GEMS World Academy Switzerland (GWAS) is an international school that was founded in January 2013 and opened its doors in September 2013. In addition to being an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School, we benefit from belonging to the GEMS global network of award winning international schools.

The school has an enthusiastic and dedicated team of highly-skilled classroom and specialist teachers, who create personalized and challenging learning opportunities to develop the children’s critical thinking, problem-solving, innovation and independent learning skills. Currently, we are looking for:

Early Years Teacher

Fixed contract CDI - 100%  
Beginning of the contract: November 2017

General Mission:

Take responsibility for standards of learning, teaching, curriculum provision and pastoral care in an Early Years class

Responsibilities and Duties:  

  • Working effectively as part of an Early Years Team
  • To effectively deliver the EY curriculum ensuring adult and child led activities daily and ongoing provision covers all areas
  • To be responsible for helping to produce, implement and review planning in order to provide well-coordinated and differentiated provision   
  • To work closely with the Early Years Team when organizing and carrying out duties, particularly key worker roles, on‐going assessment and parent consultations   
  • To conduct on‐entry assessments accurately and consistently
  • Maintain records and learning journeys throughout the year. Carrying out ongoing assessments.
  • Have EY student meetings to discuss progress and enter data onto the school’s tracking system.
  • To be responsible for helping to manage resources and equipment ensuring that good practice is followed according to the school’s Health and Safety procedures.
  • Be committed to creating a stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environment for our children.
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships and communication with parents.
  • To be responsible for the pastoral care of the children within the Early Years setting.
  • To uphold the policies of the school, in particular: Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Behavior and school’s Early Years Policy.
  • Participate in Performance Management as set out in the school’s policy.


  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience as a teacher in an Early Years setting (would consider an NQT if suitable)
  • Experience of involving parents with their child’s development.
  • Experience of Working in a Team.
  • Previous experience of an international school is preferable but not essential
  • Experience of teaching within an IB curriculum is advantageous but not essential
  • Possess confident IT skills
  • Have experience of working with EAL and SEN learners

Qualifications or Training:

  • Qualified Teacher Status – a PGCE or equivalent
  • Degree in relevant subject.
  • Possess valid references and recent DBS/police checks

Practical Skills:

  • The ability to plan and deliver stimulating teaching experiences in line with Early Years including phonics.
  • A sound understanding of Early Years child development.

Personal Qualities and Attributes:

  • The ability to refine policy and practice through reflection and consultation.
  • A sound understanding of Early Years child development.
  • A sound understanding of EY and other documentation relevant to the curriculum.
  • A sound understanding of inclusion, making the curriculum accessible to all learners.
  • The ability to work in a team and motivate other adults in the classroom in order to achieve successful outcomes.
  • The ability to prioritize and manage workloads effectively in order to secure successful outcomes within agreed timescales.
  • A sound understanding of EY assessment.
  • The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and needs. The ability to reflect constructively on practice and to manage needs.
  • The ability to motivate others to see improvement.
  • A positive attitude.
  • A willingness to contribute to whole school development.
  • A desire for high expectations and standards for self and others.

Please send your expression of interest including: Resume/CV, English cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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