Vijay International School Praslin
You are not born for yourself...but for the world
Vijay International School, Baie St Anne, Praslin, Seychelles
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Teacher of Science to commence teaching in September 2018. The successful candidate would be expected to be able to teach Science across the Secondary and Sixth Form age range and up to IGCSE and A-Level. Our preferred specialism's would be Physics and / or Chemistry. The ability to offer a second subject outside of the sciences would also be preferred but is not essential.
The Vijay International School, Praslin is a not-for-profit school owned by an association of parents who have their children enrolled at the school. The school offers educational programmes to children aged 3 years to 18 years, with Year 11 students taking IGCSE and Year 12 and 13 taking A-Level examinations with CIE (Cambridge International Examinations). We are a fully accredited CIE centre.
We believe in challenging students to achieve their absolute best. We aim to give them a good grounding in literacy and numeracy whilst not forgetting that the other subjects in the curriculum are essential to effective progress and development. Students in Years 1 - 6 follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales with Early Childhood following the Early Years Framework. Year groups 7 - 9 follow the Cambridge International Curriculum which paves the way for the IGCSE and then A-Level years.
We pride ourselves on personalising our delivery and making sure that all students are happy and have their individual needs met. We have a strong Special Educational Needs department which identifies, assesses and responds to a student's individual requirements.
Our school motto is 'You are not born for yourself but for the world'. Praslin is a small island with a population of just over 6000 people. We feel that it is essential that our students acquire a global perspective and are aware of the different lifestyles and circumstances which exist in other countries.
We invite applications from candidates who hold a degree in a Science or a relevant related subject and have a post-graduate teacher qualification, or who have gained QTS through an alternative route whilst maintaining a specialism in Science. Experience of IGCSE and International A-Level would be preferred but is not essential. Candidates should have a proven track record of delivering high quality teaching and learning to students across the ability range. Previous experience with EAL students would be beneficial. The right candidate will be able to deliver an engaging curriculum, create a secure and stimulating learning environment and motivate children to achieve examination success.
The opportunity to join our outstanding team of international teachers
Enthusiastic and hard working students
A hard-working and supportive Board of Governors, elected from and by the parent body
An initial 2 year contract, renewable by mutual consent thereafter for 1 or 2 years
Good quality private sector housing
Outward flight at the start of the contract and return flight at the end
In addition to his/her flight allocation, a teacher is allowed 50kgs of personal effects and 50kgs of professional materials.
In order to receive an application pack with details of how to apply, and further information about living and working in Seychelles please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications in Friday 16th March, although an outstanding candidate may be appointed before that date.
If you are a qualified teacher and are interested in working at our school please read the information below.
We prefer our teachers to have experience of teaching the British National Curriculum and to have a working knowledge of the appropriate Key Stage strategies. Secondary staff should feel confident with regards to teaching CIE programmes at IGCSE and/or Advanced level.
Teachers should have a minimum of 2 years experience.
The school also welcomes volunteers with skills / experience which could be beneficial to our pupils.
We are also happy to consider hosting internship programmes for training teachers.
Specific vacancies are usually advertised in the Seychelles Nation and the Times Educational Supplement online (www.tes.co.uk), however we are very happy to receive CVs and letters of interest at any time, which may be sent in confidence to Mark Howell, Headteacher, at email@example.com