British Primary School of Wilanow (BSW) in Warsaw, Poland is seeking to appoint an inspiring Key Stage 1 Teacher to join a forward-thinking, dynamic team in Warsaw's fastest growing international school. This role is for an August 2021 start. This vacancy has arisen due to projected growth.
BSW offers a strong British education, centred on the Cambridge Primary Programme. The school is located in the upscale Warsaw suburb of Wilanow, where old meets new and city meets country. The historical Royal Wilanow overlooks new, stylish cafes and shops as well as green fields and woods.
BSW opened in Autumn 2014, in purpose-built accommodation on a charming greenfield site, with a handful of Nursery-age children. Numbers for 20/21 have grown to around 250 and there are waiting lists in most year groups.
A new extension was opened in August 2019 and we are now planning construction of the final stage of the campus that will allow us to accommodate up to 500 pupils.
We are strongly committed to the highest standards of education. BSW is a Compliant member of COBIS and was to undergo a COBIS Accreditation visit in May 2020; this has now been postponed until Autumn 2021.
Due to expansion, we are looking for British-qualified and experienced teachers for our Lower Primary Phase; we use the term 'Lower Primary' to refer to KS1. Our teachers have formed a strong team, demonstrating flexibility, creativity and flair; we need new members who are every bit as willing to play a full part in helping to develop the ethos, character and structures of an ambitious, values-based school. We have a clear philosophy of education centred on our Walk of the Lion which values Respect, Courage, Cooperation, Consideration and Nobility.
Our teachers are hard working and passionate about education. They set high expectations with regards to the progress of all pupil and are effective and supportive members of the whole school team. At BSW teachers endeavour to place the school values at the heart of everything we do.
BSW has a rich programme of outdoor learning and sports and our teachers play a full part in the cultural, educational and extra-curricular life of the school.
We are seeking applicants with UK teaching qualifications (PGCE or B.Ed.) and experience of working with the English National curriculum in the UK and/or The Cambridge Primary Programme in an international setting. EU nationals do not currently require a work visa for Poland
The successful candidate will be dedicated to educational excellence, creative, energetic, flexible and genuinely respectful of students, staff, parents and the wider community. Recent KS1 experience is essential.
- Highly-motivated, engaged and very well-behaved children
- An excellent teaching team
- Maximum class sizes of 20 in Year 1 & 22 in Year 2
- Well-resourced classrooms
- On-going CPD and INSET to support innovative practice
- An attractive package
The package includes:
- A highly competitive salary
- A Financial subsidy towards accommodation
- Assistance in finding high quality accommodation
- Subsidised comprehensive medical package
- Subsidised Health club membership
- Tuition arrangements for dependants
- Initial contracts will be for a two year fixed-term with the possibility of renewal by mutual agreement.
To apply for this position, please click apply. Please address you supporting statement to the Principal and upload a CV including a recent photo. Please include the details of three professional referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. Please have a look at our website, www.bsw.com.pl to find out m ore about the school.
The closing date is Friday 16th April 2021 but we urge interested candidates to apply immediately as we may expedite appointments before the closing date.
BSW is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
British Primary School of Wilanow
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Primary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 5 - 14 years