Teacher of ESL, Akademeia High School, Warsaw, Poland

Closing date:Expiring soon

Akademeia High SchoolAkademeia High School, Warsaw, Poland

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 1,625 – 2,074 GBP
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for a dynamic, academically-driven teacher who is excited by the prospect of contributing to a new international school which prepares students for English qualifications within a Liberal Arts College environment.

About Akademeia

Akademeia High School is a new international, academically-selective school in Warsaw, offering A-levels and IGCSEs. Our school focuses on developing both students’ academic abilities and their artistic, athletic and leadership potential. The majority of our students are preparing to study at Oxbridge, Russell group, and Ivy League universities as well as acclaimed architecture, art and music schools. The school offers a substantial scholarship program with about 20% of students being scholars.

Teachers joining our school will have a unique opportunity to be part of a vibrant academic community that is actively engaged in shaping the school’s ethos. We are both informed by tradition, as many teachers have experience of studying and teaching in the UK, and inspired by new developments in education, e.g. the Harkness Table method, interdisciplinary projects, blended learning, formative assessment. To support pastoral and academic work, we use our own assessment and development program and also offer school-designed academic enrichment courses to supplement IGCSE/A-level learning. Although the maximum class size is 12, students are often in smaller sets allowing them to benefit from more focused and personalised teaching.

In September 2017, the school moved to a state-of-the-art, purpose-designed building with modern facilities for both students and teachers.

About the job:

The ESL department at Akademeia High School is dedicated to providing in-sessional support to our gifted and talented students. Our mission is to deliver cutting-edge language education through interdepartmental collaboration to meet the individual needs of our students and promote high achievement. We have developed academic syllabus tailored to the needs of the students taking IGCSE and A-level examinations as well as an efficient assessment tool that evaluates the previous attainment of students from various educational systems.

You will teach English as a Second Language to students aged 14-18. 

The full-time teaching commitment is 20 hours of instruction per week with generous time allowances built into the timetable to facilitate effective preparation, marking, and report writing. Teachers are expected to either be involved in pastoral care (tutoring of a small group) or supporting student clubs and co-curricular activities. Teachers have 10 weeks holiday in line with the school calendar. The regular school week is from Monday to Friday, with occasional school events happening on weekends (e.g. open days, school trips) that teachers may be required to attend.

About you:

We are looking for professionals demonstrably committed to pursuing a career in education. The successful candidate will be able to both inspire and widen students’ interests in their subject as well as effectively guide them in exam preparation. 

Educational Qualifications

● A Bachelor’s degree or higher in English or another related subject. (essential)

● Master’s or postgraduate qualification in a related subject (desirable)

● DELTA qualification (desirable)


● Teaching experience specifically in an International context (desirable)

● Involvement in extra-curricular activities: professional, amateur, or voluntary (desirable) 

● Experience managing and leading groups of students/young people (desirable)

● High level of IT literacy (desirable)

Closing date:  25th January  2019

Job location

More about Akademeia High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: ul. Ledóchowskiej 2, Warsaw, 02-972, Poland
Telephone: +48 22 398 71 25
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