Bangkok Patana School
* Information for Secondary Biology Teacher with Leadership (August 2017) *

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Mission

Our mission is to ensure that students of different nationalities grow to their full potential as independent learners in a caring British international community.

Vision

We develop Global citizens who shape their world through independence, empathy, creativity, and critical thinking.

Values

Well-being
We are

Protected, safe and secure
Motivated and engaged
Responsible and honest
Kind and compassionate
Balanced and fulfilled
Learning
We are

Rigorous
Inquisitive and creative
Critical, reflective thinkers
Collaborative and confident communicators
Passionate, resourceful and resilient
Global Citizenship
We are

Committed to integrity
Active volunteers
Diverse and inclusive
Ethical and informed
Empowered by our Interculturalism Inspired to improve global sustainability
Respectful contributors to digital and local communities

Student safeguarding and safe recruitment

Bangkok Patana School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff to share the same commitment.

As part of the recruitment process applicants must provide:

  • The name and contact details of three referees. One referee should be the applicant's current or most recent employer. In addition to the written references, referees may be contacted to obtain a verbal reference.
  • An up-to-date DBS Disclosure if from UK or police check.
  • Documentation from universities and colleges verifying attendance and successful completion of courses undertaken.
  • An up-to-date medical.

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For August 2017 Bangkok Patana School has tentative vacancies in the Science Faculty. We are looking to recruit a Biology specialist who is committed to achieving high academic standards and creating a stimulating and positive classroom ethos, which is both student-centred and success-orientated. The willingness to be an effective team player and work closely with parents is essential.

Leadership: In addition, there is a possible leadership position (Subject Coordinator) available for a suitably qualified and experienced leader, for more details please review the job description here. If you are interested in applying for this position, please indicate the fact in your letter of application by including any leadership experience.

The Extra-Curricular Programme is considered a vital and integral component in the education of our student community. Therefore, applications are particularly welcome from teachers with experience, passion and talent in the areas of visual and performing arts, community service, debate, outward-bound activities and sports.

All Secondary School teachers work as tutors or support tutors and subject teachers. (Follow the hyperlinks to see the separate job descriptions)

The tutor has a vital role to play in the development of the students in her/his care. S/he is the first point of contact and as such must assume responsibility for the immediate pastoral/academic concerns of her/his students. The tutor’s own classroom practice will always exemplify the approaches, philosophies and expectations set out in the school’s policy documents. Tutors work in a team alongside the Head of Year and other tutors and, as such, must be effective team members helping to develop a positive team spirit within the Year group.

The subject teacher has a vital role to play in the development of the students in a particular subject or subjects. The subject teacher will work in a team alongside the Key Stage Leaders, and the Head of Faculty to plan and teach in their specialist area/s in accordance with the agreed schemes of work and assessment policies for that faculty. They will work to ensure that an environment is created in which students will achieve the highest academic standards.

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Science Faculty

Our aim is: to encourage each student that enters the Science Faculty to leave it a different person. Through experience, knowledge and reflection the student will become trained to approach uncertainty scientifically and will develop aspects of the IB learner profile.

The Science Faculty currently has 18 teaching members of staff and three science technicians. The positions of responsibility include the Head of Faculty and four Subject Leaders. The faculty is a busy and successful one, enabling students to achieve very good results at IGCSE and IB.

In August 2015 the Science Faculty moved into the new Science Centre which is designed and equipped to the very highest specifications.  There are 16 bespoke laboratories which are generously resourced and served by 3 preparation rooms, a faculty office and numerous collaborative spaces and breakout areas.  All laboratories have the latest short-throw interactive projectors and each teacher is provided with a high specification tablet computer.  There are photographs of the Science Centre in the following school publications here and Patana Life here:

The Science Faculty, in line with the rest of the school, uses the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 as a framework and follows the Catalyst Science series with Years 7 & 8 who are taught in tutor groups. In Year 9, an in-house course taught by subject specialists is provided to dovetail between Key Stage 3 & 4. In Years 10 and 11 students are prepared for either EDEXCEL IGCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or EDEXCEL IGCSE Double Award Science by subject specialists.  In the Senior Studies programme Higher Level and Standard Level International Baccalaureate courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Environmental Systems and Societies are available and students often take more than one science subject.

The faculty places great importance on the development of practical skills and learning through discovery. In line with this philosophy, field trips and educational visits are run for science students whenever possible; cross-curricular activities are built into the schemes of work and teachers are encouraged to teach across the Key Stages.

There are also interesting extra-curricular activities available for students promoting Science, for example in the past there has been 'CSI', 'experiment of the week', 'make it fly club', 'green team' and 'animal club'.

Throughout the school emphasis is placed on the use of ICT as both a tool to enhance the provision of the curriculum and create a lively interactive learning environment. Many of the teachers within the faculty have developed their own e-resources dedicated to assisting the delivery of their subject area and members of the faculty are encouraged to develop their ICT skills in CPD courses offered by the school and within the department throughout the year.

Publications including Student Achievement & Curriculum Guides click here