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Secondary School – English Teacher

Berlin Metropolitan School

Germany

Job Details

Role Start Date

1 August 2024

Applications Close

31 May 2024

Min. Qualification

Bachelor Degree

Min. Experience

3 Years

Cover Letter

Not required

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To support our Secondary School team, we are looking for an adaptable and inspiring English Teacher in full-time starting in August.

BMS is the largest international school in the center of Berlin. Over 1000 students from more than 60 countries attend our school and are taught using the best international and national curriculum programs. The Berlin Metropolitan School is an all-day school, allowing students from kindergarten through 12th grade to complete a modern and values-based education, culminating into an internationally recognized diploma. An international team of more than 200 dedicated employees lead the way for the learning success of our students.

THE EXCITING CHALLENGE
Differentiate English lessons in order to accommodate for varying levels of knowledge and student ability.
Demonstrate a commitment to making lessons enjoyable, stimulating and relevant to all learners. Encourage students to continue their learning independently and spark an enthusiasm and love for learning by modelling it as a teacher.
Maintain the highest standards of practice in planning, preparation, monitoring, assessment, reporting and feedback in line with school curriculum and policies.
Employ teaching, learning and assessment strategies which meet pupils’ individual needs and support differentiated learning.
Create clear, challenging and achievable expectations for pupils and ensure that all pupils make progress relative to their prior attainment and potential.
Maintain thorough and current knowledge in the subject area and engage with evidence and research to direct improvements in teaching and learning.
Be reflective towards one’s practice and pursue consistent improvement. Engage fully with professional learning opportunities.
Create a secure learning environment, based on mutual trust and respect, in which pupils feel safe to explore and take risks.
Maintain a stimulating and well-maintained learning environment, paying due care and attention to the quality of resources and displays.
Support and promote the school and the IB mission statements and actively model the attributes of the IB learner profile.

YOUR PROFILE
A committed, experienced and well-qualified Secondary English Teacher, who is seeking an opportunity to extend their expertise and who is interested in working in a high quality teaching environment.
A Bachelors or Master´s degree in Secondary Education with an official teaching qualification or degree for English.
At least three years teaching experience, ideally in an IB School.
Experience in using technology to enrich student learning.

WHAT WE OFFER AT BMS
We offer a modern, inspiring work environment with international employees and an open school community in the heart of Berlin.
Benefits such as relocation package (visa, settling in allowance, housing support etc.), a monthly benefits card of 30€, discounted lunch and weekly health & wellbeing offers.
The opportunity to grow in an interesting environment and to define with us new quality standards in the field of education.
Our co-operation and the sense of belonging together are characterized by a special team spirit and a respectful and harmonious interaction.
Our open-door-culture with the leadership, joint learning and case counselling creates an inspiring and supporting collaboration.
Continuous personal development through professional development days and individual training.
We offer best conditions for a modern classroom with a comprehensive range of modern technology and resources.

Please note, due to the system set up we have to set an application close date but we will be starting to conduct interviews immediately and may appoint a suitable candidate before the advert close date.

Starting Salary Range

The BMS pay scale as one essential part in value the work of every member of faculty was re-worked with a committee by teachers from all section and senior leaders.
The BMS pay scale is structured according to years of experience and the program each respective teacher is teaching.

Taxes

Individuals who are resident in Germany or have their normal place of abode there have full income tax liability. The gross salary (and, if applied, also tuition remission for children attending the school) is subject to German income tax. Once you have registered at the town hall, you will receive your tax identity number and classified into a tax group (I-V). The tax rates depend on family status and income level and range. Tax on income from employed work is retained by being deducted at source, i.e. an amount of tax is retained directly by the employer.
Please find more information on www.make-it-in-germany.com and http://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/for-qualified-professionals/working/guide/taxes

Summary of deductions made from the gross salary
• Income tax
• Solidarity tax
• Church tax (optional)
• Health insurance
• Long term care insurance
• Retirement insurance
• Unemployment insurance

Accommodation

BMS offers a housing search service for all staff members who have t o relocate to Berlin.

Flights/Transport

Our transition package includes expenses for travel as well as shipping.
These benefits are valid one way and one time.

Furniture

Furnished flats for rent are available on flat search websites.

Moving Allowance

BMS will pay a settling in allowance one time fix to every new staff member who will relocate to Berlin for their porition at BMS.

Dependent Opportunities

Staff are exempted from all school fees. As this benefit is considered as a remuneration in kind, staff members are only required to pay taxes on the lowest school fee.

Medical

Medical insurances can be chosen from a variety of public providers. We are happy to connect our new staff with providers who have English speaking staff and a great support team for international staff.

Other

We offer continous professional development, in-house German classes, health and wellbeing courses discounted lunch in our cafeteria, and many staff activities after school.

Retirement

We offer a company pension scheme which allowes employees to save an individual amount of their salary through our monthly payroll system. For those employees who choose this pension scheme, BMS will add 15% on top of their monthly saving.

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When we had a teacher decide to take another job in mid-July, we were left with few options. Historically, it was a tough position to fill. Within 24 hours of posting the position on Schrole, we were able to offer a contract to a more-qualified educator.

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