Early Years Teacher
Location: South East Spain, Murcia
Contract Type: Full time
Contract Term: Permanent
Employer: El Limonar International School, Murcia (ELIS Cognita)
Start Date: September 2018
El Limonar International School (ELIS) has been providing a high quality bilingual education for Spanish and International students from Early Years to KS5 in the Murcia and Alicante regions, southern Spain for close to thirty years. With the appointment of a new Principal in 2012, the school underwent significant curriculum change in order to ensure that it remains the region’s top International school for the next quarter century and beyond. The Principal was then appointed Executive Principal for both the ELIS school sites in 2017. In order to build upon our significant achievements to date and as a direct consequence of the school’s recent, rapid growth, the Executive Principal is inviting applications for the post of Early Years Teacher to start on September 1st 2018.
This post requires a teacher with experience in the delivery of the Early Years curriculum within a British curriculum school environment. This post represents an excellent opportunity for both a recently qualified teacher and a more experienced teacher looking to broaden their professional and personal experiences: The successful candidate will take a lead in both the use of summative and formative assessment across Nursery and Reception as well as in using recorded data to inform planning and for reporting to parents through the use of the Tapestry software. The appointed teacher would also be expected take responsibility for the coordination of an aspect of the curriculum (this would be decided by mutual agreement) in the medium term and to encourage and share best practice within the school through collaborative work with colleagues.
As well as meeting the requirements of the general candidate specification, the successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and very well organized. It is expected that the post holder will be fully involved in extra-curricular activities and in modelling high-quality school display.
El Limonar International School (ELIS), as part of the Cognita Schools group, is an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all UK qualified teachers with relevant experience including teaching couples. Teachers would be expected to contribute to the extra curricular life of the school and a working knowledge of the Spanish language would be an advantage but is not essential.
The closing date for applications is the 5th of March, but an appointment could be made before that date in order to secure an outstanding candidate. Applications will only be considered from candidates submitting a completed teacher application form (a copy of which is included in this advert). Candidates are also required to submit an application letter addressed to the school’s Executive Principal, Mr Christopher Eversden, and may also send a C.V. (with photograph) if they wish. Applications should be submitted through the ‘Apply Now’ button included in this advertisement.
All applications should include the name, email and contact telephone number of three referees, one of which must be the candidate’s current Headteacher. The referees must cover at least the last five years on the candidate’s employment history.
Long-listed candidates will be notified and invited to an initial interview by Skype. Final interview will take place either the UK or in Spain by arrangement.
Cognita 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. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity (if the candidate has lived in the UK) and/or criminal/police checks for all other countries inhabited (irrespective of whether they worked in those countries).