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Overseas Teaching at a Top Emerging IGCSE School in Mumbai

Teach abroad at Lodha Oakwood School (LOS), a K-12 co-educational International School established in 2022 in Mumbai, India. The school aims for academic excellence with a curriculum designed to maximize academic potential, inspire progressive thinking, and foster a life-long pursuit of excellence among its learners. Lodha Oakwood School has been ranked among the Top Emerging IGCSE Schools in Mumbai by the Times of India in the Times School Survey 2022.

The school is supported in its vision by an experienced leadership team. With more than two decades of experience, Principal Ms. Feroza Amin who played an instrumental role in establishing the IGCSE curriculum at The Cathedral and John Connon School, one of the country’s leading schools. Academic Director Dr. Tasha, who brings over 15 years of experience in education and currently evaluates and accredits top schools worldwide with the NEASC and CIS, works closely with the faculty to bring in globally-acclaimed teaching methods with an academically rigorous curriculum, and global learning opportunities from the UK and U.S.

The campus is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai, an upscale commercial hub in the city. Lodha Oakwood School is set in a neighborhood which has lush green spaces providing the desired tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. The location also offers unparalleled connectivity to the city, as campus is five minutes from the Eastern Express Highway, Eastern Freeway, and three railway lines.

The school’s campus boasts a state-of-the-art infrastructure with well-planned indoor and outdoor learning spaces and facilities conducive for overall well-being. As stated on their website:

The learning spaces reflects innovation and challenges student’s thinking. Whether it is the classroom or the library, the playground or the dance lab, every learning space will imbibe the philosophy of it being a space where learning does not stop and adventure never ends! Every space is designed to encourage collaboration, active learning with a healthy exchange of ideas, and innovation.

Lodha Oakwood School draws inspiration from the best curricula across the globe, benchmarked in quality and intensity standards with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The day school offers a variety of curricula: the U.S. Common Core, Advanced Placement courses, International General Certificate of Secondary Education, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and A Levels.

Lodha Oakwood School opened its doors in September 2022 with an expanding growth in student enrollment and teaching faculty. It is an ideal overseas teaching opportunity to join a new school belonging to the family of the Lodha School Group located across India since 2013. Currently enrolled are 90 Kindergarten through Year 9 students, most of whom reside in India. The teacher-student ratio is 1:10, and learners are trained to be not just problem-solvers but also problem-predictors. The school follows MAP testing with the aim to maximize the academic potential of learners. This data-driven approach follows an individualized curriculum, prioritizing hands-on active learning and project-based learning.

Lodha Oakwood School offers enrichment courses in academics and extracurricular activities for learners of all grades, including foreign languages, music, sports. Some of these include Film making, Dance, robotics, MAD Science, Indian vocals, ballet, yoga, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, cricket, football and table tennis. The school participates in international competitions, and they are proud that their students—the youngest participants from Mumbai in the regional round have qualified for the Global Round of the World Scholars Cup, to be held in Bangkok in September 2023. Community Service Initiatives include organizing fundraiser events for charity and a collaboration with a local school for a cultural and foreign exchange. The school also partners with international schools around the world in the UK, U.S., Namibia, and Austria for exchange programs for students and faculty.

Lodha Oakwood School hires experienced singles and couples wishing to teach abroad, including seasoned educators without certification and couples with a non-teaching partner. Candidates need not hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching. As per government regulation, those up to the age of 60 may obtain a work visa.

The overseas teaching benefits package includes a moving allowance, furnished housing near the school, and annual airfare. The school contributes 12% to a retirement plan, and fully covers local health insurance. It prioritizes the well-being and development of its staff. Cultural transition training for new teachers ensures that international school teachers are aligned with the overall vision and mission of the school and are able to adopt it as their own. Teacher-led professional development and in-house weekly training for all faculty benefit the professional development and welfare of all. Finally, a day-care facility on campus is available for the staff.

To gain access to Lodha Oakwood School’s full profile on the Search Associates database, including a list of any vacancies, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards.

Please note: The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information may change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bill Turner’s international teaching career has taken him to Sudan, Italy, Qatar and the UAE as well as his home country of England. His very first teaching position was in rural Sudan.