PE and Sport Teacher Duties＊
The position of PE and Sport Teacher requires the ability, expertise and training to teach across primary to ｍｉｄdle school. Additional experience or training in high school and related areas will also be considered a plus.
Knowledge and understanding:
A） Chinese teacher has a qualification certificate issued by Department of National Education. Under the guidance of China＇s New National Curriculum Standards, Chinese PE and Sport Education teachers must make major changes in teaching concepts and teaching methods. They must guide students to learn in practice, learn with individuality, focus on enriching and integrating teaching materials, pay attention on cultivating students’ learning interest and transforming student’s learning methods, by encouraging students’ cooperative learning, to achieve mutual knowledge exchanges.
B） Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the subject of PE and Sport with experience in national or international curriculum （such as CNC, iPC, iMYC, PYP/MYP/IBDP; IGCSE, British NC or similar）
? Able to guide and support student Sports and Health subject-related questions and facilitate inquiry-based learning in their specialist subject（s）
? Knowledge and understanding for curriculum and assessment development in PE and Sport and Creative activities.
? The Chinese National Curriculum and Nord Anglia school of Guangzhou Panyu campus focus on a broad range of Sport skills development including Soccer, Basketball, Badminton, Athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming and other sports. PE Teachers will be expected to lead and support coaching and training development among staff and students at the school.
Planning and setting expectations:
? Identify clear teaching objectives, content, lesson structures and sequences appropriate to the subject matter and the students being taught
? Set appropriate and demanding expectations for students’ learning and motivation
? Set clear targets for students＇ learning, building on prior attainment and experiences
? Identify and provide for students who have special educational needs （either in additional foundation learning support or for extending challenging learning opportunities）
? Where applicable, implement and keep records on Individual Education Plans （IEPs）
? Liaise with the other subject relevant teams of teachers to determine the learning objectives of learning topics, themes and integrated interdisciplinary tasks
? Additional tasks will include assisting in development of online resources, administration and PE and Sport applications as well as interdisciplinary course development.
Teaching and managing student learning:
? Ensure effective teaching of whole classes, groups and individuals so that teaching objectives are met, momentum and challenge are maintained, and best use is made of teaching time
? Use teaching methods especially aligned with inquiry-based learning that keep students engaged, including stimulating students’ intellectual curiosity, effective questioning and response, clear presentation and good use of resources
? Set high expectations for student behaviour, establishing and maintaining a good standard of discipline through well-focused and inspiring teaching and through positive and productive relationships
? Promote positive behaviour patterns, encourage self-esteem, and improve independent working for students to assist their education and growth.
Assessment and evaluation:
? The assessment and evaluation of PE and Sport courses must be based on the requirements of national curriculum standards, focusing specifically on the knowledge application ability of students on solving practical problems
? Assessment for and of learning in how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment for future learning development tasks and teaching
? Mark, record and monitor student class and homework providing constructive oral and written feedback, setting appropriate targets for student progress
? When applicable, understand the demands expected of students in relation to the national curriculum, international standards and alignment.
Relations with parents and wider community:
? Know how to prepare and present high quality informative and appropriate reports to parents
? Recognize that learning takes place outside the school context and provide opportunities to develop student understanding by relating learning to relevant, authentic, real and context related examples
? Understand and act upon building effective relationships with school agencies and partnerships beyond the school.
Managing own performance and development:
? NAS Guangzhou teachers understand the need to take responsibility for their own professional growth and development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the courses they teach
? NAS Guangzhou teachers understand their professional responsibilities in relation to school policies, guidelines and practices
? NAS Guangzhou teachers set a good example to the students they teach in their presentation and their personal conduct
? NAS Guangzhou teachers evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.
Managing and developing staff and other adults:
? NAS Guangzhou teachers establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues, such as, co-teachers, specialist teachers and associate staff to ensure a high quality and engaging professional learning community.
? Select and make good use of books, equipment, IT and other learning resources that enable teaching and learning objectives to be met.
? Assist in maintaining an up to date learning resources and materials inventory including classroom hardware and software
＊NAS Guangzhou recognises the special contribution our teachers make to our community and especially in regard to duties other than teaching. Please note that all teachers at NAS Guangzhou participate in duties other than teaching. These duties include roles and tasks as home room teacher, before and after school bus and campus grounds, boarding house study support, play and general facility areas during break times, team and faculty meetings, professional development, school improvement workshops and projects, and support for school community development events such as Open Days and Presentations. These duties are all fairly accounted for in the day to day teaching load assignments. Teacher preparation time is carefully protected to ensure responsible and appropriate professional duty of care for all teachers and staff.
PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS – Skills, Knowledge and Experience
? At least Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching qualification
? Minimum of 3 years teaching experience Essential
? International teaching experience
? Experience in a bilingual language learning environment
? ESL in the Mainstream certification or equivalent Desirable