Required for September 2017: part time teacher(s) of primary English: 4 or 8 hours of contact (teaching) time per week, plus other duties

The English National Programme wishes to appoint one or more part time teachers of primary English to teach on Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoon (4 or 8 hours of contact time plus other duties), starting in September 2017.

The candidate(s) whom we appoint will join a successful team who teach some 400 English speaking pupils in classes from CP to CM2 (British years 2-6) on three afternoons a week. Classes take place at the Lycée International, Ferney-Voltaire. Pupils leave their local French primary school to attend one of these three afternoon sessions.

Teachers deliver a British-based curriculum and their work focuses on helping each pupil progress as much as possible. Duties include preparing courses and lessons, teaching lessons, marking, testing, record keeping and meetings with colleagues as well as with parents. Training opportunities are offered to the team and to individual teachers in line with ENP development priorities. The team is led by the Head of Primary, and forms part of the English National Programme, under the responsibility of the Head of Programme. The governing body is the elected Committee of the ALA-ELP Association, a parents’ association and the staff employer. All primary staff work within the framework of French state education according to the terms of a written agreement with the Education Nationale.

How to apply

Use email only, please. Send your application letter and C.V. (as Word attachments) to Peter Woodburn, Head of Programme at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Enclose the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of two professional referees. State in your application letter any time constraints you have, such as the date by which you must resign from your current post (if this applies to you), and/or any dates on which you know you will not be available for interview in June.

Successful candidates will have a relevant selection of the following skills and qualifications:

  • Love of (and success in) the practice of teaching in English.
  • Mother-tongue level English oracy and literacy and strong communication skills
  • A degree and a PGCE or a B.Ed. (or other equivalent teaching qualification)
  • The ability to work positively and to good effect with pupils and colleagues

A working knowledge of professional and educational ICT and experience of using interactive white boards are desirable skill-areas for this post.

Details of the salary scales applying to this post can be consulted on http://ala-elp-db.web.cern.ch/ala-elp-db/staff/salaryGrid.asp. Salaries of part-time posts are calculated pro-rata, based on contact time with pupils.

Please contact Lucy Howen, ENP Office Manager, by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you wish to ask any questions about the post.

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