- Keenly review from time to time his/her methods of teaching and programmes of work.
- Participate in arrangements for his/her further training and professional development as a teacher.
- Advise and co-operate with the principal and teachers on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials and programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangement.
- Actively participate in meetings at the school which relate to the school curriculum or the administration or organization of the school, including pastoral arrangements.
Discipline, Health and Safety:
- Maintain good order and discipline among students in accordance with the policies of the school and safeguarding their health and safety both when they are on the school premises and in school activities elsewhere.
- Ensure that all reasonable safety precautions are carried out pertaining to school activities.
- Check student appearance and lesson attendance.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the History and Geography Teacher job opportunity must hold a Bachelor's degree in Education majoring in History and Geography;
- A minimum of four years of working experience in Secondary/high school teaching History and Geography education, teaching in an International school setting is an added advantage;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities;
- Excellent organisational and time-management skills;
- Energy, enthusiasm, stamina, patience, dedication and self-discipline;
- Initiative, leadership and supervisory skills and team working abilities;
- Imagination, creativity and innovation;
- Good judgement and an analytical mind.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 7th October 2016
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