Teacher of First Language French, Brussels/Tervuren

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The British School of BrusselsBrussels/Tervuren

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Start date: November 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: minimum of € 49.092 and maximum € 89.103 gross per year, depending on the years of relevant experience)
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Located in the beautiful town of Tervuren, near the university city of Leuven, BSB is a not for profit, inclusive fee-paying international school with 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke curriculum with integrated learning themes that are inquiry based and skills driven. Whilst British-based, it is uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and multicultural student body. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for (I)GCSE and BTEC courses. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC. BSB has outstanding facilities and is the only international school in Belgium to have its own 25m indoor swimming pool. With an excellent record of academic achievement, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe.  

We are seeking to appoint a teacher who can bring real enthusiasm to the post, making a wider contribution to the life of the school and student learning.

Your Role:   

The position is a French First Language (Français Langue Maternelle) post, with a very small amount of Second Language (Français Langue Étrangère) teaching. The ideal candidate will be a native-level speaker who should be able to offer French across the Secondary School age range (11-18), with experience teaching French literature for public examinations. The successful candidate will take on the current Year 11 First Language group, which is preparing the Cambridge GCE AS literature exam, and the Year 12 / 13 classes which are following the IB Language A (Language and Literature) course. 

Your Profile: 

•ideally have experience working in an international school setting; 

•set the highest standards in terms of learning and teaching, getting the very best from students from all backgrounds and of all abilities; •be appreciative of students’ differing cultural backgrounds; 

•be attuned to current developments in the teaching of Languages; 

•be actively involved in Professional Learning within the department, and across departments where necessary, including after-school meetings, classroom observations, relevant courses and Professional Learning days;. 

•be willing and able to contribute wholeheartedly to the social development of students and to the extra-curricular life of the school; 

•have good ICT skills, and the ability and enthusiasm to apply these in the classroom; 

•be willing to work closely with colleagues in creating a sense of cohesion and spirit within the faculty and to co-operate with colleagues in other faculties;  

The Person: 

•Committed to achieving the best at all times for BSB students 

•Belief that in learning and in life more is achieved together than alone 

•Open mindedness and welcoming of otherness 

•Committed to the safety and wellbeing of BSB students.  

In return, we offer: 

•A part-time (+/- 80%), temporary contract from November 2018 to June 2020. 

•An attractive salary (BSB Learning & Teaching scale – Band 4 representing a minimum of € 49.092 and maximum € 89.103 gross per year, depending on the years of relevant experience) and extra-legal benefits including hospitalisation insurance, extra pension payments, luncheon vouchers and free use of the BSB sport facilities. 

•Enthusiastic, happy and confident children who are proud of their school and love learning •Outstanding facilities and resources 

•Excellent professional development opportunities  

Application process: 

The deadline for applications is Thursday 27 September 2018 at 16.00 (CET). Please note that only applications sent in using the application form on the BSB website will be considered. No other submissions will be accepted.  Short listed candidates will be invited to interview at the school in the first week of October and this process will include a sample lesson and opportunities to meet potential colleagues.  We look forward to receiving your application.

“The British School of Brussels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.”

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More about The British School of Brussels
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Pater Dupierreuxlaan 1, Tervuren, 3080, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 766 04 30
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