Head of English, Cologne, Germany

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St George's the English International SchoolCologne, Germany

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Start date: April or August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: €45,000 - €55,000
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

St George’s the English International School, Cologne, Germany.

St George’s School seeks an experienced professional to lead the English department in our flourishing secondary department, to begin April or August, 2018.

The School

Serving the international community in Cologne for almost 30 years, St George’s School combines an enriching curriculum with family orientated care. The school has grown from small beginnings into a thriving community of over 750 pupils, aged from 2-18 and representing more than 40 nationalities. 

The National Curriculum is taught throughout the school, and we offer the IB Diploma in our Sixth form. 

One of a group of three schools located across Germany, St George’s offers the successful applicant an exciting range of opportunities for professional development and growth across the school group. 

The Location

Located on a new, purpose built campus on the outskirts of Cologne, St George’s School enjoys direct transport links to the city centre, as well as to the greater area of Cologne-Bonn. 

Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is a dynamic and vibrant cultural centre, with a large and diverse international community. Situated in the heart of Europe, Cologne offers a high standard of living, as well as numerous opportunities for travel and cultural discovery. 

Cologne-Bonn airport is located only 20km from the school, with many daily flights to the UK, and a high speed rail service connects Cologne to London, via Brussels. 

The Role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced professional to shape the further development of our English department. 

The successful applicant will be a dynamic teacher with previous leadership experience. We are looking for the right balance between experience, enthusiasm and a passion for teaching and learning which will inspire students and colleagues. 

English is taught in differentiated groups across KS3 and KS4 with the majority of pupils taking IGCSEs in both English Language and English Literature. A small proportion of pupils prepare IGCSE in English as a Second Language. English is a popular option in the IB Diploma, where pupils can select between a range of different options. Examinations results are strong, with a continuous trend of improvement. 

Familiarity with the British education system is a prerequisite. Experience of teaching the IB Diploma is highly desirable. 

Please note that a teaching degree or post-graduate diploma (B.Ed, M.Ed, PGCE or equivalent) is required for this role. Unqualified teachers, or those only holding TEFL or ESOL qualifications, will not be considered. 

Please download our application pack for detailed information. For further details, and to make an application, please visit our website: 


Only applications made through our on-line system will be considered. 

Applications should be submitted by the closing date of 9th February 2018. The school reserves the right to contact outstanding applicants in advance of this deadline.

St George’s is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to enhanced background checks. 

For any inquires relating to this role, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Mr. P. Dickinson

Academic and Recruiting Director. 

E-mail: recruitment@stgeorgesschool.de

Tel: 0049 2233 808870

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More about St George's the English International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Cologne Campus, Husarenstrasse 20, Cologne, 50997, Germany
Telephone: +49 2233 80887 0
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