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Your mission

We are seeking to appoint a qualified German Teacher to teach German at native level within our team of primary teachers.

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.

Main Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities
• To always act in the best interests of pupils.
• To support the school’s ethos and aims.
• To act in accordance with school policy and the school’s Code of Conduct.

Professional Learning Responsibilities
• To maintain thorough and current knowledge in the subject area(s) taught.
• To maintain a full overview of curriculum developments.
• To engage fully with professional learning opportunities, including INSET, working groups and professional learning communities, even where these fall outside core school hours.
• To work collaboratively and support the professional... learning of colleagues.
• To engage with evidence and research to direct improvements in teaching and learning.
• To be genuinely reflective towards one’s practiceand pursue consistent improvement.
• To engage fully with structures that support professional learning, including appraisal and observation.

Teaching And Learning Responsibilities
• To teach an approximately 80% teaching timetable, with 20% of time dedicated to preparation.
• To maintain the highest standards of practice in planning, preparation, monitoring, assessment, reporting and feedback, in accordance with school and departmental policy.
• To employ teaching, learning and assessment strategies which meet pupils’ individual needs and support differentiated learning.
• To create clear, challenging and achievable expectations for pupils.
• To create a secure learning environment, based on mutual trust and respect, in which pupils feel safe to explore and take risks.
• To ensure that all pupils make progress relative to their prior attainment and potential.
• To maintain a stimulating and well-maintained learning environment, paying due care and attention to the quality of resources and displays.

Pastoral Responsibilities
• To always act in the interest of pupils’ welfare, in accordance with the school’s Child Protection Policy.
• To undertake the responsibilities of a class or form tutor, in accordance with school policy.
• To apply knowledge and experience in facilitating pupils’ holistic development.

Administrative Responsibilities
• To complete all administrative tasks in a timely manner, in accordance with school and depart- mental policy. This includes the writing of reports, keeping of registers and maintenance of pupil data.
• To ensure that communication with parents is carried out in a professional and timely manner.

Wider Professional Commitments
• To make an active contribution to the ongoing improvement of policies and procedures of the school.
• To attend and contribute to meetings, for example staff meetings, Parents’ Evenings, departmental meetings, and individual parent meetings.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• To take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe environment for staff, pupils and visitors.
• To carry out an appropriate share of the collective staff responsibility to cover absent colleagues.
• To carry out a share of supervisory duties in accordance with the published rotas.
• To contribute to the extra -curricular activities programme and other aspects of enrichment within the school, including after school clubs, school trips and events. These may be held after school, at the weekend or on holiday dates.
• To attend all school functions relating to teaching year groups or other year groups as part of the whole school programme.
• To assist with examination invigilation of internal and external examinations.
• To take shared responsibility for the tidiness of communal areas.
• To undertake any reasonable request from the school management, in line with your professional role and level of responsibility, to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the school.

Your profile
• Fluency in German and English and familiarity with the German National Curriculum are a prerequisite as well as a strong desire to contribute to the rich extra-curricular life of the department.
• 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

About Us

Join Our Team at St. George’s, The British International School

Discover an Outstanding Teaching Opportunity in Germany

Are you passionate about shaping young minds and leading a life that makes a difference? St. George’s, The British International School, invites you to embark on an exceptional teaching journey with us. With campuses located in Cologne, Düsseldorf Rhein-Ruhr, and Munich, we are dedicated to providing an enriching educational experience for students aged 2 to 18.

Since our establishment in 1985, St. George’s has been committed to nurturing students academically, socially and emotionally and helping to reach their potential. We believe in continuous growth and strive for excellence in education. Our schools are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, a dynamic curriculum, and extensive opportunities for personal development.

More Than a Job

When You Join St. George’s, You're Not Just Taking a Job; You're Embarking On a Rewarding Career Path. We Offer
• Career Advancement: At St. George’s, we value professional development. You'll have the opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and explore different campuses within our network.
• Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive salaries that reflect your expertise and dedication.
• Relocation Support: Our generous relocation package ensures a smooth transition to Germany.
• Comprehensive Training: St. George’s provides an extensive training programme to help you excel in your role.

Our Educational Approach
• Curriculum: Our teaching is anchored in the National Curriculum for England, with a focus on preparing students for IGCSE and the IB Diploma.
• Diversity: Our student body represents over 50 nationalities, offering a diverse and enriching teaching experience.
• Language: English is the primary language of instruction, with all students receiving German language tuition.
• Class Size: With a maximum of 20 students per class, we prioritise individualised attention and support. We offer ESL and SEN support, fostering a collaborative teaching environment.

Our Values

Our values of curiosity, courage, confidence and community guide us in everything we do. St George’s fosters an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect, in which each individual is valued. Furthermore, each member of the school community is encouraged to grow and challenge themselves to consistently develop their skills and talents, explore the unknown and aim for excellence.


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. Furthermore, we are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We look forward to receiving your application
Cologne Germany


Apply - Primary Teacher of German as a first and/ or foreign language (m/f/d) Cologne