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Founding PYP teacher

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Founding PYP teacher

Cognita Schools is looking to appoint a full time founding PYP Teacher from 1st September 2021 for one of its schools in Madrid.

The role

PYP teacher must ensure, under the guidance of, and in collaboration with the PYP Coordinator, an inquiry-based learning experience for our 3–12-year-old students and act as a role model and facilitator for the early years-primary teachers, supporting the creation of the Units of Inquiry, lesson plans and the delivery of the IB-PYP programme in the near future.

The ideal candidate will have an honours degree and an internationally recognised teaching qualification.

It's necessary to have at least 2 or 3 years experience of teaching EAL and/or of teaching in an international school across the 3 to 12 and to be an effective communicator in English and Spanish, ideally bilingual.

IB accredited training in the last two years and a proven track of record of continual self-development and professional training is desirable.

Our School

It’s a private mixed school that caters the educational needs of students from the Spanish and international communities in Madrid.

Children from birth to eighteen years of age are admitted to a complete and highly successful educational experience.

Though the majority of students are Spanish, numerous nationalities are represented in the student population.

Traditionally our students rank among the best of the students throughout the Spanish schools in Madrid, on external exams taken by those students. Accordingly, all graduates of the senior school go on to higher education.

Our school is reaching an exciting stage of its development and this is an outstanding opportunity to help steer that progress, building on the school's reputation for innovation and personalised learning in a family environment.

We can offer:

• A reputation for academic excellence and an exciting opportunity to work within a global organization

• Confident, independent and welcoming pupils

• Class sizes an average of 22 pupils

• A lively, committed staff

• A competitive salary

• Places for children at our school

• A good place to live located on the outskirts of Madrid

• Personal development and ongoing support

Contract: Full time and permanent with remuneration and working conditions that reflect the Spanish national collective bargaining agreement for private education.

Start date: 1st September 2021

Closing date to apply: 16th April 2021

To apply for the job:

Please complete the attached application form and send it, along with a motivation letter (no more than 1 side of A4) to Please indicate the job title in the subject line.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an initial interview on MS Teams. The arrangements for second interview will be discussed with selected candidates.

Working for Cognita:

Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools spanning eleven countries. Cognita Shares one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. With 83 schools in Europe, Latin America and Asia, Cognita employs some 7,500+ teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 55,000 students.

There is a remarkable energy and positivity when different school leaders talk about being in the global Cognita family – a great pride in belonging and a recognition that the future is exciting. Indeed, “energised leadership” is just one of the six components of the “Cognita Way” – the group’s set of core elements for successful schools than bind then together.

Safeguarding: Cognita schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be under-taken before any appointment is confirmed.

Diversity: Cognita’s success depends on our people. With 80+ schools in eleven countries and our employees representing over 40 nationalities, the scope of our difference is a source of pride. We believe this diversity positively promotes global citizenship and reflects the value of contribution irrespective of one’s personal characteristics and/or background.

Equal opportunities: Cognita is committed to preserving and promoting equality of opportunity in all aspects of the conduct of its business. No member of staff or any applicant for employment with Cognita will be discriminated against, harassed, or victimised because of their personal characteristics. Cognita expects all staff to comply with the letter and the spirit of its policy.

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