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Senior School English Teacher

St. Paul's SchoolSão Paulo, Brazil

We are seeking a  a passionate, enthusiastic and talented practitioner with qualifications and experience to teach across the Senior School age range (Years 7 to 13).

English is a strong and dynamic department in the school, offering courses at IGCSE and IB. You will be a part of passionate and dedicated team with a common purpose to provide the very best education for our pupils.

About us:

St. Paul’s was founded in 1926 and was the first school in South America to receive accreditation from the UK government as a British School Oversees. Fully coeducational, with about 1,000 pupils, aged from 3 to 18, it is a school with history and tradition, but which embraces innovation, contemporary values and the latest in digital learning. We are a world-class school, and an international member of HMC and IAPS, and a member of COBIS and the LAHC. We are proud of our local, national and international reputation and we constantly strive to improve the opportunities for our pupils and staff. Our recent BSO inspection judged us as a leading British School overseas, and you can download the report from our website. Our exceptional facilities place teaching and learning at the heart of the school. More details about the school can be found at www.stpauls.br.

The English Teacher role:

The role of the teacher at St. Paul’s is to promote at all times and in every possible way the pupils’ intellectual and social development and learning, including independent learning skills.

You will be working with:

  • Creating and monitoring lessons and learning activities that are appropriate to a range of learning styles and pupil abilities.
  • Provoking and developing pupil’s sense of curiosity and wonder about the world.
  • Ensuring a safe, stimulating, ordered and supportive environment for learning.
  • Giving ethical direction and pastoral care.
  • Being a team player – supporting the work of other colleagues by participating in meetings, covering absent teachers, duties, etc.
  • Reporting on pupil progress, orally and in writing, as may be required by school procedure.

Our successful candidate:

  • The necessary educational qualifications (e.g. PGCE from the UK);
  • Experience of working with children within this age range.
  • Some experience of teaching the full range of English subject taught at secondary level.
  • Creativity and a child centred approach are expected.
  • All teachers should demonstrate a full commitment to the life of the school and are encouraged to pursue both their own professional development, as well as have an aspiration to help the school continue to develop and extend its reputation for excellence.
  • The role of the teacher at St Paul’s is to promote at all times and in every possible way the pupils’ intellectual and social development and learning, including independent learning skills.
  • This role develops according to the age group, for which the head of year may give appropriate guidance.

Package offered:

  • For expatriate staff the package is a two-year (renewable) contract that includes:   return flights (at the start and end of each contract)  luggage allowances (outbound and return)  visa expenses  pension scheme  health care plan  dental treatment  UK sterling salary allowance  accommodation

Safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The offer of the role would be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification checks and other safeguarding checks, an overseas check if appropriate and a pre-placement medical assessment. Proof of entitlement to work in Brazil is also required where necessary.

COVID-19 – Safety measures at St. Paul’s School

The safety of our staff and pupils are a priority at St. Paul’s.  We have partnered with a dedicated medical establishment and local public health teams to develop safety measures in school in order to manage potential outbreaks of COVID-19 and help to protect staff and pupils from exposure to infection, keeping the community as safe as possible.

These measures include, but are not limited to: COVID testing available for staff and pupils as required; social distancing procedures in all areas of our facilities; multiple hand sanitizer stations distributed throughout the whole school; routine temperature checks; the use of face masks as mandatory and strict entrance and exit procedures on-site.

In addition, protocols are in place to ensure rapid responses resulting in isolation and medical attention and advice where appropriate, from our medical team for all members of the school community.

You must meet the following requirements for a visa or working permit:

  • 2 years teaching experience.
  • A degree related to subject taught.
  • Bachelors with Teaching Qualification, PGCE or PGDE, iPGCE or similar teaching qualification.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Should hold a valid passport from either Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States.
  • References, Criminal background check