Secondary MFL German Teacher - Germany - August 2024

School - Europe
United Kingdom
Secondary/ Middle(12-15), Secondary/High(16-18)
Start Date:
01 August 2024
Initial Contract Length:
2 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
This private, non-selective, co-educational, non-faith day and boarding school is looking for a Secondary German (first language) Teacher to join them in August 2024. German teachers work across the whole secondary department and play an important role in monitoring pupil development. They keep careful track of pupils’ progress and maintain regular dialogue with parents. German is taught at a range of differentiated levels, with classes split between those learning German as a first language, and those learning as a second language. Second language learners follow an accelerated course, and it is our aim that all learners achieve proficiency in the language. First language learners follow the local curriculum for German. All pupils take IGCSE examinations in German as a first or second language. German is taught at all levels within the IB Diploma

Candidates should hold a degree in education (e.g. B.Ed./M.Ed./Lehramt), or postgraduate teaching certificate (e.g. PGCE). English language teaching certificates (e.g. TEFL/IELTS/CELTA) are not sufficient. The school look for dynamic teachers with experience of enabling children and young adults to achieve their potential. Familiarity with the British education system and experience of teaching the IB Diploma is highly desirable as is previous international experience and an understanding of the demands associated with private education. PLEASE ASK EDVECTUS FOR THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.

The school was founded in 1985 and currently has approximately 850 pupils, aged from 2-18. The curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum, and in Upper School students prepare for IGCSE examinations in 8-10 subjects. The school is IB accredited, and Sixth Form students, aged 16-18, work towards the International Baccalaureate Diploma. At both IGCSE and IB level, students have a broad range of options to suit their interests and aspirations. Following graduation, the majority of students opt to continue their education at some of the best local, national and international universities. The school also provides a broad range of learning opportunities beyond the classroom and a range of extra curricular activities. Purpose built in 2009, the school building and grounds enable thriving sports and creative programmes, as well as providing for all academic needs.

The school pays a competitive salary based on experience and teaching salaries range from €35,000 to €52,000 gross per annum. Social security contributions include health, pension, unemployment and disability insurance. These are deducted directly from your salary, and are supplemented by a contribution from the school as your employer. First contracts are typically for two years, with a six
month probationary period. Permanent contracts are issued following this period, based on mutual agreement between both parties. There is a relocation allowance of €1500 gross to support the move to Germany. The school will provide guidance and support in finding housing, as well as support in making your first steps living in Germany.

Please contact Edvectus for further information and details on how to apply.
Number Of Students:
Student Make Up:
Some local German students but also about 70+ other nationalities
Regional Info:
The school in Cologne is located on the outskirts of the city, in the leafy suburban village of Rondorf. The suburb is well-connected to the city’s transport network, with regular buses linking Rondorf to the city centre and central train station, as well as to other districts in the south and west of the city. It is only a few stops to connect to the city’s efficient tram network. The Cologne-South motorway junction is only 5 minutes’ drive away, linking to the city’s orbital route and the main Cologne-Bonn motorway. The airport is only 20 minutes’ drive from the school. Rondorf is a self-contained district with all local services at hand. Areas in the south and west of the city are among the most desirable, with proximity to the river, university and good transport links making an attractive mix of peaceful, family oriented spaces and more lively areas. Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is a dynamic and vibrant cultural centre with a large and diverse international community. Situated in the heart of Europe, Cologne offers a high standard of living as well as numerous opportunities for travel and cultural discovery. Cologne-Bonn airport is located only 20km from the school, with many daily flights to the UK, and a highspeed rail service connects Cologne to London, via Brussels. Things to do in Cologne, Germany Things to see in Cologne in one day
Medical or Health insurance, Tuition discount for dependants
Suited To:
Activity-typical water sporting types, Climate -moderate, Infrastructure - Highly developed, Westernised - highly, Women - not restrictive
Minimum Years Experience:
Curriculum Experience Required:
Strongly prefer it
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
Visa Restriction:
EU Passport
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