Early Years Teacher (PYP), Como / Lugano

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International School of ComoComo / Lugano

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The International School of Como (IS Como) and the International School of Ticino (IS Ticino) aim to provide its students with a well-rounded education which allows children to discover and nurture their creativity to develop into independent, critical thinkers with a love for lifelong learning. IS Como offers the IB Primary Years Programme from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The PYP Section has been IB authorised since 2006 and the school gained IB MYP authorisation in 2014. IS Ticino is a candidate IB PYP school. 

The IB PYP philosophy provides a framework that guides our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century by supporting their growth as productive, insightful, responsible and compassionate citizens in a global society. It focuses on developing independent, skilled learners through inquiry-based instruction that reflects a unique global perspective. IS Como occupies a state of the art, spacious, well maintained campus which includes facilities for indoor sports, art, music and ICT. IS Ticino learning environment is modern, bright and student-centered.

What we are looking for:

Applicants must be qualified teachers, with an internationally recognised teaching qualification in Early Years and/or Primary education. Candidates should have a proven record of high quality teaching and learning and should have experience of teaching in an IB PYP school or should demonstrate a philosophy and approach clearly aligned to the Primary Years Programme. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, motivated and will be committed to working collaboratively with all members of the teaching team.

The ideal candidate will:

· Be a fluent English speaker and an EU Citizen.

· Have attended PYP training or have a philosophy clearly aligned with the PYP.

· Demonstrate an understanding of the PYP philosophy, principles and practices.

· Be a dynamic, flexible team player with high level inter-personal skills and excellent organisational ability.

· Add value to our positive and motivated staff team, in order to give students the best possible opportunity for success.

· Take a proactive role in initiating activities to enhance the wider life of school

Start date: October 2017 or sooner

Your application, which includes a letter outlining your educational philosophy, a photograph and an up-to-date CV with at least two professional referees, should be emailed to: recruitment@iscomo.com 

Further information about the school can be found on the website: www.iscomo.com and www.isticino.com 

Closing date for applications: 29 September 2017

The school reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

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More about International School of Como
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: Via Adda n 25, Fino Mornasco (CO), 22073, Italy
Telephone: +39 3157 2289