Art Teacher for Grade 5 - 9 (Locally hired)

In fulfillment of all responsibilities and duties, a Secondary Classroom Subject-specialist Teacher should show a commitment to the aims, policies and ethos of the International School of Vietnam, and strive to maintain these through personal conduct and effective relationships with colleagues and students. 

Line Manager: Head of Department & School Leadership Team 

A. Responsibilities 

It is the responsibility of a Secondary School Classroom Subject-specialist Teacher to:

  • TEACH a class of students to develop knowledge, skills, understanding and abilities to the highest level, within a secure and challenging environment, according to the curriculum (and any public examination specifications/syllabi) 
  • SUPPORT & EXECUTE the mission that all teachers are language teachers
  • SUPPORT & EXECUTE our goal of differentiation in action across all subjects
  • SUPPORT and DEVELOP the IBO Learner Profile and ATLs in his/her own work, amongst the teaching staff, students and whole-school community (See Annex 1 for the Learner Profile for Teachers) 
  • UNDERTAKE associated pastoral, IB (such as MYP - Community Project supervisor, PP supervisor / DP - CAS supervisor/advisor, EE supervisor), and administrative duties [including participating in the Student Admissions process] and general responsibilities as agreed with the Head of the Secondary, IB Coordinators, Pastoral Leads and the Headmaster 
  • SET high expectations and accountability for which challenge students to maximise their potential and think more as 21st-century internationally-minded innovative citizens
  • MAINTAIN good order in the classroom and throughout the school with due regard to the school’s policy on behaviour and discipline 
  • PROVIDE a good role model for students 
  • SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH AND SAFETY of self and others in accordance with the school’s Health and Safety procedures 
  • fAMILIARISE themselves with the relevant ISV Secondary educational programmes, schemes of work and all school policies 

B. Duties

It is the duty of the Secondary School Classroom Subject-specialist Teacher to:


  • teaching programmes on an annual, unit and weekly basis in accordance with school policies and schemes of work, and the demands of the external curricula offered by ISV
  • programmes of work and activities for the students according to their specific educational and linguistic needs 
  • differentiation within the activities so that all children are able to develop their full potential 
  • for the progression of students within and between activities 
  • links to the IBO Learner Profile, MYP concepts, Service, ATLs, TOK, CAS, EE and International Mindfulness 
  • educational visits and visitors appropriate to on-going work 


  • appropriate teaching materials, including photocopying 
  • activities for students matched to their individual challenge and need 


  • and maintain a positive, reflective learning classroom environment 
  • the mounting and dismantling of functional, educational wall displays on a regular basis
  • the use, storage and annual inventory of books and other teaching materials within the classroom 
  • the learning experiences of all students 
  • the requisition of materials in a timely manner, within the approved budget after liaison with the Head of Department, IBDP Coordinator(s) and/or Head of Secondary
  • any correspondence between home and school and vice versa 


  • accurate and detailed student records on progress assessment on the Managebac grade book which is shared with all relevant stakeholders 
  • the confidentiality of all information and data acquired through the role of Teacher 


  • planned teaching programmes using a variety of methods appropriate to the needs of the individuals in the class 
  • planned programmes of work and activities matched to students’ educational needs
  • all school policies 
  • the school’s policy with regard to pastoral support 
  • the school’s policy on technological devices, uniform, behaviour and discipline, including the use of appropriate praise or sanctions for student work and behaviour 


  • by maintaining individual student records, shared via the Managebac gradebook which is shared with all relevant stakeholders 
  • by compiling individual written reports for parents twice yearly, as per the Secondary school’s reporting guidelines 
  • the achievements and progress of individual children with reference to the arrangements in use in the school and the requirements of the law 


  • students at non-lesson times (such as recess/lunch/bus duties or examination invigilation) 
  • other classes, as required (usually to cover an absent colleague) 


  • homeroom & class attendance records as per school policy 
  • overview, unit and weekly planning records to be shown to the Head of Department, IBDP Coordinators and Head of Secondary 
  • oral and written reports to parents 
  • documentation necessary for students’ transfer to other schools 
  • oral and written reports to any other agencies entitled to such information
  • any changes for travel arrangements 
  • a written report, on the same day, of any incident or accident that occurs on the school premises 
  • notification of absence via a telephone call to Head of Secondary, either the day before or not later than 07:15 on the day of absence 
  • if absence is for more than one day, notification of subsequent absence by 15:00 on the first day via telephone call to Head of Secondary would be extremely helpful
  • programmes of study or other suitable lesson plans for the use of a supply teacher 


  • attend the staff induction week(s) at the beginning of each school year and all in-service days 
  • attend the different after-school meetings that occur weekly 
  • attend the Department’s meetings and planned collaboration time
  • prepare for and participate in all parent/teacher conferences during the school year
  • meetings as required relating to the curriculum, administration and organisation
  • meetings concerned with assessment including internal moderation for external examinations 
  • meetings with parents of students in connection with educational support 


  • reflection on own practice and private study 
  • participation in the school’s programme for continuing professional development
  • taking an active role in the wider educational world, for example by electing to become IBMYP/IGCSE/IBDP moderators, examiners and workshop leader 

C. Relationships 

A Secondary Classroom Subject-specialist Teacher is required to: 


  • the Head of the Secondary, the IBDP Coordinator(s), the Head of Department, Pastoral Leads and the Headmaster 


  • the Head of the Secondary, Head of Elementary, the IBDP Coordinator, the Head of Department, Pastoral Leads and the Headmaster 
  • all colleagues, both teaching and non-teaching of ISV 
  • Heads of Department 
  • invited advisors offering support for curriculum development 


  • the organisation and supervision of work of classroom assistants/auxiliary staff supporting the class, if pertinent 
  • the organisation and supervision of the work of voluntary helpers assisting the class
  • the documentation required by the school and insurance provider in case of absence* 

D. Conclusion 

This document does not provide a comprehensive definition of the post of Secondary Classroom Subject-specialist Teacher and is subject to modification or amendment by the Headmaster if the reasonable needs of the school so require. 

Please also refer to the guidance in: 

  • ISV Staff Handbook 
  • ISV School Policies 
  • Current CAIE IGCSE Specifications 
  • Current IBO Middle Years Programme Guides 
  • Current IBO Diploma Programme Guides 
  • IBO (January 2014 & October 2020) Programme standards and practices Cardiff: International Baccalaureate 
  • IBO (September 2017 2009) The Middle Years Programme: From principles into practice Cardiff: International Baccalaureate 
  • IBO (April 2009) The Diploma Programme: From principles into practice Cardiff: International Baccalaureate 
  • IBO (March 2011) The Diploma Programme: General regulations: Diploma Programme For students and their legal guardians Cardiff: International Baccalaureate
  • IBO (January 2005) Rules and policy for use of IB intellectual property Cardiff: International Baccalaureate 
  • IBO (August 2013) What is an IB Education Cardiff: International Baccalaureate
  • IBO (September 2008) Towards a continuum of international education Cardiff: International Baccalaureate 

* A medical certificate is required if medical leave is availed. For a sick day when a doctor’s visit is not required, the school allows for a day as such to be free from a medical certificate. This can occur three times over the year. However, the days cannot be taken consecutively. International faculty is entitled a maximum of 15 medical leave days (continuous or interrupted) in any one academic year of his/her service. Subsequent leave will be deemed as unpaid. If Academic Staff is sick, they must inform their respective Head of Department / Head of School or in his/her absence, the HR Manager/Headteacher. 

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