business (a level) & ict (ks3) teacher - aug 2021 - bratislava

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location
bratislava, bratislavský kraj
job category
international teaching
job type
contract
reference number
27130
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job description

Business (A Level) & ICT (KS3) Teacher

Start Date: August 2021
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Region: Europe
Curriculum: UK to A Level
Salary: Salaries from €30,000 (NQT) - €45,000 (6+ years experience)
Contract: 2 years

School Vision/Ethos

Established in 2012 by the amalgamation of an international school that had been in existence for over 10 years and a local infant school, this school is located in splendid new premises in the exclusive Horsky Park area of central Bratislava, catering for both local and expatriate community families. Whilst many of the students have Slovak family heritage, there exists a healthy mix of over 30 nationalities in the community among staff and students.

The school is non-selective, offering an education to students of all abilities, but many with high ability and aspirations - they are proud of their university admissions profile. The curriculum follows a UK model and also values the importance of Slovak culture highly. Most importantly, the school defines itself by a model of international best practice.

They believe in holistic education and know that exceptional pastoral care underpins academic success, and that co-curricular pursuit is a crucial building block for whole person development. Their maximum class size is currently targeted at 18, and many of their classes in Upper Secondary and Sixth Form are considerably smaller in size.

The school benefits from a highly engaged and supportive Board and close relationships with parents. There is currently no school uniform and the school is renowned for its well-regulated family atmosphere with extremely high levels of student motivation and behaviour. They offer a large range of in-house training as well as external opportunities.

Location Overview

School buildings are finished to a very high standard. The classrooms are large, airy, and bright. The campus boasts a Gym, Hall, Library, Science laboratories, Art rooms, Music room, Drama and Dance facilities, and Computer Rooms with full high speed Internet access. The new Sixth Form Centre includes classrooms, common areas and its own IT facilities. Classrooms benefit from interactive whiteboards, and staffrooms have laptops and desktops for staff to use. The whole campus is situated in well managed, leafy grounds and is an architecturally modern, pleasing and relaxing environment in which to work. Resources are purchased from the UK, locally, and internationally.

Life is relatively easy and thoroughly enjoyable in Bratislava. Although it is the capital of Slovakia, the city has the feel of a large provincial town. However, it has a vibrant culture and is an extremely safe place for foreigners and their families. Bratislava has a very pleasant centre with many beautiful buildings and places of historic interest as well as excellent shops and restaurants. Countryside walks are a great attraction. It is also a cycling and hiking paradise with much flat land, but also challenging hills and woodland trails for the more adventurous.

The basic requirements for day-to-day living are very affordable. Food is inexpensive, as is eating out. There are many opportunities for travel within Slovakia itself, with accommodation being relatively inexpensive and an extensive and cheap public transport system within the country. Castles abound, and Slovakia's spa towns and mountain ranges are some of the most beautiful and unspoiled in Europe. There is high quality skiing during the winter in several Slovak resorts.

Requirements

This role requires a teacher capable of delivering Business Studies to A Level, and ICT to KS3.

The school is looking for teachers who wish to support learners in becoming creative, curious, kind, independent, reflective, respectful and resilient. To fulfil their vision, the school seeks highly professional, well qualified and dedicated new teachers who will share its approach, espouse its values and join in at this exciting time of growth and development. They seek teachers with enthusiasm, sensitivity and empathy, professionalism and flexibility, as well as a growth mindset in entering and embracing a new culture. In return, the school offers a supportive environment, with an HR team on hand to help expat colleagues with their needs.

Current staff are predominantly from the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe. All are fully qualified teachers, many of whom have Master's degrees. The ideal candidate will be an extremely competent but not overly formulaic or rigid classroom manager, highly knowledgeable about the English National Curriculum, IGCSE and AS/A level as appropriate, and familiar with current educational research. The school seeks staff who can contribute to their pedagogical developments and thriving co-curricular programmes in the domains of physical, cultural, creative and academic extension pursuits.

Package

  • Salary of €30,000 - €45,000 before tax (NQT - 6+ years experience)

  • Additional stipend for positions of responsibility

  • Monthly salary is inclusive of housing allowance: the school works with experienced estate agents to assist and rent is normally €700-€800 per month

  • High quality local medical insurance subsidised (total deductions for tax and insurance average 27-30%)

  • 90% tuition discount

  • Relocation allowance of €500 (after tax) and annual flight allowance of €300 (before tax)

  • Notarisation and residence fees covered

  • Large range of in-house training and external professional development opportunities

skills

knowledge of curriculum

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