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Teacher of IBDP & IGCSE Biology

King's College, The British School of AlicanteSpain

The British School of Alicante, an Inspired and King’s School is seeking to appoint a IBDP and IGCSE Biology teacher to join us on a permanent basis in August 2022.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a significant redevelopment of the KS5 science experience for our pupils as we begin to teach the IB Diploma Programme for the first time in September 2022.  If you are passionate about creating independent, internationally minded and curious scientists, teaching mixed attainment groups and want to work in a high-performing school with the best external exam results in the Inspired group of over 70 schools, then we would love to hear from you! Although all our teachers are expected to teach in KS3 and KS4 the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of teaching their subject to IB Diploma or A level.  This position IS SUITABLE for NQT/ECTs.

Ideally, the successful candidate will: 

  • be an inspiring, creative and passionate teacher whose practice is rooted in Quality First Teaching and will share our belief in the importance of supporting and developing the whole child.  
  • have a belief in Inspired’s approach to education where academic performance, sporting opportunities and creative arts are given equal status throughout the child’s school experience.  
  • have experience of successfully teaching Biology to Advanced level and will be able to demonstrate the value they have added to the outcomes of pupils under their care.  Experience of teaching IBDP is an advantage, as is the ability to teach another science to IGCSE or IB Diploma level.  
  • be excited to also  teach within KS3 and KS4.  
  • be a firm believer in mixed attainment groupings and the importance of stretch and challenge for all learners.  
  • be excited by the prospect of working for a school judged under the BSO framework to be “outstanding in all areas” and explain what they can bring to that environment.  
  • be committed to working collaboratively with pupils, parents and peers to achieve the best pupil outcomes possible.  
  • be able to adapt teaching methods to support and drive the progress of pupils whose first language may not be English.  
  • be a dedicated team player, with a “can-do” attitude who contributes positively to the general working environment and possesses an eagerness to contribute to the wider life of the school including enrichment and extracurricular activities.  
  • be a reflective practitioner with a keen interest in their own personal and professional development and possess an enthusiasm for participating in CPD and peer learning opportunities.  
  • be fluent in English and demonstrate highly articulate spoken, written & technical language.  
  • share our strong pastoral ethos and be able to demonstrate a commitment to pastoral care and the crucial role all staff play in developing the “whole” child.   
  • support the King’s Group Digital Learning programme by being a Google Certified Educator, or be willing to become one within the first twelve months of employment.

King’s College Alicante, Secondary School

King’s College Alicante was founded almost twenty years ago and quickly became the most sought after and successful school in the area.  As part of the King’s Group of schools, founded by Sir Roger Fry, in Madrid in 1969, King’s College Alicante offers a flourishing, friendly and rewarding school community, a committed and passionate leadership and teaching team and the support and benefits being part of a family-owned group inevitably brings.  

Visitors to school comment, without fail, on the family feel of the school and the outstanding relationships enjoyed between staff and pupils.  Expectations of teachers are high but the rewards are many, not least of which is the opportunity to work with some of the most delightful, enthusiastic and dedicated pupils you will ever have the pleasure to work with.  King’s Group also highly values the professional and personal development of its staff and invests heavily in continuing professional development on both a group and individual basis to ensure its teachers remain at the forefront of British education.  

HOW TO APPLY

Please follow the TES link to put forward your application to join our School. For safer recruitment purposes we can only accept applications on the official school application form.  Please also attach a supporting statement clearly outlining why you are interested in our school and the specific vacancy.  The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th  December  2021 at 9am (Spain time).

First-round telephone or online interviews will take place on a rolling basis.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Inspired Recruitment Event in January 2022 - further details are provided below.

THE INSPIRED RECRUITMENT EVENT IN JANUARY 2022

Because we take so much care in selecting great teachers to join us, and we know that often decisions to join a school or potentially move countries should be done with proper consideration, we will be looking to invite any UK-based candidate who applies and is shortlisted to a recruitment event, hosted in our London School, Fulham.

This event will take place over the 08th and 09th January 2022 and will be hosted by a number of our top international Headteachers and Principals.

At this event, we will provide the opportunity for candidates to ask questions to experts about any visa or relocation processes, the curriculum or anything other questions they may have as part of the joining process.   

Applicants who attend are expected to bring along official identification to the event. 

Safeguarding Statement

Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and if successful you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

Any successful applications will also be required to undergo rigorous child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check as well as completing any relevant safeguarding assessments

Equal Opportunities Statement

Inspired Education is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by law.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Inspired makes hiring decisions based solely the skills, experiences and attributes needed to continue to deliver excellence.

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