- Primary Librarian
- Letter to Prospective Applicants
- Safe Recruitment
- The type of person we are looking for
Sharjah English School is seeking to employ a Primary Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the Library as a core area of learning within the Primary School.
The main responsibilities will include:
Engaging pupils in reading through effective storytelling.
Leading and supporting the Infants phonic programme.
Developing reading topic boxes by age levels and in liaison with the teaching and learning leads.
Developing pupils' independence in the library, encouraging them to find books of interest and challenge.
Developing the use of the library as a tool for learning, creating exciting literary opportunities.
Development of the library environment making the resources future ready.
Maintaining accurate records of all library books and other resources.
Responsibility for the ordering process of new books and the renewal of subscriptions.
Responsibility for the management of all borrowed books, following up with students and parents when required.
If you are interested in the position please submit a letter of application to sbrady@sharjahenglishschool.
The interview process will include an interview with the Primary Leadership team and include a storytelling session with Infants.
Experience within a school environment is essential; previous library experience desirable. This contract is full time and is salary only.
SES follows a ‘Safer Recruitment’ Policy, in the interests of safeguarding children at the school.
Applicants will be required to present police / background checks, whether recruited from the UK or internationally. References will be collected in writing, and should include current employer. Emails for referees should be a work e-mail rather than a personal address; school will make follow-up calls to verify the written reference.
Non-disclosure of information which might be relevant to an application for a teaching position will be regarded as grounds for discontinuing a contract.
We seek teachers who are capable of delivering inspiring and imaginative lessons;
Teachers will come to SES with outstanding subject and educational knowledge, and with a passion to impart what they know;
Relationships and rapport with our students must be outstanding – teachers will be supportive of all children regardless of their needs;
An SES teacher will be positive, dedicated and enthusiastic;
A collaborative and collegiate mind-set with colleagues is fundamental in all we do;
Excellent and pro-active communication skills are a prerequisite;
Having high expectations of themselves, SES staff will also have the highest expectations for their students;
Our teachers will understand the value and importance for our children of an international education – they will believe our international context advantages students, and staff will believe our diversity is a strength.
The vast majority of our leadership appointments are internal. Our appointees will be interested in their own career development, and should expect to leave SES with a considerably enhanced CV - they will have improved themselves as teachers and as potential managers or school leaders.
SES provides potential appointees with well-behaved, polite and curious children who have supportive parents who believe in education; as such our teachers are provided with an ideal teaching context. Consequently we expect staff to perform to a high level – we have few excuses for not delivering outstanding lessons as the norm.