The successful applicant will work as part of a team of Physical Education faculty responsible for providing a concept-based Wellbeing program that focuses on developing the movement skills, social emotional skills and understanding for developing a lifelong learner.
Brief summary of major responsibilities:
Teach regular physical education lessons and health lessons to children in High School
Assist in the development of a sound research-based well-being curriculum that includes health and PE
Plan and deliver a program of concept-based experiences that enhances students’ holistic development
Communicate and liaise on a regular basis with fellow team/ department members with regards to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, subject organization and classroom issues including expectations and routines
Communicate and liaise with other educators in an effort to promote and establish transdisciplinary connections
Map the curriculum on ASL's Atlas Rubicon program
Attend and contribute constructively in staff and department meetings
Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
Establish links with our parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about student progress
Participate in ongoing professional development related to new developments in the field.
A bachelor's degree
Substantive experience as a PE and Health and/or Wellbeing teacher
Experience in a school with a similar teaching philosophy to that of ASL, which employs comparable teaching methods and curricula, or to have received training that will adequately prepare the candidate for the pedagogy employed at the School.
Significant recent professional development
Training and experience in cultural competency initiatives to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom, department and workplace
Excellent computer skills and integration of technology into the curriculum
Strong oral and written communication skills
Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment
The ability to contribute towards a safe environment and show a personal commitment to safeguarding children.
Master’s degree or significant progress towards completion
Previous teaching experience in K-12 settings
Willingness to coach a School sports team.
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 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.
Diversity and equality of opportunity are cornerstone values of The American School in London
About The American School in London
It’s about our entire school community. It’s about the way our students, teachers, parents, staff and friends come together to create an extended, yet focused “family.” Together, we form a dynamic caring community that steers the individual progress of each student.
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.
The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Co...lleges and Schools and certified by Ofsted. ASL is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Council of International Schools, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Our DEI statement can be found on our website: https://www.asl.org/about/mission-statement/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-statement