Head Teacher => Relocate to China
Athena Academic English
Inglewood, NZ
5d ago
source : LaowaiCareer

Job Description :

This individual will manage the center academic department by maintaining pro-active oversight over key areas, providing remedial action and training where necessary.

This individual will collaborate with the Center Manager to build business opportunities for the center and create a strong customer base and work to form a highly reputable center teaching team that is productive and accountable within the wider national Athena team.

This individual will also be expected to foster a professional, collaborative culture of personal and departmental responsibility and ongoing improvement and growth.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Uphold the highest standards of professional behavior, attitude and appearance as per the Athena Employee Handbook.
  • Management (50%)

  • Pro-actively oversee and implement Athena curricula, screener and placement processes.
  • Pro-actively oversee and implement Athena standards for student monitoring, assessment, feedback and reporting.
  • Pro-actively oversee teachers’ academic administration documents (i.e. lesson plans and course files).
  • Share teaching resources with colleagues at other Athena centers.
  • Organize teacher training workshops that respond to both individual teachers, center and company needs.
  • Implement Athena standards for teacher appraisal, including scheduled lesson evaluations, check-in sessions and setting of individual objectives.
  • Maintain updated and accurate records of individual teacher training, observations and evaluations.
  • Mentor and coach individual teacher to help them achieve their development goals.
  • Support ongoing curriculum development of courses by retaining and sharing teaching resources and occasionally developing new resources under direction of Academic Management.
  • Organize and co-lead focused and action-oriented weekly meetings with center staff and teachers.
  • Complete all academic reporting as assigned by Academic Management.
  • Conduct interviews of new teachers for center, reporting feedback to HR.
  • Support the Centre Manager with business development. Help with sales, referral and marketing events.
  • Teaching (50%)

  • Set high expectations that inspire, motivate and challenge students.
  • Plan and teach outstanding and engaging lessons that meet course syllabus goals and objectives while applying Athena teaching approaches.
  • Effectively deploy a range of strategies to manage and develop the classroom environment to create a welcoming, open, effective and positive learning environment.
  • Differentiate class instruction, activities and resources in order to maximize learning opportunities for all learners.
  • Apply appropriate forms of assessment to monitor student progress.
  • Provide timely and effective student feedback.
  • Update, maintain and submit a record of attendance, assessment and lesson planning using Athena course files.
  • Write student reports and participate in teacher-parent meetings as per Athena Guidelines.
  • Conduct student screeners and placement as per Athena guidelines.
  • Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Arts or Sciences. Preference currently given to candidates with an English, Education or Science major.
  • A teaching qualification such as CELTA, TESOL, ideally at postgraduate level.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant teaching experience of reading, writing and / or general English courses. Conversation classes would not count towards this experience.
  • Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent understanding of good classroom practice and key principles of child learning.
  • Experience of developing own lesson plans and resources while working towards set goals and objectives.
  • Experience of effectively managing a team.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills; ability to be flexible and solve problems.
  • Experience in managing multiple tasks and the ability to deal positively with obstacles to progress.
  • Excellent ability to communicate through verbal and written means with individuals and small groups at all levels of the organization.
  • Desired Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Holds a postgraduate qualification in an education-related discipline, with post-qualification experience.
  • Experience of managing and collaborating across departments and / or locations.
  • Experience and competence with digital technology in the classroom.
  • Prior experience with curriculum development.
  • Prior experience with teaching programming, electronics, and technology.
  • Prior experience in international departments and / or international school settings.
  • Prior experience at English training centers.
  • Prior experience with IB PYP, Inquiry-based learning, Project-based learning.
  • About the company

    Athena Academy is the subsidiary of Elite K-12 International Education Group. We adopt the US Common Core Standard and the teaching methodologies of Project-based Learning (PBL) in designing our programs.

    Our aim is to provide our students opportunities in not only learning Academic English, but also acquiring the soft-skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, problem solving and creativity, which will enable them to adapt and enhance their own capacity in this constantly changing 21st century.

    Benefits :

    1. Monthly housing allowance

    2. Legal Work Visa

    3. Annual bonus : up to 1-month salary (based on performance)

    4. 11 days paid annual leave plus 11 days local statutory holidays

    5. Top level global medical insurance : MSH

    6. Annual health check

    7. Annual flight allowance

    8. Free accommodation upon arrival

    9. Airport pickup service

    Skills :

    Academic English, Classroom Management, English Teaching, Management of small teams

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