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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

This is a key academic role which provides leadership and management of the provision of support for pupils with special educational needs across the school (Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior School) through the learning support unit team (LSU).  The Learning support co-ordinator is the school’s SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). 

The learning support coordinator and the LSU will provide teaching support to individuals and small groups; they identify and support children with additional learning needs (including those with disabilities and the most able) and, working with other professionals, offer advice and guidance to teachers about effective learning strategies for these children.

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 5th December 2016. Further information can be obtained by contacting the HR Manager at

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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