Teacher, English, Senior School

Teacher, English, Senior School

Teacher, English, Senior School

Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Teacher

Full-Time, Fixed-term Contract


Crofton House School offers a girl-centred learning environment for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here, students are motivated to strive for their best selves, embracing academic challenge and diverse experiences, guided by staff who know them and believe in them.

Bound by our belief in the power of girl-centred education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our school– including you.

We offer extensive professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Our 10-acre campus provides modern facilities, as well as beautiful outdoor spaces and a daily connection to nature.

The English Department at Crofton House School is distinguished by extraordinary teachers who provide a collaborative, inquiry-based, and student-centred approach to teaching. Through the Crofton House School educational program, students develop critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. The teaching facilities are well equipped and offer bright and technology-rich learning environments.

As an experienced, skilled, and innovative teacher of English, you inspire students. You are actively engaged in planning, implementing and assessing student learning. You are confident in curriculum development and demonstrate an approach to teaching that is reflective of the way in which girls learn. You optimize the resources available to you. You support all learners with diverse strategies and approaches and bring innovative solutions to learning challenges experienced by students. Your classes are student-centred and dynamic. Students, members of your department, colleagues and parents describe you as approachable, available, knowledgeable, genuine and supportive. You are energized by what you do. You understand the importance of parents as partners in their daughter’s education by maintaining open and collaborative relationships with the parent community. As a lifelong learner, you demonstrate a commitment to actively seeking professional development, to continuously reflect on your practice and to collaborating with your colleagues to maximise student learning. You participate actively in the life of the school.

You will find the school to be a professional learning center. In addition to spending an engaging day with students who are genuinely interested in learning, thinking and playing, teachers are provided with dedicated work time as part of their daily schedule to plan and work collaboratively with others.

This role may include internal coverage blocks as part of the teaching load.

Responsibilities of a CHS Teacher:

Bring a student-centred, inquiry-based and collaborative approach to the delivery of the B.C. curriculum
Support the growth and development of individual learners through the delivery of the Crofton House School Ivy Compass and Advisory program
Work collaboratively with teachers in the Senior School to plan, develop, and implement an extraordinary learning experience for each individual student
Build relationships with teachers and staff across the school community
Be an active and positive participant in the co-curricular program
Fully engage in the CHS Teacher Professional Growth Plan

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:

Essential: B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate or Independent School Certification qualification criteria
Relevant university qualifications (e.g. Bachelor of Education plus Bachelor of Arts in English, or equivalent)
Graduate degree, an asset
A comprehensive understanding of current educational practices outlined in the BC Ministry of Education documents
Knowledge of the Harkness method, an asset
Understanding of ‘Standards-Based Learning/Assessment’, an asset
Experience in an independent school, an asset
Demonstrable awareness of the learning preferences of girls and young women
Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching
Committed to the craft of teaching, best practices, and standards of professional practice
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills
A commitment to continued professional development and growth
Energy, commitment and a readiness to participate in the co-curricular program

Employment and Application Details:

Classes begin in September 2024 following teacher orientation in late August 2024.

Employees of Crofton House School receive competitive compensation and support for professional, educational and leadership development. Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.

Compensation: $65,869 – $116,734 depending on experience and education level.

Please include the following with your application:

A cover letter and current resume that outlines exact dates of employment, the organization, job title and responsibilities. If you have gaps in your employment history, please advise as to why.
Please clearly identify your educational background and history of professional development related to this position.
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.

About Crofton House School

Crofton House School offers a girl-centred learning environment for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here, students are motivated to strive for their best selves, embracing academic challenge and diverse experiences, guided by staff who know them and believe in them.

Our approach supports the whole girl in her social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Guided by the School’s values of courage, creativity and citizenship, students are able to discover and pursue their own paths, developing the confidence and capacity to thrive and positively influence the world around them.

Established in 1898, Crofton House has a long history of girl-centred education. Today, the School has over 900 students and almost 200 staff members learning, working and playing on our 10-acre campus in Vancouver.

To apply for this job please visit www.croftonhouse.ca.

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