Cambridge International School – A Primary (Year 6) Teacher/Tutor
We are assisting one of our parents who is seeking a fully qualified English curriculum Primary Teacher to work with a 10 year old girl who is registered into our school. The girl is heavily involved in dramatic productions which take up some of her school hours. The family also spends some time abroad. The appointed person will support the girl in school as needed, at evenings and weekends on occasion. If the family travel abroad (such as to their homes in Monaco and the Maldives), the tutor will accompany the girl and deliver the curriculum which will be taught within her Year 6 class whilst she is away. The initial contract will be for one year with the school under normal teaching staff terms and conditions (hours per week, holidays etc). However the appointee must be prepared to be flexible so as to support the girl when she is available. This will mean working closely with the teacher of the Year 6 that the girl is in, who will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the curriculum to the whole class.
From the following school year, the tutor if successful will be offered a full time position within this expanding and oversubscribed English curriculum international school.
We are seeking a UK or similarly qualified primary teacher with a recognised teaching qualification having a focus upon upper primary. Very important to us is that the teacher has energy and drive and is able to motivate and inspire. All applicants must be fluent English speakers and have experience of the English education system either in the UK, or in a British curriculum international school. Experience in international schools, though desirable, is not essential. We are willing to consider a recently qualified teacher who displays the outstanding qualities we are seeking including organisational skills, initiative, flexibility, independence and a strong belief in a child-centred approach to education. A warm, friendly, happy disposition is a must.
A little about us. Cambridge International School is situated 30 miles from Vienna in Bratislava, the safe and comfortable capital of Slovakia. We are a young and expanding international school teaching the English National curriculum along with Cambridge IGCSE, AS and A Level. Class sizes are small - maximum 18 to IGCSE and 12 at A Level. Our buildings are new and of a 5* standard with large, airy and light classrooms (equipped with interactive whiteboards and other modern technology) as well as many common areas for students, staff and parents. We are not a selective school and students are generally from well-to-do local families or are the children of diplomats or expatriates working in Bratislava for international companies. 50% of our staff are from the UK with others from around the world.
Bratislava is a very pleasant, historic, central European city with daily low-cost flights from several UK airports. The city is as well-resourced as any large British city with entertainment spots (multiplex cinemas, theatres, concert venues, sports arenas, international restaurants and bars), shopping centres (Tesco, H&M, Next and Debenhams are all to be found) and a very attractive old town, as well as much, much more. Bratislava has the 6th highest regional GDP per capita in Europe ahead of cities such as Vienna, Madrid, Paris and Berlin, but still has a much lower cost of living than all of these and the UK. The city’s location, being just an hour’s bus/train journey from Vienna, two hours from Budapest and three hours from Prague make it an ideal low cost spot from which to explore the major historic capitals of central Europe. Other central, eastern and southern European countries can also easily be reached by budget airline from Bratislava’s new international airport. So all-in-all, this is a great opportunity for a young and adventurous or a more mature teaching professional seeking an opportunity where they can make a real difference.
Applicants must have a right of residency in the EU; Slovakia is part of the European Union and so work permits are not required for UK or EU citizens. On offer is a renewable contract, good financial package (after two years with us to €44,400 gross per year for 6+ years experience, in a city with a low cost of living) and excellent working conditions. Apply ASAP by email, including a full C.V. and letter of application, to: firstname.lastname@example.org – write Tutor in the subject box. Applicants will be interviewed by Skype initially. We will interview selected candidates immediately and appoint as soon as possible - we hope to complete the recruitment process by the end of July. Please be aware that we will not accept applications using the TES online application form - an individual letter of application addressing this unique position along with a full CV are essential.
Visit the school web site at www.cambridgeschool.eu