Cambridge International School – An SEN Teacher
We are seeking a UK or similarly qualified SEN specialist teacher with a recognised teaching qualification, along with experience and preferably qualification in the support of students with mild to moderate special needs. All applicants must be fluent English speakers and have experience of supporting students either in the UK, or in an English medium school elsewhere. Experience in international schools, though desirable, is not essential. Organisational skills, initiative, flexibility, independence and a strong belief in a child-centred approach to education along with a warm, friendly, happy disposition are sought.
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 (to €44,400 gross per year for 6+ years relevant 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: email@example.com – write SEN 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 January. Please be aware that we will not accept applications using the TES online application form - an individual letter of application along with a full CV are essential.
Visit the school web site at www.cambridgeschool.eu