Switzerland Montreux 
Line Manager: Head of Exp. And Perf. Arts Faculty 
Activity Rate: 37.5%   
Indeterminate Contract 
Start Date: September 2024 
Closing Date for Applications: April 30th, 2024 

St George’s International School is seeking to appoint a Music Teacher to join us on September 2024 on an indeterminate contract. 

“Inspiring Academic Excellence Across 5 Continents” 

Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with a portfolio of over 100 premium private schools spanning six continents which utilise proven educational practices from every corner of the globe, ensuring over 80,000 students receive a world-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13. In addition, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 10 highest value private companies in the UK by Beauhurst. 
In over 24 countries, Inspired schools are individually developed and anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations. They collectively form an international family of schools that nurtures each student's academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment. 
By joining our award-winning team of over 12,000 employees, you can work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside industry renowned educators and leaders in some of the world's most desirable locations. We invest heavily in our team members who enjoy industry-leading professional development, exceptional career opportunities, and mobility across our group. 
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OUR SCHOOL 

St George's International School is a co-educational, independent school, accredited by CIS and located at the foot of the mountains and at the doorstep of the lake, the school offers a unique school setting at the heart of the Swiss Riviera with an extraordinary workplace environment. 
Around 400 students between the ages of 18 months and 18 years are registered here (day students and boarders from age 10+ coming from more than 60 nationalities). Children are recognized as individuals with unique skills to celebrate and given tailored support and guidance at each stage of their school career. Our structure of Early Learning School, Junior School, Middle School and Senior School means that every year group works with professionals who specialize and enjoy working with the students in their care. 
 
The unique St George’s philosophy and our formula for success are based to a large degree on the quality and depth of our International curricula (Cambridge International Primary School, Cambridge Lower, IGCSE & IB Diploma), cultural and sporting activities and especially our dynamic and creative teaching staff, fully recognizing that what goes on in the classroom between teacher and student strongly influences the success of the school. 
https://www.stgeorges.ch/  

WHY APPLY 

“Be at the forefront of International Education” 
When you join Inspired, you don’t just join a business. You become part of a unique global community of passionate professionals, with unrivalled access to extensive guidance, support and advice all focused on creating a culture of excellence in education.  

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • The most collaborative environment, at every level, that you will find anywhere; 
  • Excellent resources; 
  • Excellent professional development within the Inspired group and a global network of over 70 schools to learn alongside; 
  • At the leading edge of independent school thinking; 
  • A culture of excellence; 
  • Network of opportunities; 
  • Competitive package; 
  • Lunches at the canteen offered to employees every day; 
  • Free parking; 
  • Our campus is located at the foot of the mountains and at the gateway to the lake and offers a unique school setting in the heart of the Swiss Riviera. 

ROLE SUMMARY & JOB PURPOSE   
To implement and deliver music/vocal lessons appropriate to the age, ability and aptitude of the school's pupils, whilst maintaining the positive ethos and core values of the school, both inside and outside the classroom at all times. We are looking for an exceptional teacher who has at least three years' experience teaching music to pupils aged 3-10 and who is committed to excellence, continuous improvement, inspiration and enthusiasm. 

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES  

In general, primary music teaching staff will be responsible for the following: 

  • To be responsible for the day-to-day running of the class. 
  • To provide pastoral care to meet each child’s needs. 
  • To maintain records of achievement and monitor and assess academic progress. 
  • To provide an exciting learning environment with the use of stimulating and meaningful display in the classroom and general school environment. 
  • To complete meaningful written reports on each child at the end of each term. 
  • To be available for consultation with parents on a daily basis. 
  • To work as part of a team. 

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual responsibility undertaken may not be identified. The duties outlined above are not intended as a restrictive list and may be extended or altered to include other tasks that are commensurate with the  role as directed Senior Management. 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR 

 Inspired Required Teaching Standards 

  • A full outline of Teaching standards are available on request 
  • Able to set clear expectations and stretching goals 
  • Adaptable teaching style incorporating feedback 
  • A depth of understanding in the relevant subject area 
  • Ability to judge learning effectiveness  
  • Excellent preparation and planning 
  • Assessment of student outcomes and feedback to enhance performance 
  • Genuine care and attention for the highest standards of student welfare 

Skills and previous experience 
ESSENTIAL 

  • A minimum of 3 years experience with students in a primary school 

DESIRABLE 

  • Previous experience in a high performing international school 

Qualifications and Accreditations 
ESSENTIAL 

  • University degree in Music 
  • Certified Teaching Status 
  • Appropriate right to work in Switzerland 

Personal Competencies and Attributes 

ESSENTIAL 

  • An unwavering commitment to the development of students 
  • Dynamic, passionate & energic teacher
  • Enthusiastic and motivating 
  • Resilient, proactive, calm, flexible & organized 
  • An excellent classroom practitioner 
  • A continuous improvement mindset 
  • Team player 
  • English speaker (C2) 

DESIRABLE 

  • French speaker (B2) 
  • Good sense of humour 

HOW TO APPLY 

  • Complete the application form  
  • Review and shortlist of applications, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 
  • Interview with the Finance Director. 

Interviews are likely to take place via MS Teams or another virtual platform. 

All applicants will be expected to provide some if not all of the following
(i) a supporting statement clearly outlining why they are interested in the position and school
(ii) a CV with their details and history of employment and achievements
(iii) at least two referees from a recent/current appointment 

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT 
Inspired Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT 
Inspired Education is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by law. 
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Inspired makes hiring decisions based solely the skills, experiences and attributes needed to continue to deliver excellence.