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Primary Foundation Programme Homeroom Teacher Maternity Cover

3-month Maternity Cover
Posted 05/02/2024 03:54PM

Canadian International School Singapore (CIS) are actively seeking an experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for a 3-month maternity cover position. Our department's objective is to equip students for seamless integration into the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) through the implementation of CLIL-based teaching methods. Ideal candidates should possess a minimum of a Level 7 English as a second language qualification (e.g. MA in TESOL, DELTA, etc.), and have at least 5 years of ESL experience.

Job Title: Primary Foundation Programme Teacher (ESL)

Department/Division: Primary

Reports to: Primary Principal and Teacher in Charge of Foundation Programme

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide high-quality English language education and facilitate smooth educational transitions while aligning with the school's mission and values.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Understand second language acquisition theories and their application.

  • Have experience as a homeroom teacher.

  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and effective communication with diverse students and parents.

  • Proficiency in using information technology and student achievement data.

  • Familiarity with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).

Curriculum and Instructional Responsibilities:

  • Utilise data for differentiated instruction.

  • Conduct formative and summative assessments in consultation with team members.

  • Maintain organized lesson plans.

  • Create an inspiring learning environment aligned with relevant IB programmes.

  • Manage classroom procedures and student behavior effectively.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure student safety and well-being.

  • Support the school’s Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Learning Principles.

  • Participate in Child Protection training.

  • Engage in the Individual Work Plan (IWP) process.

  • Meet expectations outlined in CIS FP Teacher Job Description, CIS Teacher Standards, and CIS IB Programme Expectations for Teachers.

  • Seek feedback from parents and students.

  • Reflect individually and collaboratively on performance.

  • Contribute to school activities and community building.

  • Demonstrate dependability, punctuality, and preparedness for class.

Required Qualifications:

  • Level 7 ELT qualification (e.g., MA in Applied Linguistics, DELTA, etc.).

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Minimum of five years’ ESL teaching experience.


  • Minimum of five years’ ESL teaching experience.

  • Experience as a homeroom teacher.

  • Knowledge of WIDA assessment tool.

  • Preferred: Training and experience in International Baccalaureate.


  • Culturally competent and able to work with diverse staff and students.

  • Effective selection and use of instructional strategies for ESL students.

  • Strong communication and listening skills.

  • Commitment to continuous learning and best practices.

  • Ability to build strong relationships.

  • Motivator and change agent.

  • Strategic thinker with a vision.

  • Results-oriented and accountable.

  • Character builder and role model.

  • Active contributor to development and success of others.

CIS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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