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History Geography Teacher - Middle School

Date:  10 Jul 2024
Location: 

Geneva, CH

Job ID:  3235
School:  Collége du Léman, Geneva
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

WHO WE ARE

Collège du Léman is one of Switzerland’s most prestigious international schools, located on the edge of Lake Geneva in view of the Swiss Alps. We welcome children from 2 to 18 years old to become part of a truly international community with more than 120 different nationalities. Our vision is to shape generations that harness differences and empower our students to change the world for the better.

We nurture individual strengths through our outstanding educators and the sheer breadth of opportunities that we offer as part of our curriculum and activities.

Collège du Léman is part of the Nord Anglia Education family of more than 80 premium schools, educating students in over 30 countries.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Encouraging and supporting students to enjoy and make the most of the learning opportunities offered by the school and, specifically, to teach History and Geography to our Anglophone Middle School section from mid-August 2024.

The successful candidate should be a team player and will join a dynamic department in a highly motivating international setting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promoting the school’s mission and vision by assisting students to discover and develop individual strengths, make powerful, life-long global connections, and be their best selves.
  • Contributing to the creation of a caring and inclusive learning environment in which students can flourish, ensuring that each student’s health and well-being are given the necessary priority.
  • Varying abilities to engage and motivate students of all abilities including EAL students and students with special needs
  • Collaborating with colleagues to ensure that all lessons are harmonized across the grade level
  • Assessing students as per the school guidelines and adapt teaching to ensure their progress
  • Feedback progress to parents through the online grade book, school report, and other communication
  • Carrying out other duties as assigned.

Skills and competencies

All candidates must be holders of a relevant university degree and a teaching qualification. The ability to use and integrate educational technology into the curriculum as a tool to enhance learning in the curriculum.

The teacher will be able to work closely with a team of dedicated colleagues. He/she holds good rapport with students, firm but empathetic and fair.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Qualification

You must hold a relevant History and Geography teaching qualification for Secondary students. A master’s degree or PhD is preferred.

Experience

Successful experience in teaching in a Middle School setting to students whose first language might not be English, ideally in an international school setting, is required. Ability to meet the needs of students with diagnosed learning differences in the classroom are required. An experience in Pastoral work (Homeroom advising) is an asset.

Prior experience
English is your mother tongue. You have the ability to use and integrate Educational Technology as a tool to enhance learning in the curriculum.  Furthermore, fostering a positive relationship with students is paramount – firm but empathetic and fair. You have good organizational skills; evidenced by meeting the requirements of external examination boards. Lastly, you demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.

 

Additional Skills 
The ideal candidate will excel in teamwork, meeting tight deadlines, and implementing effective classroom and differentiation strategies.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

It is important that the post holder is always aware of Child Protection guidelines and observes a professional distance from students whilst still developing effective working and caring relationships.

You understand and embrace the importance of diversity and inclusion and stand against discrimination in any form. Background investigations and reference checks for the past ten years will be conducted during the selection process.

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