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Job Description


Secondary MYP Subject Teacher


Teaching and Learning

1)      Plan, teach and review the subject curriculum according to IB MYP standards.

2)      Differentiate classroom instruction to meet student’s individual learning needs and styles.

3)      Explicitly teach Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills.

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

5)      Provide learning experiences that build on what students know and can do.

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

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

8)      Promote and foster student reflection on learning experiences.

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

10)   Empower students to take self-initiated action as a result of the learning.

11)   Serve as a pastoral advisor.


Collaborative Planning

1)      Collaboratively develop MYP units with the Subject team.

2)      Collaboratively develop MYP interdisciplinary units.

3)      Attend and contribute to weekly collaborative planning meetings.

4)      Work collaboratively with Subject Leads and the IB MYP Coordinators to develop and document teaching and learning experiences using the Managebac platform.



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)      Communicate curriculum information with parents via Managebac and the Student Planner.

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



1)      Be familiar with:

-          the SWIS Mission Statement;

-          the IBO mission statement;

-          the standards and practices of the MYP.

2)      Update and save all MYP units in Managebac.



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

2)      Complete student reports;

3)      Participate in parent/student interviews and conferences;

4)      Manage and maintain student Portfolio selections.

5)      Pre-assess students’ knowledge and understanding prior to new learning.

6)      Use student self-assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment strategies to promote student reflection.


Extracurricular Activities

  1. 1.    Lead at least one ASA or Sport.


The Secondary Subject teacher reports to Secondary Principal.
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