Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: 2 years
The English School (TES) is looking to recruit experienced international school teachers for the next academic year and in particular requires English teachers to join our excellent team of Colombian and International teachers in the secondary school. Applications will be particularly welcome from candidates with international experience and all applicants must have a strong interest in inquiry based learning and promoting international mindedness.
Applicants should have experience in teaching both Language and Literature in the MYP and the DP as well as language acquisition skills (as in ESL). Experience in developing students´ sense of intercultural awareness and common humanity is also very important. It is vital that candidates are able to work as part of a team in a proactive, receptive and creative manner and are also responsible and conscientious with planning, class preparation and the implementation of assessments. Applicants should also have a strong and confident sense of classroom management.
The English School is a well-established international school with more than 1700 students from age 2 to 18. The student body consists of mostly Colombian nationals, with around 10% of students coming from other countries. There are approximately 30 expatriate staff across primary and secondary sections of the school. English is the official language of instruction at the school, though some subjects are taught in Spanish. The school also offers French from grade 4 onwards.
The school offers a competitive package with flights, medical insurance and a salary scale (including a housing allowance element) that varies between a total of 89 and 109 million Colombian Pesos NET per year, depending on qualifications and experience. Visa costs are covered and assistance is provided to find suitable housing on arrival. The head’s bilingual assistant provides support to all foreign staff throughout their contracts for dealing with administrative issues to do with flats, bank accounts, etc
This is an exciting time to join The English School as we are currently in the process of a full strategic review. The well-established IB programmes (PYP, MYP, DP) will remain at the core of the school’s activities but new impetus will come in the form of an innovative online curriculum (The Mondrian Wall) and more accountability as the school enters its bid for CIS accreditation. The rigorous use of data and baseline testing is being introduced and our innovative 1 to 1 system of iPad use will see further development (the school is already an Apple distinguished school, the first in Colombia).
Bogota is a thriving capital city in one of the most economically successful and politically stable countries of South America. The recent peace process (for which the president received the Nobel Peace Prize) has given fresh impetus to the country and opened up many sought-after destinations for tourists. There are daily direct flights to European cities such as London, Frankfurt and Madrid as well as to North America and other countries in Latin America. There are pleasant and quiet residential neighbourhoods within walking/cycling distance of the school and plenty of cultural events throughout the city. There is a mass transport system as well as plenty of cheap taxis and buses. The climate is pleasant throughout the year, with sunshine most days of the year and daytime temperatures usually between 18 and 22 degrees.
If you are an experienced teacher with aspirations to contribute to the further development of an excellent school, please send your completed application form only to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information is available in the Job Description and on our website at www.englishschool.edu.co