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Teacher of Mathematics (Pinheiros)

Responsible to:

Heads of Faculty and/or Department | Director of Studies and/or IB Diploma Coordinator
St. Nicholas School is seeking to appoint a Secondary Mathematics teacher/lead learner who will enjoy working in a highly stimulating and dynamic international environment. The age range to be taught will be Grade 6 and Grade 12 and current experience teaching IB Diploma is highly advantageous. Candidates should commit to the IB Diploma and be willing to contribute to Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essays and CAS


The Mathematics Department contributes to a rich and varied learning environment at St Nicholas where all learners in year 11 and 12 follow a full IB Diploma Programme. It is a successful, and well-managed Faculty where teachers share ideas, resources and experiences. In Grades 6-9 the Department offers a school designed programme based on inquiry. Classes are taught in mixed groups in collaborative settings. In grades 9 and 10 the Cambridge University IGCSE International Mathematics course is taught in sets with some students following a school designed course to prepare for the IB Diploma. At Diploma the faculty offers Analysis and Approaches, and Applications and Interpretation courses at Higher and Standard Level. Results in all courses are above the World average and curriculum development is ongoing to reflect the school’s inquiry-based philosophy. The department counts on four full time teachers and contributions from two part time teachers.  Accommodation is modern  and attractive allowing classrooms to be opened into larger flexible learning spaces. Access to technology and resources is good and learners have access to chromebooks. 


Candidates will bring:
  • –  A university degree in Mathematics or a degree containing significant relevance to Mathematics, along with evidence of recent professional learning
  • –  A recognised international teaching qualification with three years’ teaching experience
  • –  A commitment to inquiry-based learning and the school’s vision and mission
  • –  A commitment to international-mindedness and IB teaching philosophy (
  • –  A positive and optimistic attitude toward students, learning and education. 
  • –  Additional qualities to add to the school community

Employment:  St. Nicholas offers 

·       a competitive salary

·       private medical plan

·       professional development opportunities 

·       fantastic students


The safe recruitment of teaching staff is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in international schools. St Nicholas School is committed to safeguarding all children and promoting safer recruitment practices. The School expects all people involved in recruitment to share this commitment.


Letter of application should be addressed to Nicholas Thody and accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees. Please send to


The deadline for application is the 13th December 2021.


The school commits to safeguard all members of the community and all staff share in this commitment. References will be checked for all shortlisted candidates. Successful candidates will provide proof of qualifications, submit to complete and rigorous safeguarding checks.


To maintain ethical and professional standards in attendance, punctuality, appearance, conduct, meeting deadlines and the general fulfilment of responsibilities. 

The Secondary Section forms part of the wider St Nicholas community and all community members are expected to contribute positively to the whole community and take a full part in school life. Contribute enthusiastically and effectively to the ECA programme. 


Professional Knowledge

To have secure pedagogical knowledge and understanding and be familiar with current educational practice and developments.

To understand the school’s beliefs about learning and promote the conditions to ignite a passion for learning.

To know and understand the school’s philosophy.



To be responsible for the planning, preparation, organisation of learning based on appropriate curriculum documentation and knowledge of the learners’ needs.

To plan well-paced, meaningful lessons that take into account different learning styles and the differing levels of each learners’ academic, emotional and cognitive development. 

To effectively deploy Learning Support Specialists and other professionals connected to the learning of each learner.

Work collaboratively to produce medium and short-term planning which promotes learning.

To contribute to individual and collaborative plans on Atlas.


Practice and learning

To use a range and balance of strategies carefully selected for effectiveness and the needs of the group.

To effectively use ICT and 21st-century communication tools for learning and assessing. 

To engage in daily practice consistent with the philosophy of the school emphasising an inquiry-based approach and promoting the IBO’s learner profile.

To manage the learning environment in a way that learners are motivated and active participants in the process, developing autonomy and respect for themselves and others.

To create an organised and stimulating learning atmosphere, where the environment becomes an effective tool for learning. 

To set home learning in accordance with school policy, considering the individual needs of the students.

To encourage respect in all parts of the learning environment.



To use a wide range and balance of purposefully selected assessment strategies in line with the school’s assessment policy to
evaluate learning and inform future learning.

To keep appropriate and systematic records of learning, development and achievement, to provide evidence of the range of activities and progress over time.

To identify and support all learners appropriately.

To support the external assessment process in all ways.



Through scheduled parent meetings and the school reporting system, keep parents informed of the progress and attainment of their children and advise on the needs of the learner.



To liaise with the Class Tutors and the Pastoral Team, keeping them informed of individual learner progress.

To liaise with the Head of Faculty and the Learning Support Departments where appropriate.

To attend and contribute positively to all relevant school meetings.


Professional Development 

To be responsible for your own learning.

To actively participate to the PLCs within the school

Attend Professional Development courses where appropriate.

To maintain professional relationships with pupils, teaching colleagues and support staff. 



To be part of a Pastoral Team and perform the duties of a Class Tutor.

To perform break and lunch duties and to cover for absent colleagues.

To carry out additional duties that might reasonably be asked.


You will bring:
  • Passion and enthusiasm and a belief that everyone can learn
  • A commitment to inquiry-based learning
  • A commitment to international-mindedness and IB teaching philosophy (
  • Curiosity, humility and a desire to learn
  • Additional qualities to add to the school community

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