International School Andalucía is a small school, with a big heart and personality!
Required to start January 2022 (Permanent job)
At International School Andalucía we believe that our teaching team is our most valuable resource.
We are focused upon attracting, selecting and developing the best from across the world.
We offer permanent contracts (after a standard probationary period) which run over the full 12 month year, unlike many local schools.
We offer all teachers up to two free school places for your children (excluding some additional costs, such as school lunches and school uniform) and work with you to ensure that your move into the area goes smoothly. We offer the dedicated support of our Human Resources team to advise and support you through the administrative and personal arrangements that you and your family will need to undertake. We also offer free lunches for staff. The school also provides other additional benefits, which we are happy to detail during the selection process.
The school and location
International School Andalucía is a small school located in the beautiful city of Seville, in Andalucía, Spain. The school has recently joined the International Schools Partnership, a worldwide educational organisation where ‘amazing learning’ is at the heart of everything they believe in. The school offers a high-quality British education for both local and international students aged 2 – 18. ISA teaches the English National Curriculum in EYFS, KS1, 2 and 3, the i/GCSE in Years 10 and 11, and the ‘A’ Level programme in Years 12 and 13, as well as the Fases Específicas required for the National Baccalaureate. Students go on to study at top universities in Spain, the UK and around the world. There are currently around 300 students attending the school. Learning takes place in well-resourced classrooms, delivered by internationally qualified educators who prepare students for an international future as global citizens.
The school life
The School operates a 6 x 60 minute period daily timetable with lessons starting at 8.45 a.m and finishing at 4.20 p.m. The Secondary school is introducing a two week timetable in September. There is a mid-morning break and Lunch. Teachers can expect to have up to 25 contact periods plus PPA time, and help with covers and all staff have duties around Campus.
Extra curricular activities take place every Wednesday within the school day and all staff are expected to offer at least one term of activities (depending on teaching allocations).
All staff have two ¨Collaborative planning¨ periods to dedicate to collaborate and look for learning opportunities. Being a small school we do not have faculties but we promote strong sharing and collaboration across subjects and sections.
International School Andalucía has high expectations of its staff and welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred applicants who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning at the school. Successful candidates will have an up to date knowledge of curriculum developments, be passionate about children both within and outside the classroom and be experienced and dynamic teachers who hold a relevant degree.
Candidates must have appropriate work experience and have a clear understanding of teaching at the appropriate Key Stage, according to the position. Individuals must be outstanding teaching practitioners, enjoy inspiring students through a student-centred approach to learning, have the ability to provide a model of excellent classroom practice, be highly committed, confident in data analysis, and possess excellent IT, organisational and communication skills.
Please state in your letter how your previous experience will ensure you will be successful in this role. Every member of the teaching staff is expected to contribute to the wider community aspect of school life.
Since we are a British style school we will only consider applications from candidates who:
- have QTS status or equivalent, recognised for the purposes of teaching in the UK or overseas and hold an appropriate teaching qualification;
- are in possession of an up to date Police Clearance last 10 years and ICPC certificate from the most recent country of teaching;
- demonstrate in their letter of application how they will use their experience to address the challenges of teaching expatriate and local children in a British school in Spain.
If you have the experience and are confident that you can lead great learning in this role at ISA, please send a completed application form (we do not accept CV only applications) to Mrs Marisol Gonzalez at email@example.com
Applicants should also include a personal statement, which responds directly to the following question (on no more than two sides of A4). ‘How would you ensure that amazing learning remains at the heart of all you do in this role?’. You can send your personal statement in the "Supporting Statement" section.
This school and ISP are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.
- All successful candidates will be required to:
- Provide proof of identity
- Provide Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering any country they have lived and worked in during the last 10 years.
- Provide proof of professional status
- Provide actual certificates of qualifications
- Complete a confidential health questionnaire (in countries where this is permitted)
- Provide proof of eligibility to live and work in the country of employment
- The above must be included in the conditional offer letter clearly stating that failure to comply will result in the offer being withdrawn.