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English Language Teacher (Secondary School)

Galaxy International School Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
Shared accommodation near school / USD 250 monthly allowance
Airfare as allowance
Start date
1 year
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • English language and Literature
  • Teaching Credential/License
    TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands
  • Preferably, Cambridge Professional Development Certificate(s)
  • Experience running a co curricular or an extracurricular activity
  • ESL teaching background is an added advantage
  • Net Monthly Salary
  • Health Insurance Package
  • Housing allowance
  • Sponsorship for Cambridge  Professional Development courses
  • Contribution to National Social Security fund (refundable at the end of employment in Uganda),  
  • Child education assistance (enrolled in GISU) Free Snack and Lunch at school Flight fee refund of up to USD 1,500,
  • On job training opportunities
  • Work permit processed and paid for by the school 
  • Annual salary increment of USD 100 on renewal of contract for next academic year 
  • Payment for all employment taxes (such as PAYE and LST)

Teacher reports to Class Teacher / Head of Department / Coordinator

Duties and Responsibilities

A teacher at Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) shall be required to fully comprehend and internalize the vision, mission and the guiding statements 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:


  • Planning and preparing course outlines and lessons. Prepare daily lesson plans and use them
  • 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
  • Assess, record and report on the progress, development and attainment levels of students

Assessments and Reports

  • 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
  • Set, mark and moderate examinations under the direction of the department head
  • Prepare end of term reports within the set deadlines
  • 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
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external examinations and in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations
  • Record and report students’ assessment and participate in arrangements for students’ presentation for and supervision of such examinations

Staff Professional Development/Training/Reviews/Meetings

  • Participate, if required, in any scheme of staff development and performance review
  • Review from time to time his/her methods of teaching and programmes of work
  • Participate in arrangements for his/her further training and professional development as a teacher
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Ensure that all reasonable safety precautions are carried out pertaining to school activities
  • Check student appearance and lesson attendance

Working Time

A full-time teacher shall be available for work on all school days in any year


Other Duties

  • Promote the general well-being and progress of individual students assigned to him/her
  • Provide professional, ethical and pastoral guidance, direction and advice to students on educational and social matters
  • 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
  • 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
  • Communicate and consult with the parents on educational and social matters related to the students
  • Communicate and co-operate with such persons or bodies outside the school as may be approved by the school authority
  • Participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above
  • Adopt a positive approach to all students in the school in respect of capability, behaviour and cultural diversity
  • Work closely with department heads in setting and updating relevant schemes of work, curriculum materials etc., including useful trips and CAL
  • Maintain a record of work and marks as agreed with the department head
  • Organize remedial sessions where necessary to meet targets
  • Prepare students thoroughly for good examination success, working with colleagues on strategies, targets and revision programmes
  • Set and mark homework following department policy. Check notebooks and return poor work
  • Teach a minimum of 24 periods per week
  • Perform any duty assigned by a senior person
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Welcome to Galaxy International School Uganda!

Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) provides international education to students between 2 and 19 years of age. From Early Years to Year, 13 students are taught using student-centred methods. Emphasis is on the development of the whole person. Students in Years 10 and 11 are prepared for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations and those in Years 12 and 13 are prepared for Cambridge AS/A Level examinations.

These examinations administered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) are recognized worldwide. The school is privately owned by a Board of Governors and the day-to-day running of the school is managed by the Principal. The school is staffed with qualified and experienced staff from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, and East Africa.

Galaxy International School Uganda is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is a Full Member School of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).


“To be the best international school that empowers all students to be creative, self-reliant, respectful and moral individuals for a better world."


“To offer a contemporary and hollistic education in a safe environment.” 

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This is a Direct to School Job

Uganda, commonly referred to as the “Pearl of Africa” is not only a true cultural melting pot in Africa. It also offers fantastic career opportunities for both licensed and ESL teachers at the country’s many international, language and public schools.

English, Swahili
41.5 million
Ugandan shilling
Indigenous religions, Islam and Christianity
Tropical and rainy with two dry seasons (December - February and June - August), semiarid in the northeast
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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