Primary Teacher, France

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Ecole des Roches- (GEMS Education)France

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Start date: January or March 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

A member of the GEMS group of schools and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) Ecole des Roches is one of the oldest, most prestigious and well-established independent boarding schools in France. 

With over 300 pupils (6-18) and 165 staff the School, which is set on a spectacular 50 hectare campus one hour from central Paris, is experiencing significant growth and has recently embarked on a major multi-million euro building programme. Construction of a new 6 million euro Dining Hall is scheduled to start in Spring 2018, to be followed shortly thereafter by the build of a state-of-the-art Teaching Centre (the plans for which are already in the final stages) and ultimately world-class facilities for Sport and the Visual and Performing Arts. The boarding houses have undergone a dramatic programme of refurbishment to the very highest standards.

Academic results at French Baccalaureate level are outstanding and are available to view on the School’s website. On average 65% of students were awarded the French Baccalaureate with Distinction. Of those who followed the Literature Stream 85% attained their award with Distinction. The first cohort of IB Diploma students will sit their exams next Summer and from 2018 the Diploma will, subject to demand, be offered in English as well as French. There is an extensive extra-curricular programme including horse-riding and flying.

The majority of Ecole des Roches students take up places at leading universities and higher education institutions in France and around the world including the Université Paris-Dauphine, the Lycée Henri IV Paris, the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Ecole Hôtelerie de Lausanne, the University of Georgia in the USA, the Hult Business School in the USA and Regent’s University, London. 2017 saw the first IB Diploma candidate invited to pre-interview for a place at Oxford University.

The School is looking to appoint an outstanding fluent English speaking Primary Teacher (KS1 and KS2) from January or March 2018 to join the small Primary Section where class sizes average circa 10 pupils.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and a passion for raising attainment and expectations. He/she will also have the ability to inspire pupils and maintain a commitment to high standards and the work ethic of our school. Candidates should be flexible, hold a relevant degree, a recognised teaching qualification and be prepared to participate fully in the academic and extra-curricular life of the School. An understanding of French language, both written and spoken, is desirable and knowledge of the IB philosophy would be an advantage. The School has its own competitive salary scale and a highly dedicated staff team.

Applications with a covering letter addressed to the Directeur Général Délégué, David Dowdles, and a CV of no more than three pages should be sent as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday 20th December 2017 to the Head of Human Resources, Sandra Hurel, at from whom a job description and further information can be obtained. You are kindly asked to enter “Primary Teacher” as the subject of your email.
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More about Ecole des Roches- (GEMS Education)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 18 years
Address: 295, Avenue Edmond Demolins, 27130 Verneuil sur Avre, France

Located in Normandy, northern France, Ecole Des Roches is an international boarding school. First established in 1899, the school was founded with the intention of providing a high-quality international education to children aged 6-19. Part of the GE...