Humanities Teacher, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan International SchoolAlmaty, Kazakhstan

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

About Kazakhstan International School (KIS)

Kazakhstan International School is a small, growing school with big ideas! Located in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s beautiful former capital, KIS is an International Baccalaureate World School with students and teachers from about 30 countries. We will celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2019. 

We offer the IB Primary Years Programme from Early Years through Grade 5, and have Candidate School status for the Middle Years Programme in Grades 6-10. Our exciting, modern new campus will enable us to expand and eventually offer the full IB Programme, including the IB Diploma. Our aim is to fully prepare the children of our multicultural community for the challenges of the fast-changing world in which we live, and to play their part in making the world a better place for everyone. 

As part of our growth as a teaching and learning community, we are seeking an enthusiastic and inspirational Humanities teacher (IB Individuals and Societies) to complement our growing team of multinational, multi-talented teachers. You should be committed to the ideals shared by KIS and the IB, excited by inquiry-based and student-centred education, and eager to seize the opportunities (and accept the challenges) of living in one of the world’s biggest yet least-known countries. Adaptability, open-mindedness, and a sense of humour are key qualities. Knowledge and experience of the IB programme is advantageous but not essential, as we provide regular IB training opportunities. Establishing positive working relationships with students of varying English ability is vital. 

You will be well-versed in current affairs as well as having an awareness of different historic, cultural and geographic perspectives. You will be able to engage young people with a wide range of challenging questions and issues, locally and globally, and prompt them to make their own connections between what they learn and the world around them. You will promote international-mindedess and independent learning, and encourage students to transform knowledge and understanding into awareness and action.

KIS students are independent, creative, socially aware individuals. They are a delight to work with. Our local and expatriate staff form a cohesive team of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages and experiences. We enjoy a close, supportive partnership with our community of parents.

Early applications are recommended, as we may appoint ahead of the closing date if we find an outstanding candidate. 

KIS is committed to the safety and well-being of its students. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, providing police clearances from previous countries of employment, and a DBS check or its equivalent.

Further details of the school can be found on our website,   

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More about Kazakhstan International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: KIS Main Campus, 102a, Utegen Batyra, Almaty, 050062, Kazakhstan
Telephone: +7 727 395 33 54
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