As a geographer, you could not ask for a more diverse, impressive landscape to teach your subject in than Ecuador and we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and qualified geography teacher to join our successful and growing school in Quito.
About the School
BSQ is Ecuador's only truly British international school, where the English National Curriculum is taught with strong links to local language and culture. We are proud of our joint British-Ecuadorian roots and have a very strong reputation in the local and international community. Our curriculum is student-centred, so that each individual can reach their full potential.
British School Quito is a foundation, with the sole purpose of providing education. We are an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools. We are licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. The school is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito and 20 minutes from the airport. The Early Years, Primary and Secondary sections are all on one campus, which has rich local flora and fauna – hummingbirds are daily visitors to most areas. The school has an ICT lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, swimming pool and a sports field. We have a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions.
The school forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population. In addition to our school in Quito, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Russia, Shanghai, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe. As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes and enabling their students to achieve their potential. After two years’ successful employment, staff also have the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, giving them the opportunity to see the world at the same time as progressing their career.
About the Role
The role is due to start from August 2018 and will be to teach geography to all year groups in the school. There will also be an opportunity to teach the IB ESS course for which full training will be given. An excellent remuneration package is available.
BSQ has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff. The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school. Applicants are invited from teachers currently working in the UK maintained or independent school sectors and from those already posted overseas.
Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree from a reputable UK University, Qualified Teacher Status, with either a PGCE or BEd from the UK, a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a maintained, independent or international British style school, and experience of teaching the English National Curriculum at KS3, GCSE and/or A level or IB. Applications from native level speakers of English are preferred.
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Applications - If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.
Please submit your application to the Principal, Mrs Emma Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date - Monday February 26th 2018
Interviews will take place by skype and will commence immediately from the date of advertising until the post is filled. Prior to starting the post, the employee will have to present a current DBS certificate or Police Check from their current country of employment along with original and notarised copies of their qualifications. The school reserves the right to appoint before this deadline if the right candidate is found.
The British School Quito is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.