Are you a fully qualified, inspirational, and highly motivated Teacher of English? Do you have experience teaching at IGCSE and A Level and looking for a post to start in August 2024? If so, you will be interested in this exciting opportunity to join our successful and growing international school.
About the School
British International School of Ljubljana (BISL) (http://www.britishschool.si/) is a growing British-style school serving students aged between 3 and 18 from over 30 nationalities in the capital of beautiful Slovenia, Europe’s “hidden jewel”. Classes are small and the students are eager to learn. BISL is an accredited member of COBIS and was most recently inspected in 2021 to be awarded outstanding in every category by Penta BSO inspection.
About the Opportunity
The role is to teach English in our Secondary school. Our teachers are responsible for inspiring and enthusing students in their development of knowledge and skills within Key Stage 3/4/5 and in their preparation for IGCSEs and A Level examinations. The contract is initially for one year only, with the possibility that this could become a permanent role.
The successful applicant will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, able to demonstrate a proven commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning and student achievement; someone with drive and passion who believes in creating a unique, inspiring and outstanding place for learning, able to excite and challenge students of all abilities to make great progress.
Applicants should also be prepared to contribute to the wider community aspect of school life, which is expected of every member of the teaching staff. Applicants must have a relevant degree, teaching qualification and experience of successfully teaching English across Key Stage 3/4/5.
Experience of working with EAL learners from a variety of cultures will be an advantage.
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 first language level speakers of English will be preferred.
Because of difficulties in obtaining a visa and residency, it may not be possible to consider applicants from nationalities outside of the UK and Europe.
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, Mexico, Albania, 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:
- Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
- Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
- 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 Slovenia
Slovenia is a beautiful, diverse and culturally rich environment with opportunities to get involved in a wide range of outdoor adventures, all close within the proximity of Ljubljana. The historic city centre is located just 8 kilometres away from the school. Slovenia is seen by many as an incredibly safe, peaceful and environmentally friendly place. Performing and the Creative Arts are showcased widely through the city including a range of stunning galleries, museums and exhibitions.
Applications should include a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Ms. Mel Hitchcocks, along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae, photograph and details of three referees, one of whom should be the current or most recent employer. Applications should be sent, as one combined PDF document, by e-mail with “ENGLISH2024” in the subject field to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications 1st March 2024. However, early applications are encouraged as the school reserves the right to appoint before this deadline once the right candidate is found.
British International School of Ljubljana 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 an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icpc/ (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.
The British International School of Ljubljana (BISL) is our school in Europe's stunning little jewel: Slovenia.
Recently, PENTA International, one of the leading independent inspectorates of British Schools Overseas, accredited by the British Government’s Department for Education (DfE) rated BISL ‘Outstanding’ in every category. BISL students are aged between 2 and 18 years of age and currently come from 40 different nationalities. The school welcomed its first students in 2008. It is a CIE international school, a member of CIS and became an accredited member of COBIS in 2013.