Raffles American School (RAS) aims to inspire pedagogical change across Asia by combining research-driven approaches with teacher-inspired implementation strategies. We are a truly student-centered school, which sets us apart from other schools in the region that teach to the test and laud rote memorization from textbooks.
Each student at RAS is encouraged to discover their own path towards the targeted Common Core standards, utilizing their individual intelligences. Teachers are expected to nurture this process by creating an inspirational and supportive learning environment. RAS administration, encourages the utilization of each teacher’s unique talents and education strategies. RAS is a place of learning, where innovative teachers can thrive and contribute to the foundations of the new school.
Set amidst the suburbs of Bangkok, RAS is a new, modern campus located in Bangna, not far from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and minutes from the city's Sky Train. Nearby, there are many western restaurants and large shopping malls, but without all the traffic and pollution of downtown Bangkok. An apartment in Bangna will range from 5k-15k THB per month.
Raffles American School is a member of the Raffles Education Group, Ltd., a global leader in education, from preschool to graduate education. Raffles has been building schools around the world for 30 years, so you can be assured that we maintain standards of quality. Raffles American School Bangkok opened in 2018. Since then, RAS has become WASC accredited, and is now an IB candidate school. Next year, we will have our first students graduate from high school. We are now offering AP courses approved by the College Board and will be starting an IB diploma program. We still have many acres of land to expand our facilities and a new Secondary building with a Physics lab is under construction.
We have a diverse population of students from all over the world with different learning needs. Most of the students are from affluent families, but our reasonable tuition prices allow for the emerging middle class to attend an international school. Some students will be coming from the local school system, while others will be coming from a school with Western education standards.
As most of our 500 students are new to the school, teachers will need to differentiate their teaching strategies to accommodate students' various educational backgrounds, while still centering lessons around the same targeted learning outcomes. Raffles American School follows Common Core Standards as grade level learning objectives while using WIDA testing to measure English growth, and MAP adaptive assessments to measure individual improvement.
To accommodate our growing student population, we are hiring an AP & IB DP Physics & Math Teacher. Applicants should be a state licensed educator. Equivalent credentials are accepted, but these must be transferable to above listed American credentials, e.g. QTS. Note that a Masters or PGCE without QTS is not considered equivalent to an American teaching license in the international school job market. Candidates without these credentials are generally not shortlisted unless they have experience teaching in an accredited, formal school. Note that the salary posted is based on the expected starting salary of American-licensed Homeroom Teachers with 10 years of experience.
Position commences 4 January 2023. Working hours are from 7:30am to 3:30pm. Teachers should have approximately 18-22 lessons per week; 8-12 Planning periods. Class sizes usually have 3 to 18 students. There are approximately 179 school days each year, yet teachers are paid in full every month, including summers. Duties would include:
-Homeroom/Advisory Teacher & Supervision duties
-Planning (Annual Pacing Guides, Lesson plans)
-Grading and Reporting (Online Grading System)
-Formative Assessment & Student Portfolios
-Participation in CPD and ongoing School Improvement Process
Candidates will be reimbursed for their flight to Thailand and provided round-trip airfare to their home country with each contract (overseas applicants only). Visa and work-permit expenses will be reimbursed by RAS. Medical, accident, disability, and life insurance are also provided. RAS has a helpful and welcoming team of professionals to support our teachers.
To apply, please send your resume to email@example.com. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information about our school, please visit ras.ac.th