Head of Early Years/ PYP & Reggio Teacher, Sao Paulo Brazil

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GIS - The International School of São PauloSao Paulo Brazil

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The holding named Group of International Schools (GIS), based on the Funders’ solid experience in international education, aims to found and develop a group of international schools designed to offer premium Education which inspires 21st century learning and intercultural understanding. Their goal is to provide expatriate and local families with an international education that is broad, balanced and challenging. Through the creative use of technology and authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences, the GIS schools empower their students to be responsible life-long learners who can achieve their full potential and contribute to an ever-changing world. A stimulating and safe learning environment foster curiosity and an interest in learning, awakening their minds and illuminating their world.

GIS Mission Statement

GIS schools are committed to providing a supportive and innovative learning environment in which all members of the community are:

· challenged to achieve their individual potential,

· encouraged to pursue their passions, and

· empowered to fulfil their responsibilities

· engaged in relationships based on self- expression, mutual respect and teamwork. 

The School

GIS São Paulo will open in February 2019 and serve as an international school with a reasonable fee structure offering a premium education. The school will offer a programme based on the IB- Primary Years Programme curriculum, while the Early Years department will be inspired by the Reggio Children approach.

The position 

We are looking for a passionate proven leader with vision and ambition to guide our new Early Years department. Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills to navigate and cultivate our new learning community since its own foundation are essential.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of similar roles and  educational leadership, preferably with experience in IB schools or Reggio Emilia approach.  They will be a visionary leader, a passionate educator and a committed team player who demonstrates a collegiate and collaborative approach to working with others. 

They will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with all of the school’s stakeholders.

Person Specification

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 and the Reggio Emilia approach

The ideal candidate will have the following requirements: 

· Bachelor’s degree and Qualified Teacher Status

· English native-level speaker 

· Some relevant experience in a position of  middle leadership

· Evidence of relevant Continuous Professional Development

· Collaborative leadership style, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

· Flexible and adaptable to change, growth and development.

· Hard-working, motivated and a strong role model,

· Caring attitudes and a balance personality 

· Proactive role in initiating activities to enhance the wider life of school

· Be open and willing towards professional development 

Remuneration Package

A competitive salary will be offered, along with free school tuition for school-age dependents. The package may include benefits such as free housing, Health care, flights and additional UK salary. 

Applying for this post

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: education@gisschoolsuisse.ch

Join us in our passion about the future of education and commitment to developing life-long learners.

Further information about the school will be available soon on the website: www.issappaulo.com.br

GIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks. 

Job location

More about GIS - The International School of São Paulo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Alameda dos Jurupis, 485 Av. Moema, Indianópolis, São Paulo, 04088-001, Brazil