This is an exciting opportunity an enthusiastic secondary Science Teacher to work in a British International Catholic boys’ boarding school located in the north of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of France, starting in September 2020.
The community at Saint Peter’s International College hopes to nurture their students to become confident, engaged and faithful young men. It is important that each member of staff, academic and support, is ambitious to achieve this goal and that they encourage students. It is important too, that their students leave them confident in the Catholic faith; being well rounded individuals who are ready to enter and contribute well in all kinds of roles beyond university or the world of work. Whilst an international education can open doors to the world’s best universities, colleges and careers, it is important to remember that Saint Peter's fundamental objective is to teach the skills necessary for their students to be an inspiration to others.
Saint Peter's are seeking to appoint an outstanding and innovative full-time Science Teacher (preferably with a specialism in Chemistry or Physics). The successful candidates will be part of the founding teaching staff and join an ambitious pastoral team. This is a unique opportunity for an innovative practitioner to develop their skills and contribute to the success of Saint Peters. It is a particularly exciting time to be joining Saint Peters as they look to welcome students to our historic campus. The resident staff consists of eleven full-time teachers who live and work collaboratively to ensure the very highest standards of teaching and learning.
The role will be primarily to teach Science to GCSE level.
This is a full-time position and the successful applicant will receive a starting monthly salary of around 1 400€ (net) [c. £1,265.80] ; this is in addition to free accommodation (for those travelling alone). Staff meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner - are provided, free of charge throughout the academic year. The employer will also make all full monthly social security contributions to ensure healthcare and retirement provisions.
• A highly qualified graduate. (Essential)
• Outstanding classroom practitioner. (Desirable)
• Teaching very able pupils with significant success. (Essential)
• Experience of teaching Science successfully to KS4. (Essential); KS5 experience is desirable.
• Experience of teaching boys. (Desirable)
• Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, pupils
and parents, including in written reports. (Essential)
• Effective behaviour management strategies. (Essential)
• Differentiation. (Essential)
• Ability to prioritise and make decisions. (Essential)
• Excellent organisational skills. (Essential)
• Up to date knowledge of AQA specifications. (Essential)
• Subject knowledge of the highest order. (Desirable)
• Understanding of how to develop pupils into independent
Personal competencies and qualities
A wholly professional attitude to include:
• Commitment to/sympathy with a Catholic mission. (Essential)
• Commitment to high standards. (Essential)
• Commitment to ongoing professional development. (Essential)
• Ability to be positive and enthusiastic. (Essential)
• Ability to cope with the pressure of a full workload. (Essential)
• Tact and discretion, loyalty, initiative, flexibility. (Essential)
• Adaptability, confident and dependable. (Essential)
• Soundness of judgement and time management. (Essential)
• Ability to create a good rapport with staff, parents and
• Ability to organise self and work independently as well as to
work in a team. (Essential)
• Sense of humour. (Essential)