French Teacher for GCSE and A Level

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von: British School of Geneva | localité: ChâtelaineN: BritishSchoolofGeneva

The British School of Geneva is seeking to recruit an outstanding, experienced teacher of French on an 80% Contract Basis for the Academic year 2024-2025 commencing on the 24th August 2024.Founded in 2005, The British School of Geneva offers the full English National Curriculum from EYFS through to A Levels to students of all nationalities and educational backgrounds.

Today, the school welcomes around 301 students from over 70 nationalities in its bright, spacious, built-for-purpose premises. The British School of Geneva is a day school only and employs approximately 50 teachers and administrators. Students are the life-blood of any school, and all teachers, management and administrators are committed to helping every one of them thrive and confidently attain their full potential. The concepts of inclusion, respect, motivation and achievement are fundamental and permeate every aspect of school life.

As a member school of The International School Partnership our school places student learning at the centre of everything we do. Each student has the right to expect outstanding teaching and support at all times in their learning journey. We believe each student can amaze themselves with their learning and development through energized high quality teaching.

In order to support the highest standard and most effective operation of the school we now seek an outstanding, experienced French Teacher to teach  Key Stage 3 – 5 IGCSE and A Level French. This position is offered on an 80% basis and will suit someone looking to have a level of flexibility within their working week.

Do you have a proven track record of outstanding French teaching in your career to date in a Pearson EDEXCEL or equivalent English language international school? If you are confident that you can meet the requirements of this position with confidence and enthusiasm, we would like to hear from you.

 

Teacher of French for GCSE and A Level (ages 14-19)at the British School of Geneva

The British School of Geneva is seeking to recruit an outstanding, experienced teacher of French for an flexible 80% Contract teaching Years 9 – 12 (ages 14 – 19) from 24th August 2024. Founded in 2005, The British School of Geneva offers the full English National Curriculum from EYFS through to A Levels to students of all nationalities and educational backgrounds.

As a member school of The International School Partnership our school places student learning at the centre of everything we do. Each student has the right to expect outstanding teaching and support at all times in their learning journey. We believe each student can amaze themselves with their learning and development through high quality teaching.

In order to support the highest standard and most effective operation of the school we now seek an outstanding, experienced teacher of French for Key Stages 3-5 (ages 14 – 19) commencing August 2024.

Teacher of French : Provision of scheduled Staff Duties, Form Tutor and After School Activities

The French department comprises a team of 4 teachers working within a broader modern foreign languages (MfL), department teaching Primary, Secondary and 6th Form.

The department offers students the opportunity to study immersive French in a communciative manner alongside studying French literature and culture. Students in KS5 (Year 12 and 13) sit examinations in Years 12 and 13. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare students fully for all external examinations. 

The key professional and personal qualities required for this position are :

Essential:

  • BA in French Language, Literature and Culture or internationally recognised equivalent as basis for teaching French..
  • PGCE teaching qualification or recognised equivalent.
  • Ability to teach French at Key Stage 3 – 5 with Pearson EDEXCEL OR equivalent.
  • Ability to teach students with a variety of prior experience and ability levels in French (varying from native / Mother Tongue to beginner).
  • Other relevant Subject areas may be considered depending on qualifcition and experience.
  • Fluency in French : C2 or higher in English.
  • The proven ability to contribute to and work effectively within a Subject department and broader staff community.
  • The proven ability to maintain accurate data, records and Curricular Schemes of Learning.
  • The proven ability to energise student learning and experience ensuring high level of student development and improvement.
  • A proven facility with using relevant Information technology and complying with in-house systems of recordkeeping.
  • A proven ability to provide additional contribution to student experience beyond the mainstream curriculum.
  • A 10 Year Personal Background Police Clearance record (to include International child protection certificate or equivalent).
  • 2 written references from Referees.
  • A current Work Permit to work in Switzerland or residency in Switzerland or as a Frontailer.

 

Desirable:

  • Ability to teach a 2nd Subject 

 

What we can offer you?

  • Bespoke training opportunities to support you within your role
  • An evidence informed approach to teaching and learning
  • A highly visible and supportive SLT
  • The opportunity to try new initiatives
  • A commitment to reducing paperwork and bureaucracy

 

As a member school of The International School Partnership (The ISP) The British School of Geneva is committed to fulfilment of The ISP Safeguarding Principles 

The British School of Geneva and ISP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history. This requirement applies to this position.

ISP Principles govern all our purposes and actions. These are:

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO RE-SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATION VIA THE ISP JOBVITE PLATFORM PRIOR TO INTERVIEW. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in Switzerland from late August 2024. Appointment is subject to completion of all Safeguarding requirements prior to commencement.

The closing date for submission of applications is : 13th June 2024.

The start date for commencement of the position is 24th August 2024.

 

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