Primary Years Homeroom

We are currently seeking a primary school homeroom teacher, preferably with experience in IB schools, who is able to work collaboratively with a local co-teacher and develop PYP units of inquiry. This teacher should ideally have awareness of the international primary years’ curriculum, experience working with primary years’ students and familiarity with using Project-Based Learning as the main teaching/learning approach.

Contract term: 2-year contract with possible extension for a longer term.

Job date: August 2021

Full-time position.

Main duties and responsibilities:

To be successful in this role, you must:

  • Plan and conduct the lessons, cooperate with students in the lessons and provide the individualized support, design differentiated materials, regularly cooperate with students’ parents;
  • Once/twice a week organize and conduct after-school activities of teacher’s choice for primary school/middle school students;
  • Participate in teachers’ professional development and staff meetings;
  • Co-teaching will be an expectation.
  • Candidate’s qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in education, primary years’ teacher’s qualification;
  • Two or more years of experience at an international school, working full-time as a primary year’s teacher;
  • Fluent level of English;
  • Good understanding of Math;
  • Able to integrate curriculum standards in the inquiry-based educational process;
  • Experience working in a context in which students acquire the curriculum in English, while also having a different mother tongue;
  • Able to create PYP units of inquiry, map the curriculum and design differentiated teaching materials;
  • PYP training is considered as an advantage.
  • We provide a good benefit package, which includes:

  • Housing allowance (provided throughout the term of the contract);
  • Medical insurance;
  • Moving and shipment allowance;
  • Air fare;
  • Professional development allowance;
  • 9 weeks of paid vacation;
  • Salary per month: 2300 – 2500 EURO net (after taxes);
  • All taxes paid (in accordance with Tax Policy and Latvian State Regulations).
  • The Application Process:

    Exupery International School follows a process of Safer Recruitment. The deadline for applications is: midnight on February 22nd, 2021, with interviews expected to take place in February. It is our intention for all candidates to receive an initial ‘Long listing’ interview from our HR team. ‘Long listed’ candidates will be interviewed by our Head of Section. Short listed interviews will be conducted by our Head of Operations and Director. References will be sought from all short-listed candidates.

    Early application is recommended as applications will be assessed upon receipt.

    Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to Providing a recommendation letter from your current workplace is favorable.