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Due to maternity leave, The English National Programme in Ferney-Voltaire wish to recruit a History-Geography teacher from September 2022 to January 2023.

Please find more details below and and an application form here, and feel free to share with anyone suitably qualified who could be interested.

TEACHER OF SECONDARY HISTORY-GEOGRAPHY – Maternity Cover

English National Programme (ENP) – part of the Lycée / Collège International de Ferney-Voltaire, France

The Post is due to a maternity leave – from September 2022 until January 2023.

Salary dependent on experience

The Programme The English National Programme (ENP) is an English-speaking part of a French state international school, teaching several subjects in English as part of the French state international curriculum. It is financed by parental tuition fees and governed by a parents’ association, ALA-ELP. ENP subjects are taught as if within a British school to pupils who are mother-tongue English speakers or have good second language competence; the main part of their studies is taught in French and is not fee-paying. ENP has over 1000 primary and secondary students of over 40 nationalities, and a staff of over 20. Pupils make a rapid transfer between French and English as they move between lessons taught according to the methods of French and English school systems. For this reason, this education is termed ‘bicultural’ as well as bilingual.

Teacher within the secondary History-Geography Department We wish to appoint a teacher of secondary History-Geography across secondary age-groups (11 – 18) to cover for a maternity leave. The History-geography department teaches all ENP secondary pupils for 2 hours per week (3 hours in terminale) alongside 2 hours delivered in French by our Education Nationale colleagues. We deliver a varied and exciting curriculum in English, based on the French state curriculum, but using British pedagogical approaches. We prepare students for the International Option of the French Brevet at the end of their college studies, and the International Option of the French Baccalaureat (OIB) at the end of terminale. The department aims to inspire pupils to develop high levels of critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as excellent knowledge of the content covered. Please note that History-Geography is delivered as a single subject in French schools.

Post requirements: we are looking for a well-qualified History-Geography (Humanities) teacher, with a good degree and genuine passion for the subject; UK or Irish teacher training and classroom experience, preferably within the last five years; successful experience and very good results across the age range with higher attaining pupils; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; a native English speaker with competence in French (or motivation to gain this rapidly); an adaptable team player who values others’ ideas, welcomes change and innovation and who works well with others; a professional who is committed to high quality learning and teaching, manages well their own time and work and has strong ICT skills.

Applicants must be eligible to work in France. You may be required to travel between school sites in Ferney-Voltaire and St-Genis-Pouilly as part of the working day.

Applications: if you are interested and meet these criteria, we look forward to receiving your application. Please send a completed application form (https://www.enpferney.org/Vacancies/ ) including details of two professional referees, and a covering letter to applications@enpferney.org Please state “History-Geography” in the subject line.

Deadline: your completed application form, along with your application letter must reach the Head of Programme, Laura Martin-Clark, on applications@enpferney.org by 10.00 (French time) on Wednesday 15th June.

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