Primary (Year 3 and 4) Expatriate Position
The International School of Ahafo (ISA) is looking to appoint a highly experienced expatriate teacher who will be responsible for a Y3/4 mixed age class but who has the flexibility to teach across the Primary ages, and is comfortable sharing a class with one of our qualified and experienced Ghanaian teachers.
Applicants must also contribute fully to the wider life of the school through our extra-curricular activities programme. The school employs local specialists for Music, PE and French but, if any applicant has an interest in teaching these areas in addition to their class duties, this will be seriously considered. This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a small but valued, professional and collegial team.
The International School of Ahafo is a small school (with around 30 students) 292 kilometres northwest of Accra and is located in a remote area of the Ahafo region. It has been set up to educate the children of employees at the nearby Newmont Ghana Gold Limited mine; these Ghanaian/internationally mobile parents have high aspirations for their children and high expectations of the teachers. The school uses the Cambridge Primary and Secondary 1 curricula, along with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). We currently teach children from Reception to Year 9 and thereafter our students tend to transfer to International Schools in Accra, or boarding schools abroad. Class sizes are low and of mixed ages due to small student numbers. The students are delightful, well-behaved and well-motivated, and the school offers plenty of opportunities for teachers to hone their teaching skills. If you are looking for an interesting challenge and can cope with the gentle chaos that life in Ghana brings, and if you enjoy a very quiet life away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then this position may suit you very well.
The school offers a very reasonable salary 100% of which is placed directly in a bank account in your home country – local currency can be drawn from ATMs in the village if your card is internationally accepted. Flights are paid twice a year (in August and December) to and from your point of origin, medical costs are covered by the school and there are opportunities for staff trips around Ghana. Free accommodation in the residential compound is also offered, although it is taxed; all utilities are paid for by Newmont.
Contract Term: 2 Years but is renewable thereafter by mutual agreement.
The International School of Ahafo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Offer of employment is subject to visa requirements and local rules and legislation. A final offer of employment will be conditional upon a satisfactory police check, medical check and visa approval.