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The English School
PO Box 379
The contact for this post is Maria Clark
The English School, founded in 1953 under the auspices of the British Embassy, is the longest established school in Kuwait catering for the expatriate community. The school operates as a not-for-profit, private co-educational establishment providing the highest standards in education for children of Pre-Kindergarten to Preparatory School age. TES is an Accredited Member of BSME, IAPS and BSO. Uniquely in Kuwait, the language of the playground is English with 46% of the pupils being British. With the exception of foreign language teachers, the teaching staff are all British and qualified in the United Kingdom. The school follows the National Curriculum and is well placed to cater for the needs of British expats in Kuwait. The school also has pupils representing close to 50 other nationalities, although 71% of the pupils overall are native English speakers. TES is an oasis of 'Britishness' in the heart of the Middle East.
The number of pupils in the school continues to increase although the average class size remains around 21. The school is housed in well-resourced and spacious, fully air-conditioned premises in a pleasant residential suburb of Kuwait City. Class teachers are supported by specialist co-ordinators in Art, Design and Technology, Information Technology, Music, Library and PE and Games. Music is taught to all ages and French is introduced from Year 5. Formal End-of-Key Stage assessment takes place in Years 2 and 6. In addition the pupils are prepared for entrance tests to other schools including, where appropriate, Common Entrance Examinations at 11+, 12+ and 13+, and scholarship examinations. Responsibility for the school is vested in the Governing Committee whose members serve in a voluntary capacity. The school provides a learning environment within which children develop their individual capacity for achievement to its fullest potential. Each individual is directed towards self-discipline and respect for himself/herself and for others. The school's core values of Confidence, Empathy, Integrity, Positivity and Respect are at the heart of all that we do. The school aims to ensure that, by achieving standards at least equivalent to those of competitive private and state schools in Britain, our pupils are well prepared for the subsequent stages of their academic development whether in Britain, Kuwait or elsewhere in the world. All applications for entry are addressed on a personal basis. The Headmaster and the Admissions Registrar will be happy to meet prospective pupils and their parents. A visit to the School is encouraged in order for each family’s needs to be discussed. In the first instance, all prospective parents must complete the online registration process for their child or children. The process will then be initiated and the school's Registrar will be in touch.
All pupils in Years 3 - 8 use their own iPad in school as an additional learning tool. The school's VLE is gradually becoming the heartbeat of the school's E-Learning Strategy as we prepare pupils even more effectively for life in the 21st century.
Applications are invited for well qualified, experienced and successful KS2 classroom teachers. At TES, Years 1 - 6 consist of three classes per year group with two in each of Years 7 & 8. The successful candidates will join a team of dedicated and inspirational professionals that have worked tirelessly over time to establish TES as one of the leading prep schools in the Middle East. A passionate commitment to the overall academic, social and personal development of each child is essential. The position is full time and the successful candidate will need to be in available from Thursday, 23rd August. Term begins for pupils on Sunday, 2nd September.
Candidates must have British qualifications. They are expected to hold a Bachelor’s degree and a recognised teaching qualification. Prior experience in an international school setting is not essential. If you are considering working overseas for the first time, or even have a significant amount of international experience, then Kuwait might just provide you with an opportunity that changes your life for the good and forever. There is something magical about working at TES and Kuwait has a unique attraction which makes it difficult to leave.
The salary range is approximately £32,000 - £47,000 tax free depending on experience, further information about life in Kuwait and details of the generous remuneration package are available upon request by sending an email to recruitment(at)tes.edu.kw.
The Job Description is available here.
Interviews: Suitable candidates will be interviewed via video at the earliest opportunity. Please submit applications promptly in order to avoid missing out on a wonderful opportunity.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children - successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and reference checks.
The English School Mousaed Al-Azmi Street
Phase(s) of Education
Primary / Elementary (i.e. England: years 1-6; ages 5-11)
Level of Position
Subject Area(s) of Interest
Class teacher – Junior