Welcome to something special
We have a vision for An Education for Global Citizenship, do you?
We at the International Academy of Greenwich posses a vision, one shared with a growing network of schools, that every learner must experience learning that is extraordinary – learning that:
•equips them with deep knowledge and core skills;
•affirms their efficacy as a learner;
•enables them to thrive in the conditions of this century; and
•gives them the agency to shape their lives and change their world.
We believe that a narrow ‘career’ focused education is no longer valid. A profession focused education with a relentless focus upon the development of transferable and non context bound skills central to the ‘future-ready’ learner and professional is required. We have identified that there are two key components to getting this right: first, what to teach; and, second, how to teach it; essentially the Curriculum. As such our forward-looking Curriculumincludes a focus on:
•the linguistic, mathematical and technological literacies all job roles will require in the future;
•ensuring the breadth and depth of subject knowledge and the ability to make inter-disciplinary connections;
•developing global citizenship values, including empathy and character;
•non- cognitive employability skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, project management and creativity.
Be part of the change
To achieve our vision requires much more than a didactic, teacher led and heavily structured approach to teaching and learning. It requires the empowerment of learners by educators, by the Curriculum and through the taught curriculum. It requires an approach which shifts learning onto learners, one which enables the development of independence and mastery through interdependence and collaboration with others. Problem solving and enquiry driven learning with opportunities to engage with the real-world in an authentic education are also key.
We naturally want all students at the International Academy of Greenwich to be valued and to achieve their very best in every aspect of their lives. As such our ambition is for all learners to become Global Citizens, equipped with the skills and outlook they need to live, study and work in the UK or abroad. As such the Curriculum at IAG is broad and balanced, authentic and appropriately challenging, and exceeds the requirements of both the English National Curriculum (at KS3 & 4) and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in developing a range of cognitive and non-cognitive attitudes, skills and attributes.
Our Curriculum is designed to engineer and facilitate all that is outlined above, what we call An Education for Global Citizenship.
Helping you to develop you and your practice
At IAG, we take your development extremely seriously. We are an organisation made up of people driven to make a difference and to prepare ourselves and the students in our care for an unknown future. As members of a self-sustaining system we must be ready to constantly improve and innovate. In this context, it is not enough to simply improve our processes, we believe it is absolutely imperative to build into the very fabric of the school opportunities to develop all those within the IAG community. A such we guarantee:
- Regular and targeted Continuous Professional Learning through teacher choice, voice and agency.
- Opportunities for all staff to engage in a Professional Enquiry into their own innovative practices.
- A Professional Pathway through which opportunities are selected to help you develop in the areas you have a passion.
- Every member of staff will be a member of a decision making committee, helping shape policy and the direction of the academy as we grow.
- You will have a dedicated line manager who will coach and mentor you in your professional growth.
- A feedback culture, where opportunities to work and discuss teaching with your peers will be frequent.
What we are looking for
Educators who embody the core values of IAG and those of the IB MYP, epitomised by the 10 attributes of the Learner profile. Those who seek an opportunity to create and shape not just the education and life chances of those in their care but of the system itself.
Educators who are interested in research and pedagogy, who wish to undertake further study and hold a deep passion for innovative teaching and learning. Those who are motivated to find out and to do more.
Educators who want to teach across the subjects, leading on the delivery of STEM or Humanities & Culture strands as part of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and curriculum. Those that want to work collaboratively with their peers and with their students.
Educators, from a range of backgrounds and with rich experiences, who can draw upon academic and non-cognitive skills to drive forward the learning of all those around them. An important aspect of such a skills set is an individuals humanity, kindness and integrity; being true to your word, being accountable and taking responsibility.
As a growing school our list of vacancies is regularly updated with the latests positions and roles outlined below. However we welcome expressions of interest and want to hear for all those that they feel they can help IAG make a difference. The International Academy of Greenwich prides itself on embracing diversity and promoting equality. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief. Safer recruitment practices are followed and any subsequent appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
If you’d like to talk to the Principal about IAG and the opportunities it offers then please contact us on 020 309 607 81 or via email@example.com
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We are looking for enthusiastic and committed educators in the following areas:
- English Language & Literature
- Individuals & Societies (History, Sociology or Business/Economics specialisms)
- Sciences (Biology, Physics or Chemistry specialisms)
- Language Acquisition (German, French or Spanish specialisms)
- Design, technology (with possible Head of Design)
- Creative arts (Art, Music or Drama, with possible Head of Creative Arts)
We are looking for dynamic Curriculum Leaders in the following areas:
- Individuals & Societies (Humanities)
- Language Acquisition (Specialism in German or French)
We are also looking to build our team of skilled Learning Coaches, a role ideally suited for someone with experience of working as an LSA/TA and looking to get into teaching.
Completed application forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org