Primary/Lower secondary EAL teacher in Lecce

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Start Date
September 2023
Duration or End Date
June 2023


Essential requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • PGCE - QTS


Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you hardworking, flexible and ready to make a difference? If so, we might be the school for you. We are a growing Montessori international nursery, primary and middle school located in the beautiful city of Lecce in the heart of Salento, Puglia, South Italy.
Our Montessori international middle/primary school is looking for an enthusiastic, qualified, English speaking teacher to become part of our dedicated team, teaching the Cambridge International Curriculum. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching ICT, maths and science to EAL pupils in both primary and middle school and will be familiar with the Cambridge International curriculum for ICT starters and Cambridge Primary and lower secondary digital literacy and computing. As a member of the English department you will become an integral part of the wider teaching staff, whose role it is to provide bilingual education to our pupils. Oxford pupils study a variety of subjects in Italian and English, as well as Spanish as a second language.
Our teachers;
• are in possession of a university degree in a related subject and an appropriate teaching qualification.
• are English speaking.
• have recent experience teaching to EAL learners.
• know their subject well and know how to teach it.
• seek to understand their students and their educational needs.
• strive to communicate a love of learning and to encourage students to engage actively in their own learning.
• are highly professional in their approach to teaching and are collaborative and supportive.
• are themselves learners, seeking to build on and develop their knowledge and skills while supporting their students to become independent and reflective learners.
•  are an EU passport holder or are already in possession of a valid visa that enables them to work in Italy.
We offer;
A competitive salary.
The opportunity for new and experienced teachers to be involved in the continual development of the Cambridge International Primary and Lower Secondary Curriculum at our school to the highest possible standards.
Professional development during employment.
Italian lessons as required.
Practical assistance to secure accommodation.
A supportive working environment.

Offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and immigration authorization if applicable. Due to time constraints we will only be able to accept applications from EU passport holders or those who already have eligibility to work in Italy.


About the school and city

Our busy, modern, well-equipped school is situated in the beautiful historical town of Lecce, in the Salento region of Puglia in South Italy. It is an ideal base to explore the coast as well as the countryside and experience the Southern Italian lifestyle.

The school offers a wide range of general English courses, from very young learners to teaching training, from general English classes for groups of teens and adults to individual bespoke ESP lessons. Students can join groups either face-to-face, online or blended course delivery.