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Part Time Teacher of Italian
HMC and CIS accredited International Boarding School in the Alps for 370
students aged 9 to 18 representing more than 60 nations.
Aiglon College enjoys a worldwide reputation for providing a broad and challenging
education within a safe, caring and supportive environment. Students are prepared
for IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme.
The College wishes to appoint exceptional educators for the following key positions
to join the school from August 2017.
Candidates are expected to participate fully in pastoral care and the co‐curricular
programme of a busy boarding school.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 23rd October. Interviews will take place in
Details of the post are available on Job Vacancies webpage under News & Info.
Candidates should apply via the School’s website using the on‐line application.
Post of Part Time Teacher of Italian
Aiglon College is a British international boarding school based in the Swiss Alps with
a worldwide reputation for providing a challenging holistic education in an inspiring
setting and within a safe, caring and supportive framework. The School is CIS
accredited, and caters for 370 students aged 9‐18 representing more than 60 nations.
Students are prepared for IGCSEs and the IB Diploma Programme.
The school wishes to appoint, a part time teacher of Italian. The ideal candidate for this
position would be a native speaker of Italian, experienced in IB teaching, with a proven
track record of achieving excellent IB results.
The Modern Language department consists of 20 full‐time and part‐time teachers. It is
a busy, highly professional department, with an emphasis on teamwork and the
sharing of good practice. As might be expected in a languages department in an
international school, our main philosophical aim is to ensure diversity; to this end, we
try to offer as wide a variety of languages as possible. The main languages on offer are
French, German, and Spanish, but we have students taking Italian, Arabic, Mandarin,
Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.
The department is based in a well‐resourced, designated languages centre, equipped
with two computer suites for use as language laboratory and extended learning zone.
Effective: Immediately or Late August 2017
Responsible to: Head of Modern Foreign Languages
This job description is additional to the basic duties outlined in the Aiglon College contract of
employment in accordance with the school’s policies and guiding principles, and under the
direction of the Head Master. A summary of the key accountabilities is included below.
A - PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS
● Carry out teaching duties and exercise responsibilities in line with the Guiding
Principles of Aiglon;
● Treat all members of the community, colleagues and students, with respect and
consideration. Treat all students fairly, consistently and without prejudice;
● Set a good example to students in terms of appropriate dress, standards of
punctuality and attendance;
● Read and adhere to the various policies of the school as expressed in the School
Handbook and other agreed documentation, and support the ethos of the
school by upholding the behaviour code, uniform regulations and other
● Be available to work on campus in good time to complete all necessary
preparations and meetings before the start of term;
● Take personal responsibility for professional development (both pastoral and
academic) and participate in staff training when provided, in line with the
continued professional development programme of Aiglon College;
● Reflect on personal and school practices in pursuit of continuous improvement.
Participate in appraisal and self‐evaluation activities;
● Attend departmental meetings and full school meetings to discuss student
● Undertake pastoral and other duties as prescribed within school policies;
● Ensure that all deadlines are met as published in the school calendar and as
directed by the Head of Department/Deputy Heads;
● Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned, including
cover and exam invigilation;
● Attend Assembly/Meditation on at least two mornings a week when averaged
over any term and be prepared to give a Meditation once each term;
● Be proactive and take responsibility for matters relating to health and safety;
● Support the school through regular attendance at various events in the School
Diary (these maybe religious, spiritual, sporting or cultural).
B – TEACHING and TUTORING
● Teach the specified number of academic lessons per week, in accordance with
departmental schemes of work and programmes of study;
● Liaise with relevant colleagues on the planning of units of work for
● Work in collaboration with Aiglon’s programme of support for students with
specific learning difficulties, as directed by the Head of Learning Support or
the Deputy Head;
● Take account of studentsʹ prior levels of attainment and baseline data and use
these to set targets for future improvements;
● Set work for students absent from class for health, disciplinary or co‐curricular
● Where appropriate, prepare students thoroughly for public examinations
including the marking and moderation of coursework as required by the Head
of Department or Deputy Head;
● Engage with and promote the use of ICT and the development of appropriate
ICT skills both within the curriculum and in wider school life;
● Maintain good discipline by adherence to the advice given to colleagues in the
Student Handbook and elsewhere, and by the Head of Department and Deputy
● Set high expectations for studentsʹ behaviour by establishing a purposeful
working atmosphere in lessons and in the boarding environment;
● Set appropriate and demanding expectations for studentsʹ learning, motivation
and presentation of work, in line with agreed school policies;
C - ASSESSMENT, RECORDING AND REPORTING
● Maintain notes and plans of lessons undertaken and records of students’ work;
● Mark, monitor and return student work within a reasonable and agreed time
span providing constructive oral and written feedback and clear targets for
future learning as appropriate and keep records of students’ performance as
required by the Departmental marking policy or the Deputy Heads;
● Complete student formative and summative assessments in line with policy
and as specified in the published calendar, including the House feedback
● Be familiar with and apply procedures for identification and assessment of
special educational needs, E.A.L requirements and other learning support
● Provide mark reading information and write detailed reports on students at
the end of each term as required;
● Attend parents’ meetings as designated in the school calendar.
D - CO-CURRICULAR DUTIES (Where a teacher is employed to assist with
the delivery of the Co-curricular programme)
● Contribute to the CAS programme on a weekly basis in consultation with the
● Participate in the Expeditions programme, including the Long Expeditions in
consultation with the Head of Expeditions and Deputy Head (Student Life).
Typically an employee will participate in approximately 6 weekends per
academic year (2 per term);
● Contribute to the annual Cultural Long Expedition in consultation with the
Deputy Head (Student Life).
Communication and Meetings
1. Attend meetings when required
2. Ensure that communication is timely, relevant, respectful and pertinent
3. Assist where necessary with the school’s promotional initiatives
4. Preserve and promote the good name of Aiglon in all dealings with the wider