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Homeroom 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

Astor International School is recruiting for IPC trained Homeroom Teachers. The successful candidate will be a qualified teacher with international school experience.


The Context

Astor International School is an 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 an 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 

Astor 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.


Homeroom Teachers at Astor International School are responsible for 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.

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

  • Support students in becoming independent learners.

  • Using both formative and summative assessment strategies and information to plan for and progress all students in their care, according to their identified needs.

  • Understands, plans and teaches for the differentiated needs of all students in their care.

  • Providing appropriate and actionable feedback to learners.

  • Utilising and consistently using reflective practices in all aspects of the learning pathway.

  • 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.

  • Adapts 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.

  • Teaching all courses offered in the school.

  • Working with colleagues to plan and develop a curriculum progression that builds throughout the courses offered.


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 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

  • At least 1 year of experience in teaching primary grades in international schools outside Singapore

  • IPC trained and minimum of 1 year of experience as an IPC primary school homeroom teacher

  • A teaching degree (Bachelor in education is preferred)

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

  • Singaporean or PR only

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

To apply for the position. Please, send your resume to

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