Physics and Maths Teacher Careers – Galaxy International School

Organisation: Galaxy
International School Uganda (GISU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About GISU:
Galaxy International
School Uganda (GISU) is a co-educational school which provides international
education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. From kindergarten to year
13 students are taught using student-centred methods. Emphasis is on the
development of the whole person. Students in years 10 and 11 are prepared for
the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
examination and those in years 12 and 13 are prepared for Cambridge A level
examination. These examinations administered by Cambridge International
Examinations (CIE) are recognised worldwide. The school is privately owned with
a Board of Governors and the day to day running of the school is managed by the
Principal. The school is staffed with qualified and experienced staff from UK,
USA, Canada, Turkey and East Africa.
Job Summary: The Physics and
Maths Teacher will provide outstanding teaching to Galaxy International School and
help in creating a vibrant and distinctive culture for learning for young
people. The Teacher of Physics/maths must be an outstanding classroom
practitioner who consistently demonstrates the highest standards of delivery,
is fully committed to raising attainment across all key stages and acutely
aware of the strategies required to achieve the highest standards within their
subject area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1.
The Teacher of Physics, working with other members of the teaching team, will
be responsible for the delivery of the following key priorities:
·        
Ensure all our students are able to thrive and
engage in both academic and vocational learning to achieve above and beyond
their highest potential whilst developing personal and employability skills.
·        
Provide outstanding teaching to create a vibrant and
distinctive culture for learning for young people.
·        
Plan and execute a diverse programme that meets
individual learner needs within Physics.
2.
You will inspire our stakeholders by:
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Managing quality of teaching and learning within
Physics:
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Working in liaison with partners and sponsors
effectively to enhance the students learning
·        
Understanding national standards within the subject
area and ensuring these are followed
·        
Identifying effective intervention and mentoring
strategies for students within Physics
·        
Using effective target setting systems for all
students within Physics
·        
Ensuring that all the work you do for the school
follows the vision and values to form a successful college
·        
Being an outstanding practitioner and to by
undertaking a teaching commitment depending on the needs of the College
·        
Attending College meetings and committees as
required.
·        
Contributing to the College’s Enrichment programme,
including a willingness to participate in occasional overnight visits.
·        
Undertaking such other duties as are commensurate
with the post and which may reasonably be required by the Principal.
3.
You will enhance young people’s futures by:
·        
Teaching students according to their educational
needs, including the appropriate setting and marking of work to be carried out
by the students
·        
Ensuring that ICT, Literacy and Numeracy are part of
the teaching and learning experience of students.
·        
Assessing, recording and reporting on the
attendance, progress, development and attainment of students whilst keeping
electronic records as required
·        
Actively contributing to reports and references
relating to individual students
·        
Ensuring a high quality learning experience for
students, which meets internal and external quality standards.
·        
Preparing and regularly updating subject materials.
·        
Using a variety of delivery methods, which will
stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.
·        
Maintaining discipline in accordance with the Galaxy
International procedures, and to encourage good practice with regard to
punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and independent learning.
·        
Undertaking assessment of students as requested by
external examination bodies, departmental and College procedures.
·        
Marking and grading students work which enables you
to give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback
·        
Supporting and motivating students to allow them to
grow and enhance their own skills in both achieving qualifications and work
ready
·        
Ensuring the maximum opportunity for young people to
prepare for pathways into further learning, training or employment
·        
Supporting partnership events with key stakeholders
including students, parents, employers, schools, further and higher education
establishments
·        
Actively engaging with employers  to  develop 
learner  employability  skills, 
ensuring  work related learning
experiences are at the core of the UTC curriculum
·        
Ensuring all students understand the expected
standards of behaviour and be prepared to intervene where these are standards
are not followed
·        
Ensuring a safe, secure and healthy environment for
students
4.
You will protect our students by:
·        
Responding effectively and immediately to
safeguarding/child protection concerns raised by staff, pupils or brought to
the through other means
·        
Ensuring that safeguarding policies are followed and
communicated effectively
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
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The applicants should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s
degree with a minor or major in Mathematics and Physics from a recognized
University.
·        
At least a year of teaching experience.
Personal Competencies:
General: Is supportive
of the aims, ethos and mission statement of the College both inside and outside
the classroom.
Motivation:
·        
Is proactive rather than reactive in approach, and
can act on own initiative.
·        
Takes responsibility and ownership for work issues
and problems of a primary operational nature.
·        
Implements improvements to work processes and practices
within his/her remit.
·        
In conjunction with the Principal and other staff,
contribute to the establishment of best practices that can be shared across
CATS Colleges.
·        
Understands College goals and direction and brings
these to bear in teaching.
Drive:
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Is energetic, enthusiastic and demonstrates a
positive attitude.
·        
Committed to the role and to team / College.
·        
Gets things done through influence and fairness, rather
than by railroading others.
·        
Can confront and overcome obstacles to progress.
Intellect:
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Demonstrates good critical thinking skills to
understand student and staff issues.
·        
Can suggest and where appropriate implement
solutions appropriate to student and staff
·        
situations.
·        
Gathers facts and analyses situations in objective,
accurate and organized fashion.
Judgment:
·        
Can think and act rationally and maturely without
undue bias or reliance on emotional responses.
·        
Can weigh up information, issues and evidence and
draw balanced conclusions from such.
·        
Shows clearly that he/she is learning from
experience.
·        
Knows when to ask for support and advice from
colleagues.
Credibility
and Communication:
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Has appositive and professional relationships with
students, staff and parents/agents.
·        
Projects appropriate professional image.
·        
Speaks clearly, sensitively and persuasively when
interacting with internal personnel.
·        
Keeps line manager and team informed of progress or
difficulties.
·        
Share in promoting excellence in teaching; from
productive teamwork to the self monitoring and improvement of teaching
standards in school.
·        
Displays excellent listening and questioning skills.
Resilience:
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Can balance the normal demands or a range of work
and responsibilities without disruption to other team members or College staff.
·        
Can prioritize conflicting demands.
·        
Remains balanced, rational and tolerant in dealing with
others at all times.
Customer
Focus:
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Demonstrates a clear empathy with students and staff
and understands their needs.
·        
Shows awareness of issues pertaining to working in a
multi-cultural environment. Understands the demands of working within a
market-led organization.
Technical:
·        
Comfortable with use of Microsoft Office and other
applications.
·        
Good level of written and spoken English.
·        
Problem-solving abilities.
·        
Accuracy and time-keeping.
Teamwork:
·        
Has the confidence and respect of peers,
Departmental team and other College staff.
·        
Supports an open and supportive team climate.
Organization:
·        
Meets deadlines and is able to be flexible when
situations demand.
·        
Demonstrates a capability to balance competing
demands.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should send a professional CV with a colored passport
photograph in the top right hand corner of the first page. Applications must
include your date of birth, nationality, marital status, number of dependents
and full contact details.
Remember to
include the email addresses of two professional references and send
applications to application@gisu.ac.ug
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