The Vacancy

Primary (KS2) Teacher, Freetown, Sierra Leone

To £1300 / $1700/mth (TAX FREE) + furnished housing, flights, visa etc

Sierra Leone

International Schools



This COBIS accredited British international school in Freetown, Sierra Leone, is looking for a KS2 Teacher for Sept ’20.

This is a small school with pupils from several nationalities, from across the African continent as well as Europe and the USA. They use the Cambridge Curriculum to facilitate their primary and secondary school program to support children aged 16 months to 16 years. The primary school program follows the Cambridge primary curriculum while in the Secondary School, they follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum and Cambridge IGCSE curriculum.

They are also a  proud member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the International Montessori Council (IMC).

Freetown is a bustling capital, by day and by night. Expats moving there can expect a colorful and joyful atmosphere, with many entertainment opportunities and some interesting attractions also for nature-lovers.


  • UK qualified with UK and international teaching experience is preferred
  • Bachelor Degree, ideally in Education
  • Qualified teacher status
  • KS2 experience
  • Ideally worked in, or have a passion to work in Africa


  • To £1300 / $1700/mth (TAX FREE)  (cheap cost of living, c. 50% cheaper than in London!)
  • Annual flights
  • Visa paid for by school
  • Medical insurance contribution
  • Fully furnished accommodation
  • 12 / 24 month contract

Sept ’20 start

For safeguarding purposes, a valid police clearance certificate / DBS is required, plus 2 professional references.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not been contacted within 5 working days of submission then please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

Agency – m2r Education

Email :  [email protected] and mention ITRC in the subject line.

More details Primary (KS2) Teacher, Freetown, Sierra Leone


Date posted
March 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Agency details

  • Date Posted
  • March 28, 2020 2:18 pm
  • Salary
  • Competitive


Are you qualified to teach in a UK, US or IB Curriculum School?

The Majority of vacancies advertised on require you to have either a US teachers license or UK qualified teacher status (QTS). Different types of International Schools look for specific qualifications depending on the curriculum they offer, UK Schools require QTS,  US Schools will need a US teachers licence and IB Schools will be mainly looking for teachers with a teaching qualification from one of the countries listed below or South Africa.

If you qualified in the UK your qualification (BEds, PGCEs, GTP,) will include training for QTS. Teachers who have qualified  from the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA, can apply for QTS here… It may take up to 4 months to process your application. If you’re successful, you’ll be awarded QTS or partial QTS. You won’t need further training and will be exempt from having to serve a statutory induction period. 

Teachers who do not hold a US teacher license or QTS and who qualified in countries not listed above will normally need to complete an accredited training programme to achieve QTS. If you are interested in teaching internationally more details of how you can qualify are available here… 

Details on the US teacher certification process can be found here…