Early Years Teacher
for our dual language programme
To start 1 September 2020 (team induction week starts 25 Aug. 2020)
At Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, students can now start and benefit from our unique early years’ dual language immersion programme from three years old, guided by two teachers who each use their mother tongue or native language alongside each other. This setting creates the ideal conditions for the very nature of bilingualism to flourish naturally in a safe and nurturing environment.
Overview of role
Early Years offer the first school experience for our youngest students: it is therefore paramount that it be safe, joyful and rich. Our child-led approach is based around their ideas and interests which enables them to explore a range of activities which provide multiple opportunities for open-ended learning in both languages. To guide them through their educational journey, we recruit highly-trained teachers who can provide a nurturing and supportive environment based on positive interactions in a balanced bilingual setting. Because our youngest students need to feel safe and secure to achieve their full potential, classes welcome a maximum of 16 students who interact simultaneously with two native Early Years specialists (French and English).
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
In order to develop self-directed and confident young learners, children will experience in your classroom:
- Active project-based learning through innovative methods
- Inquiry activities through provocations
- Interactions in a safe environment dedicated to experiential learning
- Positive interactions - relationship - learning from others (Hattie, 2008***)
- Teach students aged 3 and or 4 alongside your French colleague
- Model, foster and create an environment where an innovative mindset is cultivated
- Use a variety of instructional strategies, including hands-on/project-based activities to increase student learning and confidence to learn for all students
- Provide meaningful feedback to students
- Analyse student assessment results to help inform instruction
- Maintain contact with parents/guardians
- Maintain up to date records of student achievement on school system
- Strong organisational and class management skills that promote student centered learning
- Participate as an active member of the school community.
Why work at LIL ?
- An international school 'Outstanding’ in Personal development, behaviour & welfare, and Sixth form provision, where you will join a very strong team of highly qualified and experienced teaching and support team.
- A welcoming and innovative environment in which to teach and learn
- A vibrant location, easily accessible by Underground
- Generous LIL rewards and benefits package (see below)
We can offer you a range of benefits, including:
- Free 3-course meal cooked fresh in our kitchen everyday, equivalent to £1,000/annum non taxable
- Fantastic work spaces and ressources
- Professional development opportunities
- Tuition remission for children
- Enhanced paternity/maternity leave, 2 weeks fully paid
- Enhanced sick leave scheme to support you when you need it most
- Perkbox account paid for by the school
- Cycle to work scheme vouchers
- Free hot drinks and fruit throughout the day
- Social events and staff parties
What we are looking for at LIL
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of a modern, bilingual, progressive and dynamic school where innovation and care provide the foundation on which we build a path to excellence for every student. We would like to hear from you if you have:
- Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner / Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce (CYPW) Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework (early years pathway)
- Knowledge and experience of the EYFS curriculum and child development
- A passion for education and making a difference
- The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- The ability to motivate others to high expectations
- Energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time it was drawn up. The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties within the School as may be reasonable expected, without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. This is a common occurrence and would not justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.
It is a requirement that all staff work in a flexible manner compatible with their jobs and in line with the objectives of the Lycée International de Londres. Please note that the job description for this position may be reviewed and amended to incorporate the future needs of the Lycée.
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity and overseas police checks from any countries a candidate has lived for longer than three months since the age of 18.
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is an equal opportunities employer.