Primary School Teacher, Ahafo, Ghana

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International School of AhafoAhafo, Ghana

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

The International School of Ahafo is seeking an internationally experienced, self-sufficient and enthusiastic teacher to join our small but highly committed team of teachers.  We are looking for a flexible teacher who will be responsible for a Y5/6 mixed age class, but who has the flexibility to teach across the Primary ages, and is comfortable sharing a class with one of our qualified and experienced Ghanaian teachers. Applicants must also contribute fully to the wider life of the school through our extra-curricular activities programme.  The school uses the Cambridge Primary and Secondary 1 curricula, along with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and is currently seeking membership of the Council of International Schools (CIS). 

The International School of Ahafo is a small school 292 kilometres northwest of Accra and is located in a remote area of the Brong Ahafo region. It has been set up to educate the children of employees at the nearby Newmont Ghana Gold Limited mine; these Ghanaian/internationally mobile parents have high aspirations for their children and high expectations of the teachers. We currently teach children from Reception to Year 9 and thereafter our students tend to transfer to International Schools in Accra, or boarding schools abroad. Class sizes are low and of mixed ages due to small student numbers. The students are delightful, well-behaved and well-motivated, and the school offers plenty of opportunities for teachers to hone their teaching skills.  If you are looking for an interesting challenge and can cope with the gentle chaos that life in Ghana brings, and if you enjoy a very quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then this position may suit you very well. 

The school offers a very reasonable salary 100% of which is placed directly in a bank account in your home country – local currency can be drawn from ATMs in the village if your card is internationally accepted.  Flights are paid for on a yearly basis to and from your point of origin and medical costs are covered by the school.  Free accommodation in the residential compound is also offered, although it is taxed; all utilities are paid for by Newmont.

Essential Requirements

  • International school experience
  • Experience in teaching through international curriculum e.g. IBPYP or IPC
  • Fluent English speakers
  • Fluency in reading and writing English
  • Strong working knowledge of enquiry learning. 

Applications for class teachers who can offer additional skills in subjects such as Music, PE, French etc. will be particularly welcome.

Please send a CV plus recent photo and letter of application to the ISA Principal at by 27th April. For further information about ISA please see our website at (or search International School of Ahafo)

Contract Term: 2 Years but is renewable thereafter by mutual agreement.

The International School of Ahafo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Offer of employment is subject to visa requirements and local rules and legislation. A final offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory police check, medical check and visa approval.

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More about International School of Ahafo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 14 years
Address: Mensah Kumta Village, Newmont Ahafo Project, Kenyasi, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
Telephone: +233 503 017 826
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