Teacher of mathematics (expat contract)

Job description


The school seeks a passionate, enthusiastic and talented practitioner with qualifications and experience to teach across the Senior School age range (Y7 to 13). Ideal candidates would be able to teach Mathematics and Economics or Business Management 


Mathematics is a strong and dynamic department in the school, offering IGCSE and IB, and pupils are routinely highly successful in public examinations.  Experience with IB is preferable but not essential for this role.  

A full commitment to the life of the school is expected, as is a desire to pursue your own professional development, as an aspiration to help the school continue to develop and extend its reputation for excellence. In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will a have a pastoral role and be a tutor to a group of 12 - 15 Senior School pupils. Tutoring is a significant part of a teacher’s responsibilities at St. Paul’s, both in terms of time devoted to it and its contribution towards the successful running of the school.  Participation in the clubs and societies will also be expected.    

Mathematics Department 

The Mathematics department is a well-organised department that is continually looking at ways to improve.  There are currently seven mathematics teachers working in the department.  There are around 75 pupils per form (year group) and pupils are taught in groups of 15-20. Teachers are expected to teach across the whole ability and age range.  Knowledge and experience of assessment for learning practices will be a distinct advantage, as will the use of a variety of activities to improve pupils’ thinking skills. 

In Forms 1 to 2 (English NC years 7 to 8) the pupils follow an enhanced English National Curriculum syllabus.  Investigational-type activities take place during the academic year and count towards their final mark. 

Pupils in Form 3 (year 9), Forms 4 and 5 (years 10 and 11) are prepared for the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics examination (with no coursework).  This allows the department to push the more able, support the less able and provide a varied and challenging learning experience. 

 In the Sixth Form we teach all three IB Diploma mathematics courses: higher level, standard level and Mathematical studies. 

Ability to engage and stretch the most able pupils is a must.  UKMT past paper questions are linked to each topic from for all year groups in the Senior School and NRICH investigations are increasingly used as a means of going beyond the curriculum.  There is an active enrichment programme allowing pupils to be involved in the Olimpíada Brasileira de Matemática competitions as well.


Main Responsibilities 

Guide, prepare and develop St. Paul's pupils to reach their potential by promoting and nurturing learning and understanding in different aspects of your subject specialism. Through a holistic (enhancing skills and abilities) approach to teaching and learning, encourage a positive attitude of learning, a critical spirit, an independent attitude, awareness of global citizenship and a high quality British and Brazilian education for the academic and personal development of pupils following the school’s mission and values. 

Stimulate pupil’s learning by offering a variety of curricular opportunities to develop subject skills through a differentiated learning landscape which also includes use of digital resources in order to foster talents and abilities in pupils. 

  • Monitor, support and assess pupils and provide timely and effective feedback to ensure pupil progress (both to parents and pupils), through the reporting framework, attending parent’s meetings or any appropriate evaluation tool. 

  • To promote a safe environment for learning to pupils throughout the school as a subject teacher to ensure all pupils are happy, safe and supported, promoting a strong sense of community aligned to school values; 

  • Plan and deliver lessons of appropriate type, content and quality for different year groups across senior school, working as a team player, following your department guidelines and school policy and to ensure pupil progress 

  • Run workshop sessions and recuperação activities to offer support to pupils learning and contribute to the enrichment programme. 

  • Attend departmental and staff meetings to follow the school’s plans and development training sessions in order to have a continuous sharing of best practice and administrative training. 

  • Carry out duties by overseeing pupils during break and lunch times on a regular basis

  • Invigilate examinations when necessary within the school timetable. 
  • Cover for absent teachers when requested. 
  • Participate in, evaluate and record appropriate professional development to support best practice and personal professional goals following school guidelines. 
  • Be a pastoral tutor; take responsibility for the safety and well-being of a small group of pupils in a particular year group, within the school`s pastoral structure. 

Closing date Monday 26th November 2018 at 9 am UK time -  including submission of a recorded lesson (more details upon receipt of application).  Please ensure your entire application is in English.  

Applications will be considered as they arrive and the school reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.  

Required for August 2019


  • To have a university degree qualification; 
  • To have a certified teaching qualification, e.g. PGCE from the UK; 
  • To have English as a first language or be a native English speaker; 
  • Microsoft office; 
  • Management of time; 
  • Curriculum knowledge; 
  • To be a team player/ collaborative; 
  • To be motivated, passionate/enthusiastic; 
  • To be proactive and dynamic; 
  • To be organized; 
  • To be resistant to pressure

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