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Pearson International A Level Chemistry teacher - Pearson Online Academy UK Global in Spain

International A Level Chemistry teacher - Pearson Online Academy UK Global - ( 2102023 )


We are recruiting for outstanding teachers with experience and evidenced student results for a new online school Pearson Online Academy UK Global.

We are specifically recruiting for:

  • General Certificate of Education (to teach International GCSE) teachers in the following subject areas; Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies, Computer Science, English Language (A), English Literature and Maths.

  • A Level (to teach International A Level) teachers in the following subject areas: Math and Further Math, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

We are specifically looking for dynamic and effective teachers who are able to engage, support and motivate students in online lessons and individual study sessions. We are looking for experienced educators with a passion for their subject and a willingness to be involved in setting up and shaping all aspects of the school.

About Pearson Online Academy UK Global

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is a high-quality personalised online private school delivering Pearson Edexcel International GCSEs and A Levels for 14 to 18-year-olds that can be accessed anywhere.

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is designed to help students with diverse abilities and backgrounds thrive through an individualised instructional approach and flexible scheduling.

We inspire and empower our students to achieve academic excellence through our affordable, online education that prepares them for brilliant futures.

Pearson Online Academy UK Global uses a flipped classroom style teaching methodology to increase student engagement and encourage critical thinking. Students work through interactive self-study materials to develop an understanding of subject content; this self-study is then followed by live teacher-led lessons in a virtual classroom. This approach enables students to work through materials independently at a time and pace that suits them, and the technology generates deep insights about their learning. Students are also supported by teachers in one-to-one online office hour consultations.

On a weekly basis, International GCSE students will complete two self-guided lessons (or three for maths), and one Live Lesson session with their teacher and peers, as well as 40 minutes of homework each week. International A Level students will complete five self-guided lessons and two Live Teacher-led Lesson, in addition to one hour of homework, for each subject every week.

Students will also engage in a selection of electives and extra-curricular activities, that can enable them to extend their learning through engaging projects, connect with other students from around the world, gain social confidence and to develop a range of skills.

The role of an online teacher at Pearson Online Academy UK Global

As an online teacher at Pearson Online Academy UK Global you will be joining a network of online educators working across Pearson’s online schools. You will be working with students situated in the UK and across the world studying towards Pearson Edexcel International GCSE and A level qualifications and also preparing these students for university.

As the online class subject teacher, you will be required to deliver flipped classroom style live online lessons in your specialist subject. Using data from students’ progress in their independent self-study lessons, you will focus your live lessons on the areas in which students most need support and follow up, as well as extension areas.

In addition to monitoring your students’ progress through their self-study lessons in order to appropriately tailor your live sessions, you will be expected to provide one to one student feedback and support. Each teacher has at least an hour a day available for drop-in “office hour” sessions with students.

As a member of staff of Pearson Online Academy UK Global, you will be joining a network of online teachers employed by Pearson and will benefit from on-going professional development.

You will receive training on how to best utilise the online teaching platform, its features and content as well as best practice online teaching methodologies.

All teaching staff of Pearson Online Academy UK Global will report to the Pearson Online Academy UK Global Principal.

Teaching staff at Pearson Online Academy UK Global will also be requested to contribute to the elective and extra-curricular student program based on interest and time availability.

International A Level Chemistry - Job Description

The Role

We are recruiting for outstanding suitably qualified and well experienced International A Level Chemistry teachers for our new online school, Pearson Online Academy UK Global.

The successful candidate(s) will be available from August 2021 and will teach Pearson Edexcel International A Level through a flipped classroom style online delivery methodology.

We are specifically looking for dynamic and effective teachers who are able to engage, support and motivate students in online lessons and individual study sessions. We are looking for experienced educators with a passion for their subject and a willingness to be involved in setting up and shaping all aspects of the school.

The role reports to the Principal of Pearson Online Academy UK Global.

Key responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

The successful applicant will:

  • Teach Pearson Edexcel International A Level Chemistry curriculum through a flipped classroom style methodology; teach Year 12 students from 2021, and from September 2022 additionally to Year 13 students.

  • Ensure the thorough implementation of the Pearson Edexcel International A Level Chemistry subject specification, teaching schemes, assessment policies and reporting procedures.

  • Possess the flexibility to teach Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry (if required)

  • Establish positive teaching and learning relationships with all students, through the use of timely, meaningful and constructive feedback and effective communication.

  • Deliver live online lessons, to assigned classes in accordance with the school timetable.

  • Ensure live lessons are differentiated to the learning needs and abilities of students (based on progress data from self-study materials.)

  • Promote student confidence, independence, collaboration, and creativity through the utilisation of appropriate online teaching strategies.

  • Promote student use of higher order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation.

  • Create a community among culturally diverse learners by providing opportunities for interaction and collaboration.

  • Utilise current best practices and strategies in online teaching to create rich and meaningful experiences for students.

  • Utilise available online-tools for communication, productivity, collaboration, analysis, presentation, research, and content delivery.

  • Manage an effective, enthusiastic, and safe online learning environment.

  • Reinforce schoolwide standards for student behaviour that promotes digital citizenship, ensures academic integrity and the appropriate use of technology.

  • Be able to address basic technology related issues that may impact online lesson delivery.

Assessment, Recording and Reporting

The successful applicant will:

  • Monitor the progress of their students in the self-study element of their course and provide targeted (support or extension, as required) teaching in live lessons and timetabled office hours.

  • Ensure all students receive and benefit from personalised feedback and are aware of what they need to do to make further progress.

  • Prepare termly student reports and communicate with parents during parent evening meetings to encourage their children to make successful progress in their studies.

  • Prepare students for the Pearson Edexcel International AS and A level Chemistry assessment requirements and examinations.

  • Ensure the Pearson Edexcel International A Level Chemistry assessment policies and reporting procedures are adhered to and fully implemented.

  • Support International A Level Chemistry students in their university selections and in preparation of required documentation such as Personal Statements and references.

Pastoral and Extra-curricular

The successful applicant will:

  • Make an enthusiastic contribution to the extra-curricular programme of activities that broaden pupil experiences and contribute to the overall student development.

  • Ensure school policies and procedures with regard to student behaviour, daily routines, attendance expectations, homework etc are adhered to.

  • Liaise with the designated Success Coach, regarding any student concerns.

  • Be responsible for reporting any concerns about student to the Pearson Online Academy UK Global Principal.

  • Maintain appropriate links with teaching colleagues across the school in the interest of student welfare.

  • Liaise with other teachers to ensure smooth transition between year groups.

  • Assist with the development of effective links with external agencies such as charities, that the school may choose to support.

Personal and Professional Development

The successful applicant will:

  • Assist in reviewing, evaluating, and further developing the Chemistry curriculum.

  • Attend and take advantage of the Professional Development opportunities provided by Pearson Online Academy UK Global

  • Take responsibility for their own professional development and continuously develop and improve their teaching practice, particularly in the online mode of delivery.

  • Ensure they keep abreast of developments in best practise blended and online education and continuously update their knowledge and skills for using the evolving technology tools that support online learning.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure that Pearson Online Academy UK Global delivers the very best educational experiences to its’ students.

  • Be proactively involved in other key areas of the school’s development, particularly at this early stage of the initiative.

  • Help to shape and extend their department, sharing their enthusiasm for Chemistry to all students in the school.

Requirements and Personal Attributes

  • Previous experience teaching Chemistry at A level

  • Strong knowledge of, and enthusiasm for Chemistry.

  • High expectations of all students.

  • The ability to enthuse and inspire students, maximising achievement, and progress at all levels.

  • Flexibility, resilience, and a caring approach towards students.

  • Commitment, integrity, strong inter-personal and communication skills.

  • A creative mind.

  • Impressive academic qualifications, including a good Chemistry degree and an appropriate teaching qualification.

  • Resonance with flipped classroom pedagogy

  • The desire to continuously develop their teaching practice formally and informally.

  • Willingness to learn about, and become advocates of, online learning technologies.

Useful Information

Previous experience teaching online is welcomed but is not a pre-requisite for the role, however you do need to be IT literate and able to adapt to the online teaching environment.

You will be working full-time from home. Wherever in the world that might be.

Our school term dates follow the British academic year, with classes beginning in September.

We are looking for teachers to join our team for the launch of our school in September 2021, however if you are interested in joining us before this, there may be opportunities to work with us as we set up the school. All teaching staff will also be required to be available for ten days in August for induction training.

Some of our key target markets are in South East Asia, India, the Middle East and the UK, and to accommodate these time zones our first lessons will be timetabled early in the mornings UK time. On some days they might start at 0600, with an early finish on such days. There is flexibility to schedule some of your workload at hours that best suit you.

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is an equal opportunities employer.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the welfare of children and you must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). At interview, we will ask questions about child protection procedures and your suitability to work with children. All teachers at Pearson Online Academy UK Global must comply with our Child Protection Policy Statement, which can be found in our Safeguarding Policy on our website Pearson Online Academy UK Global.

The position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. In addition, the position will be offered subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, proof of qualifications and proof of right to work in your location of residence. The school’s Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on our website.

About Pearson

Pearson Online Academy UK Global is owned and operated by Pearson.

Pearson is the world's learning company and a leader in the provision of online schooling. We have been operating online schools in the US since 2001, and now deploy thousands of teachers to provide a US curriculum to over 105,000 students around the world through nearly 40 fully accredited and recognised online schools. Pearson Online Academy UK Global is built on the same educational philosophy, practices and technology as our US curriculum school. And in 2020, we launched Harrow School Online, a premium, global UK curriculum online sixth form school.

Pearson has more than 22,500 employees and operates in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Application guidance

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th February and interviews will be held in March 2021.

Please use the link below, you will be required to:

  • Enter CV information.

  • Enter summary data on past student results (if available).

  • Submit an accompanying statement which outlines how you are suited to working for Pearson Online Academy UK Global as well as what you could contribute to the school beyond your subject knowledge.

  • Complete responses to additional questions, which include Teacher Reference Number and salary expectations.

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


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Primary Location : United Kingdom

Other Locations : United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Spain, Hong Kong

Job : Learning Delivery

Organization : Core

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Feb 8, 2021

Job Unposting : Mar 1, 2021

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2102023