Deadline Date:  27 June 2024
Application Form: TES only
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Le Régent International School is an ages 4-18 independent co-educational boarding and day school.  Founded in 2015, it is the youngest and the most modern international boarding school in Switzerland. Le Régent is a dynamic and growing IB World School. We provide a multilingual and multicultural educational environment and a bespoke education to over 250 students from 50 countries. We pave the way to the most promising universities in the world while respecting each student’s specific interests and concentrating on their strengths.

The school is committed to holistic educational principles, combining demanding academic curricula with extensive sporting, arts, and public-speaking programmes, leading to the International Baccalaureate (or the Régent Graduation Diploma) in IB2. Language options are strong and many students speak at least two languages fluently. Le Régent International School is an official examination centre for the IB Diploma Programme, DELF, SATs, IELTS and Edexcel IGCSEs.

Located in Crans-Montana in the sunny canton of Valais, Le Régent’s Outdoor Education programme, comprised of frequent expeditions, wild camping, ski-touring and cross-country skiing, takes full advantage of its stunning location to provide students with the personal skills and understanding of the environment that will serve them well in the future. The school’s exceptional location and the chance to ski during the winter season are important attractions for both students and staff. 

At the same time, Le Régent is proud of its commitment to contemporary pedagogy. It is an Apple Distinguished school and faculty members are accomplished and intelligent technology users inside and outside the classroom. 

Our boarding school is the ideal place for students to become all they can be amongst inspiring students and educators in a family-like atmosphere. Who students are today is of great importance to us. However, who they want to become and how they want to shape the world of tomorrow are even more important. 

CURRICULA AND ACADEMIC REPORTING

Le Régent’s Junior School (which enjoys its own building) follows the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) and IEYC (International Early Years Curriculum) with significant input from the UK National Curriculum, the school’s own tailor-made programmes and a significant French component.  Class sizes are small and there is a stimulating classroom and school atmosphere.
The Junior School hosts students from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Although the majority of students in the Junior School are day students, the boarding life is vibrant. 
We are seeking to appoint an inspiring and motivated Primary/Elementary School Teacher to fill a maternity leave position starting September 2024 or January 2025. While likely non-residential, the ideal candidate should exude the optimism needed to integrate into a boarding environment and contribute positively to the Junior School atmosphere. Above all, we're seeking someone with a passion for cultivating a love for learning and who can bring boundless enthusiasm to their teaching.
The current post is for Grade 1 (UK Year 2/US grade 1) and candidates must have a proven track record in teaching KS1 English and Maths. The role will also include the teaching of IPC, Phonics, Sport and Forest School;  experience of teaching in these areas is desirable but not essential.  

PRINCIPAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • To be a Primary specialist, able to promote a love of learning and create dynamic and engaging lessons 
  • To facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with pupils and creating an effective and stimulating learning environment 
  • To work as part of a team, reviewing and developing the curriculum and producing resources and schemes of work to support learning for the full ability range 
  • To be able teach across the full primary age range 
  • To enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the School through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observations, collaborative teaching, mentoring and active participation in continuing professional development 
  • To contribute to our boarding provision through weekly duties and a contribution to the broader life of the school 

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

KEY CRITERIA  ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE
Qualifications
A good honours degree 
 
A teaching qualification - PGCE or equivalent   
IPC and UK Curriculum experience   
     

Knowledge and experience: 

Excellent knowledge of primary subjects and a clear enthusiasm for nurturing a love of learning 

 
Experience of working in an international education setting   
Knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking   
Commitment to, or evidence of, continuing relevant professional development  
To be proficient with the use of ICT for teaching, learning and administration   
Evidence of working successfully as a member of a team  
Commitment to the protection and wellbeing of young people   

Personal: 

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

 

Enthusiasm and ‘Can do’ approach 

 

Resilient and able to work in a variety of settings 

 

Ability to see tasks through to a successful completion and prioritize

 

Ability to command respect of young people and staff

   

Ability to maintain positive relationships with staff, pupils and parents

 

An interest in skiing and the outdoors

 

A willingness to offer some extra-curricular provision

 

To uphold the School’s central values

 

 

RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES
We reserve the right to appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date. Appointment to take effect from August 2024.
Applications should be through the TES Website. 
Le Régent is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will therefore need to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.

UK APPLICANTS
UK nationals should be aware that regulations to obtain a work permit are both  lengthy and considerably tighter for third-state (such as UK) nationals than they are for most Europeans. Although it is possible that we will appoint a UK national,  preference will be given to candidates possessing a Swiss residence permit or an EU/EFTA passport.