Primary Teacher, Poland

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British International School of KrakowPoland

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Start date: September 1st 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Available upon application
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are looking for a qualified primary teacher to start working at the British International School of Cracow (BISC Krakow) from September 1st 2019.

General info on BISC Kraków

The British International School of Cracow was founded in September 1995 to provide an English-medium education for the growing expatriate community. We are a sister school to the British International School Wroclaw, founded in 2006. Our students (aged 3 – 18) come from all corners of the globe. Our small classes provide a supportive, welcoming environment for both pupils and staff. We are registered with CIE, ISA and IBO, and we are members of ECIS and COBIS.

BISC is located in the historic heart of Krakow, just five minutes’ walk from the main market square. We serve mainly the international ex-pat community, but also offer a condensed Polish programme (approved by the Ministry of Education) to our Polish families, who constitute approximately 30% of the school’s student roll. Our educational programme is based upon the English National Curriculum, with our Key Stage 4 students sitting IGCSE exams, and our Y13 students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

At present we have approximately 200 students (aged 3 – 18), who come from many different countries worldwide. The average class size is about 15. In view of these small numbers, the overall ambience throughout the school is warm, friendly and relaxed, yet at the same time academically demanding. The level of English in some classes varies from beginner to native speaker, so all our teachers must be prepared to cope with mixed language levels. In our older classes, most students speak good English.

Details of post

The successful candidate must be a fully qualified primary teacher, preferable with experience or training in the British educational system. He/she will be expected to teach the English National Curriculum, taking into account the varied needs of our international pupils, in particular with regard to the low levels of English of some students. EAL experience would be useful, though not essential. Specialist staff teach foreign languages (from Year 3), and music, art and sports (from Foundation).

We will be looking for the following qualities in our short-listed candidates: flexibility, good classroom organisation and management, patience, firm but fair discipline, clearly-set routines, the ability to differentiate and, above all, to challenge each pupil to the best of their abilities. In terms of personality, the candidate must be able to adapt to various situations, cope with mixed language levels, work well within a small professional team yet at the same time be self-sufficient, and enjoy the challenge of something new.

We require three references from all short-listed candidates, and a criminal record clearance from the appointed candidate.

Details of salary are available upon application.

For further information about our school, please look us up on our website:  and facebook page: facebook/bisckrakow

Letters of application and CVs should be sent to: and 

More about British International School of Krakow
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: ul. Smolensk 25, 31-108 Krakow, Poland. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +48 12292 64 78
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Our Objectives

Our school will maintain an open enrolment policy and meet the needs of all its pupils. We will achieve this th...