Teacher of Chemistry and Integrated Sciences (MYP & DP)

International School of SienaSiena, Italy.


is seeking to appoint a

Teacher of Chemistry and Integrated Science (IB DP & MYP)

to join us in September 2021

Incomplete applications or failure to write a supporting statement will not be considered.


EU PASSPORT  Ireland, Spain, Poland, Germany, France etc (January 2021 status)

POST 16 Experience (IB Desirable, but experienced A-level considered)

Please only submit an application if you are have Qualified Teacher Status and an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Italy.

Candidates should be well-qualified, committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to learning and enthusiastic about promoting international understanding.

As interviews will be held on a rolling basis, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible. (Previous applicants need not apply)

Deadline for applications: Friday 23rd April 2021

The Position
 We are seeking to appoint a teacher of DP Chemistry (SL/HL) and MYP Chemistry and Integrated Sciences to join a developing department. Applicants must have experience of teaching upper secondary & post 16 Chemistry (such as IB MYP, DP, IGCSEs, A-levels, AP) and be interested in teaching Integrated Science to students across the first 3 years of secondary education.

Understanding of CAT4 and Data tracking to improve challenge and progress.

Willing and able to conduct experiments with students at least fortnightly and a firm understanding of the importance of personalised learning.

Someone who is willing to commit to a longer term position. We would initially offer a 12 month contract with the view to offer permanent after this time for longevity.

The successful applicant will be a dynamic teacher with experience of enabling pupils to achieve their potential. We are looking for the right balance between experience, enthusiasm and a passion for teaching, which will inspire our students.

This is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of our secondary school, to a successful and growing science department, in addition to teaching in the IB Diploma.

The School
 The school consists of small classes, one class per grade. Our IB programmes provide each student with opportunities to explore, inquire and develop confidence as well as equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for the 21st century. Our school is based in a new purpose-built facility which includes a spacious indoor gymnasium, well-designed classrooms, Drama studio, Libraries and two science labs with on-going developments of the external facilities.

We are an International Baccalaureate World School delivering all three programmes: Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (the International Schools of Europe) which in turn are part of Inspired, a worldwide network of premium schools. (www.inspirededu.co.uk), offering global best practice and professional development.

Our classrooms are exciting centres of collaborative learning and this extends to the philosophy and vision of relations between teachers and families. We believe that collaboration with families is of particular importance and our teachers interact comfortably and confidently with parents as well as being imaginative and flexible classroom practitioners. We expect high standards in teaching and learning with special awareness of language acquisition and literacy since the majority of students do not have English as their mother tongue.

Applicants must be willing to be active, flexible participants in a hard-working team of teachers. The initial contract will be fixed term for 12 months, after which there may be the possibility of converting the contract into a permanent position of employment.

Essential characteristics:

• to have a university degree in a related subject

• to have a teaching qualification / license

• to have had recent experience teaching Chemistry and Science within the 11-18 age range

• to be able to contribute to curriculum development in DP Chemistry and MYP Sciences

• to be a fluent English Speaker

•  to be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Italy.

Experience in teaching the IB MYP or DP would also be beneficial, although not essential as official IB training will be offered.

Why work with us:

• A knowledgeable and talented staff body committed to supporting the very best in student achievement.

• IB professional development during employment

• Support settling in to Italy with our Relocation Agents

• An international campus in Siena, Italy and a school where teachers are respected as professionals and afforded autonomy to teach in the most innovative and effective ways.

How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should complete the TES application form (including the contact details for three referees-one of which must be a current supervisor from most recent appointment and include your current Principal or Head Teacher) for the attention of Ms Lianne Knibb Principal

Optional: Candidates can also additionally submit a CV and photo as a supporting document if appropriate.

The successful candidate will be expected to begin work at the end of August 2021, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our child safeguarding policy.

More information about the school can be found on our website at http://internationalschoolsgroup.it/school/siena.

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