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Senior School English Teacher

St. Peter's International SchoolPalmela, Portugal

St. Peter’s International School is an international school that provides a competitive, high-quality response to the needs of a diverse population. Our fundamental principles are centered on the integral development of the child, valuing academic and professional success, based on attitudes, practices and values that contribute to the growth of the individual.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we are designing our growth roadmap and new staff will be able to actively participate in this project.

While this is an organisation committed to academic excellence, we believe that this is only possible if we are also committed to the personal and professional growth of our staff.

To join our team we are looking for a well-qualified and talented Senior School English Teacher who has a passion for the teaching and learning of English. The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge, and the ability to make the subject come alive with inspirational and interactive lessons which challenge and support all pupils to secure the best possible outcomes. Training and experience of teaching IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme English courses, whilst not essential, will be regarded positively.

All staff at St. Peter’s are actively involved in the pastoral life of school. The role will also offer the opportunity for contribution to co-curricular clubs and enrichment.

The successful candidate will:

· Be well qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated

· Be an excellent classroom practitioner who can ensure good progress for all students

· Have a vision for what outstanding teaching and learning looks like

· Have excellent organisational skills

· Have a positive attitude and approach to change and development

. Availability to start in September 2022.

We offer:

· A wonderful new working environment with excellent resources

· Supportive colleagues and community

· Enthusiastic and motivated pupils that are taught in small class sizes

· Excellent professional development opportunities within the school and wider Inspired group

· Complimentary lunches in the Dining Hall during term time


For nearly three decades, St. Peter's International School has been providing the very best in Local and International Education, combining excellent academic achievements within the Portuguese National Curriculum with that of the internationally accredited Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (iGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP), both of which are taught in English. Students begin their journey at St. Peter’s in Nursery (from 4 months) and the school provides a rigorous, challenging and modern curriculum for all students right through to 18 years of age. Students at St. Peter’s follow a National or International pathway to university and choose to study at universities both in Portugal and abroad. This year, the school posted its best ever set of IB DP results and this bodes very well for future cohorts.  Our on-site boarding house is also an extension of St. Peter’s commitment to excellence and offers the flexibility of weekly or full boarding.

If you are passionate about the life chances of young people and possess the expertise required to teach in an environment where children of mixed abilities excel, then we would love to hear from you.

We are passionate about supporting personal and professional development. As an Inspired School, there are longer term career opportunities that exist in a company where our colleagues share ideas and practices from around the world. Inspired is an international family of over 60 schools on five continents.



Please follow the TES link to put forward your application to join our School.  For safer recruitment purposes we can only accept applications on the official school application form.  Please also attach a supporting statement clearly outlining why you are interested in our school and the specific vacancy.  The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd December 2021 at 6:00 pm (Lisbon time).

First-round telephone or online interviews will take place on a rolling basis.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Inspired Recruitment Event in January 2022 - further details are provided below. The presence of the shortlisted candidates at the Inspired Recruitment Event is not mandatory, therefore candidates who cannot be present will also be considered for the recruitment process.



Because we take so much care in selecting great teachers to join us, and we know that often decisions to join a school or potentially move countries should be done with proper consideration, we will be looking to invite any candidate who applies and is shortlisted to a recruitment event, hosted in our London School, Fulham.

This event will take place over the 08th and 09th January 2022 and will be hosted by a number of our top international Headteachers and Principals.

At this event, we will provide the opportunity for candidates to ask questions to experts about any visa or relocation processes, the curriculum or any other questions they may have as part of the joining process.  

Applicants who attend are expected to bring along official identification to the event.


Inspired Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

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