EYFS Learning Support Teacher, Amsterdam

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The British School of AmsterdamAmsterdam
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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive salary that includes a relocation allowance for expatriate employees
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

Learning Support Teacher in the Early Years School

We are looking for a Learning Support Teacher to work in our Early Years School (Nursery and Reception) which has 240 cihildren on roll. You will work with young children who need extra support or require an advanced programme of learning to reach their full educational potential. You may work with individuals who have physical disabilities, sensory impairments, speech and language difficulties, conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental health needs, or have a combination of these difficulties. You may also work with gifted and talented individuals.

A key aspect is working alongside the Learning Support Coordinator and other professionals to identify individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.

The British School of Amsterdam

The British School of Amsterdam is an independent co-educational non-profit day school providing world class learning for children from 3 to 18 years. Currently based on three campuses in the south of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, the school is organised into four departments: Early Years (3-5 years), Infant (5-7 years), Junior (7-11 years) and Senior (11-18 years) each with its own Head and team of staff. We currently have more than 930 pupils across the school. The British School of Amsterdam is directed by a whole school leadership team comprising the Principal, Bursar and the Heads of the Early Years, Infant, Junior and Senior schools. The Support Staff consists of admissions, finance, IT, facilities, marketing and HR.

Our school offers a stimulating and caring environment, enabling all children to realise their full potential academically and to develop the skills and confidence for a fulfilling and responsible life in a changing society.  We believe that education should nurture a love of learning, a sense of curiosity, a sense of self-worth and the worth of others, a global awareness and a sense of responsibility. As a school, we seek to develop inquiring, imaginative, fascinated, knowledgeable and caring young people with an eagerness for knowledge and a sense of value. Together, we aim to provide young people with the skills they will need to make informed choices in a moral context throughout the rest of their lives. 

We are, proudly, a non-selective school with high expectations of all pupils and staff. Our staff are the school's greatest asset; they are professional, caring, committed and work together, whatever their role, to provide the best possible education for the children in our care.   

We are accredited by the UK Government as a British School Overseas offering the English National Curriculum leading to IGCSEs and A-Levels. Our most recent inspection report can be found here.  

Contract and benefits

The post is part-time, three days per week, and in the first instance temporary for one year. Although the post will initially be based at the Early Years School, all primary staff are expected to be flexible and ready to work in any of our three primary sections: Early Years, Infant or Junior

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation allowance (for expatriate staff)
  • Pension plan
  • Possibility of applying for a tax discount for overseas highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands (commonly referred to as the 30% Ruling) 
  • Free school places for employees who quality for the 30% Ruling

Person specification

Qualifications, skills and experience

The successful person will have 

  • A good honours degree and a recognised teaching qualification, for example, a PGCE
  • A commitment to professional development
  • Three years’ experience in the UK curriculum 
  • Experience of Special Educational Needs within EYS education 
  • Experience of teaching pupils with English as an additional language 
  • Experience of working in an International school setting (desirable)
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities

The successful person will have:

  • Patience
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Enthusiasm that inspires others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positivity and perseverance
  • A (very) good sense of humour

Application process

Candidates should complete a school application form that includes a letter of application address to the Principal, Paul Morgan plus contacts details for two referees. Application forms should be sent to recruitment@britams.nl by Friday 15 June at 12pm (CET). Any enquires about the post should be addressed to recruitment@britams.nl

Job location

More about The British School of Amsterdam
Address: Early Years School, Anthonie van Dijckstraat 1, Amsterdam, 1077 ME, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 2067 97840