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British International School Riyadh

Primary Teacher – Arabic/French (Diplomatic Quarter) - August 2020 Start

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Important dates

Closing date of applications
5 March 2020
Start date
1 August 2020

Job details

Arabic / French
Teacher / Teacher
Ages 4-11 / Primary and
Ages 4-11 / Primary
English National / English National
Positions available
Contract type
Vacancy type
Full Time
M1 - M6 Scale + Overseas Allowance


1 or more years experience

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We are seeking a lively, dynamic and experienced Physical Education Teacher to join a new primary teaching team who will be committed to continuing the excellent reputation of the school.

We are delighted to announce that the British International School of Riyadh is extending into Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter and will be opening a new Primary School in September 2020.

We have a range of new and exciting opportunities available at this fabulous location and we are seeking excellent teaching and non-teaching staff, who will be committed to continuing our 40 year legacy of providing high quality of education for students in Riyadh. 

If you would like to be part of the BISR team and work in an innovative and rewarding learning environment with highly motivated students, excellent teachers and supportive parents, then we would very much welcome your application.

The British International School Riyadh (BISR) is an extremely well-regarded not-for-profit, co-educational school in the Middle East, catering for students aged 3-18 across its existing two campuses, providing high quality education to the expatriate community since 1979. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and as a British School Overseas (BSO). BISR is also a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The school follows the English curriculum, greatly enriched by the local and international context. Learning is holistic, supported by a broad co-curricular programme, encompassing extra-curricular activities, student leadership, service learning and residential trips. Strong pastoral care supports student well-being.


We are seeking a lively, dynamic and experienced Physical Education Teacher to join a new primary teaching team who will be committed to continuing the excellent reputation of the school.  You will need to be hard working and highly-motivated, able to work cooperatively and imaginatively using the National Curriculum and the Foundation Stage Curriculum frameworks.  We are specifically looking for a teacher who will contribute to embedding our school ethos and further developing our dynamic school, our creative curriculum; a teacher who will add value to the school’s vision and mission and existing very high academic standards.


The successful candidate will work across a range of activities and will have responsibility for the day to day management of the school’s swimming programme and sports based extra-curricular activities. 


As part of the facilities, the school has a 25m swimming pool, two AstroTurf pitches, two external basketball courts and a sports hall that accommodates a full sized basketball court. Additionally, the school has a large hall that can be used for sporting activities. There is also access to other sporting facilities in the Diplomatic Quarter.


Sports are a fundamental part of the experience at BISR, with plenty of opportunities to compete in organised activities, between our campuses, as well as through our membership of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). We also have a growing programme of local competitions both within Riyadh and through partnerships with other International Schools in Saudi Arabia.


The successful candidate will:

  • Be innovative, creative, enthusiastic, highly-motivated and learning focused, with a strong track record of excellent classroom practice and pastoral care.
  • Be committed to development of high quality learning experiences underpinned by a clear understanding of how learning is developed, where students are motivated and equipped to become life-long learners.
  • Demonstrate a passion for learning, be a reflective practitioner, showing a strong commitment to development of outstanding classroom practice.
  • Use high quality assessment and feedback strategies to ensure students make good progress with their learning.
  • Ensure students flourish by creating a positive climate for learning, supporting the holistic development of each student, with a strong emphasis on well-being in an intercultural context.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, high levels of emotional intelligence and a good sense of humour, effectively collaborating within a range of teams.
  • Fully support the school Mission, Vision and Motto.
  • Go the extra-mile for students, contributing to the wider life of the school, including the broad co-curricular programme and community events.
  • Have a UK or UK recognised teaching qualification.


We can offer:


To apply, please follow the link above and provide a supporting statement of application following our guidelines.

Closing date for all applications: 5th March, 2020.


BISR believes very strongly in the role of the school in safeguarding children and young people.  All staff, whatever their role in the school, will require to undergo rigorous background checks before commencing employment.


The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified

For more information about the school please visit our website:

How to apply for a position at BISR

To apply and for additional information, please follow the ‘inteachers’ link on the vacancy.

When applying via this link, please provide the following in support of your application:

All applications must include:

  • An up to date two-page Curriculum Vitae, including a photograph
  • A statement in support of your application, which must include an answer to the following question:  How do you think you would be able to support our Mission and REACH motto?

Teacher applications must include:

  • How do you demonstrate that you are a lifelong learner and how does current pedagogical practice have an impact in your classroom?
  • How do you create a positive classroom climate and support student well-being in your current school?
  • What strategies do you use to ensure that all learners in your classroom attain very well?
  • What is your contribution to your current school community?


BISR is fully committed to safeguarding children and young people. We complete rigorous background checks for all staff, whatever their role in the school, prior to them commencing employment.

The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is


For more information about the school please visit the 'ABOUT US' section our website


We very much look forward to receiving your application. 

Teachers who work at BISR should have


  • Qualified Teacher status.
  • Certificate of Education - PGCE or B.Ed.
  • Training or qualification relevant to the post.


  • An appreciation of the demands of a British school in an international context.
  • Recognise the vital importance of a positive commitment to the co-curricular life of the school.
  • An appreciation of the importance of intercultural understanding and cultural sensitivity.
  • Recognise the responsibility each individual staff member has in supporting the holistic growth and well-being of students.


  • Experience of working in various contexts both in the UK and internationally.
  • Experience of teaching within a Key Stage or subject.
  • Experience of positive behaviour management strategies.
  • Experience of planning for children with a range of learning needs, including extremely able students.
  • Experience of curriculum development, monitoring and assessment.
  • Experience of working with second language students or prepared to undertake training.

Skills and Abilities

  • A detailed knowledge of the English National Curriculum.
  • Ability to organise a stimulating learning environment and demonstrate excellent creative teaching skills.
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in preparing for learning and teaching.
  • Good organisation of recording and evaluating progress.
  • Show good communication skills when working with pupils, parents and colleagues.
  • Effective skills in managing and organising own time and directing deployment of teaching assistants.
  • Good ICT skills to be effective in your job.
  • An understanding of Assessment for Learning Strategies and use of this to inform future planning.
  • The desire to develop knowledge of the curriculum above and below the preferred key stage or in a cross-curricular context.

Personal Qualities

  • Warmth and sense of humour.
  • Flexibility.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Team player.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Willingness to be involved in co-curricular activities and events and engage in all aspects of school life.
  • High expectations of yourself and of children.
  • First class communication skills.
  • Empathy with pupils, colleagues, parents and visitors.
  • You must be a glass half-full person!

Equal Opportunities

  • Ability to promote equal opportunities with respect to race, gender and disability

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