We have a fantastic opportunity for an English specialist to join our successful and growing school in Quito.
About the School
BSQ is Ecuador's only truly British international school, where the English National Curriculum is taught with strong links to local language and culture. We are proud of our joint British-Ecuadorian roots and have a very strong reputation in the local and international community resulting in growing numbers and opportunities for expansion. Our Early Years Curriculum is based on UK best practice and incorporates continuous play, observational assessment, accessible provision, rich language development and lots of fun.
British School Quito is a foundation, with the sole purpose of providing education. We are an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools. We are licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. The school is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito and 20 minutes from the airport. The Early Years, Primary and Secondary sections are all on one campus, which has rich local flora and fauna – hummingbirds are daily visitors to most areas. The school has an ICT lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, swimming pool and a sports field. We have a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions and rich opportunities for outside play.
The school forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population. In addition to our school in Quito, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Russia, Shanghai, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe. As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes and enabling their students to achieve their potential. Staff also have the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, giving them the opportunity to see the world at the same time as progressing their career.
About the Role
The role is due to start from August 2019 and will be to teach English to years 7-13 including IGCSE and IB.
BSQ has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff. The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school. Applicants are invited from teachers currently working in the UK maintained or independent school sectors and from those already posted overseas.
Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree from a reputable UK University, Qualified Teacher Status, with a PGCE, BEd or similar from the UK. Applicants must speak fluent English and hold British citizenship in order to secure the necessary visa. We welcome applications from NQTs with excellent references.
- live and learn with respect and care for each other.
- live and learn with a happy and welcoming attitude to everyone.
- live and learn with an active and determined approach to our ambitions.
If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.
Please submit your application to the Principal, Mrs Emma Newman, at email@example.com
Closing date - Monday February 25th 2019
Interviews will take place by Skype and will commence immediately from the date of advertising until the post is filled. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and will be required to present either a DBS certificate alongside a current update from the DBS service, or an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icpc/ (if ever worked or lived in the UK). Prohibition Checks will also be required where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) from your most recent country of residence.