Teacher of English & Theory of Knowledge

Location: Indonesia

Functional area: Secondary

Employment type: Full-time

Job Type: Contract


“To inspire, challenge and nurture for excellence”


We are delighted that you are interested in furthering your teaching career at the British School Jakarta (BSJ). The Secondary School currently has over 600 students in Years 7-11, and over 200 students in our Sixth Form. Our reputation is to provide academic excellence via a balanced international curriculum, while enabling our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. 


Our curriculum in the lower years (Years 7, 8 and 9) is the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), after which students then study their choice of subjects at (I)GCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IB CP) in our Sixth Form. Our students annually achieve results well above UK and global averages, and are highly successful in their applications to leading universities in the UK, USA, Canada and Asia. Students at BSJ are exceptionally active in exploring and developing their individual passions and talents. We have an expansive programme of opportunities that encompass: sports, drama, music, art, technology, leadership, charity and community service.


The English faculty comprises of ten full time teachers. The faculty is well-resourced with a wide range of software/hardware and textbooks. Academic results throughout the school in English are excellent. At KS3, the English Faculty works closely with aspects of the KS3 strategy, although response to literary texts remains at the heart of the curriculum. Students study for IGCSEs in English Language and English Literature following the Cambridge International Examinations. Occasionally students study English as an Additional Language taught by EAL specialists, gaining a GCSE qualification in EAL. Both English Literature and English Language/Literature are taught at Standard and Higher Level IB and results at BSJ are significantly above world averages. 


Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is taught as stand-alone lessons to the Year 12 and 13 students as part of their IB DP. The teachers of TOK work closely with the IB TOK Coordinator on preparing and delivering the lessons and would be responsible for the assessments for their classes. 


Applications are invited from experienced and dynamic teachers who hold a relevant degree and work experience with experience and a clear understanding of teaching at Key Stage 3, I/GCSE and IB level. Please note that prior experience of teaching IB would clearly be an advantage however, provided candidates have substantive experience of teaching at post-16, training opportunities will exist for teachers new to IB. Most full-time teachers are also form tutors. 


The British School Jakarta is seeking highly-qualified, innovative, inspiring, and a forward thinking leader whom will make positive contributions to the strategic direction of the subject within the framework of the school Strategic Plan.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A track record of exceptional English Language teaching

  • Capable of teaching across the Key Stages

  • Outstanding subject knowledge

  • Enthusiasm and motivation for exemplary teaching and learning 


In return, the successful candidate can expect:

  • A comprehensive Induction Programme

  • Opportunities to work in a dynamic and supportive faculty with excellent facilities

  • A positive student body who love learning

  • A strong Continuing Professional Learning programme to develop you as an outstanding teacher

  • A supportive Senior Leadership Team


If you are lively, forward thinking and able to motivate young people to reach their academic targets and beyond, then we would be delighted to receive your application to join our team.


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