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Specific responsibilities include:
1. Knowing Students and How they Learn
Dulwich early years teachers are expected to have insightful and detailed knowledge of
the developmental characteristics and learning needs of the children they teach. They
also need to have expertise in meeting the wide range of individual learning and
pastoral needs of international school children who come from diverse cultural,
linguistic and educational backgrounds.
2. Plan for and implement effective learning and teaching
Dulwich early years teachers are expected to have current knowledge of early years
pedagogy in the age range they teach. They set high expectations, and challenging
developmental learning goals for their children, using a variety of effective learning
and teaching strategies, resources and digital technology to support their children in achieving these goals. They encourage their children to be independent, imaginative,
creative and critical thinkers who are able to work well with others and form
meaningful relationships.
3. Assess, provide feedback and report on children’s learning and development
Dulwich early years teachers are knowledgeable and effective users of assessment for
supporting learning. They use a range of data measures and assessment strategies to
inform their evaluation of children’s progress which enables them to plan for learning,
report accurately and effectively to parents, and to design appropriate intervention
and support strategies.
4. Develop supportive and safe learning environments
Dulwich teachers are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of
children and young people. They ensure a secure, stimulating and well managed
learning environment that promotes a sense of safety, support and wellbeing.
5. Contribute to the corporate life of the school through the enrichment
Dulwich teachers value a holistic education for every child, in order to allow them to
explore and find their passions. Whether it’s sports, music, languages or even finance,
you will have a wealth of opportunities to offer your own additional expertise, and
share your own personal passions through our wide enrichment programme
6. Demonstrate International-mindedness and Global Citizenship
Dulwich teachers have an appreciation of their own culture as well as openness to the
perspectives and beliefs of people from different countries, cultures, religions and
languages. They recognise the importance of developing our students to be ethical
global citizens.
7. Engage Professionally in Learning and with the Community
Dulwich teachers participate actively in professional learning and work collaboratively
with colleagues to improve their practice. They hold themselves accountable to the
highest professional standards in their interactions with colleagues, students and
In addition to the duties of class teacher:
• Attend community events and be an ambassador for the college
• Contribute to the induction programme for new staff members
• Act with integrity and academic honesty with regards to assessment protocols
• Be a high performing practitioner
• Constantly seek to improve
• Promote excellence in everything we do
• Act as a role model of excellence and promote high standards of professional
• Support the leadership and development of the College

• Graduate qualified teacher
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject area
• Master’s degree or degree in Early Childhood Development an advantage

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in the area for which you are applying
• Successful experience in working with students in the age group you are
• Demonstrated experience in inspiring students in a stimulating, enabling
learning environment
• Previous experience in an international school
• Experience in teaching EAL students preferred
• Experience of working in a high performing school
• Demonstrated experience in using a variety of assessment and feedback
• Demonstrated experience in raising achievement and setting aspirational
• Experience in developing quality relationships with families and carers
Knowledge and Skills:
• Developmental ages and stages from birth to 46 months
• Excellent early years practice
• Knowledge of creating enabling enviroments based on children’s emerging
• Understanding of schematic learning
• Supporting young children as independent inquirers
• Supporting and promoting effective language acquisition
• Ability to analyse student data and promote student achievement
• Demonstrated experience of the use of educational ICT to promote learning
• An understanding of how the learning continuum flows through the College
• Excellent knowledge of the content and pedagogy