Physics Teacher, Alexandria - Egypt

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The British School, AlexandriaAlexandria - Egypt

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Start date: October 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


The British School, Alexandria (NOR 515) seeks applications from enthusiastic, hard-working and talented teachers seeking to develop their teaching career in an international setting.

We follow the British National Curriculum, IGCSE and A-level. We would need you to be able to teach Chemistry/Physics in KS3 and Physics at KS4 and KS5.  You would be joining a very strong department which achieves excellent results.

The British School, Alexandria is a long-established, high-achieving and forward-thinking 3-18 International School known for its family atmosphere. It enjoys an excellent reputation both within Alexandria and further afield. It is recognised by the DfE and is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). We are committed to ensuring excellent learning and teaching in a caring environment. You will find the school a rewarding and friendly place to work with good relationships between staff and students. We have a strong commitment to the professional development of all our staff.

Alexandria is a bustling, friendly and cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean, full of historical interest. Life for teachers is enjoyable with a relatively low cost of living and a sufficiently good infrastructure, shops, cafes and restaurants to lead a European lifestyle. Most teachers are able to save at least 60% of their salary and, at the same time, enjoy exploring Egypt. Although in the past Egypt has appeared in the media, you will find that living in Alexandria is in reality similar to living in any other big city with no particular security issues and a strong and stable government. 

Minimum Requirements

Honours degree from a UK university or similar in Physics

Qualified Teacher Status / PGCE

Experience of teaching in the British education system either in the UK or in British international schools 

Satisfactory Police / DBS (formerly CRB) checks


2 years’ experience of teaching Physics however, a strong NQT would also be considered

A British citizen who has been educated in Britain and so has personal experience of the British education system

Terms and Conditions /Advantages

· Very good tax free salary

· Free furnished quality accommodation (excluding utility bills) with sole occupancy within walking distance of the school (minimum 2-bedroom furnished apartment for single teachers and 3-bedroom family accommodation for families) in a very pleasant suburb of Alexandria

· Annual return flights to the UK for teacher, spouse and dependants 

· Beginning and end-of-contract baggage allowance

· 2 free school places for dependant children (and 50% for a third child)

· Free health insurance for teacher, spouse and dependants

· Small class sizes (typically 15 students in a class)

· Highly motivated students who want to learn 

· Forward-looking British independent international school at the heart of the community with a family atmosphere

· Excellent professional development together with opportunities to take on responsibility

· British international accredited (COBIS and BSME) not-for-profit school for children aged 3-18

· Vibrant north African Egyptian city with excellent opportunities for travel

Application Process

If you would be interested in joining us, then please visit our website for further details and to download an application form. Please e-mail the completed application form together with a brief letter of application, of no more than two sides of A4, to and a copy to

We are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible, within the next 2 or 3 weeks.

If you have any questions or would like any further details, please do not hesitate to contact myself by email at .

Single teachers or married couples (with or without children) are welcome to apply.

The British School, Alexandria is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. 

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More about The British School, Alexandria
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 9 Mahmoud Aboul Ela Street, Kafr Abdou, Roushdy, Alexandria, Egypt
Telephone: +20 3 544 5426
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We have recently celebrated our 30th Anniversary and continue to be one of the leading schools in Alexandria and the surrounding area. We have close links with the British Consulate - our Patron is Her Majesty’s Consul General and part of our campus...