DSB International School is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Teacher for the academic year 2022/23.
Job Specific Requirements
They are expected to maintain close contact with parents and advise them on all aspects of the child’s progress against the Development Matters matrix
Salary and Benefits
This is sufficient for a short hospital stay and operation
We do encourage and help staff take out additional cover which is available at very good rates.
About DSB International School
DSB International School is a small values-based school
It is very important to us that teachers are the right fit for our community
Not all good teachers fit in all good schools
As such, the most important thing for us is that you meet our teacher profile articulated below to ensure we have an harmonious staff that contributes to the holistic development of the students.
As such our teachers are:
Encouraged to come up with ideas and suggestions and actively contribute to school initiatives as identified by the school development plan.
Expected to be able to work as a team and to look for opportunities to collaborate with each other and, where relevant, outside partners, locally, nationally and internationally, for the benefit of the students, school or their own personal development.
Expected to look at activities that they have done and evaluate impact, effectiveness and success and to suggest improvements; they do not blame others for their own or joint failings.
Able to understand that every individual is of equal value as a human being and act accordingly
We do not pull rank on colleagues; we are mindful of the feelings of others – especially students; we do not rush to judgement
We act in accordance with the Diversity and Inclusion Policy ensuring voice and representation to all.
Encouraged to come up with new ideas or suggestions and take advantage of the ‘can do’ culture of the school to innovate.
Able to work without too much guidance and will take the initiative and will provide leadership because we are a small school which believes in encouraging and empowering teacher agency.
Able to modify and adapt to changing circumstances without stress, be able to work with uncertainty and see others’ point of view.
Able to make others feel comfortable and trusting; they are honest about their strengths and weaknesses, are not perfect and do not think they should try to pretend to be.
Sufficiently knowledgeable to teach their subject at the appropriate level in line with the DSB Curriculum and they bring a love of knowledge that extends beyond the syllabus, that enhances the learning experience for students and colleagues.
In possession of the job specific and interpersonal skills needed for their role
They are expected to craft exciting stimulating learning opportunities for students that effectively deliver the content and the attributes of the DSB Curriculum.
In possession of a strong and positive self-image that enables them to engage with all stakeholders on an equal footing; they are able to lead on learning and projects instilling confidence and trust in learners and colleagues, and are able to advocate for themselves, speak to senior management with honesty, and not afraid to make mistakes; they communicate effectively and are assertive.
Able to understand that their outlook impacts on others; they appreciate the importance of a positive outlook on successful outcomes
We want teachers who can identify solutions to problems and not problems with solutions! A DSB teacher has a positive outlook on life, and is happy to come to work every day.
Aware that cultural differences exist and has strategies to address these; appreciates the validity of other cultures than their own; does not try to impose their home culture on the culture of the school, but sees in it the continuum of diverse perspectives
A DSB teacher knows the difference between higher skill level and cultural superiority and is able where necessary, to deliver this message
A DSB teacher is respectful of the culture they live in and those of the other stakeholders and is able to embed their teaching in local and global contexts.
Teaching in India at DSB International School
Students at the school come mainly from the consular and expatriate community in South Mumbai and consequently, student turnover is quite high, about 30% per year
About 30% of the students in the school are host nationals.
Classes are small, ranging from 5 to 16 students
This means that staff get to know the students very well
Consequently planning and teaching can be more manageably personalised and differentiated to meet the needs of individuals and small groups
Classes are mixed-ability and there is one class per year group.
The curriculum from 3-16 years, in the international section, is broadly based on the English National Curriculum, including IGCSEs accredited by Cambridge International Education Examination Board
The International Baccalaureate Diploma is offered from 16+ years
The German Section offers a German curriculum in close cooperation with the International Section
The teaching of the German language and German culture is an important feature of the school and is supported by the German Government
The international section now makes up over 95% of the school population.