Teacher of History and Theory of Knowledge (French-speaking), Verneuil-d'Avre-et-d'Iton

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Ecole des Roches- (GEMS Education)Verneuil-d'Avre-et-d'Iton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

A member of the GEMS group of schools and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) Ecole des Roches is one of the oldest, most prestigious and well-established independent boarding schools in France. 

With over 300 pupils (6-18) and 165 staff the School, which is set on a spectacular 50 hectare campus one hour from central Paris, is experiencing significant growth and has recently embarked on a major multi-million euro building programme. Construction of a new 6 million euro Dining Hall is scheduled to start in Spring 2018, to be followed shortly thereafter by the build of a state-of-the-art Teaching Centre (the plans for which are already in the final stages) and ultimately world-class facilities for Sport and the Visual and Performing Arts. The boarding houses have undergone a dramatic programme of refurbishment to the very highest standards. 

Academic results at French Baccalaureate level are outstanding and are available to view on the School’s website. On average 65% of students were awarded the French Baccalaureate with Distinction. Of those who followed the Literature Stream 85% attained their award with Distinction. The first cohort of IB Diploma students will sit their exams next Summer and from 2018 the Diploma will, subject to demand, be offered in English as well as French. There is an extensive extra-curricular programme including horse-riding and flying.

The majority of Ecole des Roches students take up places at leading universities and higher education institutions in France and around the world including the Université Paris-Dauphine, the Lycée Henri IV Paris, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the University of Georgia in the USA, the Hult Business School in the USA and Regent’s University, London. 2017 saw the first IB Diploma candidate invited to pre-interview for a place at Oxford University. 

The School is looking to appoint an outstanding, fluent French-speaking, Senior School Theory of Knowledge & History Teacher from September 2018 or as early as possible thereafter. The ideal candidate should be able to teach his/her subject up to IB Diploma level (including the one-year Pre IB Programme) and demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and a passion for raising attainment and expectations. He/she will also have the ability to inspire pupils and maintain a commitment to high standards and the work ethic of our school. Candidates should be flexible, hold a relevant degree, a recognised teaching qualification and be prepared to participate fully in the boarding, academic and extra-curricular life of the School. An understanding of French language, both written and spoken, is desirable and knowledge of the IB philosophy would be an advantage. The School has its own competitive salary scale and a highly dedicated staff team. This role might suit a recently retired IB teacher.

Applications with a covering letter addressed to the Directeur Général Délégué and a CV of no more than three pages should be sent as soon as possible and no later than Friday 21st September 2018 to Isabelle Lahalle at isabelle.lahalle@ecoledesroches.com from whom a job description and further information can be obtained. You are kindly asked to enter “Senior School Teacher” as the subject of your email. 

Kind reminder: due to the volume of candidates interested in the teaching jobs offered at Ecole des Roches, we will only notify shortlisted applicants. If you have not been contacted within a month after the closing date of application, this means that you have not been selected for the job. Thank you for your understanding.

Information about the School can be found at www.ecoledesroches.com

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More about Ecole des Roches- (GEMS Education)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 18 years
Address:��295, Avenue Edmond Demolins, Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton, 27130, France
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