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Collège du Léman is one of Switzerland-s most prestigious international schools, located on the edge of Lake Geneva in view of the Swiss Alps. We welcome children from 2 to 18 years old to become part of a truly international community with more than 120 different nationalities. Our vision is to shape generations that harness differences and empower our students to change the world for the better.

We nurture individual strengths through our outstanding educators and the sheer breadth of opportunities that we offer as part of our curriculum and activities.

Collège du Léman is part of the Nord Anglia Education family of more than 80 premium schools, educating students in over 30 countries.

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Encouraging and supporting students to enjoy and make the most of the learning opportunities offered by the school and, specifically, to teach English language and literature courses to High School students. The role includes the possibility of teaching IGCSE and IB English classes, English language acquisition-level courses to students whose first language is not English, Drama and of becoming a homeroom advisor.

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The English teacher will:

* Promote the school-s mission and vision by assisting students, both day and boarding, to discover and develop individual strengths, make powerful, life-long global connections, and be their best selves.
* Contribute to the creation of a caring and inclusive learning environment in which students can flourish, ensuring that each student-s health and well-being are given the necessary priority.
* Embody and promote Collège du Léman-s RISE values of Respect, Internationalism, Spirit, and Excellence
* Use and develop the existing resources to teach all or some of the following: High School, IGCSE, and IB English classes, Drama and EAL classes.
* Supervise Extended Essays within the IBDP programme, if required.
* Carry out other duties as assigned.

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You should possess both a relevant university degree and a teaching qualification, with a preference for a Maters's degree in an appropriate area of pedagogy, and a qualification in teaching EAL and Drama. 

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You should have experience teaching English Language and Literature in a High School setting, to students whose first language might not be English. You know how to meet the needs of students with diagnosed learning differences in the classroom. Desirable experiences include teaching IGCSE First Language English, IGCSE Literature in English, IB Language A, EAL Students, Drama, IELTS as well as working as a homeroom advisor.

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Prior Skills and Knowledge

As a native English speaker, you should be proficient in using educational technology to enhance learning. Demonstrating a good rapport with students, being firm yet empathetic and fair, and showcasing strong organisational skills, as evidenced by meeting the requirements of external examination boards, are crucial. Additionally, possessing good verbal and written communication skills is essential, while having a working knowledge of French is desirable.

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Additional Skills

You should excel at working collaboratively as part of a team and be adept at meeting tight deadlines. You must have a solid understanding and experience with Assessment for Learning (AfL) techniques, effective classroom management strategies, and differentiation strategies to accommodate diverse student needs.

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It is important that the post holder is always aware of Child Protection guidelines and observes a professional distance from students whilst still developing effective working and caring relationships. You understand and embrace the importance of diversity and inclusion and stand against discrimination in any form. Background investigations and reference checks for the past ten years will be conducted during the selection process.


Creator of job description: J. Bearblock, Executive Principal - High School, Collège du Léman Sàrl