About Open Sky International
Open Sky International’s first school in Egypt will open for pupils in September 2021, and will be situated in Cairo. It will be one of the first international branches opened by OSI, an ambitious and innovative new schools’ group based in Paris, and other OSI schools will be opening in various locations in Morocco, Egypt and internationally over the next five years. OSI intends to very quickly become one of the best schools in Egypt and our aspirations for our pupils will be high.
The school’s curriculum is broad and incorporates the best aspects of a range of international systems. In the pre-school (or the maternelle as it is called in French) children follow a programme which is very similar in ethos to the UK Early Years curriculum, and from the primary, all pupils follow a bilingual timetable, taking half of their classes in French and the remainder in English. Arabic will also be an important part of the curriculum. During its first year, the school will welcome pupils from the ages of 2 until 11 years old, and will serve children from both the Egyptian and expatriate communities in Cairo.
Who are we looking for?
We now wish to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced French Teacher on a full time and permanent basis from August 2021, to teach French in our primary. French teaching is based on our internally developed curriculum and each class follows a bilingual weekly timetable. The successful candidate would also teach geography and history in French. Some of the timetable may also involve supporting small groups of pupils who are new to the French language. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will also contribute to OSI’s after-school programme and other curriculum enrichment activities.
We are seeking a professional who:
- Is a native-level French speaker, with a good command of English.
- Has a good honours degree and qualified teacher status.
- Is an inspiring professional who enthuses his or her classes.
- Is enthusiastic and passionate about education, with a sound understanding of best practice.
- Can demonstrate thorough curriculum knowledge and the capacity to teach their subject area with confidence.
- Enjoys being a member of a team and always aims to work collaboratively.
All successful candidates will have an appropriate qualification, with a PGCE or other qualification leading to Qualified Teacher Status or similar. A minimum of two years’ experience in teaching the relevant age range is required.
Why choose us?
OSI offers you the chance to become a part of a committed, international team. We intend to establish further schools to implement our vision for bilingual education over the next few years, and this gives our teachers the opportunity to become part of an exciting new project. In addition, OSI offers a competitive salary.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form which can be found on the link below and please note that a CV on its own will not be accepted in place of the online application form. The deadline for applications is April 8th although we reserve the right to interview and appoint at any stage of the recruitment process. For further details of working at OSI, please visit our website and career page.
Open Sky International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers and enhanced relevant checks. Successful candidates will be asked to produce a clear International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) or equivalent, and local police checks from the country in which they are residing and any in which they have previously worked.