Teacher of Mathematics

The British School of Amsterdam - Senior SchoolAmsterdam

We are looking for a dynamic and passionate teacher of Mathematics to teach up to A Level.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching the British curriculum across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Many of our pupils go on to study Mathematics at A Level.  Mathematics at AS Level is a requirement for many courses at Dutch universities, therefore a flexible approach to teaching pupils with differing needs is an absolute requirement in the department.

At The British School of Amsterdam, we believe in clear expectations of behaviour and effort. The successful candidate would also be expected to be a Form Tutor working within a strong pastoral team.

About The British School of Amsterdam

The British School of Amsterdam is a not-for-profit school providing world class teaching and learning for children from 3 to 18 years old organised into three sections: Early Years (3-6 years), Juniors (6-11 years) and Seniors (11-18 years) each with its own Head and team of staff. We currently have just under 1,000 pupils across the school. The British School is directed by a whole school leadership team comprising the Principal, Bursar and the heads of school. The Support Department consists of admissions, data management, finance, IT, facilities, catering, marketing & PR and HR.

Currently all three schools are coming together into one single location on the Havenstraat in Amsterdam.  The entire building project is worth over €40 million and is an exciting new chapter for the school. This move has enabled further expansion of the Senior School across all Key Stages.  The new building will open in April 2021.

Key responsibilities

Teaching and learning

  • To plan and prepare courses for assigned timetabled classes and groups, taking into consideration the differing educational needs of the pupils.
  • To develop appropriate and differentiated schemes of work from Key Stage 3 to 5 and to ensure that the aims and objectives for the teaching of Mathematics are delivered.
  • To monitor and track pupils’ achievements at regular intervals subject to the instructions of the Head of Faculty or of other senior colleagues.
  • To secure and sustain effective teaching of the subject, evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of pupils’ achievements and set targets for improvement.
  • To ensure the discipline and safety of all pupils in the assigned groups and classes.
  • To deliver high quality teaching and learning and curriculum development across the Key Stages.
  • To keep up-to-date about subject development and to take part in in-service training for this purpose, disseminating to other colleagues where appropriate.
  • To demonstrate and inspire an enthusiastic and committed approach to extra curricular activities.

Administration

  • To participate in faculty and other meetings which relate to the curriculum and organisation of The British School of Amsterdam.
  • To take part in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum and organisation of The British School.
  • To consult and liaise with parents and attend meetings arranged for the purpose.
  • To participate in professional development and training as required.
  • To carry out such other duties as are necessary to meet the needs of The British School and its pupils as directed by the Head of Senior School and Principal.
  • To lead the development and delivery of extra-curricular activities and enrichment opportunities across the key stages.
  • To work collaboratively with other members of theThe British School both within the curriculum and beyond.
  • To identify appropriate resources for the subject and ensure that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely. This includes off site facilities and school residential trips.
  • To develop and implement subject policies, plans, targets and practices within the context of the school’s aims and policies.

Person specification

Qualifications, skills and experience

The successful person will have:

  • A recognised teaching qualification, for example, a PGCE or a BEd.
  • At least three years’ experience in the UK (preferably) or experience teaching  the British curriculum including GCSEs and A levels overseas.
  • Experience of teaching pupils with English as an additional language (desirable).
  • Excellent  IT skills.
  • The ability to work with a range of pupils at all levels.

Personal qualities

The successful person will have:

  • A (very) good sense of humour.
  • Good inter-personal skills.
  • Enthusiasm that inspires others.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Positivity and perseverance.
  • A desire to work in an international environment.

Applications process

Candidates should use the TES application process. Applications should include a covering letter, addressed to the Principal, Paul Morgan and the contact details for two referees. The closing date is 9 April 2021.

Safeguarding

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The offer of the role will be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification checks and other safeguarding checks, and overseas checks (where appropriate).

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