IB MYP and DP Integrated Humanities and DP History - Middle and High School

International School of SienaItaly

Candidates should be well-qualified and experienced in IB.

Committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to learning and enthusiastic about promoting international understanding.

As interviews will be held on a rolling basis, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline.


The International School of Siena is focused on facilitating a meaningful education which is based on high achievement and inquiry based learning.

The school consists of small classes, one class per grade. Our IB programmes provide each student with opportunities to explore, inquire and develop confidence as well as equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for the 21st century. Our school is based in a new purpose built facility which includes a spacious indoor gymnasium, well designed classrooms, drama studio, libraries and science labs with on-going developments of the external facilities.

We are an International Baccalaureate World School delivering all three programmes: Primary Years, Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma.  The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (the International Schools of Europe) which in turn are part of Inspired, a worldwide network of premium schools. (www.inspirededu.co.uk), offering global best practice and professional development.

The Position:

We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with qualifications and experience working with students in the Middle School and IB Diploma Programme.

Individuals and Societies/ Humanities Teacher specialising in History is highly sought after, the ability and experience with IB DP Core (TOK or EE) would be advantageous.  Please share any prior Examination results should you already have IB experience.

Any interest or experience in Eco Schools would also be advantageous.

Candidates should be committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to learning, and enthusiastic about promoting international understanding. 

The successful candidate would be offered an initial 12 month Contract with the offer of permanent contract for a candidate willing to commit long term.

A strong commitment to purposeful teaching, positive energy, collaborative planning and open communication is essential.

Our classrooms are exciting centres of collaborative learning and this extends to the philosophy and vision of relations between teachers and families. We believe that collaboration with families is of particular importance and our teachers interact comfortably and confidently with parents as well as being imaginative and flexible classroom practitioners. We expect high standards in teaching and learning with a special awareness to language acquisition and literacy since the majority of students do not have English as their mother tongue.

Applicants must be willing to be active, flexible participants in a hard-working team of teachers. The initial contract will be fixed term for 12 months, after which there may be the possibility of converting the contract into a permanent position of employment.

Ability and experience of using CAT4 data to inform planning and Progress of every student. 

Skills in differentiation to ensure personalised learning for all students is essential.

Essential characteristics:

To hold "Certified Teaching Status" or equivalent qualifications;

To have had a minimum of two years teaching experience with students in Secondary School and post 16;

To be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Italy.

Previous experience with IB programmes is desirable but not essential and official IB training will be offered, together with relocation assistance.

Why work with us:

A knowledgeable and talented staff body committed to supporting the very best in student achievement.

IB professional development during employment

Support settling in to Italy with our Relocation Agents

An international campus in Siena, Italy and a school where teachers are respected as professionals and afforded autonomy to teach in the most innovative and effective ways.

How to apply Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should send their completed application from containing the following to the Principal, Miss Lianne Knibb.

TES Application form to be completed with Letter of application; (Incomplete applications without letter of application will not be considered)

Please feel free to upload a supporting document - optional: CV with photo;

Contact details of three referees (one of which must be current supervisor from most recent appointment and include your current Principal or Head Teacher).

The successful candidate will be expected to begin work at the end of August 2021, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our child safeguarding policy.

More information about the school can be found on our website at http://internationalschoolsgroup.it/school/siena.

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