The British International School, Riyadh caters for students aged 3-18. 50% of students are British but over 50 nationalities are represented within the student body. The school is accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). The recent British School overseas inspection described the BIS curriculum as “outstanding” and states that “students demonstrate outstanding attitudes, behaviour and personal development. They take a pleasure in their own success and that of others”. In a recent confidential survey staff overwhelmingly stated that they enjoy working at the school. We now seek to add to our team.
We are seeking to appoint a well–qualified, Teacher of First Language English at KS3. The Teacher will also support our literacy intervention programme across KS 3 and 4, a programme which enhances BISR’s outstanding English GCSE results. Our English Department is a well-established, vibrant and supportive team of professionals and we are excited to have the opportunity to invite a like-minded teacher to join our enthusiastic team.
We would welcome applications from candidates who hold PGCE/QTS status. We are happy to take applications from newly qualified Teachers. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, committed and inspirational classroom practitioner able to deliver English at KS3 (and potentially KS4 to GCSE First Language level for the right candidate). Please note that a Second Language Teaching Certificate (e.g. CELTA, TEFL, etc,) will not be sufficient for this role.
The successful candidate will:
• be a UK qualified teacher, qualified to teach children in senior school aged 11 – 18 in first language English, or have qualifications recognised in the UK through the NARIC process;
• very competently fulfil all Teachers’ Standards as published by the Department of Education in 2012;
• put students at the heart of the education process;
• fully support the Mission and ethos of the school;
• commit enthusiastically to the school’s enrichment programme including leading extra-curricular and inter-house activities;
• be able to use ICT as an effective teaching tool;
• believe in the values of international and inter-culturalism in an educational context;
• have recent experience of delivering a British curriculum, preferably to A-level;
• have a keen understanding of the pedagogical styles required to implement the National Curriculum of England;
• be fluent in spoken and written English;
• be culturally sensitive;
• have outstanding interpersonal skills and an abundance of emotional intelligence.