Teacher of Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

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The British Primary School of WilanowWarsaw, Poland

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The British Primary School of Wilanow (BSW) is seeking to appoint an exceptional Humanities Teacher with the ability to teach Geography and History. The successful candidate would join the Upper School (Y5-Y9) and become part of its forward-thinking and dynamic team. BSW serves Warsaw's international community by delivering world-class, value-based education and is a fully compliant member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), the first school in Poland to complete this accreditation. This role is for an August 2019 start.

The School 

The British Primary School of Wilanow offers a strong British education, founded in the National Curriculum for England and enhanced to meet the requirements of the Polish Education Ministry. It is located in the upscale Warsaw suburb of Wilanow, where old meets new and city meets country. The historical Royal Wilanow overlooks new, stylish cafes and shops as well as leafy green fields and woods.

The Primary School opened in Autumn 2014, in purpose-built accommodation on a charming greenfield site, with a handful of Nursery-age children. Numbers for 18-19 have grown to around 200 pupils and there are waiting lists in most yeargroups. It is predicted that the school will reach 250 pupils by September 2019.

BSW boasts a purpose built Early Years and a Lower, Middle and Upper School section. Its classrooms are spacious, bright and well equipped with interactive white-boards, modern furnishings and air conditioning. The outdoor facilities include two playgrounds, a football field and there are ambitious plans for further sports facilities both indoor and outdoor. In Early 2019 BSW will expand to add 6 new classrooms and a Computing Suite. 

We are strongly committed to the highest standards of education and have already hosted an Advisory Visit from the ISI Consultancy. BSW is also a Compliant Member of COBIS, having undergone a successful inspection in May 2018, which awarded Compliant Status. The School is an independent organisation, not a part of any group of schools. 

The Role 

Due to expansion, we are looking for British-qualified and experienced Humanities Teacher, from August 2019.  

Our teachers have formed a strong team, demonstrating flexibility, creativity and flair; we need new members who are every bit as willing to play a full part in helping to develop the ethos, character and structures of an ambitious, values-based school. We have a clear philosophy of education centred on our Walk of the Lion which values Respect, Courage, Cooperation, Consideration and Noble. 

Our teachers are hard working and passionate about education. They set high expectations with regards to the progress of all pupil and are effective and supportive members of the whole school team. At BSW teachers endeavour to place the school values at the heart of everything we do. 

BSW has a rich programme of outdoor learning and sports and our teachers play a full part in the cultural, educational and extra-curricular life of the school. 

The Candidate 

We are seeking applicants with UK teaching qualifications (PGCE or B.Ed.) and experience of working with the English National curriculum in the UK or in an international setting.

The ideal candidate will support the Upper School team in achieving its ambitious targets and goals, delivering high quality and inspiring History and Geography lessons to pupils aged 9-14. They will also take an active part in furthering the Humanities curriculum that encompasses Upper Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and 4. 

The successful candidate will be dedicated to educational excellence, creative, energetic, flexible and genuinely respectful of students, staff, parents and the wider community. 

We offer

  • Highly-motivated, engaged and very well-behaved children
  • Excellent teaching team
  • Maximum class sizes of 22
  • Well-resourced classrooms
  • On-going CPD and INSET to support innovative practice
  • An attractive package 

The package includes 

  • A highly competitive salary
  • High quality accommodation including utility costs
  • Comprehensive medical package
  • Health club membership
  • Tuition arrangements for dependents
  • Initial contracts will be for a two year fixed-term with possibility of renewal by mutual agreement. 

Application

To apply for this position, please click apply. Please address you supporting statement to the Principal and upload a CV including a recent photo. Please include the details of three professional referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.  Please have a look at our website, www.bsw.com.pl, to find out  more about the school and our prospectus.  

The closing date is Friday 15th February 2019 and early application is advisable as we begin longlisting via Skype as soon as we find suitable candidates. Following the Skype interviews, only shortlisted candidates will be notified that they have been selected for the final round of interviews.

Please note that we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Shortlist interviews will be held at the British Primary School of Wilanow, Warsaw, Poland.  

Safer Recruitment

BSW is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and International Police Check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 14 years
Address: Ul. Hlonda 12, Miasteczko Wilanow, Warszawa, 02-972, Poland
Telephone: +48 781 988 000