British Georgian Academy
British Georgian Academy (BGA) is looking to recruit dynamic, committed staff members for our exciting and unique independent school. The British Georgian Academy was founded in 2006. Currently the school has 450 students, most of whom are Georgian. The school currently undergoing a strategic review of its vision, curriculum and teaching model. The aim of this review is to establish a bilingual teaching model across the school (Georgian and English) and combine the best aspects of the Georgian National Curriculum with aspects of British and international school curricula. These will or could include such programmes as IPC, IMYC, IGCSE, and IELTs and SAT preparation. As an equally important aspect of the new vision and direction of the school, the holistic education of students at all ages should be enhanced through pastoral care, leadership development opportunities, extra-curricular challenge, etc… Further to this the school wishes to be seen as a centre of professional development for its teaching staff who are presently all Georgians. The school shares a campus with the British International School of Tbilisi (BIST) which caters for the international community and is staffed by mostly British teachers.
More detailed information can be found in Georgian on the school’s website www.bga.ge. The facilities of both schools and information about BIST can be found at www.bist.ge.
Teachers are being sought for the following post (for August 2019):
BGA students and staff are committed to supporting the wider community through our wide-ranging BGA community programmes. All teachers also support and contribute actively to our cross-curricular days and weeks, our diverse programme of extra-curricular activities, and the PSHE programme. Secondary teachers will be expected to teach their subject to the equivalent of IGCSE and A Level within the Georgian system.
The successful candidates will have recent UK/international experience, be highly motivated, well organised and possess UK qualifications (or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications). An understanding of the benefits and challenges of living in a rapidly developing country is an advantage.
International staff members at BGA and BIST enjoy a stimulating, supportive working environment and pay and conditions compare very well with other international schools in the region. Net pay scales are above UK net pay scales and this is enhanced with an annual air ticket, full medical cover, a housing allowance and the opportunity to work and live in a beautiful and fascinating country. The successful candidates will join a team of enthusiastic and committed staff in this highly popular and well-regarded school.
How to Apply
Please submit a completed BIST application form and supporting letter by 20th May 2019. We encourage early applications as we will begin initial interviews prior to the deadline. Application forms and further details are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org Candidates will be formally interviewed via skype and also have the opportunity for an informal skype discussion prior to this.
British Georgian Academy is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures, including checks with past employers, and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check. Our safeguarding and safer recruitment policies are shared with all prospective candidates.