We are primarily looking for someone who understands our vision and who shares the school's values, and who is as comfortable outdoors as indoors. Relevant qualifications –as well as a commitment to professional development– are essential. Spanish is not a requirement but would be an advantage. Your duties will include:
Ensuring children’s physical and emotional needs are met
Facilitating the children’s interests, projects, workshops and play
Organising the school's weekly outings to a nearby forest
Overseeing conflict resolution and fostering cohesion
Inspiring without directing the children
Developing a positive communication and a caring relationship with parents
Attending staff meetings and training sessions
Since we encourage age-mixed groups, there will be opportunities to work with children of all ages (3-11). This is a full time position of 35 hours per week, including staff meetings, open evenings, and lunch time (when lunch is eaten with the children at the school.) Essential qualities:
Creativity, playfulness and a love for learning
Love of working with children
A passion for self-directed and democratic education
An understanding of how, through play, children can develop their curiosity, autonomy and understanding of the world around them
Ability to empower children to solve problems themselves
Enjoyment of being outdoors and a passion for helping children learn about the natural environment
Willingness to work towards an unconditional approach (no punishment or reward, including praise)
Experience of making and recording observations
An understanding of the key requirements of the Primary curriculum
Native English speaker
Paediatric first aid (ideally with outdoor specialism - this can be arranged if not held)
What we can offer:
The opportunity to enjoy working in a highly motivated team, with children who are eager to learn, in a school community where parents are very supportive, in the beautiful city of La Laguna, Tenerife. Lunch time meal is provided for all adults to be eaten with the children. We provide in-house training for continuous professional development.
How to apply:
If you share our passion for creating a caring school environment where children can be in charge of their education, then please apply by application form, explaining in your supporting statement your reasons for your suitability for the post and attaching your CV.
Please apply by midnight on Thursday 20th May. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.
If you are a Preschool teacher, please fill in the application form you will find here.
If you are a Primary teacher, please fill in the application form you will find here.