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Job details
Employer St. Paul's School
Location Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

St. Paul’s was founded in 1926 and was the first British school in São Paulo. The school is a not-for- profit foundation and is fully coeducational, with approximately 1000 pupils, aged from 3 to 18. It is a school with history and tradition, but which embraces innovation, contemporary values and technological developments. We prepare our pupils within a bilingual and bicultural Anglo Brazilian community for a global future.  We offer a broad and balanced, rigorous curriculum, where the individual pupil is at the heart of the teaching and learning.  It is our aim to discover the passion and talents of every pupil, and create the right environment to develop these.  Pupils leave us confident, assured and well prepared for an exciting life, and a multitude of opportunities.

We are a world-class school, a member of HMC and the first official UK government accredited British School Overseas in South America.  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.  The Penta International report from December 2015 can be found by clicking here.

Constantly seeking to improve our facilities, the school has undertaken an almost continuous programme of building works over the past 20 years as it has gradually grown; this includes extensive refurbishment and extension of the original school building, the creation of a sixth form centre and library and in August 2014 we opened our multimillion real underground state of the art sports centre.  In February 2016 we inaugurated our new Academic Centre, housing the music and art schools, science facilities and learning resources space.  This exceptional facility places teaching and learning at the heart of the school. 

More details about the school can be found at

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, well-qualified, ambitious and dedicated biology, chemistry, physics and environmental systems and societies teachers to teach across the senior school age range from Form 1 to Upper Sixth (Y7 to 13).  Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of these subjects at IB level.  Our exceptional new science facilities reflect our dedication to excellence in science teaching and learning.

UK National Curriculum science is taught in forms 1 and 2 (Y7 and 8) and pupils begin their IGCSE studies in Form 3 (Y9) where they are taught as separate sciences. Science is an exceptionally strong subject in the school, offering IGCSE and IB, with pupils routinely achieving outstanding results in both.  Candidates should have experience of teaching general science at KS3 and a specialist science at GCSE/IGCSE and advanced level, such as A-Level or IB. The ability to teach an additional subject would be an advantage. All teaching must be done in English.

In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will a have a pastoral role and be a tutor to a group of 12 - 15 senior school pupils. Tutoring is a significant part of a teacher’s responsibilities at St. Paul’s, both in terms of time devoted to it and its contribution towards the successful running of the school.  Participation in the clubs and societies will also be expected.

A full commitment to the life of the school is expected, as is a desire to pursue both your own professional development, as well as an aspiration to help the school continue to develop and extend its reputation for excellence.

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

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.

A completed application form (click here), which includes a letter of application with the details of two referees should be addressed to the Head, Louise Simpson, to by Monday, 12th December at 9am (UK time). Further information can be obtained by contacting the HR Manager at

Job starts in August 2017

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About the employer

Information about St. Paul's School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Rua Juquiá, 166
Jd. Paulistano
Sao Paulo
+55 11 3087 3398