- Learning Support Department
- Letter to Prospective Applicants
- Safe Recruitment
- The type of person we are looking for
An exciting opportunity is available for applicants to teach within our Learning Support Department. These positions provide opportunities to work with either primary or secondary children as preferred.
The jobs are full-time appointments from September 2021, and appointees will report to our SENCO and work closely with class teachers in primary or subject teachers in secondary, to offer support to students identified as having learning needs.
The role is equivalent to a Higher Level Teaching Assistant position – and therefore does require some basic qualifications and/or experience in an educational setting.
Native-level English ability
A patient and empathetic manner
Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills
An ability to demonstrate good mathematics / numeracy and literacy understanding
Qualification such as CACHE, Teaching Assistant or TEFL certification is preferred
Experience in a school, college or nursery institution
Established record of working closely and collegiately with teams
Please send your letter of application, along with a CV and names of two referees, to:
SES follows a ‘Safer Recruitment’ Policy, in the interests of safeguarding children at the school.
Applicants will be required to present police / background checks, whether recruited from the UK or internationally. References will be collected in writing, and should include current employer. Emails for referees should be a work e-mail rather than a personal address; school will make follow-up calls to verify the written reference.
Non-disclosure of information which might be relevant to an application for a teaching position will be regarded as grounds for discontinuing a contract.
We seek teachers who are capable of delivering inspiring and imaginative lessons;
Teachers will come to SES with outstanding subject and educational knowledge, and with a passion to impart what they know;
Relationships and rapport with our students must be outstanding – teachers will be supportive of all children regardless of their needs;
An SES teacher will be positive, dedicated and enthusiastic;
A collaborative and collegiate mind-set with colleagues is fundamental in all we do;
Excellent and pro-active communication skills are a prerequisite;
Having high expectations of themselves, SES staff will also have the highest expectations for their students;
Our teachers will understand the value and importance for our children of an international education – they will believe our international context advantages students, and staff will believe our diversity is a strength.
The vast majority of our leadership appointments are internal. Our appointees will be interested in their own career development, and should expect to leave SES with a considerably enhanced CV - they will have improved themselves as teachers and as potential managers or school leaders.
SES provides potential appointees with well-behaved, polite and curious children who have supportive parents who believe in education; as such our teachers are provided with an ideal teaching context. Consequently we expect staff to perform to a high level – we have few excuses for not delivering outstanding lessons as the norm.