Teacher of English Literature and Language, Praslin, Seychelles

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Vijay International SchoolPraslin, Seychelles

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of English Literature and Language to commence teaching on 1st September 2019. He / she would be expected to teach English Language and Literature throughout Key Stage 3 and up to A-Level level. Students in Key Stage 3 follow the Cambridge Secondary programme in English. At IGCSE level students all sit exams in English as a 2nd Language, English Literature and English 1st  Language and results in all three subjects are typically outstanding.  English Literature and English Language are offered at A-Level and are typically among the more popular subjects. 

The Vijay International School, Praslin is a not-for-profit school owned by an association of parents who have their children enrolled at the school. The school offers educational programmes to children aged 3 years to 18 years, with Year 11 students taking IGCSE and Year 12 and 13 taking A-Level examinations with CIE (Cambridge International Examinations). We are a fully accredited CIE centre. The school is celebrating it's 10th year, having grown from 47 children to 245 during that decade with an improving local and national reputation for developing the whole child whilst maintaining excellent examination results. 

We believe in challenging students to achieve their absolute best. We aim to give them a good grounding in literacy and numeracy whilst not forgetting that the other subjects in the curriculum are essential to effective progress and development. Students in Years 1 - 6  follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales with Early Childhood following the Early Years Framework. Year groups 7 - 9 follow the Cambridge International Curriculum which paves the way for the IGCSE and then A-Level years. 

We pride ourselves on personalising our delivery and making sure that all students are happy and have their individual needs met. We have a strong Special Educational Needs department which identifies, assesses and responds to a student's individual requirements. For a small school we pride ourselves on the provision of extra curricular activities, annually holding multiple drama productions and competing nationally in various sports.

Praslin is a small island with a population of just over 7000 people. We feel that it is essential that our students acquire a global perspective and are aware of the different lifestyles and circumstances which exist in other countries.

We invite applications from candidates who hold a degree in Education or another degree and a post-graduate teacher qualification, or who have gained QTS through an alternative route whilst maintaining a specialism in within English. A minimum of 2 years teaching experience is required and experience of the UK curriculum is essential. Previous international experience would again be an advantage but is not essential.  Candidates should have a proven track record of delivering high quality teaching and learning to students across the ability range. Previous experience with EAL students would be beneficial. The right candidate will be able to deliver an engaging curriculum, create a secure and stimulating learning environment and motivate children to succeed. 

We offer:

• The opportunity to join our outstanding team of international teachers

• Enthusiastic and hard working students

• Supportive parents

• A hard-working and supportive Board of Governors, elected from and by the parent body

• An initial 2 year contract, renewable by mutual consent thereafter for 1 or 2 years

• Good quality private sector housing 

• Medical cover 

• Outward flight at the start of the contract and return flight at the end

• In addition to his/her flight allocation, a teacher is allowed 50kgs of personal effects and 50kgs of professional materials.

Further information about living and working on Praslin is available from the link below and a full job description, along with details about the package and how to formally apply is available by emailing recruitment@visp-sey.com. 

The deadline for applications is 20th March, however we may make an appointment early if we find the right candidate. 

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More about Vijay International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Baie Ste Anne, Praslin, Seychelles
Telephone: +248 423 6116