English National Programme (ENP) – part of the Lycée / Collège International de Ferney-Voltaire, France (Close to Geneva and the Swiss border)
The English National Programme (ENP) is an English-speaking part of a French state international school, teaching several subjects in English as part of the French state international curriculum. It is financed by parental tuition fees and governed by a parents’ association, ALA-ELP. ENP subjects are taught as if within an English school to pupils who are native-level English speakers or have good second language competence; the main part of their studies is taught in French and is not fee-paying. ENP has over 1000 primary and secondary students of over 40 nationalities, and a staff of over 20. Pupils have to make a rapid transfer between French and English as they move between lessons taught according to the methods of French and English school systems. For this reason, this education is termed ‘bicultural’ as well as bilingual.
Full time teacher within the secondary English Department
We wish to appoint a full-time teacher of secondary English and English Literature across secondary age-groups, (11 – 18) up to OIB (A-Level equivalent). The English department teaches all ENP secondary pupils for 4 hours per week. It delivers a varied and exciting curriculum in English and English Literature leading all ENP students up to IGCSE and the International Option of the French Baccalaureat (OIB). The department aims to inspire pupils to enjoy all aspects of English, and to reach for excellence in their attainment. Attainment and progress measures are good, and the department is committed to collaborative and reflective working to maintain and develop these. Please note this is not an EAL/ESOL post.
We are looking for a well-qualified English teacher, with a good degree and genuine passion for the subject; UK or Irish teacher training and classroom experience, preferably within the last five years; successful experience and very good results across age and exam groups with higher attaining pupils; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; a native-level English speaker with competence in French (or motivation to gain this rapidly); an adaptable team player who values others’ ideas, welcomes change and innovation and who works well with others to create the right conditions for success; a professional who is committed to high quality learning and teaching, manages well their own time and work and has strong ICT skills.
The person appointed:
S/he must be eligible to work in the EU/UK; s/he will be expert in using data to plan for and track student progress; confident in using ICT in class, committed to developing pupils’ independent reading and to the teaching of subject and other skills as well as content, and keen to give time and energy to enrichment and extra-curricular projects. S/he must be able and willing to travel between school sites as part of the working day.
An attractive salary and a relocation package; the opportunity to work within a unique and successful educational structure; rewarding responsibility for the success in English of motivated secondary pupils from a variety of backgrounds.
An open-ended full-time contract of 22 contact hours plus other duties will be offered to the successful applicant. This contract will include probationary periods totaling two months.
If these details correspond to your profile and your aspirations we look forward to receiving your application. Please see instructions and application form in the attachments. Please note, previous applicants need not apply.
Your completed application form, along with your application letter must reach the Acting Head of Programme, Laura Martin-Clark, by the end of the day on Sunday 3rd March. After an initial Skype interview during the week of the 4th - 8th March, shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for Interview in Ferney-Voltaire during the week commencing 11th March. Questions relating to the post should be sent to the Acting Head of Programme or Head of English at firstname.lastname@example.org