Teacher of English Literature

Lycée Français International de BangkokThailand

The French International School of Bangkok is looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and highly dedicated English Literature teacher to join its British International Section (SIB). The ability to teach to GCSE level is essential for the role.

The English Literature curriculum at our school is committed to providing all students with a rich, varied and rigorous programme of study, which builds their knowledge of the language and fosters a genuine passion for reading. Quality teaching is integral to this and all members of the team are dedicated to designing and delivering a curriculum in which our learners thrive.

For full details about the role, please see the Job Description below.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, of no more than two sides of A4, accompanied by a CV, via email to: recrutement@lfib.ac.th

Excellent references are required. Please include the contact details of three referees.

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview which could be held at our school or via video-conferencing.

The school reserves the right to appoint candidates prior to the closing date and so early applications are advantageous.

Safeguarding

The French International School of Bangkok is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Should your application be successful, a disclosure will be requested from the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service for British nationals.


Our School

The French International School of Bangkok is an ambitious and successful school which aims to provide the best plurilingual education to the French and international community. The school welcomes more than 1020 students aged 3 to 18 and offers a bilingual French and English education to students up to Year 11, with a view to extending this to Years 12 and 13 from 2021.

The school currently delivers an English Literature curriculum leading to the IGCSE qualification and will begin offering the Option Internationale du Baccalaureate (OIB – equivalent to UK A Levels) from September 2021. Our learners aspire to study at leading universities, including those in English-speaking nations, therefore equipping and empowering them with the language skills they need for the future is at the forefront of our mission. The French International School of Bangkok is also a member of the AEFE, the network of French school overseas, and benefits from collaboration with International Sections across the Asia-Pacific region.

The British International Section

Due to a constant growing demand, the school is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic English Literature teacher to join our budding Secondary British International Section and contribute to the growth of a small but innovative team. The role presents the ideal candidate with an exciting and unique opportunity to experience two educational systems concurrently; the British International Section at our school gives bilingual students the opportunity to follow a programme based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales, alongside their main French curriculum, and is committed to harnessing the strengths of both systems to ensure that they thrive.

Job Description

Professional Skills

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about education and working with young people
  • Flexible and adaptable to the varied demands of working in an international school and with plurilingual students
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Able to work successfully under pressure, with excellent organisational skills
  • Reliable and respectful
  • Able to demonstrate a positive and proactive attitude towards participation in professional development, and willing to learn from colleagues including those in different education phases
  • Able to role model high standards of spoken and written English
  • A confident and competent user of IT in the classroom and for administrative purposes

Teaching and Learning

  • To demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and a passion for teaching English Literature to students of all abilities
  • To have an up-to-date knowledge of the National Curriculum, with a sound understanding of current educational developments and best pedagogical practice
  • To support all students to reach their academic potential by planning and delivering lessons which are challenging, engaging and personalised to individual needs
  • To use a range of strategies to assess students’ learning, track progress through data, provide high-quality feedback, and respond to emerging needs
  • To comply with the school’s and the department’s assessment, marking and reporting policies
  • To support the Curriculum Leader with curriculum design by contributing to the planning of schemes of work and the sharing of resources
  • To participate in and contribute to the provision of extra and co-curricular activities and projects, which help create memorable and rich learning experiences for all learners beyond the classroom
  • To attend department and whole-school meetings and contribute to the strategic development of the British International Section
  • To support the professional development of the team by contributing to peer-observations, and providing and receiving constructive and supportive feedback
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues across different phases and subjects in order to support students’ transition from Primary to Secondary and to build cross-curricular links

Formal Requirements

  • A native-level speaker of English
  • A good UK Honours degree in English Literature
  • A full and certified qualification to teach at the secondary level in the UK (PGCE or equivalent and/or QTS)
  • A strong record of professional development
  • Working knowledge of the National Curriculum and GCSE/IGCSE
  • At least five years’ teaching experience

Remuneration

  • A competitive salary
  • A relocation allowance
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Medical insurance for the post holder, dependent spouse and up to two children
  • 60% discount on the school fees
  • Option to join a rewarding Provident Fund
  • Return flights to point of origin for the post-holder once a year

Speaking French is not essential, but beneficial.

Application process

Please send a cover letter, of no more than two sides of A4, accompanied by a CV, via email to: recrutement@lfib.ac.th

Excellent references are required. Please include the contact details of three referees.

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Interview

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview which could be held at our school or via video-conferencing.

The French International School of Bangkok is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Should your application be successful, a disclosure will be requested from the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service for British nationals.