This top international school in Colombia is looking for a Primary Language and Literacy Coordinator (English and Spanish) to work with and through Primary staff to constantly improve the standards, quality and effectiveness of Primary English and Spanish, ensure the Primary English and Spanish curricula meet the needs of all students and to lead and coach the Spanish Subject Leader, Group Directors and Teaching Assistants to improve student attainment and achievement in English and Spanish. Candidates should have a Teaching Degree/Education Certification or higher, 3 or more years leading professional development in a Primary school, 5 or more years teaching in a Primary school developing an English or Spanish curriculum. They must be a fluent English speaker, ideally bilingual - English/Spanish and have experience of a range of Primary curricula, preferably including the PYP. Teaching experience in a bilingual or international school and experience supporting and mentoring teachers to enhance practice and modelling best practice to colleagues is also sought. PLEASE ASK EDVECTUS FOR THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION.
This prestigious, not-for-profit school was established over 60 years ago by a distinguished group of Colombian and British citizens. It is a private, coeducational school based upon the British educational system with IB and bilingual components. They have more than 1800 students in four different sections: Preschool, Primary, Lower Bach and Upper Bach. The population it serves is mostly Colombian, and the teachers are a mix of nationalities - the school has more than 170 teachers from which 25% are British or from other nationalities and the remainder from Colombia. The school has been accredited by the CIS since 1998.
They are looking for enthusiastic and skilled professionals who share their vision: To educate enthusiastic humans, principled, open minded and with the ability to think critically. Applicants must have a teaching qualification, a minimum of 3 years teaching experience, UK ( or equivalent) experience, experience in reputable school/s, be a solid practitioner with proven experience of success in the classroom, have experience of inspection/accreditation processes (OFSTED, BSO, CIS, IB, etc.) and experience of school improvement. Candidates must also have good references and be able to show evidence of creating (contributing) to the wider life of the school.
The school offers excellent continuous professional development and opportunities for growth and improvement. IB Training is provided online and/or at conferences. The school has amazing resources and new facilities and there is a warm community feel amongst staff. The salary and benefits provide a very high standard of living whilst enabling teachers to also to save and travel around this stunning country. Benefits include CPD support, IB Training, Relocation support, Good quality housing, Settling in allowance, Baggage Allowance, Flights, Spanish lessons, Retirement plan scheme, Re- signing bonus, Private health insurance, tuition for staff children, Gym facilities, Free morning snack & lunch, use of school buses.
The school is located in Bogotá, which is the capital and largest city of Colombia. The city is located in the centre of Colombia and is the third-highest capital in South America at an average of 2,640 metres above sea level. Bogotá has a relatively cool climate that is constant throughout the year. Bogotá stands out for its economic strength and financial maturity which makes it the financial and commercial heart of Colombia, with the most business activity of any city in the country. It has the highest nominal GDP in the country and is the seventh largest city by size of GBP in Latin America. Bogotá is home to the largest number of universities and research centres in the country, and is an important cultural centre, with many theatres, libraries and museums, of which the Museo del Oro is the most important.
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