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 160 staff, the School, which is set on a spectacular 62 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 was completed in autumn 2018, to be followed 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 the vast majority of the students are awarded the French Baccalaureate with Distinction. The second cohort of IB Diploma students sat their exams in May 2019, and the Diploma is, subject to demand, 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 Hôtelière de Lausanne, and Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA.
Due to a personal emergency leading to an unexpected vacancy, the School is looking to appoint an outstanding, fluent English-speaking, Senior School History Teacher (with the ability to teach Global Politics a distinct advantage) from September 2019. The ideal candidate should be able to teach his/her subject up to IB Diploma level (including the one-year Pre-IB Programme) and 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 boarding, academic and extra-curricular life of the School. An understanding of French language 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 School Director and a CV of no more than three pages should be sent as soon as possible and no later than Friday 30th August 2019 to David Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are kindly asked to enter “Senior School History Teacher” as the subject of your email. Information about the School can be found at www.ecoledesroches.com.