PYP Coordinator

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Details: Posted on: 11th December 2017

  • Company Name: New World Private School
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Monthly Salary: 12,000 - 19,999 AED
  • Minimum Work Experience: 2-5 Years
  • Minimum Education Level: Bachelors Degree
  • Listed By: Employer
  • Company Size: 201-500 Employees
  • Career Level: Senior


This is an opportunity for an experienced and confident school leader to make a tangible improvement in school performance.
The main purpose of the role is to liaise with IB foundation regarding the PYP, act as the first point of contact for any matters related to the curriculum, ensure that the school meets all IBO’s regulations and deadlines, and maintain communication with the Director of School, Principal, administration, faculty and parents regarding all information about the program. This will include holding regular minted meetings with the staff and parents.
Other accountabilities include:
1. Develop an Assessment timeline for the academic year in collaboration with the Principal.
2. Monitor and develop assessment, assessment tools and reporting in cooperation with the Grade Level Coordinators.
3. Communicate with the IBO regional office regarding programme evaluation visits. Provide oversight for the process of curriculum review and facilitate curriculum development around the IB themes of internationalism, holistic awareness, communication and cultural understanding.
4. Develop an understanding of other IB programs in order to aid articulation of the curriculum and organize weekly curriculum planning meetings with the teachers.
5. Identify, facilitate and encourage professional development opportunities in relation to the program and provide IB PYP training to teachers.
6. Advise the principal on the program-related expenses and keep track of these.
7. Participate in the selection of new resources and members of staff, and work with the Principal on orientation to the program.
8. Mentor and to model good inquiry practice in the classrooms.
9. Model as many lessons as possible in different classes for all PYP teachers.
Desired Skills and Experience
1. Minimum 5 years’ experience as a PYP classroom teacher
2. Minimum 2 years’ experience as a PYP Coordinator
3. Comprehensive understanding of contemporary teaching and learning theories and practice.
4. Possesses broad knowledge of Elementary division and extensive knowledge of PYP
5. Practical understanding of collaborative planning and use of the PYP unit planner
6. An understanding of adult learning and contemporary leadership practices
7. A practical knowledge of ICT and Information Literacy
8. Sound understanding of shared pedagogical leadership

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