Secondary Teacher of Biology to A Level, Spain

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King's College, The British School of AlicanteSpain

Date posted:
Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

King's College, The British School of Alicante,  one of the most sought after British Schools in Spain, is seeking to appoint an inspiring, committed and passionate professional to teach Biology to A Level, KS3 Science and to contribute to sustaining the “excellent in every category” outcome as assessed by BSO in our last inspection report.  The position is advertised initially for a January 2019 start and by the 31st of the month at the latest.  

Candidates with suitable experience or potential to take on an additional position of responsibility are encouraged to make this clear via their application as opportunities for leadership may arise.

The School in Brief

  • 1086 pupils aged from 3-18 
  • Three/Four form entry throughout the Secondary School
  • Modern, purpose-built premises just minutes by car from the centre of Alicante and only 10 minutes from the airport
  • Newly refurbished and extended science laboratories with experienced lab technician
  • Excellent (I)GCSE and A Level results, well above UK national averages and in the top 200 UK schools
  • Member of COBIS , ISC and NABSS
  • Achieved ´Excellent in Every Category´ rating from ISI (2015) 
  • Excellent CPD provision and potential for career development and advancement.
  • Part of the King's Group of Schools  (Madrid, Murcia, Alicante, Elche, Frankfurt, Latvia, Panama and the UK)

The successful candidate will:

  • be an inspiring, creative and passionate teacher whose practice is rooted in Quality First Teaching and will share our belief in the importance of supporting and developing the whole child.
  • have experience of successfully teaching KS3 Science, Biology to IGCSE and A Level and will be able to demonstrate the value they have added to the outcomes of pupils under their care.
  • be excited by the prospect of working for a school judged under the BSO framework to be “outstanding in all areas” and explain what they can bring to that environment.
  • be committed to working collaboratively with pupils, parents and peers to achieve the best pupil outcomes possible.
  • be able to adapt teaching methods to support and drive the progress of pupils whose first language may not be English.
  • be a dedicated team player, with a “can-do” attitude who contributes positively to the general working environment and have an eagerness to contribute to the wider life of the school.
  • be a reflective practitioner with a keen interest in their own personal and professional development and an enthusiasm for participating in CPD and peer learning opportunities.
  • be fluent in English and demonstrate highly articulate spoken, written & technical language.
  • share our strong pastoral ethos and be able to demonstrate a commitment to pastoral care and the crucial role all staff play in developing the “whole” child. 
  • support the King’s Group Digital Learning programme by being a Google Certified Educator, or be willing to become one within the first twelve months of employment.

For this position, candidates with only TEFL qualifications will not fit our qualification criteria

To take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join the teaching team at a King's Group School in Spain, please complete and send the application pack, available to complete online at http://www.kingscollegeschools.org/vacancies/alicante 

The closing date for applications is 21st December 2018.  

First round of Skype interviews planned for week commencing 3rd December with short listed candidates invited to Alicante for final interview w/c 10th December.  Should an exceptional candidate by identified we reserve the right to appoint at any stage in the process.

To find out more about King’s Group, please visit http://kingsgroup.org/ 

King's Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be expected to undertake all appropriate checks to ensure the safeguarding of our pupils.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: King's Group, Glorieta del Reino Unido nº 5, Alicante, 03008, Spain
Telephone: +34 965 106 351
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