Lead Teacher 

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices and all appointments are subject to interview, satisfactory references, identity and criminal record checks.


The Role

Razum International School Singapore is recruiting for a Lead Teacher to begin in August 2019 .The successful candidate will be a qualified teacher with international school and IPC teaching experience as well as a proven track record and experience in school leadership.


The Context

Razum International School Singapore (RISS) is newly formed international school in Singapore, serving the international school community. We are proud to provide quality, affordable education to international students. We provide a four hour teaching day from 9am-1pm and hold this as a point of difference that we are proud of. We provide a focused and creative learning environment that specifically grows student understanding in mathematics, literacy, humanities, and science whilst embracing art, music, dance and drama as important tools in which to explore thinking and learning. By being intentional in our  programme, students finish at 1pm, allowing them the time needed for external coaches, training, and programmes, that have otherwise not been accommodated for in extended school days.


Main Working Relationships: The School Principal / Teaching staff 

Razum is a boutique school, aiming for 4 classes in our first year and 8-9 classes in our second. As a result we endeavour to provide a close, nurturing, family environment where staff work closely together as a team, planning and working together collaboratively; with students, parents and staff in partnership to create a dynamic and vibrant learning environment.  The Lead Teacher’s role will be to establish and maintain an exemplary team culture and environment, within the context and vision of the school. They will be responsible for a team of teachers that may span grade levels and responsibilities and will assist in the communication, establishment and maintenance of school standards and norms.


Lead Teachers at Razum International School are responsible for maintaining effective  School Pedagogy

  • Have a student centered pedagogy that leads their practice and gives students the ability to construct and co-construct learning in a personal and collaborative environment

  • Assists teachers in building healthy and nurturing relationships with all students in their care with the outcome in mind to build students as life-long learners

  • Building and supporting structures for both formative and summative assessment strategies and systems

  • Nurtures a culture in which teachers will, plan and teach for the differentiated needs of all students in their care

  • Providing appropriate and actionable feedback to staff and working with the Principal to plan and grow the team

  • Utilising and consistently using reflective practices in all aspects of the School

  • Promoting student ownership and engagement in all aspects of the curriculum

  • Committed to parent partnerships that include regular feedback, reporting and celebrations



  • Committed to a high level of curriculum knowledge, including: skills, understandings, concepts, values and progressions

  • Utilising appropriate and effective metacognitive and reflective practices into the curriculum

  • Provides support to teaching staff that allows them to adapt their teaching style and delivery of the curriculum to best meet the learning needs of their class

  • Prepares, presents and communicates reports and assessment data to parents and other stakeholders as required

  • Available to support and be available to all members of their team.

  • Working teams and teachers to plan and develop a curriculum progression that builds throughout the grades.


A valued contributor to professional teacher and learning development

  • Actively upskilling and developing personal practice

  • Continually looking for opportunities to improve learning and teaching strategies in keeping with latest research and ’best practice’

  • Developing knowledge and skills related to primary education

  • Actively participating in the school’s appraisal procedures

  • Personally committed to goal setting and is a ‘life long’ and reflective learner

  • Committed to contributing to the development and training of colleagues as a coach, mentor and peer


An integral member of a supportive, collaborative and vibrant school environment

  • Committed to and actively creating an environment that is supportive,  positive and respectful

  • Ensures that the classroom and school’s physical environment is one that reflects the values and vision of the school, whilst celebrating learners and the learning process

  • Nurtures positive relationships within the whole school community


Curriculum delivery

  • Delivering a creative, dynamic, inquiry led IPC curriculum within the 4 hour teaching day

  • Committed to all meetings and training sessions and parent meetings that sit outside of the classroom timetable; Teachers are expected to be on campus or engaged in tasks relating to the role from 8am - 1:30pm Monday to Friday with the understanding that these times may vary and necessary responsibilities need to be fulfilled)

  • Delivering all aspects of the required curriculum.

  • Planning and running trips, camps, performances and excursions as required

  • Undertake in Active supervision


Other projects, duties and responsibilities:

  • Having a working knowledge of teachers' professional duties and legal liabilities

  • Representing an awareness and understanding of  the stated policies and practices of the school

  • Establishing effective and appropriate relationships with colleagues and parents

  • Upholding a high level of presentation and personal and professional conduct

  • Collaborating with other staff to ensure resources, experience and personal knowledge benefit of the school and learners

  • Contributing to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in meetings and management systems necessary to coordinate the management of the school

  • Taking part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Days and events with other stakeholders

  • Any other reasonable request from management or administration to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description


Qualifications and Experience

  • Native English speaker

  • A degree plus teaching qualification (or equivalent)

  • Higher degree or recognized professional qualification (preferred) Evidence of continued relevant professional development

  • Experience in School leadership

  • A good track record of leadership and in pioneering new communities.

  • Experience in teaching elementary grades in international schools

  • Experience in an international school environment

  • Experience with IPC (preferred)


We look forward to receiving your application. Interviews will first be conducted via skype. The second round of interviews will be conducted by the Razum board in person.

To apply for the position. Please, send your resume to hello@riss.school

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21 Sep 2020 till 20 Sep 2022

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