• Senior School Visual Arts Teacher, International School Basel... Switzerland
  • International School Basel in Switzerland, , Switzerland
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  • 1 week ago

jobs description

This school is based in Basel, Switzerland and is looking for a Senior School Visual Arts Teacher.

Core Purpose:

The core purpose of the Visual Arts teacher role is to provide students with a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning experience both in and beyond the classroom, and to offer them the encouragement they need to thrive at International School Basel (ISB). Our Design and Visual Arts team works to enable all students, through the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), to learn Visual Arts effectively as well as providing support for the academic and pastoral needs of the students, supporting the aims and values of the School at all times. Students at ISB can select to study Visual Arts as one of their Options in Grade 9 and 10, as well as one of the DP subjects in Grades 11 and 12.

Based on the key principles of learning at ISB, the following are the Expectations of a Teacher at ISB:

A. Teaching and Learning

A teacher at ISB demonstrates... subject and curriculum knowledge by:
• Understanding the Content and Concepts
• Creating a Supportive Environment
• Maximising the Opportunity to Learn
• Activating Hard (Deep) Thinking by planning, structuring, explaining, questioning, interacting, embedding and activating, including but not limited to, opportunities for students to engage with the dimensions of GlobalCitizenship@ISB.

B. Assessment and Reporting: monitors, assesses and reports on learners’ work and progress, in accordance with ISB’s policy and procedures.

C. Curriculum Development: contributes to the development of curriculum (the production and ongoing review of units and/or schemes of work – including Interdisciplinary Units), ensuring both diversity and inclusivity are incorporated to student learning experiences.

D. Student Well-Being: all teachers are required to complete safeguarding training and to follow the ISB guidance on Child Protection and Safeguarding. ISB teachers play an active role in all aspects of the pastoral care of students, focusing on their social and emotional development. Almost all teachers in the Junior, Middle and Senior School are also homeroom tutors.

E. IB specific Responsibilities: all teachers are expected to promote and embed key dimensions of the IB learner profile and service learning. Teachers also supervise the PYP Exhibition, MYP Personal Projects and/or DP Extended Essays, as appropriate.

F. Wider professional responsibilities: contributes to the holistic life of the school through involvement in our Activity Programme and by participating in other school-related activities, such as concerts, sports events, graduation, etc. (some of which may take place outside of the school day).

G. Skills and attributes

A teacher at ISB:
• Creates a stimulating learning environment which engages all students, drawing from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds/perspectives
• Works collaboratively with EAL and Learning Support teachers in a co-teaching learning model, as required
• Works collaboratively with colleagues within and across subject disciplines
• Demonstrates IT competence and experience
• Is passionate about keeping up with developments in the field of education, through reading and participating in in-service courses and workshops
• Shows willingness to be a ‘risk-taker’ – trialing and sharing new ideas
• Has excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
• Has excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
• Exercises tact and discretion and maintains appropriate confidentiality
• Has a strong work ethic and an excellent attendance record
• Demonstrates reliability and initiative both individually and as a team member in support of school activities both within and outside of the classroom
• Is adaptable, flexible and positive


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