Secondary Teacher of Biology, Porto, Portugal

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Oporto British SchoolPorto, Portugal

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary Scales based on qualifications and teaching experience
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Established in 1894, Oporto British School is proud of the fact that it is the oldest British School in mainland Europe. It follows the Cambridge Curriculum at KS3 leading to IGCSE and later the IB Diploma programme. Our pupils have achieved outstanding IB Diploma results in recent years, which have been amongst the best in Portugal. The school, while being conscious of its British foundation and traditions, is very much an international school of the 21st century. The school has undergone a very successful ISI inspection and is COBIS and CIS accredited. Oporto British School is open and friendly. Excellent relationships are evident throughout its close knit, supportive community, which is often described as being ‘like one big family’.  Our enrolment in School is just over 500 students.

The Position

This is a Secondary post.  Experience of teaching to school leaving age is essential and teaching of the IB Diploma would be an advantage. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach some Key Stage 3 Science.

Student achievement is above UK and international benchmarks, and the department has a strong profile across the school. You will be a highly effective and dynamic classroom teacher, with a genuine commitment to putting students first.  The school will provide you excellent support and professional development that is appropriate to your needs.

Application Procedure

If you feel you meet the above requirements, and wish to apply for this position, please download the application form from and email to;  we will not consider  applications which do not follow this process.

Oporto British School offers an attractive package and support for teachers moving to OBS.

Please do visit the school website for further information about the school  and the Secondary Section    

The deadline for application is Friday 27th March 2020 although interested teachers are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible as we reserve the right to appoint an outstanding candidate before the deadline.  Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by Skype or face-to-face if living in Portugal.

Oporto British School is committed to safeguarding all children. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record checks or country equivalent.  Oporto British School is an Equal Opportunities employer.

More about Oporto British School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Rua da Cerca, 326/350, Porto, 4150-201, Portugal. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +351 2261 66660
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