Education Jobs – History and Geography Teacher at Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU)

Organisation: Galaxy
International School Uganda (GISU
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Us:
Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) is a co-educational school
located in Lubowa,the school provides international education to students
between 2 and 19 years of age. From kindergarten to year 13 students are taught
using student-centered methods. Emphasis is on the development of the whole
person by producing creative, self-reliant, respectful and moral individuals
who will build a better world for us all.
Job Summary: The History and
Geography Teacher will provide teaching instruction for both  History and Geography to implement and deliver
an  appropriately broad, balanced,
relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated
curriculum area as appropriate.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Teaching:
  • In
    charge of planning and preparing course outlines and lessons.
    Prepare daily lesson plans and use them.
  • Teach
    according to the educational needs of the students assigned to him/her,
    including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the
    students in school and at home.
  • Assess,
    record and report on the progress, development and attainment levels of
    students.
  • Use
    ICT systems for instructional planning and delivery
Other Duties:
  • Promote
    the general well-being and progress of individual students assigned to
    him/her.
  • Provide professional, ethical and pastoral
    guidance, direction and advice to students on educational and social
    matters.
  • Provide
    professional, ethical and pastoral guidance to students on their further
    education and future careers including information about sources of
    more expert advice on specific questions.
  • Make
    records of and reports on the personal and social needs of students except
    on occasions where doing so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s
    own position.
  • The
    incumbent will communicate and consult with the parents on
    educational and social matters related to the students.
  • Communicate
    and co-operate with such persons or bodies outside the school as may be
    approved by the school authority.
  • Actively
    participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described
    above.
  • Adopt
    a positive approach to all students in the school in respect of
    capability, behavior and cultural diversity.
  • Work
    closely with department heads in setting and updating relevant schemes of
    work, curriculum materials etc., including useful trips and
    CAL.  
  • Maintain
    a record of work and marks as agreed with the department head.
  • Organize
    remedial sessions where necessary to meet targets.
  • Prepare
    students thoroughly for good examination success, working with colleagues
    on strategies, targets and revision programmes.
  • Set
    and mark homework following department policy. Check notebooks and return
    poor work.
  • Perform
    any duty assigned by a senior person.
Assessments and Reports:
  • Provide
    or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and
    references relating to individual students and groups of students except
    in situations where doing so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s
    own position.
  • Set,
    mark and moderate examinations under the direction of the department head.
  • Prepare
    end of term reports within the set deadlines.
  • Participate
    in invigilation of exams, lesson substitution, and school duty and take on
    the role of a form teacher or other assignments as given by the school
    administration.
  • Participate
    in arrangements for preparing students for external examinations
    and in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations.
  • Record
    and report students’ assessment and participate in arrangements for
    students’ presentation for and supervision of such examinations.
Staff Professional Development/Training/Reviews/Meetings:
  • Participate,
    if required, in any scheme of staff development and performance review.
  • Keenly
    review from time to time his/her methods of teaching and programmes of
    work.
  • Participate
    in arrangements for his/her further training and professional development
    as a teacher.
  • Advise
    and co-operate with the principal and teachers on the preparation and
    development of courses of study, teaching materials and programmes,
    methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangement.
  • Actively
    participate in meetings at the school which relate to the school
    curriculum or the administration or organization of the school, including
    pastoral arrangements.
Discipline, Health and Safety:
  • Maintain
    good order and discipline among students in accordance with the policies
    of the school and safeguarding their health and safety both when they are
    on the school premises and in school activities elsewhere.
  • Ensure
    that all reasonable safety precautions are carried out pertaining
    to school activities.
  • Check
    student appearance and lesson attendance. 
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The
    applicant for the History and Geography Teacher job opportunity
    must hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Education majoring in History and Geography;
  • A
    minimum of four years of working experience in Secondary/high school
    teaching History and Geography education, teaching in an
    International school setting is an added advantage;
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal abilities;
  • Excellent
    organisational and time-management skills;
  • Energy,
    enthusiasm, stamina, patience, dedication and self-discipline;
  • Initiative,
    leadership and supervisory skills and team working abilities;
  • Imagination,
    creativity and innovation;
  • Good
    judgement and an analytical mind.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications to: application@gisu.ac.ug
Deadline: 7th October
2016
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