- Value the importance of building strong relationships with students
- Be open-minded to different cultures and values
- B2 / C1 English level as the working language of the school is English
- Very good computer skills (Microsoft Office 365)
- A positive attitude
- Flexibility to work with different members of staff and follow their instructions with regards to planning
- Show initiative and work independently to build resources and materials that young people will engage with
- Experience working with young people
- Ability to speak other languages
Who are we?
The British School of Brussels is a not for profit, inclusive independent international school comprising 1,350 students from approximately 70 countries. Located in the parkland of Tervuren, we enjoy world class facilities set within an inspiring green campus, yet near all the amenities of the university city of Leuven and the capital city of Brussels. But what makes our school an exceptional place to learn and grow, and what really sets us apart, are the relationships we build, the culture of kinship we foster and the pursuit of quality in everything that we do.
Our curriculum is British based and uniquely adapted to the needs of our international and diverse student body. There is an Early Childhood Centre for children aged 1-3. Our Primary School offers a bespoke enquiry-based curriculum. Students in Year 10 & 11 study for (I)GCSE and BTEC courses. Post-16 students can choose from three internationally recognised pre-university examination courses: English A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or BTEC. Our Enrichment programme is exceptional, offering over 100 activities per week.
The main role of the post holder is to support the class teacher. They will work with Spanish as a Foreign Language Teachers in the Modern Languages Faculty of the school. The students are aged from 11 to 18 and some will be preparing for IB, A Level and IGCSE exams.
The postholder will:
- work with small groups to improve their speaking skills and build confidence orally
- work with students on a one-to-one basis to prepare them for oral examinations
- prepare fun and interactive resources for lessons or one-to-one sessions
- build good relationships with students in order to help them achieve their full potential
- assist with lunchtime clubs and activities, for example, conversation in Spanish, cultural club, short story club, etc.
- mark small assignments and assessments
- support with cover lessons
- support school language trips
- support the creation / updating of resources and displays
- undertake other supportive roles in the department and school
Contact hours with students or classes minimum 20 hours/week. Also, preparation and planning time +/- 15 hours. Full time position of 37.5h/week in total.
- What do we offer (in addition to the Erasmus Traineeship grant):
Student room in paid accommodation (including cleaning, internet, heating, water and electricity). In addition:
- A bus pass for public transport
- 8€/day voucher to have lunch in the school cafeteria
- Flight costs for the initial trip to Belgium in October and for the return journey at the end of the placement. Additionally, two return trips to the home country during the school holidays for a maximum budget of € 300 per trip