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Primary Teacher

  • Period:
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Closing date for applications: 05 January 2018

Job Reference : 03934

Location : La Côte International School, Aubonne, Switzerland

Closing Date : 05/01/2018

Department : Teaching

Hours Per week : Not Specified


Primary Teacher

Person specification and requirements


  • Be a fully qualified primary or graduate teacher.
  • Be fluent in the school’s language of instruction (English).
  • Have a strong desire to work with pupils in the primary school.
  • A patient, caring and creative classroom practitioner.
  • Adhere to all school policies particularly those pertaining to Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, SEN and Child Protection.


  • Have a good level of French; bilingual English-French being the ideal
  • Have an understanding of the English National Curriculum
  • Have an understanding of the International Primary Curriculum
  • Have experience of working within the Primary Years (pupils aged between 5-11)


Key tasks and responsibilities

The Primary teacher must:

  • Take responsibility for developing and implementing work schemes and lesson plans in line with the requirements of the curriculum and school policies;
  • To develop short, medium and long term plans in line with curriculum objectives;
  • Foster the understanding, social and communication skills of the pupils.
  • Have experience of and ensure rigorous assessment, both assessment for learning and assessment of learning; to provide effective and timely feedback to pupils;
  • Focus on and ensure high performance learning;
  • Facilitate learning by establishing effective relationships with pupils based on mutual respect;
  • Have a positive attitude, maintaining excellent discipline and highly effective classroom management;
  • To organise teaching and learning resources effectively;
  • To develop and organise the classroom learning environment effectively;
  • Be committed to achieving the highest possible standards for all pupils;
  • Be effective in meeting the needs of individual pupils and developing a differentiated approach to teaching and learning.
  • To link pupils' knowledge to earlier learning whilst developing ways to encourage it further;
  • To challenge, inspire and motivate pupils and help them to expand their knowledge and deepen their understanding.
  • Deliver the curriculum using a variety of teaching styles to meet the needs of a variety of learning styles.
  • Have the ability to use ICT in day-to-day teaching and enable ICT learning in the classroom.
  • Provide positive learning experiences which develop basic and developing communication skills, making effective use of IT and other materials to support the programme.


The teacher must also:

  • Attend staff meetings relevant to curriculum development.
  • Assist the pupils to become independent, life-long learners.
  • Communicate with parents and the school’s Senior Management Team and Assessment Team on pupil progress.
  • Supervise pupils in out-of-classroom activities as part of the regular curricular and extra-curricular school programmes.
  • Participate in curriculum and other professional developmental programmes and maintain professional competence through in-service education and performance management activities.
  • Be a good communicator, organised and efficient.
  • Be enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated.
  • Have excellent organisational skills.


Other responsibilities

  • All staff are required to manage effective personal development as part of the Company’s commitment to invest in staff as the key resource in the organisation.
  • Each individual must ensure that they meet their statutory responsibilities and Company policies with regard to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and other relevant legislation.
  • Any other appropriate duties as allocated by the Principal and Head Teacher

LCIS has a close-knit community where relationships between staff, students and parents are based on mutual respect and collaboration, with a clear commitment to effective teaching and learning. With Nord Anglia Education’s clear strategy on high quality learning our passionate, professional and enthusiastic team strives to ensure that our students are the best that they can be. LCIS is an exciting place to work; situated in a beautiful part of the world, it has small classes and a highly supportive parent body.

If you would like to be a part of our school community and take a challenging role – and have the right blend of experience, creativity, organisation, passion and flair – then please get in touch: we look forward to hearing from you.

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Due to Swiss employment restrictions, only candidates who have a Swiss, or EU Passport, or current Swiss Permit B or C should apply.