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Secondary English Teacher (m/f/d)

St. George's The British International School - CologneCologne, Germany

St. George’s the British International School, Cologne, Germany.

St. George’s School  seeks a well-qualified teacher of English to work across our secondary school, to start in August 2021.

***please note that this role is for the delivery of English Literature and Language and is unfortunately not suitable for EAL teachers. Additionally due to German regulations, candidates holding only a CELTA / TEFL certificate cannot be accepted***

The School

Serving the international community in Cologne for almost 30 years, St. George’s School combines an enriching curriculum with family orientated care. The school has grown from small beginnings into a thriving community of over 800 pupils, aged from 2-18 and representing more than 40 nationalities.

The National Curriculum is taught throughout the school, and we offer the IB Diploma in our Sixth form.

One of a group of three schools located across Germany, St. George’s offers the successful applicant an exciting range of opportunities for professional development and growth across the school group.

The Location

Located on a new, purpose built campus on the outskirts of Cologne, St. George’s School enjoys direct transport links to the city centre, as well as to the greater area of Cologne-Bonn.

Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is a dynamic and vibrant cultural centre, with a large and diverse international community. Situated in the heart of Europe, Cologne offers a high standard of living, as well as numerous opportunities for travel and cultural discovery.

Cologne-Bonn airport is located only 20km from the school, with many daily flights to the UK, and a high speed rail service connects Cologne to London, via Brussels.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a qualified English Teacher to work within our team of secondary teachers.

The successful applicant will be a dynamic teacher with experience of enabling pupils to achieve their potential. We are looking for the right balance between experience, enthusiasm and a passion for teaching that will inspire our pupils.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to apply for an additional role of responsibility as the Assistant Head of Department.

English is taught in differentiated groups across KS3 and KS4 with the majority of pupils taking IGCSEs in both English Language and English Literature. A small proportion of pupils prepare IGCSE in English as a Second Language. English is a popular option in the IB Diploma, where pupils can select between a range of different options. Examinations results are strong, with a continuous trend of improvement.

Familiarity with the British education system is a prerequisite. Experience of teaching the IB Diploma is highly desirable.

Please note that a teaching degree or post-graduate diploma (B.Ed, M.Ed, PGCE or equivalent) is required for this role. Unqualified teachers, or those only holding TEFL or CELTA qualifications, will not be considered.

Please download our application pack for detailed information.

Only applications made through the TES online portal will be considered.

We require additional information for your application, please upload the following via the supporting documents link:

1.  Your passport information page or ID card

2.  A copy of your degree certificate and teaching qualification.

Applications should be submitted by the closing date of Sunday, 11th April. The school reserves the right to contact outstanding applicants in advance of this deadline.

St. George’s is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to enhanced background checks.

For any inquires relating to this role, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Mr. Christopher Lewis

Head of Recruitment


Tel: 0049 2233 808870

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