International School Dhaka

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International School Dhaka

ISD is an international and co-educational day school, founded in 1999, that was built to accommodate students from Playgroup to Grade 12. The school provides a high-quality international education for both the local and the international community. We are determined to maintain a high quality of teaching and learning, as well as set the highest standards in everything we do.

We are an International Baccalaureate World School offering a well-established, successful and an internationally recognized curriculum for children aged 2-19. This includes the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP). Our broad and balanced international curriculum reflects the importance of understanding academic discipline, community service, the performing arts and good health.

The school is recognized by the Bangladesh Ministry of Education, and is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We are authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

  • About the School
  • Working with Us
  • Benefits
  • Vacancies
1999
Private
Profit
Board of Directors
8.00
Day
Co-Educational
None
IB DP
IB MYP
IB PYP
Council of International Schools (CIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Contact Information
Contact Details
+880 28431101-7
+88028431101-7
+88028431622
International School Dhaka
Plot 80,
Block E,
Bangladesh
Not set
Dhaka
Bashundhara R/A
1229
+880 28431101 – 7

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Education Information
IB DP
IB MYP
IB PYP
English
Nursery
12

Tuition Fees
20000.0
30000.0

Teacher Information
60
20
80
20

Student Information
Not Set
64
160
96
128
80
20
25
Teaching Information
182
August
No
No
No
No

Job Types and Salaries
This school has not provided this information

Visa Requirements
Minimum Qualification Level
Bachelors Degree in relevant field
Valid Teaching Certification
Other
Employment certification from previous employment
Police and Background checks
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
Approximately 190 days with 182 student days. The ISD Annual Calendar is developed in January each year. The academic year runs from August through to June.
Starting Salary Range
Starting Salary range is $ 30,540 - $ 50,000 per annum. Contracts are for a two-year period. Salary scales are set in US Dollars, net of Bangladesh tax. International School Dhaka pays all taxes in Bangladesh. Salaries are paid monthly in local currency. Teachers can send 75% of their salary home each month as an overseas remittance from their Bangladesh bank account (usually a branch of HSBC). Please note however that it can take a minimum of three months for ISD to process work permits and other documentation for new staff. These documents are necessary to set up a bank account in Bangladesh and overseas remittances cannot be sent until this has been completed. Local currency can be exchanged into foreign currency (e.g. US Dollars, UK Pounds, etc.) and taken out of the country tax free when leaving Bangladesh. ISD will contribute an additional 10% of total salary to a teacher’s pension plan and teachers are required to remit a further 5% deduction from their total salary to their pension plan (as per contract) to match ISD’s contribution. There are no other deductions from the quoted salaries other than when authorized by the employee for food, tea & coffee, apartment internet connection, etc. (as applicable).
Taxes
Expatriate employees of ISD are subject to income tax on their local salaries. ISD pays these taxes to the tax department directly without deduction from payroll.
Savings Potential
Single Teacher : $ 12,000 per annum (approximately)
Single Teacher with one dependent : $ 10,000 per annum (approximately)
Couple Teacher with two children : $ 30,000 per annum (approximately)
Accommodation
Most staff are accommodated in fully furnished 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in the school’s own apartment building located in Bashundhara. This is within 5 minutes walking distance from the school. A few are accommodated in fully furnished apartments within a 15-minute ride from the ISD campus
Flights/Transport
Teachers are provided one round-trip ticket in the initial 2-year contract period, followed by a further round-trip ticket for each additional year of contract renewal. The ticket is from Dhaka to the closest major international airport to their home of record. The benefit is to provide a ticket to travel, not the cash equivalent.
Utilities
The School covers costs for utilities like gas, electricity, water, cable TV, excluding telephone and internet bills, for the period of employment by the School.
Furniture
Apartments come equipped with basic furniture including washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, basic kitchen equipment and a starter set of glasses, dishes, towels and a basic set of bedding, including a mosquito net.
Moving Allowance
Teachers starting their contract receive a $2000 allowance for shipping expenses for themselves and $1000 for each qualified dependent at the start of contract. This payment is made on arrival after an expense report with receipts is submitted. Teachers shipping goods should be aware that tax and duty are levied on incoming items, including used house-hold effect. Customs and clearing charges will, as a rule of thumb be 20% of freight allowance. Further instructions will be provided to new teachers about how to optimize the shipping benefit. Upfront payment of shipping to the nominated carrier costs tends to expedite the delivery of your shipment. A similar allowance is paid at the end of the contract for the shipment of goods to your country of origin.
Dependent Opportunities
Children of expatriate teachers of ISD may attend the school with an exemption for tuition and capital fees. Teachers’ children must pay exam fees, field trip costs ( including week without walls), purchase of uniforms, lunches, snacks etc.
Medical
Teachers are covered by AETNA for medical insurance. There is a 10% deductable for outpatient treatment to a maximum USS2000 in any one year. All outpatient treatment in Dhaka needs to be paid for at the time of treatment and then claimed back from the insurer. Inpatient treatment is billed directly to the insurer. This gives access to private clinics in Dhaka, medical evacuation and treatment abroad and emergency cover during vacations. North America is excluded for treatment unless there is an unexpected emergency while traveling there for visits of less than eight weeks. STS Group, in conjunction with the Apollo Group, opened a multi million dollar hospital complex with both foreign and local doctors in March 2005. Staff members are enrolled as users and are given Apollo ID cards. Vaccination/ Immunization costs in Bangladesh are heavily subsidized by the World Health Organization (WHO). Teachers can access these benefits upon arrival in Dhaka.
Dental
High quality, low cost dental treatment is readily available in Bangladesh.
Disability
Teachers are currently provided with a disability policy from Zurich, a worldwide insurance company. There is a six month delay after an occurrence before benefits are payable.
Other
Transportation: School Vans:
Teachers are provided with a ride to and from school in a school van. The vans begin their run at 06:45 to arrive at school by 07:25. They return from school from 15:30 until 17:45 at various intervals. Vans are available in the evening for individual teacher use on a rota basis. A monthly rota is drawn up and teachers assigned evening and weekend use as dictated by the number requiring this service.

Teacher private vehicles:
Many teachers choose to lease their own vehicle privately. Sharing a vehicle with another teacher/s can make this economically viable. Teachers who operate their own vehicles are not allowed to use the school van service but are paid a fuel allowance of 15,000 Taka a month.

Mail & Courier Service:
ISD allows teachers to use their company pouch services for the sending and receiving of mail. ISD sends all school and teacher mail by courier to an agent in the UK where it is posted in the UK postal system. Teachers provide the postage and the delivery to the UK post box and this is coordinated by the school. Mail addressed to the teacher is sent to the mailbag address in UK and delivered to the school once a week by courier service. The ISD mail is for written material only! Goods sent through the system will incur customs duties which will be the responsibility of the teacher.

Sim Card Service:
ISD issues all new teachers with a mobile phone SIM card as part of a group plan with discounted billing. Teachers may buy a phone or use their own phone to utilize the SIM card. If you wish to bring your own phone then you must ensure that it is not locked outside the country of purchase. Mobile phones are not expensive in Dhaka. The teacher will pay the phone company for the monthly charge and for calls made on the account. Details of SIM cards required will be collected prior to arrival. Both the phone and mail privileges are not matters of contract and are benefits that may be terminated
at any time.

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IB French/English B

International School Dhaka seeks an inspiring MYP and DP French and English B teacher to join our team in August of 2021. This position includes teaching MYP French and English Acquisition classes and DP French Ab initio and English B classes. Experience with MYP and/or DP is preferred. ISD is an inclusive school that values holistic learning, collaborative practice and service to the community.

International School Dhaka (ISD) is a co-educational day school, founded in 1999 for students from age 2 through Grade 12.
We are an IB World School, managed by ISS, accredited by CIS, NEASC, and a member of EARCOS.
The school aims to provide a high-quality education for both the local and the international community. Currently, ISD has over 400 students from 25 nationalities and over 105 professional staff from 19 countries. The majority of graduating students attend universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
The school is recognized by the Bangladesh Ministry of Education, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We are also authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Learn more about the ISD community:
Website: www.isdbd.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalSchoolDhaka
LinkedIn: https://bd.linkedin.com/school/international-school-dhaka-isd/
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 10 Feb 2021
Closes In: 16 days

Primary Homeroom Teacher

At ISD we Inspire, Empower and Embrace.
Our new colleague should connect with these Guiding Statements as they encompass what ISD stands for.

General responsibilities
Ensure a physically and emotionally safe environment for students through positive framing, kind communication with students and adults, and predictable, consistent routines;
Use classroom and behavioural management strategies that are positive, structured, consistent, respectful, and responsive to student needs, to build a safe, orderly, inclusive and positive classroom community;
Use a wide array of data to make instructional choices and create specific action plans to increase student achievement, including dynamic student grouping for small group instruction;
Utilize an effective approach to behavior management, time management, classroom organization and appearance, planning, teaching, and monitoring learning;
Demonstrate an understanding of inquiry and give students choices to show their understanding;
Encourage students to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage all students in activities;

Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance;
Respect all deadlines set out by the PYP Coordinator and the IB, and keep proper documentation.

Curriculum related responsibilities
Plan Units of Inquiry and lessons by following IB curriculum framework collaboratively with the PYP Coordinator, Specialist teachers, and Advancement Centre teachers;
Plan, execute and assess Math lessons using the “My Pals Are Here” curriculum, based on the Singapore Math method of working;
Plan, execute, and assess Reading and Writing lessons using the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project workshop model and materials;
Write and implement learning objectives that are challenging and measurable;

Other responsibilities
Take an active role in the wider community, participating in extracurricular activities, school trips, and extension activities as necessary;
Be responsible for communicating effectively with external stakeholders as parents on the individual progress of students through all means used at ISD. This includes being responsible for: report cards, Seesaw messages, parent meetings upon school’s or parents’ request;
Take on active supervision during scheduled duties;
To maintain confidentiality of privileged information about students, faculty members, and administration;
Coordinate appropriate and ongoing displays of student work;
Read and properly use the IB guidelines for PYP
It is our responsibility at ISD Primary to ensure fun in learning!

Collegiate Responsibilities & Expectations:
Understand and live the school’s mission.
Contribute positively to staff morale.
Work as a team player.
Create and maintain a safe and positive working environment and relationship with the Teaching Assistant (TA). Making sure the TA is involved, challenged, and valued, and that the TA is given suitable responsibilities;
Maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, line managers, and administrators.
Maintain professional relationships with students, parents, and staff.
Take part in all training provided by the school, both internal and external.
Be prepared to report back about training and/or provide in-service to colleagues.
Actively participate in Appraisal Procedures.
Represent the school by being a good role model.
Model the qualities of the IB learner profile and attitudes and be an active member of the learning community.


Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 31 Jan 2021
Closes In: 6 days

Teacher, Advancement Centre (EAL/SEN)

General responsibilities
Ensure a physically and emotionally safe environment for students through positive framing, kind communication with students and adults, and predictable, consistent routines;
Use classroom and behavioral management strategies that are positive, structured, consistent, respectful, and responsive to student needs, to build a safe, orderly, inclusive and positive classroom community;
Use a wide array of data to make instructional choices and create specific action plans to increase student achievement, including dynamic student grouping for small group instruction;
Promote positive inclusion of students with individual needs into the ISD community;
Develop and adapt conventional teaching methods in collaboration with homeroom and subject teachers to meet the individual needs of students in order to deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students;
Demonstrate an understanding of inquiry and give students choices to show their understanding;
Encourage students to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage all students in activities;

Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance;
Respect all deadlines set out by the PYP Coordinator and the IB, and keep proper documentation.
Be involved in identifying all levels of needs, planning and reviewing appropriate and effective interventions;

Curriculum related responsibilities
Plan Units of Inquiry and lessons by following IB curriculum framework collaboratively with the PYP Coordinator, Specialist teachers, and teachers;
Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students;
Set strategic targets for teaching and learning for students with individual needs and develop Individual Learning Plans (ILP) for those students having additional needs in conjunction with the Advancement Centre Leader;
Support the collaborative implementation of the student’s current Individual Learning Plan with teachers, teaching assistants, shadow teachers, students and parents;
In collaboration with the Advancement Centre leader to support and advise homeroom teachers to define appropriate activities for the students and to maintain and update all appropriate data and reports;
Every child is unique; therefore, the approaches and teaching methods and techniques used by te AC learning support teacher with each specific student will differ;

Other responsibilities
Take an active role in the wider community, participating in extracurricular activities, school trips, and extension activities as necessary;
To maintain discretion and confidentiality of private information about students, faculty members, and administration;
Be responsible for communicating effectively with external stakeholders as parents on the individual progress of students through all means used at ISD. This includes being responsible for: report cards, Seesaw messages, parent meetings upon school’s or parents’ request;
Work with the team to develop and implement the School’s strategy for the Advancement Centre so that it integrates with the major objectives of the school development plan and the school’s Inclusion Policy;
Be involved in delivering guidance and professional development to shadow teachers and other teachers.
Liaise with parents and if required other agencies outside of school, such as the medical profession, social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists;
Take on active supervision during scheduled duties;
Coordinate appropriate and ongoing displays of student work;
Read and properly use the IB guidelines for PYP.

Collegiate Responsibilities & Expectations:
Understand and live the school’s mission.
Contribute positively to staff morale.
Work as a team player.
Create and maintain a safe and positive working environment and relationship with the shadow teacher. Making sure the shadow teacher is involved, challenged, and valued, and that the shadow teacher is given suitable responsibilities;
Maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, line managers, and administrators.
Maintain professional relationships with students, parents, and staff.
Take part in all training provided by the school, both internal and external.
Be prepared to report back about training and/or provide in-service to colleagues.
Actively participate in Appraisal Procedures.
Represent the school by being a good role model.
Model the qualities of the IB learner profile and attitudes and be an active member of the learning community.



Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 31 Jan 2021
Closes In: 6 days

MYP English Language and Literature

The International School Dhaka seeks an experienced MYP English Language and Literature teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. This position includes teaching MYP English and Literature classes. Experience with MYP and working with English language learners is preferred, but not required. ISD is an inclusive school that values holistic learning, collaborative practice and service to the community.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 31 Jan 2021
Closes In: 6 days

DP Economics and Theory of Knowledge Teacher

International School Dhaka seeks an inspiring DP Economics and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) teacher to join our team in August of 2021.

International School Dhaka (ISD) is a co-educational day school, founded in 1999 for students from age 2 through Grade 12.
We are an IB World School, managed by ISS, accredited by CIS, NEASC, and a member of EARCOS.
The school aims to provide a high-quality education for both the local and the international community. Currently, ISD has over 400 students from 25 nationalities and over 105 professional staff from 19 countries. The majority of graduating students attend universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
The school is recognized by the Bangladesh Ministry of Education, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We are also authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

Learn more about the ISD community:
Website: www.isdbd.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalSchoolDhaka
LinkedIn: https://bd.linkedin.com/school/international-school-dhaka-isd/
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 31 Jan 2021
Closes In: 6 days

Primary Principal

THE POSITION
It is expected that the Primary Principal will model the qualities of the IB learner profile and attitudes and the ISD mission to Inspire, Empower and Embrace. The duties includes, daily leadership for the Primary School, promoting high standards, and establishing effective channels of communication.
QUALITIES
The Primary Principal must demonstrate 5 key areas of leadership.


Technical Leadership
Demonstrate the capacity to optimize the school’s financial, human and physical resources through sound management practices and organizational systems that will contribute to the achievement of the school’s vision, in alignment with ISD’s guiding statements and the specific goals of the Primary School.
Capabilities
- Think and plan strategically
- Align resources with desired outcomes
- Hold self and others to account

Humane Leadership
Demonstrate the ability to foster a safe, purposeful and inclusive Primary School learning environment, and a capacity to manage and develop constructive and respectful relationships with staff, students, parents, and other members of the community.
Capabilities
- Advocate for all students
- Develop relationships
- Develop individual and collective capacity

Educational Leadership
Demonstrate the capacity to lead, manage, and monitor the Primary School’s improvement process through a current and critical understanding of the learning process and its implications for enhancing high-quality teaching and learning in every Primary classroom.
Capabilities
- Shape pedagogy
- Focus on progress, cultivate leadership in others
- Promote inquiry and reflection

Symbolic Leadership
Demonstrate the capacity to model important values and behaviors to the Primary school and community, including a commitment to creating and sustaining an effective professional learning community within the Primary School and supporting this across the entire school.
Capabilities
- Develop and manage self
- Align actions with shared values
- Create and share knowledge

Cultural Leadership
Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of effective schools and a capacity to lead the Primary School community in promoting a vision of the future, underpinned by common purposes and values that will secure the commitment and alignment of community members to realize the potential of all students.
Capabilities
- Shape the future
- Develop a unique ISD school climate and culture, hospitable to education
- Sustain partnerships and networks with the broader community
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 29 Jan 2021
Closes In: 105 hrs