Located in the beautiful town of Tervuren, near the university city of Leuven, BSB is a not for profit, inclusive fee-paying international school with 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke curriculum with integrated learning themes that are inquiry based and skills driven. Whilst British-based, it is uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and multicultural student body. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for (I)GCSE and BTEC courses. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC. BSB has outstanding facilities and is the only international school in Belgium to have its own 25m indoor swimming pool. With an excellent record of academic achievement, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe.
The department is looking for a well-qualified and experienced Science/Physics teacher to teach Science to Years 7-9 (11-14 years old) and Physics to IGCSE abd IB/A Level.
The successful candidate will have had previous experience teaching at secondary school level, ideally in the British system internationally and/or in the UK. We expect applicants to have a suitable degree and teaching qualification.
The successful applicant will:
- set the highest standards in terms of learning and teaching, getting the very best from students from all backgrounds and all abilities;
- work closely with department colleagues in creating a sense of cohesion and collaborative spirit within the department and will co-operate with colleagues in other departments and the Primary School;
- be appreciative of students’ differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
- be actively involved in professional learning (CPD) within the department and across the school where opportunities arise, including after-school meetings, relevant courses and professional learning days;
- have good ICT skills professionally and pedagogically;
- be attuned to current developments in teaching Science in general, and Physics in particular;
- be able to teach up to A Level and/or IB Higher Level Physics;
- be willing to help develop schemes of work and teaching resources and contribute to enriching the VLE;
- be willing and able to contribute wholeheartedly to the social and personal development of students, and to the extra-curricular life of the school;
- be able to utilise Assessment for Learning and e-learning approaches, make effective use of the interactive whiteboard and the VLE to ensure students enjoy Science and achieve success; and
- be willing to take an active part in school trips, both residential and day visits.
- Committed to achieving the best at all times for BSB students
- Belief that in learning and in life more is achieved together than alone
- Open mindedness and welcoming of otherness
- Committed to the safety and wellbeing of BSB students.
In return, we offer:
- A full-time, permanent contract
- Enthusiastic, happy and confident children who are proud of their school and love learning
- Outstanding facilities and resources
- Excellent professional development opportunities
- Attractive salary (BSB Learning & Teaching scale – Band 4 representing a minimum of € 48.129 and maximum € 87.105 gross per year, depending on the years of relevant experience) and extra-legal benefits including hospitalisation insurance, extra pension payments, luncheon vouchers, free use of the BSB sport facilities and a relocation package.
The deadline for applications is Friday, 16 March at 16:00 (CET). Please note that only applications sent in using the application form on the BSB website will be considered. No other submissions will be accepted.
Interviews will be held at the school and this process will include a sample lesson and opportunities to meet potential colleagues. We look forward to receiving your application.
“The British School of Brussels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”