Teacher of English

Salary:
Competitive
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
10 April 2024

 

 

Collège Alpin Beau soleil recruits

Teacher of English

From September 2024

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At Beau Soleil, we believe it’s what you do that counts. This philosophy holds true in all that we do as staff and for our students. We are a community that believes in the power of action, engagement and participation, inside and outside of the classroom.

Our unique holistic education is built around four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Ambition and Determination, which provide a framework to community life for our international student body.

Our students come from over fifty different countries, with diverse academic backgrounds and a wide range of future aspirations.

With curricular programmes in both English and French, students graduate with an IB or Advanced Studies Diploma. Within this framework, small class sizes allow for a flexible programme and staff are encouraged and supported to bring new ideas to all that they do.

 

OUR COMMUNITY

Our location in the heart of Villars-sur-Ollon, offers an enviable lifestyle with access to skiing in the winter months and a multitude of outdoor and sporting activities throughout the year. Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva are all within easy reach for cultural adventures and inspiration.

The Beau Soleil campus is an inspiring place to work with facilities that are second to none. Our ongoing campus development and maintenence programme ensures that our students and staff thrive in an environment of which they can be rightly proud.

 

YOUR PROFILE

English lies at the heart of a Beau Soleil education. Whether it is exploring classic texts, contemporary literature, or studying contemporary media texts in IBDP Language and Literature lessons, the quality of our English provision defines our students’ ability to enjoy learning and successfully navigate the curricular programmes they follow.

Playing a key role within the Faculty of English and student support, you will be keen to join a team which is centred on helping students to achieve and grow emotionally as well as intellectually. You will enjoy working with a range of abilities, ages and nationalities, and of course, have an infectious love of language and literature. This post is perfect for teachers who are passionate about their subject, enjoy engagement with young people, keen to share ideas, learn from others and who set the highest expectations of themselves and their classes.

As a qualified teacher, you will be familiar with the IBDP curriculum and confident working with students from diverse backgrounds. You will be an excellent communicator and confident with technology; someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents.

Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the classroom. We have a comprehensive learning programme that includes Saturday morning academics and exciting challenges ranging from climbing 4000m peaks to night time ski racing.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build a strong profile for the subject within and beyond the English Faculty, by working collaboratively and with a commitment to continuous improvement and development of the quality of students’ learning
  • Develop and deploy resources to support high quality student learning, by planning effective teaching programmes which provide exemplary learning opportunities within and beyond the classroom
  • Make effective use of formative and summative assessment to plan challenging learning opportunities for all students and effectively using homework and other extra-curricular learning opportunities
  • Support the academic progress of a small group of students within one of our boarding house
  • Act as coach and mentor to individual tutees
  • Contribute to whole school learning initiatives

 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong knowledge in IBDP curriculum
  • Relevant degree in English Literature or similar
  • Teaching qualification
  • English native level speaker and French proficiency an asset

 

EXPERIENCE

  • 2 years’ teaching experience
  • Experience of being part of a highly successful department and school
  • Demonstrable evidence of innovating and adapting curricula to engage children and enable them to perform highly
  • Experience of delivering a UK National Curriculum and/or the IB Diploma

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Warmth and kindness, with flexibility and empathy
  • Passionate about education and learning
  • Understanding of the complex and demanding environment of an international boarding school community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be made via Beau Soleil recruitment website at www.beausoleil.ch/en/about-us/employment-opportunities and should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees.

 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10th April 2024.

 

Successful short listed candidates will be contacted straight away with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or video call.

Collège Alpin Beau Soleil is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A clean police check is required prior to appointment.

 

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