Located in the beautiful town of Tervuren, near the university city of Leuven, BSB is a not for profit, inclusive fee-paying international school with 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke curriculum with integrated learning themes that are inquiry based and skills driven. Whilst British-based, it is uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and multicultural student body. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for iGCSE and BTEC courses. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC. BSB has outstanding facilities and is the only international school in Belgium to have its own 25m indoor swimming pool. With an excellent record of academic achievement, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe.
We are seeking a suitably qualified and creative teacher to join an extremely successful department to teach Geography to Years 7-9, experience of teaching Geography at GCSE level would be an advantage.
The Geography Department
In Years 7-9 (ages 11-14), the Geography curriculum is based broadly on an enquiry-based approach, which develops skill progression through the years. Students tend to follow integrated themes that focus on physical and human interactions within broad topics, such as environmental stewardship, mountain environments, uneven development and global superpowers.
There is an important focus on outdoor and project-based learning, which we feel students benefit from greatly. In addition, there are popular student groups, such as the Global Issues Network and a forest management group with strong horizontal and vertical links.
Students in Years 10-11 (ages 14-16), follow the AQA GCSE course while, at 16+, courses at A Level and in the IB Diploma are available.
The successful candidate will have had previous experience teaching at secondary school level, ideally in the British system internationally and/or in the UK. We expect applicants to be suitably qualified.
The successful applicant will:
- set the highest standards in terms of learning and teaching, getting the very best from students from all backgrounds and all abilities;
- work closely with department colleagues in creating a sense of cohesion and collaborative spirit within the department and will co-operate with colleagues in other departments and the Primary School;
- be appreciative of students’ differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
- have good IT skills professionally and pedagogically;
- be willing to take an active part in school trips, both residential and day visits.
- Passionate teacher of Geography
- Committed to achieving the best at all times for BSB students
- Belief that in learning and in life more is achieved together than alone
- Open mindedness and welcoming of others
- Committed to the safety and wellbeing of BSB students.
In return, we offer:
- A temporary, part-time (+/- 50%) replacement contract on a short-term basis
- An interesting position in a thriving school in an international environment
- Attractive salary (BSB Learning & Teaching scale – Band 4) representing a minimum of € 49.092 and maximum € 89.103 gross per year for a full-time employment (pro-rated for a part-time employment) and depending on the years of relevant experience
- Interesting extra-legal benefits including extra pension payments, luncheon vouchers and free use of the BSB sport facilities.
The deadline for applications is Friday 31 January 2020 at 16:00 (CET).
Applications will be considered as they arrive throughout until the closing date.
Please note that only applications sent in via the Teaching Staff Application form on the BSB website will be considered. No other submissions will be accepted.
We look forward to receiving your application. If you have not heard anything further from us by 10 February 2020, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
“The British School of Brussels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.” (with reference to the most recent KCSIE)