KS1 Class Teacher, Amsterdam

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The British School of AmsterdamAmsterdam

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary that includes a relocation allowance for expatriate employees.
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

Key Stage 1 Class Teacher

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Key Stage 1 class teachers to join our busy and dynamic Infant School. The Infant School is four-form entry for years 1 and 2 and currently has 195 pupils. The maximum class size is 24. Working as part of a team, you will be responsible for teaching all areas of the National Curriculum, as well as taking part in the wider life of our successful international British school.   We have a rich diversity of children from all areas of the world in a non-selective and highly personalised learning environment. Teachers need to be UK qualified and have at least three years’ experience teaching in Key Stage 1 in the UK, ideally with experience of the National Curriculum for England. 

We are particularly interested in teachers who have experience with facilitating play-based, active learning in Key Stage 1 as this is one of the areas we are currently developing at the Infant School. More information can also be found in the Primary School Profile. More information about working in the Infant School can be found here.  

About the school

The British School of Amsterdam (BSA) is an independent co-educational non-profit day school providing world class teaching and learning for children from 3 to 18 years old. Currently based on three campuses in the south of the city of Amsterdam, the school is organised into four departments: Early Years (3-5 years), Infants (5-7 years), Juniors (7-11 years) and Seniors (11-18 years) each with its own Head and team of staff. We currently have more just under 970 pupils across the school. The British School of Amsterdam is directed by a whole school leadership team comprising the Principal, Bursar and the Heads of the Early Years, Infant, Junior and Senior schools. The Support Department consists of admissions, data management, finance, IT, facilities, catering, marketing & PR and HR.

Our school offers a stimulating and caring environment, enabling all children to realise their full potential academically and to develop the skills and confidence for a fulfilling and responsible life in a changing society.  We believe that education should nurture a love of learning, a sense of curiosity, a sense of self-worth and the worth of others, a global awareness and a sense of responsibility. As a school, we seek to develop inquiring, imaginative, fascinated, knowledgeable and caring young people with an eagerness for knowledge and a sense of value. Together, we aim to provide young people with the skills they will need to make informed choices in a moral context throughout the rest of their lives.

As a British international school, we are proudly non-selective with high expectations of all pupils and staff. Our staff are the school's greatest asset; they are professional, caring, committed and work together, whatever their role, to provide the best possible education for the children in our care.   

In September 2020, all four schools will come together in one single location on the Havenstraat in Amsterdam.  The entire building project is worth €40 million and will be an exciting new chapter for the school. This move will enable further expansion of the Senior School across all Key Stages.

We are accredited by the UK Government as a British School Overseas offering the English National Curriculum leading to IGCSEs and A-Levels. Our most recent inspection report can be found here.  

Contract and benefits

The post is full time, and in the first instance temporary for one year, however this can be renewed by mutual agreement.  After the second one-year contract the position becomes permanent. Although the post will initially be based at the Infant School, all primary staff are expected to be flexible and ready to work in any of our three primary sections: Early Years, Infant or Junior.

Benefits include

  • Competitive salary on the Teacher Salary Scale (2018-19) which is from €34,375.33 (T1) to €54,203.78 (T9) per annum. 
  • An additional 8% holiday allowance is paid per year.
  • Relocation allowance (for expatriate staff).
  • A pension plan where the entire contribution is paid by the school.
  • Possibility of applying for a tax discount for overseas highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands (commonly referred to as the 30% Ruling). 
  • Free school places for employees who qualify for the 30% Ruling.
  • Travel expenses of €0.19 per km if travelling by car (up to a monthly maximum of €180) or by public transport (if coming from outside of Amsterdam) of up to €300 per month (in standard class).

Person specification

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • A recognised teaching qualification, for example, a PGCE.
  • Three years’ experience in the UK curriculum.
  • Good team member.
  • Excellent organisational and classroom skills.
  • A commitment to professional development.
  • Strong IT skills to support teaching and learning.
  • Good understanding of assessment for learning.


  • Experience of teaching children with English as an additional language. 
  • Experience of working in an international school setting .
  • Experience with play-based, active learning in KS1.

Application process

Click here for an application form. The application form should include a covering letter, addressed to the Principal, Paul Morgan, and the contact details for two referees. Once completed it should be sent to recruitment@britams.nl by Monday 17 June at 12pm (CET). The School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the HR Manager, Feli Luzolo f.luzolo@britams.nl.

After the closing date we will contact successfully long-listed candidates with more details about the interview process. Initial Skype interviews for long-listed candidates will take place soon after the closing date with further interviews in Amsterdam for shortlisted candidates.

Job location

More about The British School of Amsterdam
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 5 - 7 years
Address: Infant School, Jan van Eijckstraat 21, Amsterdam, 1077 LG, Netherlands.
Telephone: +31 20 67 93 060