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Early Years Teacher - Grade 1

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International School of Modena

Modena, Italy

Job type:
Full Time, Maternity Cover
Start date:
January 2018 (or sooner if available)

Job overview

Contract: maternity cover from January 2018 (or sooner if available) to June 2019
Package and Benefits: Expenses reimbursement/Help with finding accommodation

The School:

The International School of Modena is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (the International School of Europe) which in turn is part of Inspired, a worldwide network of premium schools offering global best practice and professional development. Located just outside the city of Modena, in the attractive and rural countryside, it caters for just over 200 students aged between 3 and 18 years of age. The school is fully authorised by the International Baccalaureate for its Primary, Middle Years and Diploma programmes. Our unique and stimulating campus, surrounded by the countryside, boasts an innovative and functional design and outstanding sport facilities, and is an ideal learning environment for students aged 3 and beyond.

The Primary Years Programme aims to develop students who are prepared for the world of tomorrow by using an inquiry based approach. They are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning and become caring, active lifelong learners. The focus is on developing the whole child.

The role:

We are looking for an Early Years teacher who will be able to adapt quickly to a new and exciting learning environment. We are seeking an enthusiastic professional willing to use flexible strategies in a class with students with different language backgrounds. Candidates should be interested in using a constructivist approach to learning; some knowledge and understanding of the Reggio Emilia Approach and/or PYP would be very beneficial. A strong commitment to purposeful teaching, collaborative planning and open communication is essential. We pride ourselves on the commitment offered by our friendly and professional staff. Applicants must be willing to be active, flexible participants in a hard-working team of teachers. Having your own car would be advantageous, although not essential. Proven experience within an international, bilingual or multilingual context would also be useful.

Job Description

The candidate must possess the following experience, skills and knowledge:

  • To have established experience in teaching Early Years;
  • To have a strong interest in a constructivist approach to learning;
  • To demonstrate ability in engaging with pupils and teaching staff alike maintaining a high standard of work at all times;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills;
  • To be a citizen of the EU or already in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Italy;
  • To hold “Certified Teaching Status” or equivalent qualification;
  • Owning car would be useful due to school’s location, but car-share also possible;
  • IB PYP/Reggio experience/training is helpful but not required

How to apply:

Candidates must submit an up-to-date copy of their CV along with a supporting statement in which they outline how they meet the requirements of the job description and a recent photo. Candidates must also provide details (emails preferred) of three referees, including the current or former employer.

Applications should be made to abrown@internationalschoolofmodena.it  

Deadline for submission of applications: On-going Interviews

All documents must be provided in English

Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to provide individual feedback.

About International School of Modena

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About International School of Modena

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Our School is part of the Inspired Education Group

Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with over 80 premium private schools spanning six continents providing premium education to over 70,000 students ensuring they all receive a first-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13.

We offer you the chance to work/live in an exciting new location, collaborate with passionate educators, develop your skills, and grow in a role that inspires you.

Please visit our careers site for further information and to see our latest opportunities - https://careers.inspirededu.com/

The International School of Modena is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational independent all-through school  in Italy, serving students from the age of 2-18. The all-through school, situated in Montale Rangone, Modena, has approximately 240 students on record. It is part of the International School Europe group – the largest group of international schools in Italy, with other institutes in Milan, Monza, Siena, Como and Bergamo.

The International School of Modena follows the three International Baccalaureate programmes across the year groups– the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. Students are taught in English.

Values and vision

The International School of Modena is committed to teaching all students so that they develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required for a successful future. The school offers  a broad and balanced curriculum in an international environment, embracing cultures, nationalities and religions from across the world. Respect is at the forefront of the schools values and pupils are taught to treat others as equals and with kindness, regardless of their differences. Students are encouraged to achieve to their full potential, with dedicated teaching staff helping individuals to discover and nurture their unique talents and skills. Pupils are encouraged to accept their social responsibility and give back to the local and wider community, offering their skills and knowledge as active and positive citizens. The school welcomes teachers from across the world to join its community, helping with the transfer process so that they can settle into their new environment and embrace the Italian culture.

Build a career with Inspired Education

Inspired schools remain anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations, and collectively, they form an international community that nurtures each student's academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment.

Specialist-led, extracurricular activities and exchange programmes are woven into the fabric of Inspired's approach to schooling, resulting in a well-rounded, diverse student population of engaged, active learners who confidently apply their wide-ranging skills within a global context.

Students benefit from a robust, holistic, international curriculum formed around the Inspired three pillars of modern education: academic excellence, sports, and performing & creative arts, with dedicated, highly qualified teachers who demonstrate Inspired's exemplary methodology. In the application of a student-centred teaching model, Inspired schools achieve outstanding examination results and, importantly, nurture happy, multi-skilled individuals who have faith in their abilities. Inspired students are empowered to fulfil their potential and are fully equipped to thrive in a modern world.

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