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Secondary English Teacher

The British School QuitoQuito - Ecuador

We have a fantastic opportunity for an English specialist to join our successful and growing school in Quito, Ecuador.

About the School 

The British School Quito  is Ecuador's only truly British international school, where the English National Curriculum is taught with strong links to local language and culture. We are proud of our joint British-Ecuadorian roots and have a very strong reputation in the local and international community resulting in growing numbers and opportunities for expansion. Our Secondary Curriculum is based on UK best practice and content at KS3 with a strong focus on local context; the KS4 Curriculum follows the Cambridge IGCSE programme and our KS5 Curriculum follows the IBDP.

British School Quito is a non-profit foundation, with the sole purpose of providing education. We are an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and COBIS and are members of the LAHC. We are also licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. The school is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito and 20 minutes from the airport. The Early Years, Primary and Secondary sections are all on one campus, which has rich local flora and fauna – hummingbirds are daily visitors to most areas. The school has an ICT lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, swimming pool and a sports field. We have a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions and rich opportunities for outside play. You can explore our website here

The school also forms part of the Orbital Education  group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population.  In addition to our school in Quito, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Russia, Shanghai, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe.  As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, supporting them to achieve excellent outcomes and enabling their students to achieve their potential. Staff also have the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, giving them the opportunity to see the world at the same time as progressing their career.   

About the Role

The role is due to start from August 2022 and will be to teach a range of secondary classes across all ages depending on experience.

BSQ has already built its reputation on high quality and high standards and as such it has similar high expectations of its staff.   The school therefore welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred teachers who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning and also be excited to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy school. 

Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor degree and UK Qualified Teacher Status.  Applicants must speak fluent English and hold British citizenship in order to secure the necessary visa. We welcome applications from NQTs with excellent references.

BSQ Teachers:

- live and learn with respect and care for each other.

- live and learn with a happy and welcoming attitude to everyone.

- live and learn with an active and determined approach to our ambitions.

Applications - If this describes you and you are keen to join our excellent school and friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team, then we would welcome an application from you.  Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. 

Applications should be made through the Apply Now button.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

Orbital Education focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.  Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide

2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.

3. Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Living and working in Quito

Quito, its Ecuador’s capital city.  At 2,850m above sea level it is the highest official capital city in the world and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in South America. It’s stunning architecture that serves as a reminder of Ecuador’s history, sits alongside it’s beautiful landscape, nestled between the mountains of the Andes.

The city has a relaxed, welcoming, and friendly environment, and a pleasant climate all-year-round because of its elevation and proximity to the equator.  Average afternoon temperatures are approximately 21 °C and average night-time lows of approximately 10 °C.

Quito is located within 20 kilometres of an International airport with regular flights to Europe, the US, and wider region.  Click here to find out more about the reasons to live and work in Ecuador. 

Closing date - Thursday December 2nd 2021

Interview dates online - Week beginning December 6th 2021

Interviews will take place online. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and will be required to present either a DBS certificate alongside a current update from the DBS service, or an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icpc/  (if ever worked or lived in the UK). Prohibition Checks will also be required where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) from your most recent country of residence.

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