Work with us
We are looking for passionate and compassionate teachers who will inspire our Preschool and Primary children.
We are currently recruiting educators with a native or near-native level of English to join us in the 2022-23 school year or earlier.
We are primarily looking for someone who understands our vision, who shares the school's values, and who is as comfortable outdoors as indoors. Relevant qualifications, though not necessarily as a teacher –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, and open evenings. 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
Essential qualifications:
  • Native English speaker
  • Teaching qualifications or experience
  • Paediatric first aid (ideally with outdoor specialism - this can be arranged if not held)
We will greatly value experience in PBL and a technological/scientific/maker/outdoor education background. 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.
We provide in-house training for continuous professional development.
Long-term contract.
Salary according to your experience and qualifications, and to the Spanish Convenio de Educación de Enseñanza Privada.
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 fill in the application form you will find here.
Please apply by midnight on Monday 28th February. 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.
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