Secondary Computer Science Teacher - Cayman Islands - August 2024

Country:
Cayman Islands
Region:
School - North America
Curriculum:
United Kingdom
Level:
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
05 August 2024
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
St. Ignatius Catholic School in the Cayman Islands was established by the Jesuits over 50 years ago. It has 700 students and almost 100 staff comprising many different nationalities, ethnicities, beliefs, and circumstances. Following the English National Curriculum from Nursery to Year 13, the school is well known for its outstanding academic excellence and strong Christian values, characterised by mutual respect, generosity and service.

The school is seeking to employ a fully qualified and suitably experienced Teacher of Computer Science to join an excellent and motivated team. The start date is August 2024.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
•A recognised degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Education Technology, or a related area from an accredited university, and a PGCE, QTS or other internationally recognised teaching qualification.
•At least three years of teaching experience in Computer Science.
•A genuine interest in Computer Science, a strong commitment to high standards and a variety of approaches to teaching and learning and evidence of further relevant professional development.
•Experience in teaching an additional subject is preferred, therefore applicants should include such information within the cover letter.
•Model excellent practice in the classroom; preferably externally verified.
•Have a secure knowledge and understanding of excellent practice in teaching, learning and the effective use of assessment to improve learning, and be able to use data effectively.
•Be able to demonstrate the impact of teaching on the progress of individual groups and cohorts of children.
•Experience in collaborating with colleagues.
•Be committed to continuing professional development.
•Be an excellent team player committed to the Catholic ethos, values and aims of the school, and be committed to the holistic education of children.
•Be proficient in using Microsoft Office/Office 365 products. Experience with SIMS would be an advantage.
•Have excellent knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection good practice with recent, relevant training.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:
•Providing pastoral, academic, and behavioural support for children per school policies and procedures.
•Keeping good records of the progress of the children in the class/group and being able to use the formal assessment processes of the school, both for formative and summative purposes.
•Providing communication to parents including the writing of formal reports, and meeting with parents regarding their child's progress.
•Meeting with parents, staff, and children to provide support with Individual Education Planning and Learning plan support, where required.
•Supporting parents with referrals to outside agencies, where required.
•Leading and/or being involved in a wide range of school-related extra-curricular activities.

Salary and Benefits:
•CI$52,500 to CI$63,525 per annum, tax-free, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
•100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for employees.
•Statutory pension contributions.
•Airfare at the beginning and end of the contract.
•One free school place for a child of an employee.

The school is located in the stunning Cayman Islands, which experience little crime, fabulous snorkelling and diving and a laid-back lifestyle. Note that housing is not included in the package and may cost you CAD$1000-2000 per month depending on your taste and requirements

To apply to this job at St Ignatius Catholic School, send your CV and cover letter directly to SICS@edvectus.com

***Important note**** To work in the Caymans, ministry approval is required. Due to the cost of living, the Ministry is unlikely to approve teachers who have more than 1 dependent child per teacher (eg 2 for a teaching couple is ok if both are employed) unless the spouse already has a job.
Number Of Students:
700
Student Make Up:
International
Regional Info:
Located in the sunny Caribbean between Cuba and Jamaica, the Cayman Islands are made up of three islands, with the largest, Grand Cayman, having the capital city George Town where the school is located. Known for coral reefs, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, it is in many ways a complete island paradise. The Cayman Islands experience little crime, fabulous snorkelling and diving and a laid-back lifestyle. The two biggest industries are tourism and banking. Cayman Islands is a tax-free country, so no tax is deducted from your salary. Due to the thriving economy and the need to import almost 90% of all goods, the cost of living in the Caymans is over 50% more expensive than in the UK.
Tax Rate:
Tax Free
Benefits:
Flights - allowance, Medical or Health insurance, Pension Contribution/Provident Fund, Tuition - free for dependants
Suited To:
Activity-typical water sporting types, Climate - warmer, Holiday destination - yes typical
Minimum Years Experience:
3.0
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
N
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