We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring Spanish teacher up to and including the IB from September 2021.
Founded in 2015, Le Régent is a rapidly developing Swiss boarding and day school with an international academic programme. Approximately 200 students from Switzerland and around the world are educated in a modern campus in the heart of the Valais Alps in the stunning ski resort of Crans-Montana. Le Régent has been under the guidance of Institut Le Rosey (www.rosey.ch) since August 2019.
Le Régent follows a rigorous academic programme in English in preparation for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and for its own diploma, the Régent Graduation Diploma (RGD), while nurturing the individual talents of each student with its diverse extracurricular offering, including sports, arts, music and mountain activities.
Junior and Secondary school students follow an adapted version of the UK curriculum leading to IGCSEs and then the IB Diploma or the RGD. Spanish is an optional subject in secondary and a popular option in classes 9 and 10 (UK yrs 10 and 11, US grades 9 and 10). The school offers SL and HL Spanish B as well as Spanish ab initio at the IB. Spanish A could also be offered if there is demand.
Standards are high, class sizes are small and the international student and teaching body ensures an interesting and stimulating classroom and school atmosphere. The school’s exceptional location and outdoor education programme and the chance to ski during the winter season are important attractions for both students and staff.
About half of the school population are day students, boarding life is vibrant and many local children take the opportunity to experience boarding on a flexi model. Although probably non-resident, the successful candidate will have the positive outlook required to be part of a boarding community and provide a positive presence in the school. In particular, the candidate will have the drive to foster a love of learning allied with high academic standards.
Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP) between Switzerland and the EU no longer applies to the UK, and UK nationals are considered third-state nationals (who, contrary to most third-state nationals, do not require a visa in order to enter Switzerland). Unfortunately, regulations to obtain a work permit are considerably tighter for third-state nationals than they are for most Europeans; getting a job offer is just one step of many. Preference has always been given to Swiss nationals, foreign nationals with a Swiss residence permit (C, B, L, S, or F ) and EU/EFTA citizens/permit holders, where candidates are equally qualified; unfortunately, this rule now applies to UK nationals.
Vacant posts are registered with our regional employment centre and advertised via the European Employment System (EURES), on social media, on our school website and on this platform.
We reserve the right to appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date. Appointment to take effect from September 2021.
We request a complete criminal history check prior to employment.
Le Régent International School
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 4 - 18 years