SECONDARY CHEMISTRY TEACHER
IB Experience is preferred
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with more than 81 schools located across 32 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 74,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.
Our philosophy for education rests on our four pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes, and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a personalised 21st century learning experience for all students.
Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. Nord Anglia schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.
About your school
The British International School Bratislava is at the forefront of international education in Slovakia. Established in 1997 for students aged 3-18, our school is recognised for academic excellence leading to outstanding IB results and entry to top universities worldwide. Our facilities are designed to support learning, and include a wide range of performing arts and sports amenities to develop the whole child and foster a love of learning amongst our students. To learn more about our school, please visit http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/bratislava
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people, and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success.
We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London.
Global academic results
The 2021-2022 school year was one of the strongest ever in terms of Nord Anglia Education’s academic results. For the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, our students achieved a 35.1 global point average, far exceeding the global average of 31.9. A third of students eared a perfect score of 45. In the A-levels, our students achieved 60.5% of grades at A*-A, along with 77.3% at A*-B. The group’s latest IGCSE student cohort, consisting of 2,351 students across 41 Nord Anglia schools, achieving an outstanding set of results, with 52.8% of grades at 9 – 7 for the year and 90.8% at 9 – 4.
About the role
Join our fast-paced international environment, and you will deliver UK National Curriculum and IGSCE and International Baccalaureate programmes. You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and use innovative teaching practices to enhance our students’ experiences and outcomes.
With the ability to create a classroom culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will have a university degree in your specialist subject, a teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues and peers.
A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement, and personal investment within the classroom. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Slovakia including holding a degree in the subject specialism.
Key tasks and responsibilities (See Job Description)
- To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching Chemistry Year 7-13
- To use a variety of methodologies which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and the demands of subject specifications
- To develop appropriate specifications, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, and teaching and learning strategies in your curriculum area
- To plan and prepare lessons as well as contribute towards ever-developing schemes of work
- To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies and faculty/departmental procedures
- To monitor and keep records of student progress, including regular input to the database system
- To mark, grade and give both written and verbal feedback on students’ work on a frequent, regular basis, with attention to individual learning based on assessment.
- To help to monitor and support the overall progress and development of students within the faculty/department, including those with special educational needs,
- To write detailed individual reports and to keep accurate student records of progress and effort against standard criteria
- To attend faculty & parents meetings as required
A willingness to take part in Chemistry related extra-curricular activities, both locally and nationally, would also be expected.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of over 15,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills but can also develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
- A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
- An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge, and collaboration
- A culture which is fair and consultative
- Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
The closing date for application is January 6th, 2023.
Initial interviews will be held with the Head of Secondary and Head of Science, final shortlisted candidate interviews will be with the principal
Start date: Term 1 2023
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender, or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.