Is your school seeking to fill a full-time Spanish teaching post? A maternity leave, a career break, or a retirement perhaps? If so, your principal might like to express interest in The Visiting Spanish Teacher Programme which is an exciting new pilot venture between the Department of Education (DoE) in Ireland and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain (MECS).
The programme offers you the opportunity to recruit highly qualified Spanish teachers for a period of up to two years. Visiting teachers from Spain are certified Spanish language teachers with a minimum of two years of experience.
If your school has an existing full-time post, facilitate the Droichead programme, would be able to conduct interviews between March and May, and would be happy to support such a teacher with local induction and orientation and perhaps with finding accommodation, please pass this on to your principal: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VisitingSpanishTeacherProgramme
It needs to be filled out as soon as possible and at the latest by March 15th.
This programme has been created to address the shortage of qualified Spanish teachers in Ireland. Similar programmes have been running successfully in other jurisdictions for many years. In addition, the programme offers students in Irish post-primary schools the opportunity to learn how to interact, communicate, understand and respect other cultures and gives schools the opportunity to develop relationships and exchanges with the Spanish schools that these teachers are coming from.
The Visiting Teachers from Spain programme will be overseen by the Department of Education and implemented by Post-Primary Languages Ireland. Please contact us if you would like any further information.