Preferably Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays


  • To teach English at the International School Zurich North. The successful candidate will be expected to teach English across the full age and ability range, up to and including A-Level. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Demonstrate a love of literature and language through the delivery of outstanding English lessons.
  • Design and deliver effective teaching programmes, ensuring coherence, relevance and high-quality learning experiences.
  • Design and deliver lessons that engage and motivate students.
  • Create teaching resources that align with learning outcomes and that support students towards success.
  • Create a supportive and inclusive classroom where every student feels respected and valued.
  • Support and challenge all students towards the best possible outcomes.
  • Monitor, assess and evaluate student progress through formative and summative assessment, providing constructive feedback to students and parents and aligning with school and departmental policies on tracking and reporting.
  • Build positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues. 
  • Collaborate with the Head of English and departmental colleagues on curriculum development and improvement planning.
  • Work with colleagues to build links between the English curriculum, literacy skills and the wider curriculum.
  • Take an active role in the co-curricular and pastoral life of the school. 
  • Participate in school training sessions and parent-teacher meetings. 

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Comply with safeguarding policies, procedures and code of conduct.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to safeguarding and student/colleague wellbeing.
  • Ensure that any safeguarding concerns or incidents are reported appropriately and in line with policy.
  • Engage in safeguarding training when required.

Person Specification:

  • Qualifications
    Undergraduate degree.
    A recognised teaching qualification which enables the applicant to teach in Kanton Zurich.

    Other relevant professional qualifications.

  • Skills
    Employing teaching, learning and assessment strategies which meet students’ individual needs.
    Building positive relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.
    Being a team player.
    Flexibility and a can-do approach.
    Strong organisational skills.
    Confident use of IT.
    Setting and reaching high standards.

    Planning, organising and coordinating whole school activities.

  • Experience
    Experience of teaching a range of age-groups.
    Experience of preparing students for GCSE and A-Level examinations, or equivalents.
    Experience of assessing, recording and reporting on the progress of children.
    Experience of English curriculum development, through the creation of teaching programmes, lessons and resources.

    Experience of preparing students for iGCSE, iA-Level examinations or the PYP.
    Experience of teaching English in an international school setting.
    Experience of bringing learning to life with partnerships and real-life contexts beyond the classroom

  • Professional learning
    Maintains thorough knowledge of English curriculum and developments.
    Engages fully with professional learning opportunities, including staff training days, working groups and professional learning communities, even where these fall outside core school hours.
    Works collaboratively and supports the professional learning of colleagues.
    Pursues consistent improvement and is genuinely reflective about own practice.
    Engages fully with structures that support professional learning, including appraisal and observation.

    Engaging with research to direct individual and collective improvements in teaching and learning.
    Using practitioner enquiry to promote collective professional growth.
    Experience of planning, organising and co-ordinating professional development activities.

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