Are you a fully qualified, dynamic and enthusiastic Primary teacher, with a track record of successful class teaching? If so, you will be interested by this fantastic opportunity to join our successful and growing International School in Quito.
About the School
The British School, Quito (BSQ) https://www.britishschoolquito.edu.ec/ is Ecuador's only truly British international school, where the English National Curriculum is taught with strong links to local language and culture. We are proud of our joint British-Ecuadorian roots and have a very strong reputation in the local and international community. Our curriculum is student-centred, so that each individual can reach their full potential.
BSQ has a unique family ethos with enthusiastic bi-lingual pupils who are engaged in their learning. Whilst proud of its culture, roots and traditions, the school is always embracing change and innovation and has an exciting vision for the future that matches the growth in size and numbers of the last two years. Our staff are UK qualified and have a rich range of experiences and talents. Our families are supportive and share the high ambitions of the leadership team for the school.
The school is a foundation, with the sole purpose of providing education. We are an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). We are licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. There are currently 170 children in our secondary school from Year 7 to Year 13. Our staff are UK qualified and have a rich range of experiences and talents. Our families are supportive and share the high ambitions of the leadership team for the school.
The school is located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito and 20 minutes from the airport. The school has an ICT lab, science laboratories, art and music facilities, a cafeteria, playgrounds, swimming pool and sports fields. We have a central library with an auditorium area for assemblies and productions and various multi-purpose spaces for sports, yoga or drama activities.
About the Opportunity
The school is seeking to appoint an experienced Primary teacher. Click here to find out more about this exciting opportunity
We invite applications from experienced and dynamic practitioners with a proven track record of successful classroom teaching. As our school grows we are expanding our English department and are seeking applications from candidates with a passion for both language and literature. We welcome all candidates who have a commitment to the clear values by which we live our daily learning lives.
The successful teacher will be an integral member of the school team and share a key role in the development and implementation of the School’s development moving forward. To find out more about us please take some time to look at our website and our facebook page.
As an English school specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred.
Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School
Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.
Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:
i) Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
ii) Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
iii) Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.
Living and working in Quito
Ecuador’s size belies its staggering geographical diversity, from snow-smothered Andean volcanic peaks to its luscious Amazon rainforests. The wild Pacific beaches are fringed with vegetation and the Galápagos Islands are located a couple of hours flight from Ecuador's coast.
Quito is Ecuador’s capital city. At 2,850m above sea level it is the highest official capital city in the world and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in South America. It’s stunning architecture serves as a reminder of Ecuador’s history, sits alongside it’s beautiful landscape nestled between the mountains of the Andes.
The city has a relaxed, welcoming, and friendly environment, and a pleasant climate all-year-round because of its elevation and proximity to the equator. Average afternoon temperatures are approximately 21 °C and average night-time lows of approximately 10 °C.
Quito is located within 20 kilometres of an International airport with regular flights to Europe, the US, and wider region. Click here to find out more about the reasons to live and work in Ecuador.
Applications - If you have the experience and the desire to join us, then please submit your Application Form (click to download) , letter and CV to the Principal at ********** by 31st January 2020. You are we lcome to arrange an informal discussion about the role.
Your application should be submitted by email and should include a CV with photograph, a letter of application and the names and email contacts of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.
If you have not been contacted by 14th February 2020, you should assume that your application has not been successful.
Safeguarding – British School of Quito is committed to safeguarding children and young people. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and will be required to present either a DBS certificate alongside a current update from the DBS service, or an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK).
Prohibition Checks will also be required where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence. The successful applicant will also be required to present the background checks outlined below, along with original and notarised copies of their qualifications.