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General Science Teacher (with IGCSE Biology) - Maternity Cover

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British International School, HCMC

At the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC), we believe in a holistic education that fosters a love of learning, which balances academic success with character development and wellbeing. We are a Nord Anglia Education School and the largest international school in Vietnam, educating over 2,400 students from more than 55 countries. In our most recent BSO Inspection, in November 2022, the school was rated Outstanding in all Categories by the British Government. Our students achieve some of the best examination results in the world and go on to attend the top universities globally.

Our three campuses, located in the heart of Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City, cater to students from 2 to 18 years of age. Split by age group, each purpose-built campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities, packed with interactive technology, ensuring every child has the opportunity to thrive.

The School Is Currently Looking To Recruit a


(Maternity Cover: September 2024 - March 2025)

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, qualified and experienced teachers. A minimum of two years teaching in a Secondary school setting is required. A real passion in working with motivated and high achieving children is essential. The Maternity cover role will involve general science teaching at KS3 and IGCSE Coordinated Science (Biology topics) at KS4.

About The Department

The Science Department at BIS is a forward thinking and collaborative environment. This is typified by our mission statement We in the Science Department are encouraging students to be independent critical thinkers who are inquisitive about the world around them and learn from their mistakes. The team consists of highly motivated teachers who share good practice to produce and deliver experiences that develop the students skills in scientific enquiry, promote intellectual curiosity and acquisition of knowledge. At Key Stage 3 students learn through a rich enquiry-based curriculum developed in-house. At Key Stage 4 students take CIE IGCSEs, they opt to take either the Coordinated Science course or all three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) as separate courses. At Key Stage 5 students take the IB programme choosing either one or two subjects at Standard or Higher Level, many elect to take two science subjects. Subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies and Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences . The Science Department is a rich and rewarding place to work for creative and inspiring teachers.

Why Choose BIS HCMC

Our teachers are at the heart of all that we do, and youll relish working in our diverse school community, where everyone acts with respect, care, and integrity. On each of our three purpose-built campuses, world-class facilities will bring your teaching to life, inspiring every student to fall in love with learning. Additionally, we are proud Institutional Members of the Chartered College of Teaching. This recognises our commitment to evidence-informed teaching and learning, and CPL. Institutional membership ensures our pedagogical approaches remain up to date and reinforces the value we place on a strong professional learning community.

BIS HCMC offers a bespoke blend of British and International curricula, whilst balancing academic success and holistic development, therefore, unlocking a whole world of possibilities for our students. Our primary students follow the English National Curriculum blended with the thematic and interactive International Primary Curriculum and achieve outstanding outcomes. In Secondary our students continue with the English National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 in preparation for their IGCSEs and later, the rigorous IBDP. Our 2023 cohort of 107 IBDP graduates achieved an average score of 36.7 points, significantly higher than the global average of 30.2 points with 37.4 % of our students achieving 40 points or more and 3 students achieving a perfect score of 45. At IGCSE our students are equally successful. Our 2023 cohort of 130 students achieved 70.2% of grades at A*/A with 98.5% of our students achieving A* - C in 5 or more subjects and 25 students achieving A*/A grades across all their subjects.

Beyond academics, we have an exceptional enrichment programme with over 100 Co-Curricular activities and expeditions both in Vietnam and globally that help our students overcome challenges, build confidence, create unforgettable memories and create change to the communities around them.

Further information about BIS HCMC can be obtained from our website at

Nord Anglia Education

When you join BIS HCMC, youll become part of the Nord Anglia global community of more than 15,000 people working together to support our students success. As part of Nord Anglia Education (NAE) we offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice and youll have access to outstanding continuous professional learning including our award-winning Nord Anglia University platform, with hundreds of courses at your fingertips. At a Nord Anglia school, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more. In addition, we offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Masters in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with Kings College London.

Selection Process

The closing date for applications is FRIDAY 3RD MAY although we encourage early applications and reserve the right to pursue good applications as soon as we are ready.

Please apply for this vacancy using our recruitment portal operated by Success Factors. You will need to upload a letter of application and an up-to-date CV, which must include a recent professional photograph and the contact details of three educational referees, one of whom must be your current employer.

Interviews: will be conducted online

Start Date: The Biology Maternity cover position will begin in September 2024 and end in March 2025.

Safer recruitment: At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.

We welcome applications from suitable qualified persons from all diverse backgrounds.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Please refer to the Job Description via this link BIS HCMC Secondary Teacher Job description 2024.pdf

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