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Senior Teacher (Young Learners)

  • Myanmar: Yangon .

Job Summary

Details of Position

This is an opportunity to work in a British Council Teaching Centre as a Senior Teacher of Young Learners, employed via a reputed third party, who are able to provide you with a visa to work in Yangon, Myanmar.

Role Purpose
To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching centre, through the management of in-house teacher development programmes and support.
To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English.
To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience.
To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission
Overview
British Council Myanmar has around 2000 young learner students and around 600 adult learners studying face to face and online.
The Myanmar teaching centre is located in Yangon. Young learner and adult classes are delivered across three centres in Yangon at the main office on Kanna Road, at Junction City, and at British School Yangon. Classes are also delivered online to our adult learners throughout the day and our YL learners in the evenings.
In Myanmar there is an approximate 50/50 split between Primary (aged 7-11) and Secondary (12-17). We deliver Primary Plus and Secondary Plus courses with the aim of developing confidence and ability in English whilst considering the childs development into a well-rounded individual living in the 21st century. The academic year runs from late April to March, with short courses delivered during the summer (Thingyan) break in April. All YL classes are two hours long, and the majority take place on Saturdays and Sundays. There is also a large number of YL classes Monday to Friday, but they are mostly in the evening.
There is a strong culture of professional development amongst our teaching team. Teachers are expected to attend quarterly training sessions and INSET programmes. The academic management team are expected to deliver high quality training and to support teachers via line management and observations

Main Accountabilities
Teacher Support
Provide effective line management and support for staff including observations as per performance management guidelines, policies and procedures.
Ensure that all teaching is delivered to standards set out in teachers Role Profiles, the Global Statement of Approach and British Council Global Teaching Standards.
Proactively monitor the well-being of all line managers and provide an appropriate level of personal support.
Act as duty officer where appropriate to provide support for teachers, parents, students.
Assist in the recruitment, induction and onboarding of new teachers.
Provide or set up mentoring programmes for new teachers/teachers teaching new life stages etc where appropriate

Teaching Excellence
Contribute to the design and implementation of an annual CPD programme which aligns with Regional Teaching Excellence Action Plan.
Actively identify appropriate opportunities for staff learning and development.
Act as a role model for good classroom practice by encouraging teachers to observe you or others teaching, doing demonstration lessons, leading teacher development sessions and conducting observations.
Share thought leadership. Routinely monitor developments in ELT theory and practice and bring these to the attention of your teaching team through presentations, practical sessions, recommended reading.
Represent the British Council at local ELT conferences, where appropriate
Proactively look for opportunities to highlight examples of best practice within the centre and externally.
Product and service delivery and development
Ensure frameworks to support teaching and learning (Statements of Approach, IP, Teaching Standards Framework, Product guidelines, TEAP) are understood and implemented by academic colleagues in their day to day work.
Ensure other relevant colleagues (e.g. TOps, CS, TAs) are aware of frameworks to support teaching and learning.
Ensure teachers communicate relevant policies to learners (e.g. statement of approach, behaviour policy, product information, EDI etc) during the course and support and advise other teams with communications (e.g CS and Marketing).
Work with the Teaching Operations and Customer Services teams to deal with academic enquiries or complaints ensuring teachers are fully briefed and consulted where appropriate.
Contribute as appropriate to cluster / regional product team.
Contribute to the regional monitoring and evaluation of global products and related services to meet students needs.
Organise the piloting of new courses and materials where relevant.
Introduce new products to teaching staff and provide training and support for teachers

Safeguarding, EDI and SEND
Embed Safeguarding culture in teaching and learning through contributing to country safeguarding risk assessment and plan and implementing assigned actions.
Act as Deputy / Safeguarding Focal point as appropriate to size of country operation and risk profile.
Embed EDI through delivery of regional EDI objectives and work plans through local teaching teams (e.g. through Teaching Excellence Action Plan - TEAP).
Act as or support country SEND champion / Country SENCO and work with Teaching Operations, CS and other colleagues as appropriate to ensure teaching centre inclusion policy is effectively embedded in the centre.

Key Relationships
Internal
Teaching centre management team
Cluster team
Teaching centre operations team
Sales and Customer Management staff
Teachers and YLSAs
BC Digital engagement and Marketing team
Other wider BC teams
Wider EFL community External
Learners
Parents
Partner schools
Corporate Clients

Other important features or requirements of the job
The working week is defined as any five consecutive days with a two-day weekend and 20 hr teaching delivery each week. Working hours may involve regular evenings up to 9:45pm and may involve online delivery to our learners in Myanmar. As such you will be working closely with colleagues based in Myanmar or other countries. You will be expected to work from one or two of our three locations in Yangon.

Role Requirements
Language requirements
Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage
Proficiency in English i.e., full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module Shortlisting

Qualifications
Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage
University degree
Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL
2 years post-diploma (i.e., DELTA/Trinity Diploma TESOL) experience Relevant masters/post graduate qualification
Shortlisting

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience
Minimum / essential Desirable Assessment Stage
Relevant Young Learner Qualification

Extensive knowledge and experience of management and delivery of teacher training

Experience of line managing/coordinating teaching teams

Note a minimum of 2400 hours of experience should have been gained from teaching the following age groups

Young learners aged 7 -17

Effective communication and engagement with children and their families. Experience with early years (under 7 years of age)

Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on behaviour.
Shortlisting AND interview

Role Specific Skills
Minimum / essential Assessment Stage
Teaching skills (all at an Advanced level):
Plan and Deliver coherent lessons
Demonstrate subject knowledge
Engage and motivate learners
Create a positive and inclusive learning environment
Make use of assessment and feedback
Manage teaching and learning resources
Uphold professional responsibilities and values

Working with Children
Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children
Effective communication and engagement with children and their families
Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on learning and behaviour Shortlisting AND interview

British Council Behaviours
Minimum / essential Assessment Stage
British Council values and behaviours are applicable across our organisation, in all roles and at all levels. They are important because they say what we stand for at the British Council and help us to deliver our strategy. We use them to guide our decision making, as well as guiding how we treat one another and the people we work with. These will be assessed in the selection process.
Our values are:
Open and Committed; Expert and Inclusive; Optimistic and Bold.
The behaviours for each values pair can be found on our Intranet SharePoint site for internal staff and at our Careers portal for external applicants. Interview

Salary and Benefits

Salary starts from USD 2,025 + supplement (GBP 715), per month
Annual leave of 35 + 15 days of paid leave
Accommodation allowance of USD400 per calendar month for unaccompanied employee or employee with partner (couple) / Accommodation allowance of USD535 per calendar month for accompanied employee with child(ren)
Flight cost will be sponsored for the incoming and at the end of the fixed term contract of employment with British Council Myanmar
Baggage allowances up to £1,200 for unaccompanied employees / up to £2,000 for employees accompanied by family members.
Entitled to a settling-in allowance equivalent to two weeks salary for single employees, or three weeks salary for employees accompanied by family members, to help you to meet your initial expenses on first arrival in Myanmar.


Please note that this is not an employment opportunity directly with the British Council. You will be employed by a reputable third party agency in Myanmar.

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This is an opportunity to work in a British Council Teaching Centre as a Senior Teacher of Young Learners, employed via a reputed third party, who are able to provide you with a visa to work in Yangon, Myanmar.

Role Purpose
To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the teaching centre, through the management of in-house teacher development programmes and support.
To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English.
To provide learners


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