Teacher of English, Sri Lanka

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The British School in ColomboSri Lanka

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Start date: from August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Directors of the British School in Colombo, Sri Lanka, are seeking to appoint a Teacher of English with effect from August 2019.
The British School in Colombo is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.
The British School in Colombo is a non-smoking school.


BSC was founded in 1994 and has a current population of 1400 students of 48 nationalities with 170 academic staff. BSC offers the English National Curriculum, with students entered for Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels.
The school is highly popular with waiting lists for students to join the school in most year groups. 
For further information about the School, please see https://britishschool.lk


The teacher of English is responsible for delivering outstanding lessons to students from Year 7 to Year 13. Students are enthusiastic, engaged, motivated and have excellent behaviour for learning. The Teacher of English will be responsible for examination classes at both IGCSE and A Level. The appointed teacher will work closely with the Head of Department and other members of the department to ensure that the English Department is a beacon of excellence in the school.


BSC is seeking to appoint a leading educationalist with the drive, energy, vision and dedication needed to contribute to this important department in this thriving, international school. The successful candidate will have outstanding professional skills and personal qualities, with a positive attitude to the development of themselves and others. We will be seeking accreditation under the British Schools Overseas framework and familiarisation with BSO standards would be a distinct advantage.


The initial contract offered to the successful candidate will be for two years, renewable thereafter by mutual agreement. The attractive compensation package will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.


Suitably qualified candidates should send to the Principal, Dr John Scarth, at Dilhani.Kamalaneson@britishschool.lk  the following:

  • a letter of application (no more than two pages), briefly outlining why the candidate wishes to apply for this position, with a clear indication of their educational philosophy and approach to school leadership
  • a completed BSC Application Form
  • a recent, and clear, head-and-shoulders photograph

Closing date: Friday  15th February 2019

Video interviews will be arranged immediately with selected candidates with the final interviews arranged for the week beginning Monday 11th March. However, BSC reserves the right to invite selected candidates to interview in advance of this schedule.

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More about The British School in Colombo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 63, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11 532 93 29
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The British School in Colombo is one of the leading British schools in the subcontinent, and has an enviable reputation for providing high quality education in a caring, nurturing environment. Sri Lanka is coming out of a period of conflict and the s...