Head of EAL

Do you want a role where you can make a real impact? Do you want to work in a stimulating International setting for a growing global Educational company? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our successful International School.

We are looking for a committed, dynamic and passionate teacher who can lead a highly skilled and accredited team of Primary EAL practitioners. You will be someone with drive and passion who believes in creating a unique, inspiring and outstanding place for learning.

You will be able to excite and challenge students to make rapid progress and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to high standards of teaching and learning.

The Primary school is high performing, collaborative, nurturing and well- resourced.

Britannica International School, Budapest

Britannica International School is the longest established British School in Hungary. We cater for children from five to eighteen years of age. We have a thriving, oversubscribed, Primary phase and an excellent secondary school. The foundation of our educational programme is the National Curriculum for England suitably enhanced to reflect our truly international nature. In the Secondary Department, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary Levels (AS) and Advanced Levels (A Levels), provide graduating students with gold standard diplomas for entry to leading universities around the world including those at Oxford and Cambridge. In recent years our public examination scores have been above the UK national average and our A level grades have allowed our students to enter many prestigious universities, both in Hungary and abroad. The school is a registered Cambridge International Examinations Centre and a full member of the Council of International Schools.

Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School

The school also forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of acclaimed international schools, which currently educates almost 5,000 students from 114 nationalities providing them with skills and qualifications to access high quality universities. We are a group of Internationally acclaimed schools, focused upon delivering outstanding education to a large and diverse student population. Our schools are spread globally from Latin America, through Europe and the Middle East to Asia, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the world.

Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:

1. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students on an international scale.

2. Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.

3. Enhanced opportunities for future career development and movement within the group, providing opportunity to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.

Duties and responsibilities specific to the post

Our Teachers are responsible for delivering high quality learning in an organised, happy and safe environment. They work together with other teaching colleagues in medium and short-term planning, target setting and monitoring to ensure challenge and the very best possible progress for every pupil. They participate in the broader life of the school, enriching the learning experience for students.

Applicants should be committed and outstanding teaching practitioners, able to lead byexample, possessing excellent IT, organisational and communication skills.

For more information please refer to the separate Job Description and Person Specification provided.


Applications should be made by e-mail and include a covering letter addressed to Mr. Neil McGarry, School Principal, along with a colour photograph and an updated CV including the details of two referees, one of whom must be your most recent employer. Interested applicants should review the job profile and person specification, and ensure their covering letter highlights how their experience, knowledge and skills match those of the ideal candidate.

Applications should be sent to:

Closing date: The closing date for applications is 31/3/2023. The school reserves the right to appoint before this deadline.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly by Mr. Neil McGarry, School Principal.

Safer recruitment

Britannica International School, Budapest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment.

Appointment to this role is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and systems overseas. This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’, must be declared. We operate an equal opportunities policy.

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  • Start Date 1st August, 2023
  • Contract Date Full Time
  • Contract Term 2 Year Renewable
  • Closes 31st March, 2023

Britannica International School Budapest

Britannica International School Budapest, established in 1993, was the first British-style curriculum, secondary school in Hungary. The school became a member of the Orbital Education group of schools in 2008. Today it is a thriving school for students aged from 5 to 18 years old. A whole primary section with children from age 5 was successfully opened in September 2010. The school is registered with the Ministry of Education and Culture in Hungary and is a full member of the Council of British International Schools. Britannica International School Budapest is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools.

Neil McGarry
Age Range
5 - 18
iGCSE & AS/A-Level
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