International School of Gabon Ruban Vert

seeks a

PYP Teacher (x2)

effective January 2020 & August 2020

Teachers at the school recognise the need to expand on education solutions and dialogues, rather than converge, with an understanding and conviction to contribute to a legitimate case for change. Teachers implement learning solutions to drive our vision. The role of teacher supports the vision and mission as a collaborative partner to the Head of School.

We are looking for teachers with a strong sense of initiative, independence and a willingness to contribute to the curriculum.  We need teachers who are happy to share the interests after school in our extensive extra curricular programme and teachers who understand the difference between being a subject teacher or a Primary teacher and being a school teacher, one that contributes positively to our entire community.

Accountable to: Faculty Leader/PYP Coordinator

Duties – Role:

The school teachers are responsible for contributing to the delivery of the Strategic Plan.

  • Contribute to the education climate of the international school to system-wide achievement and quality and to include the wider community in success
  • Support the case for change in classroom education
  • Bring accountability to all learners
  • Contribute to local / disruptive curriculum design with a focus on ‘green’
  • Support assessment aligned to radical thinking for deeper learning, adaptive learning and authenticity
  • Contribute to increasing the institutional capacity through classroom innovation
  • Welcome partnerships, new approaches to learning and new pedagogy
  • Develop young people as lifelong learners

Teachers are expected to facilitate the academic work of the school by achieving the following:

  • Advocate the school’s philosophy, vision and mission
  • Contribute to the execution of strategic and action plans
  • Follow and assist in formulating policies and procedures for the school
  • Ensure that the school has well-organised classrooms
  • Support the observations and appraisals of teaching practices to maintain and improve teacher performance within a culture for continued development
  • Support effective communication within the school and all stakeholders
  • Maintain student discipline and support student and community welfare

It is the shared responsibility of all teachers to contribute to the curriculum.

This includes:

  • Visibility to stakeholders and colleagues
  • Contribution to curriculum innovation
  • Implementation of the curriculum
  • Vigilance of the issues that international schools face
  • Act a visionary, motivating, listener and supportive role model to stakeholders
  • Always put students and learning at the centre of all decisions

These responsibilities will be carried out in consultation with the Faculty Leader/line manager:

  • Day-to-day attendance recording of assigned classes
  • Plan the daily learning activities of the class, ensuring that all students are stretched, that their learning needs are met and suitable Homework set
  • Organise special events or participating in open houses, parent-teacher conferences, social events, etc. (in co-operation with other colleagues)
  • Ensure the safety of the staff, students and visitors
  • Deliver the communication messages of the school
  • Effective use of resources to match learning with classes and spaces
  • Ensuring that your classroom is fully prepared/equipped in readiness for each lesson
  • Ensuring that your classroom is well presented and contribute to display around the school
  • Demonstrate collaborative, innovative and engaging approaches to teaching and learning
  • Assessing and marking students work on a regular basis and ensuring they know how to improve the quality of their work
  • Provide clear, detailed and constructive reporting to parents regarding their child’s progress and attainment appropriate to the age of the students
  • Ensure parents and students are well-informed about the curriculum, attainment and progress and about the contribution that they can make to achieving the school’s targets for improvement
  • Represent the school at local, national and international events as appropriate
  • Establish creative, responsive and effective approaches to teaching and learning
  • Monitor, evaluate and review students’ progress, achievement and attainment
  • Ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all students can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning
  • Take a strategic role in the development of the new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of students
  • Assume additional duties and responsibilities as and when determined and agreed with the Head of School

Key area of teaching

All members of the school are expected to be culturally sensitive and professional both in the school and the wider community of Gabon.

Skill Required


  • Appropriate Degree, preferably with Hons, or with PGCE or BEd
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Excellent understanding of curriculum and pedagogical issues relating to their subject/relevant age range
  • Minimum 2 years experience of teaching young people
  • Excellent subject knowledge, or of the primary/secondary curriculum
  • Clear understanding of the assessment procedures with the curriculum/phase
  • Excellent written skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • ICT Literate
  • Professional and genuine care for the wellbeing of children
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute towards reaching common goals


  • Bilingual, French/English
  • Previous experience teaching in an international setting
  • Experience of teaching students with EFL
  • Passion for teaching and commitment to educating the whole child
  • Outgoing and confident in their own teaching ability
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Internationally minded and willing to contribute to the wider school curriculum (ESAs)
  • Positive, patient and with a sense of humour

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS/police check.






Application Procedure

To apply for the role you will need to email an up-to-date CV and a letter of application to:

Application Deadline

Until Filled


Yves Essinki, Bursar