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Teaching Assistant 

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 interviews, satisfactory references, identity and criminal record checks.


The Role

Astor International School is recruiting for a Teaching Partner. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about working with children and teachers. You will be working alongside teaching and administrative staff to assist with roles and tasks that support the curriculum delivery.


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 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 extended school days.


Main Working Relationships: The School Principal/ Administrative staff / 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.  The Teaching Partner’s role will be to support and maintain the school culture and environment, working with the Principal, Admin, and Teachers.


The Teaching Partner’s role is to support pedagogy

  • Have a student-centred pedagogy that supports students in independent and collaborative learning

  • Build nurturing relationships with students

  • Support structures for assessment; including online, portfolios, data collection, photography, and observational notes

  • Provides feedback on student observations



  • Assists with lesson planning, materials preparation

  • Assisting students in reflection and having a classroom approach that ‘asks’ rather than ‘tells’

  • Assists with preparing, organising, categorising and maintaining teacher resources.  resources.

  • Assists in the provision of assessment data

  • Available to support all courses offered in the school

  • Working with staff to support 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 the 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 ‘lifelong’ 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

  • Responsible for supporting a creative, dynamic, inquiry-led IPC curriculum is delivered within the 4 hour teaching day

  • Attending all required meetings, training sessions and parent meetings that sit within and outside of the classroom timetable. understanding that these times may vary and necessary responsibilities need to be fulfilled)

  • Supporting and supervising trips, camps and excursions.


Other projects, duties and responsibilities:

  • Having a working knowledge of the Teacher Partner’s professional duties and legal liabilities

  • 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 the school and learners

  • Any other reasonable request from the Principal or Teaching staff to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description


Qualifications and Experience

  • Native English speaker

  • A teaching qualification (or equivalent)

  • Experience in teaching or as a teaching assistant within international schools

  • A good track record, working with students and teachers.

  • Experience in 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 Astor board in person.

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

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