Secondary Science with Physics to Diploma level, Sotogrande International School

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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Secondary Science with Physics to Diploma level

Are you an innovative, creative and dedicated teacher? 

Do you want autonomy to teach your students in the best ways possible?

Do you have dreams and aspirations to make teaching and learning fun, engaging and attractive for students and want a supportive SLT to help you achieve this?

Sotogrande International School is for you!

The School: Situated on a spacious, leafy campus with impressive facilities, Sotogrande International School is a growing IB World day and boarding school offering the IB programmes throughout from PYP in our Primary School, to MYP in our Middle School and through to the IB Diploma in our Upper School.  Now in its 40th year, the school has grown steadily and enjoys a strong reputation for quality education in Spain. The student body will grow to over 1000 students by September 2019.  


We are currently full in a number of year groups and have waiting lists. We have over 130 students studying the IB Diploma Programme in our Upper School, where academic standards are high.  


The most recently graduated cohort scored an average IB Diploma score of 34 points, with 15% achieving 40 points or more, which we are really proud of considering we are non selective. We are not however, just an academically focused school.  Our drive is to educate the whole child and support students to explore their own gifts and talents, helping them to find their passions and purpose in life.


In our recent programme visit from the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), we were praised on our teaching and learning, our student engagement, our teacher well being and energy, our leadership and vision.


What are we looking for?

Applications from energetic, creative and innovative teachers with a recognised teaching qualification and degree (both are essential).

Innovative, positive, flexible, outstanding teachers who go above and beyond to make the learning experience for the student truly inspirational


An imperative commitment to personalised learning in the classroom, as is a belief in continual self-improvement. 

As an Apple Distinguished School, a commitment to using IT within the classroom is essential. Experiential learning and global citizenship are both core to our philosophy and, along with service learning, these elements drive our curriculum.

What do we offer?

Supported professional development at the school, complemented by a strong internal support programme.


We are looking for. 


We are a high-energy school with an extensive extra curricular programme, including our own student led NGO, The Kindred Project. Applicants are encouraged, in their letter of application, to highlight how they might enhance our thriving boarding, extra-curricular, service and global citizenship programmes.

If you want to make a difference to the education of students and thrive on making a positive impact, we want to hear from you.

Secondary physics

The science team are looking to recruit a flexible and creative teacher who is able to teach both science across our middle school and Physics to Diploma level. The successful candidate should be able to use technology to enhance the learning experience. A commitment to differentiation, assessment for learning and higher order thinking and questioning is key.

For the right candidate there is a Deputy Boarding house master role that can be combined with this teaching role. For more information, please see the Deputy Boarding house Master application.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will have a confidence in the use and implementation of virtual learning platforms to inform students of progress, targets and to maintain close, regular contact with parents/guardians.

If you are interested, please send a CV, letter of application and statement of your philosophy of education to The deadline for this role is Friday January 12th. Please note, in the event of an outstanding applicant, Sotogrande International School reserves the right to employ before the advertised deadline.  It is therefore essential that you send applications as soon as possible.


Initial interviews will be completed through Skype. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview session in Sotogrande at a date to be confirmed, prior to the final decision being taken.  For more details and additional vacancies, please see our website.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Sotogrande International School takes safeguarding very seriously.  There is a rigorous process involved as part of recruitment. Police clearance will be required for all countries of employment and a reference from your current Head Teacher.

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More about Sotogrande International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Apartado 15, Cádiz, 11310, Spain
Telephone: +34 956 795 902
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