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St. George’s the British International School, Cologne, Germany.

St. George’s School seeks a well-qualified professional to teach German at first language level and/ or at advanced foreign language level in our flourishing secondary department, to begin in August 2024.

The School

Serving the international community in Cologne for over 40 years, with the pupils studying for the double combined award as part of the IB Diploma (or IB Careers Programme) St. George’s School combines an enriching curriculum with family orientated care.

The school has grown from small beginnings into a thriving community of over 800 pupils, aged from 2-18 and representing more than 50 nationalities.

The National Curriculum is taught throughout the school, and we offer the IB Diploma in our Sixth form.

One of a group of three schools located across Germany, St. George’s offers the successful applicant an exciting range of opportunities for professional development and growth across the school... group.

The Location

Located on a new, purpose built campus on the outskirts of Cologne, St. George’s School enjoys direct transport links to the city centre, as well as to the greater area of Cologne-Bonn.

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 high speed rail service connects Cologne to London, via Brussels.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a qualified Secondary Teacher of German to work in our flourishing secondary department to teach German as a first and German as a foreign language at an advanced level.

The successful applicant will be a dynamic teacher with experience of enabling pupils to achieve their potential. We are looking for the right balance between experience, enthusiasm and a passion for teaching that will inspire our pupils.

Given the growing and developing nature of the school, flexibility and the desire to support other team members is essential. A strong desire to contribute to the rich pastoral and extra-curricular life of the school will also be an advantage.

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 and/ or foreign language. Foreign 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 foreign language. German is taught at all levels within the IB Diploma.

Please download our application pack for detailed information.

Only applications made through the TES online portal will be considered.

We require additional information for your application, please upload the following via the supporting documents link:

- A copy of your degree certificate and teaching qualification.

All applicants should hold a valid teaching qualification. We consider a degree in education (e.g. B.Ed./M.Ed./Lehramt), or postgraduate teaching certificate (e.g. PGCE) as valid. English language teaching certificates (e.g. TEFL/IELTS/CELTA) are not sufficient.

Applications should be submitted by the closing date of Sunday 19th May 2024. The school reserves the right to contact outstanding applicants in advance of this deadline.

St. George’s is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to enhanced background checks.

For any inquiries relating to this role, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Ms Lona Beckers

Recruitment Manager

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: 0049 2233 808870
Cologne Germany


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