Teacher of Science (Maternity Cover)

Marymount International School London is an Independent Catholic Day and Boarding School for girls 11-18, Grades 6-12 (Years 7-13). Marymount offers the IB MYP and Diploma programmes and the American High School Diploma. A top performing School, Marymount has offered the IB since 1979.

An excellent teacher with a passion for inspiring students is required for January 2017 

Teacher of Science (Part-Time or Full-Time)

A competitive salary is available for the successful candidate.

The School supports an extensive professional development programme for all staff.

Send to: HR@marymountlondon.com

Marymount International School, George Road,

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7PE

Closing date: 1st October 2016

Marymount is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must be willing to undergo

child protection screening appropriate to the post.

Marymount is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Teachers Report to

The Deputy Head via Department Chair


This post is required to fulfil all the requirements of this Generic Teacher Role Description and the specific features of the individual Person Specification for each post.


A Marymount faculty member is dedicated to educating the “whole child”. She/he is aware of the individual needs of each student and strives to help each student develop her full potential.   She/he works with students both inside and outside the classroom and is committed to active involvement in the total school programme. She/he co-operates with colleagues to ensure a fully integrated curriculum and regularly participates in activities directed toward her/his own professional development.

A Marymount faculty member is always available to students, colleagues and administration during the entire school day. In the time other than that scheduled for lunch and a daily preparation period, a teacher may be assigned activities such as supervision, tutorial, class coverage, etc. by the Headmistress/Deputy Head.

Each member of the faculty:

  1. Provides opportunities for classroom learning which are stimulating and varied which take into account student needs and abilities and are supported by lesson plans.
  2. Establishes a classroom atmosphere which is creative, disciplined and conducive to learning.
  3. Sets and assigns appropriate homework on a regular basis to reinforce student learning and to prepare them for further class activities. This homework is marked with comments which allow students the opportunity to become more responsible agents in their own learning and it is returned in a timely manner.
  4. Initiates individual student conferences after each reporting session, and at other times as appropriate, so as to help each student improve her study habits and challenge her to set high personal standards of achievement.
  5. Posts and keeps regular hours to work with students, meeting with any student as often as necessary.
  6. Notes cases where students do not seem able to take prompt responsibility for work, helps them to identify the cause of difficulty and to take constructive steps to improve.
  7. Recommends a student need for extra tutorial help to the faculty Chair, Middle School Coordinator (Gr 6 – 8), or Deputy Head.
  8. Keeps the Deputy Head, Middle School Coordinator (Gr 6 – 8) and Head of Year informed of any serious problems, such as patterns of repeated absence, unusual behaviour and decline in the quality of daily work.
  9. Takes attendance in all classes and maintains an accurate record of student attendance and progress.
  10. Submits examinations, grades, written comments, report cards and internal assessment results at the required time.
  11. Is knowledgeable of all school regulations and enforces them.
  12. Develops and organises the content of courses in relation to the philosophy of the school, in consultation with the Department Chairs, MYP Co-ordinator and, if necessary, the Deputy Head.
  13. Submits course outlines to the Deputy Head via the Department Chair defining the objectives and major areas of intended study.
  14. Is available to supervise Extended Essays and Personal Projects.
  15. Is available to carry out substitution when required.
  16. Is available to parents during the school year to meet and discuss their daughter's progress.
  17. Communicates with colleagues to co-ordinate an integrated curriculum.
  18. Assumes responsibility for being aware of current trends in her/his field by attending teachers' conferences and workshops, by reading relevant literature, by visits to other schools and by exploring the cultural and social environment of England.
  19. Maintains membership in appropriate professional organisations.
  20. Attends all faculty meetings and workshops.
  21. Arrives by the start of the school day and leaves after the end of the school day and as required for faculty meetings and activities.  Each teacher is expected to sign in on the sheet in the Staff Centre.
  22. Adheres to school regulations regarding dress code.
  23. Notifies the Deputy Head when absent and provides appropriate lesson plans for the substitute teacher.
  24. Notifies immediately the Headmistress and School Nurse of any accident or injury involving students or staff that occurs on or off school premises or at school events.
  25. Plans and arranges field trips following the required procedures.
  26. Takes responsibility when full-time for non-teaching activities such as:  home room and a club activity, school dance, organisation, etc.
  27. Attends all school functions in her /his division.  Teachers are required to attend regular school events:  assemblies, liturgies, drama productions, Christmas Service or Concert, Graduation ceremonies and Parents' Association social events.
  28. Respects the confidence and right to privacy of each colleague and students.
  29. Adheres to the school Health and Safety Policy at all times.


The candidate must be eligible to live and work in the UK to be considered for this role and will require an enhanced DBS check.

Posted 01/09/2016