We are seeking a passionate, talented, experienced and well-qualified practitioner to teach across the Senior School age range (Years 7 to 13).
Experience of teaching IB diploma is preferable but not essential for this role. Our exceptional science facilities reflect our dedication to excellence in science teaching and learning.
St. Paul’s was founded in 1926 and was the first school in South America to receive accreditation from the UK government as a British School Oversees. Fully coeducational, with about 1,000 pupils, aged from 3 to 18, it is a school with history and tradition, but which embraces innovation, contemporary values and the latest in digital learning. We are a world-class school, and an international member of HMC and IAPS, and a member of COBIS and the LAHC. We are proud of our local, national and international reputation and we constantly strive to improve the opportunities for our pupils and staff. Our recent BSO inspection judged us as a leading British School overseas, and you can download the report from our website. Our exceptional facilities place teaching and learning at the heart of the school.
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UK National Curriculum science is taught in forms 1 and 2 (Y7 and 8) and pupils begin their IGCSE studies in Form 3 (Y9) where they are taught as separate sciences. Science is an exceptionally strong subject in school, offering IGCSE and IB, with pupils routinely achieving outstanding results in both. Candidates should have experience of teaching general science at KS3 and a specialist science at GCSE/IGCSE and advanced level, such as A-Level or IB. The ability to teach an additional subject would be an advantage. All teaching must be done in English.
The Physics Teacher role: The role of a Teacher at St. Paul’s is to promote at all times and in every possible way the pupils’ intellectual and social development and learning, including independent learning skills.
Roles and responsibilities:
Creating and monitoring lessons and learning activities that are appropriate to a range of learning styles and pupil abilities.
Provoking and developing pupil’s sense of curiosity and wonder about the world.
Ensuring a safe, stimulating, ordered and supportive environment for learning.
Giving ethical direction and pastoral care.
Being a team player – supporting the work of other colleagues by participating in meetings, covering absent teachers, duties, etc.
Reporting on pupil progress, orally and in writing, as may be required by school procedure.
Safeguarding: The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The offer of the role would be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification checks and other safeguarding checks, an overseas check if appropriate and a pre-placement medical assessment. Proof of entitlement to work in Brazil is also required where necessary.
COVID-19 – Safety measures at St. Paul’s School
The safety of our staff and pupils are a priority at St. Paul’s. We have partnered with a dedicated medical establishment and local public health teams to develop safety measures in school in order to manage potential outbreaks of COVID-19 and help to protect staff and pupils from exposure to infection, keeping the community as safe as possible.
These measures include, but are not limited to: COVID testing available for staff and pupils as required; social distancing procedures in all areas of our facilities; multiple hand sanitizer stations distributed throughout the whole school; routine temperature checks; the use of face masks as mandatory and strict entrance and exit procedures on-site.
In addition, protocols are in place to ensure rapid responses resulting in isolation and medical attention and advice where appropriate, from our medical team for all members of the school community.
Our successful candidate:
Holds the necessary educational qualifications (e.g. PGCE from the UK);
Has experience of working with children within this age range.
Has some experience of teaching the full range of Physics/Science subject taught at secondary level.
Is creative and a child centred approach are expected.
All teachers should demonstrate a full commitment to the life of the school and are encouraged to pursue both their own professional development, as well as have an aspiration to help the school continue to develop and extend its reputation for excellence.
The role of the teacher at St Paul’s is to promote at all times and in every possible way the pupils’ intellectual and social development and learning, including independent learning skills.
This role develops according to the age group, for which the head of year may give appropriate guidance.