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Teacher of Physical Education

The British International School, CairoEgypt

We seek two flexible and innovative P.E. teachers to join our highly committed Sports department. The successful candidates will teach mixed and girls and boys P.E. across the school from Early years to secondary with a growing number of puils opting for P.E. at GCSE level.  Specialist applications for the junior or senior school are welcome. 

The school has excellent sporting facilities including a 50 metre pool, playing fields and a large indoor gymnasium. The Sports department works as a team to promote sports at all levels across the whole school. Previous experience of teaching P.E. within the UK National Curriculum or a British style international school is desirable. All staff are expected to show a genuine commitment to promoting student well being and participating in co-curricular activities. There is potential for an applicant who is interested in developing the swimming programme.

BISC is one of the leading academic schools in the region. Located on the western fringe of Cairo, the School enjoys the benefits of a modern, purpose-built, spacious campus with state of the art facilities. BISC is an IB World School, a member of COBIS, BSME and IAPS. Further details are available on our website:

Cairo itself is a bustling city, home to some of the world’s most iconic ancient monuments, with good access to other countries in the region. It is a city with a rich cultural heritage, a crossroads between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. With a population close to twenty million Cairo is a city of huge contrasts and provides endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Person Specification

  • graduate in a sports related subject with qualified teacher status;
  • enthusiastic and innovative teacher with a genuine passion for teaching, who can motivate and inspire students using a variety of strategies;
  • recent experience teaching P.E. in a UK curriculum context;
  • includes Assessment for Learning as an integral part of classroom practice;
  • understands how to stretch more able and support weaker students;
  • works as a member of a team in a collaborative manner;
  • committed to her/his own professional development;
  • understands an inquiry based approach to learning;
  • committed to contributing to a holistic approach to education
  • enjoys the opportunity to participate in co-curricular activities;
  • meets our CHILD PROTECTION and SAFEGUARDING requirements in full.

To comply with Egyptian employment law, applicants must have QTS and a MINIMUM of two years teaching post qualification teaching experience.


The British International School, Cairo (BISC) operates a similar teaching scale to schools in the UK which increases with teaching experience. All salaries are tax free and paid in Pounds Sterling. The basic salary for a teacher with three years’ experience is £34,000 p.a. while the salary of the majority of staff is over £39,000 p.a.

In addition all overseas contract teachers benefit from rent-free, furnished accommodation, private BUPA Gold medical insurance, annual return travel to the UK, and generous fee remission for school-aged children.


Please apply by completing the online application form on the TES website including a letter of application, addressed to the Principal - Mr. Graeme Keslake as a pdf document.

Applications must include the contact details for at least two professional referees one of whom should be your current employer.

Completed applications should be submitted electronically via ‘Apply Now’ on TES Online. The initial deadline for receipt of applications is 25th February 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an initial interview via Skype.

Employer: The British International School, Cairo (BISC)

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Contract type: Full time

Start date: 1st August 2021

Contract term: Two years, renewable

Closing date: 25th February 2021


The British International School, Cairo is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and young people. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment practices, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. UK and EU passport holders based will be required to obtain an ICPC check. Previous employers will be contacted.

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