The Heritage International School Teacher is a person who, first of all, is passionate about his profession and takes an active life position, loves children and has a great desire and skills to interest and invest new knowledge in them.
When hiring, we always give preference to teachers who have not only higher pedagogical education and qualifications, but have also had experience in international schools for at least 2–3 years.
Our teachers know and use modern teaching methods and programmes, as well as creative and student-centred approaches appropriate to each child. The teacher’s main goal is not only to help the student master both educational programmes, but also to reveal his potential, find himself, fulfil himself, and contribute to the extracurricular life of our school.
At school students from Nursery to Year 6 spend the majority of their day with their international class teachers and as a result, strong relationships are formed between the teacher, the child and the class as a whole. A class teacher’s role is central in both caring for children and, crucially, monitoring their progress both academically and socially. Class teachers encourage involvement, commitment, and high standards of work and behaviour of students.
Every year the class teacher changes. This enriches the student experience, teaches them how to interact with different people and get the best from each teacher.
Throughout the academic school year, class teachers monitor and review their students’ progress across the curriculum, specifically in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Global Perspectives. They collect and analyse data each term, setting targets for each student. Parents can monitor their children’s progress, including academic progress and behavioural aspects, using the Mojo system.
In Secondary and Advanced, students encounter a fundamentally different subject-based approach to learning. Every year one of the subject teachers becomes their curator and helps teenagers to build connections, to adapt to the study of a wide range of different academic subjects and to develop as a person through individualised pastoral support.
All classes in Primary School have a learning assistant who works alongside the classroom teacher. The main task of the learning assistant is to help children in the learning process, to assist every child in language adaptation and to help class teachers in organising a differentiated approach through individualization of the learning process.
Assistants may be present in the classroom throughout the school day or part of the day. Our learning assistants are bilingual, and are all experienced teachers who possess teaching qualifications. If you wish to discuss your child’s academic or personal wellbeing, you may approach either the class teacher or the learning assistant.