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PYP Coordinator

Westlink International School
Hanoi, Trung Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District
Date Added: Mar 20, 2024

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PYP Co-Ordinator Role Profile
About our School
Westlink International School, Hanoi opened in 2022 and is part of a growing number of schools worldwide owned by the International Schools Partnership (ISP). It benefits from the insights, practices and resources of a network of 75+ schools in 17+ countries around the world, to ensure all children experience Amazing Learning.
Westlink, Hanoi caters for students from Prep through to Grade 12, offering two pathways. Students may join our rigorous IB program, or our 50/50 Integrated Bilingual Program that combines the MOET standards with the international program. We are looking for experienced teachers with International experience, practice inquiry-based teaching that emphasizes the students role in the learning process where they are actively encouraged to explore, ask and research.
Westlink International Schools location in Hanoi, Vietnams cultural and vibrant capital, gives it some of the best advantages that an international school could ask for in the country. Occupying an area of 2.5 hectares in the Star Lake Tay Ho Tay residential area, and conveniently located no more than 5 kilometers from most major locations and expatriate residential areas. Inspired by Korean-style luxury apartments, Star Lake Tay Ho Tay benefits from modern apartment designs, open green spaces, connecting many high-class utilities from international schools, trade centers to medical clinics, supermarkets, restaurants and green parks and lakes, meeting the needs of the All-in One lifestyle couples and families.
ISP Principles
Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.
Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.
Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.
Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
Key responsibilities
Learner Profile
Model the attributes of the learner profile to all teachers, staff, students, and parents in the Westlink community.
Curriculum documentation
- Ensure that copies of IBO PYP publications are available to all staff.
- Ensure Westlink meets its authorisation deadlines
- Manage the authorisation process to a successful conclusion
- Maintain a record of completed planners.
- Lead the development and documentation of the school's programme of inquiry/transdisciplinary units.
- Lead the development and review of the school's scope and sequence to integrate US common core.
- Ensure that essential agreement are formulated for assessment and for all areas of learning.
- Participate in the development of the school's educational strategy.
- Support teachers and students in preparing for the PYP exhibition/Year 10 personal project.
- Collaboratively plan with all teachers involved in the PYP on a two-weekly basis.
- Submit relevant data to IBO and/or ISP
- Work closely with the Executive Principal, Deputy Principal, and Regional Director of Learning to implement and update the ISP Learning Improvement Plan
- Work closely with Executive Principal, Deputy Principal, and Regional Director of Learning to implement and support the ISP Learning First Framework
Professional development
- Ensure that staff is made aware of professional development opportunities.
- Identify professional development needs and opportunities on and off campus.
- Keep a record of workshop attendance and school visits.
- Lead the orientation of new teachers into the PYP.
- Lead the formal whole-school professional development meeting.
- Release teachers from their teaching duties so that they can visit other classes.
- Model inquiry strategies in classrooms with homeroom teachers.
Resource management
Assist the Executive and Deputy Principals in identifying resource needs.
- Ensure effective communication and collaboration among all staff members.
- Conduct parent information sessions.
- Publish articles pertaining to the programme in the school newsletter.
- Circulate all relevant information received from the IBO.
- Prepare and submit documentation required by the IBO.
- Ensure that all requirements of the IBO concerning the programme are met.
- Act as the liaison between the school and the IBO.
- Provide outreach to the wider PYP community through My IB discussion forums, e-mail, and school visits.
- Establish/maintain links with other PYP schools in the region.
In addition to the above, the PYP Coordinator may be requested to perform other reasonable and related additional duties and responsibilities as required and delegated by the Principal, including teaching classes.
ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.
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