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Job details
Employer St. Paul's School
Location Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

St. Paul’s was founded in 1926 and was the first British school in São Paulo. The school is a not-for- profit foundation and is fully coeducational, with approximately 1000 pupils, aged from 3 to 18. It is a school with history and tradition, but which embraces innovation, contemporary values and technological developments.  We prepare our pupils within a bilingual and bicultural Anglo Brazilian community for a global future.  We offer a broad and balanced, rigorous curriculum, where the individual pupil is at the heart of the teaching and learning.  It is our aim to discover the passion and talents of every pupil, and create the right environment to develop these.  Pupils leave us confident, assured and well prepared for an exciting life, and a multitude of opportunities.

We are a world-class school, a member of HMC and the first official UK government accredited British School Overseas in South America.  We are proud of our local, national and international reputation and we constantly strive to improve the opportunities for our pupils and staff.  Our recent BSO inspection judged us as a leading British School overseas.  The Penta International report from December 2015 can be found by clicking here.

Constantly seeking to improve our facilities, the school has undertaken an almost continuous programme of building works over the past 20 years as it has gradually grown; this includes extensive refurbishment and extension of the original school building, the creation of a sixth form centre and library and in August 2014 we opened our multimillion real underground state of the art sports centre.  In February 2016 we inaugurated our new Academic Centre, housing the music and art schools, science facilities and learning resources space.  This exceptional facility places teaching and learning at the heart of the school. 

More details about the school can be found at

The role of the teacher at St Paul’s is to promote at all times and in every possible way the pupils’ intellectual and social development and learning, including independent learning skills.  This role develops according to the age group, for which the head of year may give appropriate guidance.

We are seeking well-qualified, enthusiastic committed and inspirational junior school class teachers (Key Stage 1 and/or 2 and possibility of early years). Potential candidates should have the necessary educational qualifications (PGCE from the UK/Pedagogia from a Brazilian University) as well as experience of working with children within this age range and some experience of teaching the full range of subjects taught at primary level. Creativity and a child centred approach are expected.

All teachers should demonstrate a full commitment to the life of the school and are encouraged to pursue both their own professional development, as well as have an aspiration to help the school continue to develop and extend its reputation for excellence.

For expatriate staff the package is a two-year (renewable) contract that includes:

  • return flights (at the start and end of each contract)
  • luggage allowances (outbound and return)
  • visa expenses
  • pension scheme
  • health care plan
  • dental treatment
  • UK sterling salary allowance
  • accommodation

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  The offer of the role would be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification checks and other safeguarding checks, an overseas check if appropriate and a pre-placement medical assessment. Proof of entitlement to work in Brazil is also required where necessary.

A completed application form (click here), which includes a letter of application with the details of two referees should be addressed to the Head, Louise Simpson, to by Monday, 12th December at 9am (UK time). Further information can be obtained by contacting the HR Manager at

Job starts in August 2017

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About the employer

Information about St. Paul's School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Rua Juquiá, 166
Jd. Paulistano
Sao Paulo
+55 11 3087 3398