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The British School, Rio De Janeiro


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Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
July 2018
Apply by:
4 December 2017

Job description

The British School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil invites applications for the following post

Head of Mathematics Department (Barra site)
a wonderful opportunity to lead a very successful and growing Mathematics Department offering Mathematics at KS3, IGCSE, and at both Higher and Standard levels in the IB Diploma Programme. We are looking for a dynamic, inspirational, well-organised Head of Department to develop Mathematics in the school and to build upon the very solid foundations that already exist. A sound subject knowledge and ability to teach to Mathematics Higher Level in the IB Diploma Programme is essential.

Applications from married teaching couples are welcome as are speculative applications since there may be other teaching opportunities within the school beyond the posts advertised.

The school is a non-profit co-educational day school of around 2200 students aged 2 to 18 years on three sites.

The Primary sections follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the Secondary sections follow KS3, IGCSE and IB Diploma programmes.

The above posts are offered with an attractive two-year contract (renewable), return airfare, housing and a full remuneration package.

To apply, please send a letter of application (clearly stating date of availability for appointment), full curriculum vitae and the contact details of three referees by email to

The British School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 Tel: +55 21 2543-5519 – extension 158 
E-mail: applications@britishschool.g12.br  Website: www.britishschool.g12.br 

Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 4th December 2017.

Initial interviews may be conducted by Skype with further interviews
in London  in early to mid-January 2018.

About The British School, Rio De Janeiro

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About The British School, Rio de Janeiro

The British School, Rio de Janeiro (TBS) was founded in 1924 and is a co-educational, non-selective, non-denominational, international, non-profit school serving students from the ages of 2 to 18 years. The school has an enrolment of around 2160 students across 3 school sites in the city of Rio de Janeiro: Botafogo (Primary); Urca (Secondary); and Barra (Primary and Secondary). TBS is an international school catering for over 30 different nationalities, although the largest proportion of around 85% is Brazilian, or locals with dual-nationality. TBS is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), is a member of the Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC) and is an IB World School.

The British School, Rio de Janeiro follows: the International Primary Curriculum (including Early Years) in the Primary sections at Botafogo and Barra; the UK Key Stage 3 curriculum for students from 11 to 14 years of age; and Cambridge IGCSE and the IB Diploma programme in the last 4 years of the Secondary sections in Urca and Barra. Apart from Portuguese and foreign languages, all classes are taught in English.

Values and Vision

The Core Values of The British School, Rio de Janeiro are; Compassion, Integrity and Determination. The school strives to inspire all students to achieve their full potential in an internationally minded, welcoming and inclusive learning environment. TBS aims to prepare students for life-long learning and to be ready to contribute positively to society. As well as the academic curriculum, the school places significant emphasis on a holistic learning experience through a wide range of extra-curricular and co-curricular programmes, such as sporting and cultural activities and community service.

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