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Teacher of Biology and / or Chemistry (GCSE and A Level)

British School of Geneva
Geneva, Vernier, Switzerland
Date Added: Apr 2, 2024

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British School of Geneva (BSG)

Teacher of Biology and / or Chemistry
GCSE and A Level

Purpose of Role

The British School of Geneva is seeking to recruit an outstanding Biology and / or Chemistry teacher on a full-time basis for the AY 2024-2025.
Founded in 2005, The British School of Geneva offers the full English National Curriculum from EYFS through to A Levels to students of all nationalities and educational backgrounds.

Today, the school welcomes around 294 students from over 70 nationalities in its bright, spacious, built-for-purpose premises. The British School of Geneva is a day school only and employs approximately 50 teachers and administrators. Students are the life-blood of any school, and all teachers, management and administrators are committed to helping every one of them thrive and confidently attain their full potential. The concepts of inclusion, respect, motivation and achievement are fundamental and permeate every aspect of school life.

As a member school of The International School Partnership our school places student learning at the centre of everything we do. Each student has the right to expect outstanding teaching and support at all times in their learning journey. We believe each student can amaze themselves with their learning and development through energized high quality teaching.

In order to support the highest standard and most effective operation of the school we now seek an outstanding IGCSE and A Level Biology and Chemistry teacher.

Do you have a proven track record of outstanding Biology and / or Chemistry teaching in your career to date in a Pearson EDEXCEL English language school? If you are confident that you can meet the requirements of this position with confidence and enthusiasm, we would like to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

Biology and Teacher: Provision of scheduled Staff Duties, Form Tutor and After School Activities

The Science department comprises of 5 science specialist teachers and 1 laboratory technician. There are 2 Science laboratories, 1 specialist Science teaching room and a large, well equipped prep room.

The department offers students the opportunity to study all 3 sciences at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and follows the Pearson Edexcel International specifications. Students in KS4 (Year 10 and 11) sit Pearson IGCSE examinations (4BI1) and (4CH1) at the end of Year 11 and students in KS5 (Year 12 and 13) sit modular examinations in January and Summer of Years 12 and 13 (XBI11/YBI11). The successful candidate will be expected to prepare students fully for all external examinations. The department also offers IGCSE Single Award Science (4SS0) in conjunction with our separate Science programme.

The Science department runs regular supra-curricular activities to broaden the learning of our students. Students in the upper school are encouraged to support our primary school students by running Science clubs and taster lessons. The Science department fosters strong links across the Geneva area, including working closely with CERN and UNIGE on outreach programmes.

Desirable:

  • Ability to teach Computer Science

What we can offer you?

  • Bespoke training opportunities to support you within your role
  • Evidence informed approach to teaching and learning
  • A highly visible and supportive SLT
  • The opportunity to try new initiatives
  • A commitment to reducing paperwork and bureaucracy

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

The key professional and personal qualities required for this position are:

  • BSc. in Biology or Chemistry or both
  • Ability to teach A Level and GCSE Biology and / or Chemistry (Key Stage 4 and 5) with Pearson EDEXCEL OR equivalent.
  • The proven ability to contribute to and work effectively within a Subject department and broader staff community.
  • The proven ability to maintain accurate data, records and Curricular Schemes of Learning.
  • The proven ability to energise student learning and experience ensuring high level of student development and improvement.
  • A proven facility with using relevant Information technology and complying with in-house systems of recordkeeping.
  • A proven ability to provide additional contribution to student experience beyond the mainstream curriculum.
  • A 10 Year Personal Background Police Clearance record (to include International child protection certificate or equivalent).
  • 2 written references from Referees.
  • A current Work Permit to work in Switzerland or residency in Switzerland or as a Frontailer.

ISP and BSG Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

ISP and BSG Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures, including an online due diligence search, references and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

ISP and BSG Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.

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