French Teacher EYFS / Professeur de français Langue étrangère (FLE) pour élèves de 3 à 5 ans Maternity cover - Full-time (100 %)

Geneva English School

Geneva English School


Infos sur l'emploi

  • Date de publication :

    29 septembre 2023
  • Taux d'activité :

  • Type de contrat :

  • Salaire:

    CHF 80 000 - 94 000 /an

French teachers at Geneva English School fulfil a vital role. They take overall responsibility for the French academic and pastoral needs of the children and are the first point of contact for parents about French. They work closely with class teachers, learning assistants and Heads of Department, planning together and sharing ideas. The pupils are streamed into three ability groups during French lessons. Close collaboration is encouraged, and we look for links between different areas of the curriculum. We offer a bespoke MFL curriculum for two of the groups and one group follows a bespoke curriculum based on the Swiss one, adapted to our context and location.


  • Head of Primary French


  • Staff meetings, French Department meetings, Key Stage meetings (when appropriate), House meetings and other school meetings as required

  • Work closely with other teachers and learning assistants, collaborating, sharing ideas and finding ways of integrating French into the life of the School

  • Office team

  • School Nurse

  • School Counsellor

  • Members of the SLT


  • Teach the lessons assigned to you, planning appropriately to meet the needs of all pupils, making effective use of resources, and securing the best possible standards of learning and achievement

  • Take an active role in the pastoral care of all pupils in the class, monitoring behaviour, relationships, personal and social development

  • Promote through encouragement and a positive approach the general welfare of the class to ensure that the social and academic needs of the pupils are met

  • Encourage the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils

  • Maintain good order and discipline amongst pupils, in accordance with the School's behaviour policy, and have due regard for their welfare, health and safety

  • Maintain a productive learning environment by employing good classroom techniques, resources and management skills

  • Maintain a tidy and stimulating classroom environment with changing displays of children’s work, where resources can be accessed appropriately by all pupils

  • Follow guidelines for assessment as set out by the School and keep appropriate records. • Liaise with the Head of Learning Support and with class teachers about any children with specific learning needs or causing learning concerns

  • Establish professional and effective communication with parents, reporting to them formally and informally on the development, progress and attainment of pupils

  • Carry out administrative and supervisory duties efficiently and conscientiously.

  • Show commitment to and be actively involved in extracurricular activities and in the wider life of the School, supporting and attending school events

  • Supervise and, so far as is practicable, teach any pupils who are assigned to you by the Head of Primary French or the teacher in charge of cover arrangements

  • Undertake such other tasks as may reasonably be assigned by the Primary Deputy Head or Head from time to time

  • Act in accordance with the policies of the School and in particular with the principles laid down in the Staff Handbook, Staff Code of Conduct and Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy


Essential Experience

  • Experience in an international context teaching French as a foreign language (FLE) to children aged 3-5 years old is essential

  • A caring and compassionate approach to teaching ensuring that you get the best out of every child

  • Flexibility and readiness to respond to all the needs of 3 to 5-year-old children

  • French mother tongue OR excellent command of the oral and written language

  • Class management skills based on individualised teaching

  • Ability to work in a way that ensures the safety and well-being of children

  • Very good communication skills with colleagues and parents

  • Enthusiasm, creativity, drive to demonstrate a real passion for teaching, training and learning with very high standards

  • Good command of IT - especially google classroom

  • Enthusiastic, flexible, team player

  • Good knowledge of English necessary

Essential Qualifications

  • An internationally recognised teaching qualification, teaching qualification in MFL (modern foreign language) or equivalent for the teaching of pupils aged 3 to 5 years old

  • Valid Swiss work permit or European/Swiss passport


  • Interest in other languages and cultures

  • Willingness to promote diversity and inclusion


Please use the TES portal to apply for the role via our GES School website. You must include a covering letter and if you would like you can upload your CV. Applications outside of the TES platform will not be considered.

In your application letter you should ensure that you outline your impact and successes and how you meet the job description and person specification. Due to the large number of applications we get for every role, it may not be possible to contact every candidate but we thank you in advance for your interest in our school.


GES is committed to equalities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers, enhanced national/international criminal records checks and prohibition from teaching checks. In some instances social media/Internet checks may also be carried out.


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