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Department Leader of Computer Science

Starting September 2023

BSB is a not for profit, inclusive independent international school comprising 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. Located in the parkland of Tervuren, we enjoy world class facilities set within an inspiring green campus, yet near all the amenities of the university city of Leuven and the capital city of Brussels. But what makes our school an exceptional place to learn and grow, and what really sets us apart, are the relationships we build, the culture of kinship we foster and the pursuit of quality in everything that we do.

We are committed to providing a vibrant and engaging holistic education for our students in a harmonious atmosphere. With everyone learning and working together to inspire success, we have created a thriving community with the notion of ‘one school’ at its heart. By balancing academic endeavour with pastoral care, and classroom-based learning with enrichment opportunities, we provide our students with the best opportunities possible to broaden their aspirations and horizons.

Our curriculum is British based and uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and diverse student body. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke enquiry-based curriculum. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for (I)GCSE 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.  Our Enrichment programme is exceptional, offering over 100 activities per week.

As one of the top performing schools in the world, BSB students go on to attend a wide range of top universities across the globe. We believe that our exceptional student outcomes and top world rankings are really a happy by-product of our unique culture built on care, curiosity and collaboration.

We are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced teachers who can bring a real enthusiasm to the school.  Applicants must have the qualities to successfully lead and manage a Computer Science department in an 11-18 school.

The successful candidate will be able to teach Computer Science to examination level at A Level and/or in the IB Diploma and at IGCSE. They must also be willing and able to teach classes in the 11-14 age range. Experience of international education at Secondary level would also be welcome.

The Computer Science Department

Computer Science at BSB is a popular subject. It sits within the Mathematics and Computing Faculty, a group of 11 teachers led by a Faculty Leader.

All students in Years 7–9  study Computer Science with a large number of students then opting to follow the Edexcel iGCSE in years 10 and 11. AQA A level or IB Computer Science are offered in Years 12 and 13.

The post offers the opportunity to lead a well-resourced department within a vibrant school in which students are keenly and actively involved. Developing both the curricular and extra-curricular elements presents a great opportunity for someone with a vision for a dynamic and evolving department.

Profile:

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience teaching in the British system or in an International School across the Secondary School age range with experience teaching Years 7 – 13 (ages 11-18).

The successful candidate should:

  • value strong relationships with students, colleagues and parents to create a climate for the highest standards of learning
  • set the highest standards in terms of learning and teaching, getting the very best from students from all backgrounds and of all abilities;
  • work closely with department colleagues in creating a sense of cohesion and collaborative spirit within the department and co-operate with colleagues in other departments and the Primary School;
  • be attuned to current developments in the teaching of Computer Science;
  • be appreciative of students’ differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
  • be actively involved in professional learning within the department, and across departments where opportunities arise, including after-school meetings, relevant courses and professional learning days;
  • demonstrate the highest standards in terms of learning and teaching;
  • be willing and able to contribute wholeheartedly to the social and personal development of students and to the extra-curricular life of the school; and
  • be willing to take an active part in school trips, both residential and day visits;

The Person:

  • Commitment to the BSB Guiding Statements
  • Committed to achieving the best at all times for BSB students
  • Belief that in learning and in life more is achieved together than alone
  • Committed to the safety and wellbeing of BSB students.

In return, we offer:

  • A full-time, permanent contract
  • Enthusiastic, happy and confident children who are proud of their school and love learning
  • Outstanding facilities and resources
  • Excellent professional learning opportunities
  • An attractive salary – BSB Learning & Teaching scale – Band 7 representing a minimum of € 65.777 and a maximum of € 119.386 gross per year (depending on the years of relevant experience), and extra-legal benefits including hospitalisation insurance, extra pension payments, luncheon vouchers, free use of the BSB sport facilities and a relocation package.

Application process:

The deadline for applications is Monday 27 February 2023 at 12.00 (CET).
Please note that only applications sent in using the application form on the BSB website will be considered. No other submissions will be accepted.

Long list interviews will be conducted by Skype with final interviews held at the school in March and this process will include a sample lesson and opportunities to meet potential colleagues and students.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have not heard anything further from us by the end of March, 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)

 BSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our community.

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