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Prep / Early Years School Class Teacher

St. Paul's SchoolSão Paulo

We are seeking well-qualified, enthusiastic committed and inspirational Pre-Prep/Early years class teachers. 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 elementary and primary level. Creativity and a child centred approach are expected.

About us:

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 Oversees. 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. 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. Our exceptional facilities place teaching and learning at the heart of the school. More details about the school can be found at

The Early years/ Prep Teacher role:

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.

You will be working with:

  • Plan broad and balanced learning experiences, creating and selecting appropriate resources in order to support pupils progress and develop children’s sense of curiosity and wonder about the world;
  • Identify and monitor individual abilities, interests and needs, promoting differentiation in order to support every child’s full development;
  • Ensure pupil progress by making use of formative and summative assessment to inform planning so that pupils are successful in their learning;
  • Ensure a safe and effective learning environment is maintained by using the school’s behavior policy consistently in order to set clear and high expectations of pupil behaviour;
  • Promote positive relationships through modeling and collaborating across the school community to ensure a respectful, safe and secure environment;
  • Support children’s language development and communication skills by modelling consistent and proficient use of English in order to provide effective immersion into the language;
  • Support children’s exploratory experiences and independence both indoors and outdoors by planning activities and enriching the provision in order to develop a stimulating learning environment;
  • Care for pupils’ social, emotional and physical well-being, by creating a safe and positive culture within the classroom in order to make children secure to learn, take risks and make mistakes;
  • Manage class assistants effectively by establishing a strong partnership and coaching them when necessary in order to have a positive impact on pupil progress using the school`s review process;
  • Communicate effectively with parents by establishing a positive partnership, reporting on individual pupil’s progress, well-being and other relevant issues in order to ensure all parts involved are informed and working towards the same goals.

Our successful candidate:

  • The necessary educational qualifications (e.g. PGCE from the UK);
  • Experience of working with children within this age range.
  • To have knowledge of the early years’ foundation stage curricula (English and Brazilian); 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

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Please note, the school reserves the right to appoint 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.

COVID-19 – Safety measures at St. Paul’s School

The safety of our staff and pupils are a priority at St. Paul’s.  We have partnered with a dedicated medical establishment and local public health teams to develop safety measures in school in order to manage potential outbreaks of COVID-19 and help to protect staff and pupils from exposure to infection, keeping the community as safe as possible.

These measures include, but are not limited to: COVID testing available for staff and pupils as required; social distancing procedures in all areas of our facilities; multiple hand sanitizer stations distributed throughout the whole school; routine temperature checks; the use of face masks as mandatory and strict entrance and exit procedures on-site.

In addition, protocols are in place to ensure rapid responses resulting in isolation and medical attention and advice where appropriate, from our medical team for all members of the school community.

You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • 2 years teaching experience.
  • A degree related to subject taught.
  • Bachelors with Teaching Qualification, PGCE or PGDE, iPGCE or similar teaching qualification.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Should hold a valid passport from either Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom or United States.
  • References, Criminal background check, Medical check

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