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Under the reasonable direction of The Amazima School – Secondary (TAS-S) Head Teacher, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher as set out in the associated Policy and Procedure Manuals. The teacher is to raise the standards of pupil attainment and achievement within your subject area, and monitor and support pupil progress. The teacher will perform duties to advance the education of pupils at TAS-S.
- Must be a committed Christian who is in full agreement with the Statement of Faith of The Amazima School.
- Professional and personal references must demonstrate observed manifestation of godly character and spiritual maturity.
- Must be committed to the mission of The Amazima School.
- Must demonstrate humility, teachability, and a desire for professional growth.
- Willing to make a minimum two year commitment.
- Must have a teaching license in your specific subject/grade level, or equatable qualifications.
- Preferred experience living or working in a developing country.
- Teaching experience preferred.
- If married, candidate’s marriage and parenting must demonstrate Christian character and maturity.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Teach your subject(s) to groups of pupils at TAS-S.
- Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives, and are delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies.
- Take into account the differing ability lessons of pupils and differentiate work accordingly.
- Encourage all pupils to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets.
- Check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of pupils.
- Set appropriate tasks and challenges for homework according to the published timetable and ensure that it is regularly marked with constructive feedback.
- Work with colleagues to formulate plans which have coherence and relevance to the needs of the individual pupils and to the aims and objectives of The Amazima School.
- Ensure that all experiments and activities are safe and contribute directly to the educational objectives.
- Set appropriate work for classes within your subject area during any periods of absence and make sure that the work is thoroughly reviewed on return.
Classroom Environment and Discipline
- Ensure that all pupils are known by name and that the classroom atmosphere is positive at all times.
- Encourage and foster intellectual curiosity.
- Deal with inappropriate behavior quickly and effectively according to the school discipline policy.
- Monitor pupil participation, demeanor, and attitude in class and ensure that follow-up procedures are put in place when necessary.
- Keep work areas tidy and organized to promote safety and learning.
- Establish and maintain high standards of pupil conduct.
- Act as a positive mentor and role model and to promote the classical and Biblical aims, values, and ethos of the school.
- Set an example of servant leadership: uses Biblical principles to resolve disputes, speaks to edify and encourage, and demonstrates faithful obedience to God’s laws.
- Assist in development of curriculum
- Attend scheduled meetings in the subject department and school.
- Attend all role-relevant events including but not limited to; Reporting Days, Visitation Days, field trips, etc.
- Have general knowledge of computers and technology, and be familiar with technology resources such as; Google Drive, Google email, Microsoft Office, etc.
- Actively promote the school’s policies at all times.
- Continue your own professional development under the supervision of the Head Teacher.
- Carry out a share of supervisory duties which may be reasonably required by the Head Teacher.
- Promote teamwork and collaboration within the subject department.
- Seek to have cultural sensitivity and humility in all aspects of the position, studying the physical, spiritual, and educational culture of Uganda.
- Ensure the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date information on all classes taught.
- Identify and take appropriate action on issues arising from data, systems and reports. Produce reports for the department on assessment data, including examination data.
- Ensure that attendance is taken and recorded daily.
- Ensure that grades are updated and posted in a timely manner.
- Keep careful records of pupil progress in line with departmental and school policy, communicating and consulting with Family Mentors, Parents/Guardians, and taking other appropriate actions as needed.