Dates: Job start August 2021
Location: Switzerland
Contract type: Full time
Contract term: permanent

The International School of Schaffhausen is a well established school in the Zurich north area,  Switzerland. We are an IB-World School authorized for the PYP, MYP and Diploma Programme.

We are seeking qualified and experienced

upper Primary School teacher

for August 2021. This could be a 50-60% part time role. Additionally, we are looking for an experienced early years teacher with a strong background in play based learning, Reggio Emilia approaches, outdoor learning and inquiry.

At ISSH we aim to make every day of learning as meaningful, inspirational and challenging as possible. We value the academic and social development of our students in equal measure and actively maintain a  curriculum and culture that supports this. At ISSH we follow the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), a curriculum framework specially designed for children who attend  international schools and who may later transition back to a national system. The PYP takes a holistic  approach in developing the whole child, nurturing hearts as well as minds and addressing social,  physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development. ISSH is at the heart of the international community in Schaffhausen.

More information about the school can be found at

We are looking for highly experienced and skilled teachers who are well aware of the needs of  students from diverse backgrounds and are comfortable working closely with both colleagues and  students’ families. Experience of the IB PYP is desirable, but not essential, however applicants should  understand and value inquiry as an essential element of learning. We require our teachers to have at  least 2 years teaching experience and they must be properly qualified with a recognized teaching  degree. You must be a reflective practitioner, always aiming to improve and develop your teaching  practice. Fluency in German would be a benefit, but it is not essential.  

ISSH salaries are competitive for the area of Schaffhausen and Switzerland is a highly desirable place to live, at the  centre of Europe with an extremely good standard of living.

If you are interested in a position, please send a CV with at least 2 contactable referees and a  detailed letter of application. Due to the expected high volume of applications, we will only reply to applicants who will be asked for an interview.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mr Liam Lacey
Primary Principal
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