Pre-prep Teacher, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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St. Paul's SchoolSao Paulo, Brazil

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Start date: End of July 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

St. Paul’s was founded in 1926 and was the first school in South America to receive accreditation from the UK government as a British School Overseas.

Fully coeducational, with about 1,000 pupils, aged from 3 to 18, it is a school with history and tradition, but which embraces innovation, contemporary values and the latest in digital learning. Pauleans are members of a caring community and are supported in their learning by the best in pastoral care. 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, often at top universities both in Brazil and abroad.  Pauleans are many things, but most of all they are themselves. It is this which prepares them for the unknown and an exciting life in the world beyond school.

We are a world-class school, and an international member of HMC and IAPS, and a member of COBIS and the LAHC. 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, and you can download the report from our website.

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, which houses a learning resources suite, music and arts centre, music recording facilities, and 10 modern science laboratories.  This exceptional facility places teaching and learning at the heart of the school. 

More details about the school can be found at

We are seeking well-qualified, enthusiastic committed and inspirational pre-prep school class teachers (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.

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.

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


Please click here to apply for this position and for full job description.

Closing date is Friday 6th April 2018 at 9 am (UK time), but applications will be considered as they arrive and interviews may happen before this date.

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.

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More about St. Paul's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Rua Juquia, 166, Jd. Paulistano, Sao Paulo, 01440-903, Brazil
Telephone: +55 11 3087 3399
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