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Arts Teacher

King's College School CascaisCascais, Portugal

King’s College School is a brand-new school opening in September 2022, in Cascais. It is an international school offering a truly global education and is the only school in the Lisbon area to offer the full world-renowned Cambridge curriculum up until Year 11 (age 16) and then culminate with the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme in Years 12 & 13 (age 16-19).  Our first intake for September 2022 will be for students for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (age 1) through to Year 8 (age 13). In September 2023, we will naturally expand the school and offer places up to Year 10 (age 15); following this a new year group will then be added annually through to Year 13 (age 18) which is the final year of school.     

This is an exciting time to join the team as we are designing our growth roadmap and new staff will be able to actively participate in this project.

While this is an organisation committed to academic excellence, we believe that this is only possible if we are also committed to the personal and professional growth of our staff.

To join our team we are looking for a well-qualified and talented Arts Teacher who has a passion for the teaching and learning of Arts. The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge, and the ability to make the subject come alive with inspirational and interactive lessons which challenge and support all pupils to secure the best possible outcomes. Training and experience of teaching IB Diploma Programme Arts courses, whilst not essential, will be regarded positively.

All staff at King’s College School are actively involved in the pastoral life of school. The role will also offer the opportunity for contribution to co-curricular clubs and enrichment.

The successful candidate will:

· Be well qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated

· Be an excellent classroom practitioner who can ensure good progress for all students

· Have a vision for what outstanding teaching and learning looks like

· Have excellent organisational skills

· Have a positive attitude and approach to change and development

. Availability to start in September 2022.

We offer:

· A wonderful new working environment with excellent resources

· Supportive colleagues and community

· Enthusiastic and motivated pupils that are taught in small class sizes

· Excellent professional development opportunities within the school and wider Inspired group

· Complimentary lunches in the Dining Hall during term time

 

Our new campus, opening for the 2023-24 academic year, will offer the highest quality modern spaces, ensuring students benefit from a learning environment that has been designed for how students learn today.  They will also enjoy a huge range of co-curricular activities and enrichment activities, including a special Elite Sports Programme for student-athletes and a Boarding House for up to 50 students from 13 to 18 years old.

Facilities include two gymnasiums, football and rugby pitches, tennis and padel courts, and a swimming pool as well as performing arts rooms for dance and drama along with music rooms and instrumental practice rooms. There will also be state-of-the-art science labs, a multi-purpose hall, an auditorium, and plenty of green spaces and shaded areas for students to enjoy the outdoors.

 

If you are passionate about the life chances of young people and possess the expertise required to teach in an environment where children of mixed abilities excel, then we would love to hear from you.

We are passionate about supporting personal and professional development. As an Inspired School, there are longer term career opportunities that exist in a company where our colleagues share ideas and practices from around the world. Inspired is an international family of over 60 schools on five continents.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please follow the TES link to put forward your application to join our School.  For safer recruitment purposes we can only accept applications on the official school application form.  Please also attach a supporting statement clearly outlining why you are interested in our school and the specific vacancy.  The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd December 2021 at 6:00 pm (Lisbon time).

First-round telephone or online interviews will take place on a rolling basis.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Inspired Recruitment Event in January 2022 - further details are provided below. The presence of the shortlisted candidates at the Inspired Recruitment Event is not mandatory, therefore candidates who cannot be present will also be considered for the recruitment process.

 

THE INSPIRED RECRUITMENT EVENT IN JANUARY 2022

Because we take so much care in selecting great teachers to join us, and we know that often decisions to join a school or potentially move countries should be done with proper consideration, we will be looking to invite any candidate who applies and is shortlisted to a recruitment event, hosted in our London School, Fulham.

This event will take place over the 08th and 09th January 2022 and will be hosted by a number of our top international Headteachers and Principals.

At this event, we will provide the opportunity for candidates to ask questions to experts about any visa or relocation processes, the curriculum or any other questions they may have as part of the joining process.  

Applicants who attend are expected to bring along official identification to the event.

 

Inspired Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.


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