The Lower School PE Teacher will teach classes of 20 children on average, alongside the assistant PE teacher. The successful applicant will work as part of the Physical Education Department and act as the Lower School faculty member responsible for providing an early childhood PE program that focuses on developing the movement skills, social emotional skills and conceptual understandings for developing lifelong learners.
Summary of Major Responsibilities:
To ensure the health and safety of children (4-7-year-olds) in the gym, on the playground and in the swimming pool.
Teach Lower School children (4-7-year-olds) in small and large groups, within the lower school PE curriculum, movement classes and activities intended to promote physical, social and emotional development.
Planning and preparing lessons aligned with early childhood philosophy and best practices.
Complete report cards and host conferences with families.
Liaise with other members of grade level teaching teams, learning specialists and administration to develop high quality and responsive instruction for all learners.
Create an environment for learning that is safe and engaging.
Regularly communicate with the school community about the goals and progress of the early childhood program.
Attend all team meetings and all relevant faculty meetings
Engage in curricular and pedagogical professional development opportunities on and off campus.
Establish professional goals each year.
Participate actively in the life of the School, through attendance at events, committee membership and leadership of extracurricular activities.
Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, as requested by the Lower School Principal/Assistant Principal.
Substantive experience working with young children
Prior experience as a physical education teacher
Ability to work in a collaborative team-teaching environment
Strong oral and written communication skills
Willingness to participate in ongoing professional development activities
Ability to take initiative and to make professional judgments regarding student welfare, communication, logistics, and use of educational materials and methods
Experience of advanced coursework in education
A sound understanding of the US style curriculum and Reggio Emilia philosophy
Knowledge and understanding of international/American and/or independent school communities
This position description is current at the date shown but following consultation may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the role that are commensurate with the job title and salary.
The American School in London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All new appointments will be subject to appropriate checks: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS enhanced), Disqualification by Association Self-Declaration, Declaration of Criminal Record, checks against the Prohibition List (Teacher Status Checks) including Identity, Address, Date of Birth, a Full Employment History, Right to Work in the UK, overseas checks where applicable, EEA checks, at least 2 references (one with current or most recent employer, where appropriate) and original documentation of Qualifications (where appropriate). For positions into Senior Management a Prohibition From Management Check (s128 Directive) will also be undertaken.
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Like any community, people come and go. Surprisingly, given that we’re the American School in London, people come from all over the world and they leave for all corners of the globe. More than 70 nationalities are represented here, creating an exciting mix of personalities, attitudes and cultures.
Our students are well-traveled with a worldly outlook, and through its mission, the School empowers them to thrive as lifelong learners and courageous global citizens by fostering intellect, creativity, inclusivity and character. In fact, despite their exotic itineraries, they often comment that being here is “more fun than vacation.” Our warm, welcoming spirit helps. Whether we’re a comparatively brief stop on a student’s travels or a long-term destination, we succeed in creating a stable, supportive environment in which students flourish.
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