Vacancies for 2019/2020 Academic Year – Galaxy International School Uganda

Vacancies for 2019/2020 Academic Year



Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) is looking for expatriate teachers to fill in the following positions for the 2019/2020 Academic Year that starts in August 2019.

1.     English for Early Years – KG 2, KG 3 and Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage – EYFS and International Early Years Curriculum – IEYC) *1
2.     Primary Class Teachers – Year 1 to Year 6 (Cambridge Assessment International Education – CAIE and International Primary Curriculum – IPC) *6
3.     English for Secondary 1 – Year 7 to Year 9 (Cambridge Assessment International Education – CAIE) *1
4.     English for IGCSE – Year 10 and Year 11 (Cambridge Assessment International Education – CAIE) *1
5.     PSHE for Secondary – Critical Thinking for Secondary 1 – Year 7 to Year 9 – Thinking Skills for AS/A Level – Year 12 and Year 13 (Cambridge Assessment International Education – CAIE) *1
6.     French for Primary and Secondary – Foreign Language *1


The successful profile and qualifications

Pursuing the GISU mission requires a commitment from our staff members to the following values; an international and cultural understanding, personal responsibility and integrity, mutual responsibility and respect.


  • Outstanding practitioner with at least three years of relevant full – time teaching experience.
  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree is desired in the different disciplines.
  • An International Teaching Qualification or other equivalent teaching qualification.
  • Have excellent subject knowledge and experience.
  • Successful international experience of teaching is added advantage.

We value candidates who have engaged in Professional Development, taught students from culturally diverse backgrounds and who have previously lived and worked overseas.

Applications including your Cover Letter, CV, Academic Credentials and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to the Human Resource on

Galaxy International School Uganda is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is mandatory that before employment, a comprehensive background check is carried out. This will include; consultation with your professional and character references as well as recent police clearance.

Please find the teacher job description here.


Reports to class Teacher/Head of Department/Level Head

Duties and Responsibilities

A teacher at Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) shall be required to fully comprehend and internalize the vision, mission, goals and philosophy of GISU and conduct himself/herself in accordance with the cherished principles and practices of the school.

A teacher at GISU shall be required to perform the following professional duties:


  1. Planning and preparing course outlines and lessons. Prepare daily lesson plans and use them.
  2. Teach according to the educational needs of the students assigned to him/her, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the students in school and at home.
  3. Assess, record and report on the progress, development and attainment levels of students.

Assessments and Reports

  1. Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students except in situations where doing so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position.
  2. Set, mark and moderate examinations under the direction of the department head.
  3. Prepare end of term reports within the set deadlines.
  4. Participate in invigilation of exams, lesson substitution, and school duty and take on the role of a form teacher or other assignments as given by the school administration.
  5. Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external examinations and in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations.
  6. Record and report students’ assessment and participate in arrangements for students’ presentation for and supervision of such examinations.

Staff Professional Development/Training/Reviews/Meetings

  1. Participate, if required, in any scheme of staff development and performance review.
  2. Review from time to time his/her methods of teaching and programmes of work.
  3. Participate in arrangements for his/her further training and professional development as a teacher.
  4. Advise and co-operate with the principal and teachers on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials and programmes, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangement.
  5. Participate in meetings at the school which relate to the school curriculum or the administration or organization of the school, including pastoral arrangements.

Discipline, Health and Safety

  1. Maintain good order and discipline among students in accordance with the policies of the school and safeguarding their health and safety both when they are on the school premises and in school activities elsewhere.
  2. Ensure that all reasonable safety precautions are carried out pertaining to school activities.
  3. Check student appearance and lesson attendance.

Working Time

  1. A full-time teacher shall be available for work on all school days in any year.
  2. The foregoing terms and conditions of employment will apply to part time and temporary teachers as appropriate.

Other Duties

  1. Promote the general well-being and progress of individual students assigned to him/her.
  2. Provide professional, ethical and pastoral guidance, direction and advice to students on educational and social matters.
  3. Provide professional, ethical and pastoral guidance to students on their further education and future careers including information about sources of more expert advice on specific questions.
  4. Make records of and reports on the personal and social needs of students except on occasions where doing so might be regarded as compromising a teacher’s own position.
  5. Communicate and consult with the parents on educational and social matters related to the students.
  6. Communicate and co-operate with such persons or bodies outside the school as may be approved by the school authority.
  7. Participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.
  8. Adopt a positive approach to all students in the school in respect of capability, behaviour and cultural diversity.
  9. Work closely with department heads in setting and updating relevant schemes of work, curriculum materials etc., including useful trips and CAL.
  10. Maintain a record of work and marks as agreed with the department head.
  11. Organize remedial sessions where necessary to meet targets.
  12. Prepare students thoroughly for good examination success, working with colleagues on strategies, targets and revision programmes.
  13. Set and mark homework following department policy. Check notebooks and return poor work.
  14. Teach a minimum of 25 periods for secondary and 28 periods for primary per week.
  15. Perform any duty assigned by a senior person.