Job Description


EAL Teacher


Under the supervision of the Head of EAL, the EAL teacher collaborates with class teachers to support the EAL development of students in assigned classes.


Teaching and Learning

1)     Co-plan and co-teach whole class, small group, and individual lessons for EAL learners across the curriculum in collaboration with classroom teachers;

2)     Differentiate instruction to meet student’s individual learning needs and styles in collaboration with classroom teachers;

3)     Employ a constructivist, inquiry-based pedagogical approach to teaching and learning that promotes inquiry and the development of critical-thinking skills;

4)     Provide learning experiences that build on what students know and can do;

5)     Support the development of international-mindedness and all attributes of the IB learner profile within the curriculum;

6)     Use technology as a vehicle for learning and integrate ICT skills teaching within EAL instruction where appropriate;

7)     Employ a range of teaching and learning strategies to promote independent thinking, inquiry and acquisition of subject specific knowledge and skills;

8)     Foster a stimulating learning environment based on understanding and respect.


1)     Demonstrate open communication based on understanding and respect;

2)     Develop and maintain clear lines of communication with colleagues, parents and the wider school community;

3)     Use professional email etiquette when communicating with colleagues, parents and Administrators.


Collaborative Planning

1)     Collaborate with classroom teachers and subject and grade teams on EAL instruction;

2)     Attend and contribute to weekly Collaborative Planning meetings;

3)     Attend and contribute to weekly EAL meetings and help to develop policies, assessments, and other components of the whole school EAL program.



1)     Be familiar with:

-              the SWIS Mission Statement;

-              the IBO mission statement;

-              the standards and practices of the PYP and MYP;

-              All Scope and Sequence Documents;

-              Program of Inquiry;

-              the contents of the IB learner profile booklet;

-              The contents of the Making the PYP Happen / MYP: From Principles into Practice.

2)     Keep accurate records of planning assessment and for assigned classes.



1)     Assess and document student progress using a variety of assessment tools and strategies;

2)     Participate in parent/student interviews and conferences when it is appropriate.


The EAL teacher reports to the EY&P Principal.
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