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Head of Pre Prep

REF:1998150
The school is seeking to appoint a Head of Pre Prep School from September 2024, or January 2025.
Job category/type: Head of Pre Prep School
Application closing date: 22/03/2024

Runnymede College Pre Prep consists of seventeen classes of boys and girls from 2-7 years old. It currently caters for 349 children. It is located on the same campus as the Prep School and the Senior School allowing us to take full advantage of the wonderful facilities at Runnymede.

The school is seeking to appoint a Head of Pre Prep School from September 2024, or January 2025.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified Head of Pre-Prep to lead this section of the school after the retirement of the current Headmistress in March 2025. This allows for a smooth and supported transition period into the role. The successful candidate will manage a team of teachers and assistants across Pre Nursery, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. The purpose of the role is to provide a safe, secure and well-organised environment that enables children to thrive as independent learners and engaged, considerate members of the school community. The Head of Pre Prep will be responsible for leading the pastoral provision for Pre Prep School pupils, including safeguarding the wellbeing and safety of pupils. You will work closely with your dedicated leadership team to tailor a consistent approach to pastoral care for all pupils in the Pre-Prep School.

Appointed by and reporting to: The Prep School Headmaster

Main responsibilities/duties

Leadership and Strategy

  • Responsible for the day to day internal management, organisation, operation and administration of the Pre Prep School
  • Manage the organisation, assessment and administration of the curriculum in conjunction with Pre-Prep Deputy Head(s)
  • Member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) with particular responsibility for the Pre-Prep
  • Contribute to devising appropriate strategies to develop the school and support their successful implementation
  • Responsible for preparing pupils for a smooth transition into the prep school
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Pre Prep
  • Manage the EYFS and Key Stage 1
  • Attend weekly meetings with the Headmaster of the Prep School
  • Draw up a duty rota for the Pre-Prep and carry out a reasonable share of those duties
  • Liaise, as appropriate, with other members of the Prep School staff, e.g. Senior Management Team, Heads of Department, and support staff
  • Delegate as necessary to ensure that the Pre-Prep fulfils the requirements of the whole school policies
  • Ensure Pre Prep policies are updated and compliant with regulations
  • Manage/ deliver a programme of inset days, staff meetings and pastoral meetings as required
  • Organise appropriate cover within Pre Prep in the event of illness/absence
  • Monitor and oversee the ordering, maintaining and updating of resources within the Pre Prep
  • Maintain evidence folders for inspections
  • Meet with the Powell family often, and write a termly report for them
  • Provide written reports for parents at regular intervals as directed by the Prep School Headmaster
  • Proof read all reports for the Pre Prep
  • Organise educational and recreational outings and visits from speakers
  • Organise Pre-Prep events such as the Pre-Prep plays, Sporting events, Summer Fair, Summer Camps

Teaching and Learning

  • Lead and manage the development of the Pre-Prep curriculum and ensure that continuity is maintained between the Pre-Prep and the Prep School
  • Monitor the quality of teaching and learning in the Pre-Prep and offer support and guidance to teachers as appropriate.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum and ensure that a sound system of assessment and record keeping is maintained by class teachers
  • Responsibility for the teaching of a year group, displaying a high level of professional ability as an example to new teachers, pupils and others
  • Identify any children with educational or emotional needs and, where necessary, to make provision for them with close liaison with the SENCo.
  • Maintain close links with the Heads of Departments at the Prep School in all subject areas
  • Take appropriate responsibility for the health and safety of pupils, visitors and work colleagues in accordance with the requirements of legislation

Monitoring and reporting behaviour

  • Oversee the Pre-Prep School rewards system (House Points, Star Pupil awards), facilitating opportunities for celebration of pupil successes
  • Maintain high standards of positive behaviour among the pupils and have due regard for their health and safety both on the school premises and when engaged in authorised school activities elsewhere
  • To take overall responsibility for pupil disciplinary procedures and policy, including directing the work of class teachers to investigate and deal with disciplinary cases in all year groups
  • Supporting class teachers in the implementation of individual support structures and target setting

Marketing

  • Contribute and participate in Open Mornings, New Pupils’ Days and other school events as required
  • Oversee Pre-Prep intranet and website pages, and maintain Pre-Prep presence on social media, contributing regularly to school Twitter and Instagram accounts
  • Organise various promotional events to help increase uptake of places
  • Be the ‘public face’ of the Pre-Prep and deal with parental concerns in appropriate cases
  • Give tours of the school to prospective parents
  • Ensure that the Pre-Prep sections of the school website are both vibrant and up to date
  • Write regular newsletters to parents
  • To ensure a wide range of activities for pupils
  • Attend events outside of normal school hours, such as School concerts, Parents Evenings etc
  • Ensure all staff are trained and confident in safeguarding children effectively

Staffing and Resources 

  • Assist the Prep School Headmaster in the employment of new staff
  • Oversee procedures to induct new staff
  • Be responsible for the professional development (appraisal) of staff

The successful applicant will have:

  • a good honours degree from a British University (2:1 or better)
  • a PGCE or other qualified teacher status
  • recent experience as a teacher in a school in the UK and/or of an international school

Please complete the TES online application form and attach your CV and covering letter.

Final date for applications- Friday 22nd March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and first round interviews will take place via Zoom/in person on a rolling basis. The final round interview will be held face-to-face at Runnymede College in Madrid. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of submitting your application, please assume you were unsuccessful this time.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hiring decisions are based on skills, experience and attributes required for the role. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Runnymede is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including check with past employers and the ACRO Criminal Records Office.

Deputy Head Academic for the Prep School

REF:1998080
The school is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head Academic for the Prep School from September 2024.
Job category/type: Deputy Head Academic for the Prep School
Application closing date: 22/03/2024

Runnymede College was founded by Arthur F Powell and his wife Julia in 1967, in a small house in Calle José Rodríguez Pinilla. The school premises have moved several times before finally settling in its current location on Calle Salvia. In 1987 our Headmaster, Mr Frank Powell, succeeded his father and, with his wife Cristina, founded the Junior School and, since then, have been co-responsible for the School’s expansion, for maintaining Runnymede’s academic excellence and for fostering the alumni pursuit of higher-level education.

The Powell family are proud to be continuing the legacy left by Arthur Powell, ensuring academic excellence and fostering an environment which allows students to reach their potential in all aspects of school life.

In 2023 Runnymede moved from a 2 school structure on one site, to a 3 school structure, replicating the most bespoke and most prestigious schools in the UK. We now have a Pre-Prep School (ages 2-7), a Prep School (ages 8-13) and a Senior School (ages 13-18). Duncan Bailey was appointed to lead the Prep School and the Pre-Prep School. The new structure has meant creating additional posts of responsibility and numerous opportunities for professional development and promotion have arisen.

The school is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head Academic for the Prep School from September 2024.

The Deputy Head (Academic & Curriculum) will be responsible for promoting a vibrant and dynamic academic culture within the Prep School, working to ensure the highest standards of teaching, learning and academic attainment. They will work closely with the Heads of Department and other senior staff to facilitate the transition to the school’s new structure and to ensure effective development and delivery of the academic curriculum.They will be actively involved in overseeing teaching and learning practice and the efficient management of academic departments.

Appointed by and reporting to: The Prep School Headmaster

Main responsibilities/duties 

Strategic Direction

  • Oversee the establishment of a Year 4-8 Prep School curriculum which meets the needs of all Prep School pupils and equips with the skills needed to make a successful transition to the Senior School.
  • To develop, implement and regularly review academic policies for the Prep School which meet British School Overseas minimum standards.
  • Support the Headmaster in teacher recruitment for the Prep School.
  • To work with Senior School staff on the development of a school timetable, staffing and rooming models which facilitate and optimise teaching and learning across the whole school
  • Contribute to the School Development Plan.
  • Inform the School Leadership Team of current research, trends and issues relevant to the academic life of the Prep School to facilitate future planning.

Leadership and Management

  • Line management of the Prep School Heads of Department, including monitoring of teacher performance, schemes of work and conducting departmental reviews.
  • Participation in Prep School Senior Leadership meetings
  • To lead on the academic areas of inspection preparation
  • Develop a schedule for and lead Prep School staff meetings
  • To work with Heads of Department and the Head of Staff Development to strengthen the culture of continuous professional development and encourage Prep School staff to access opportunities
  • To oversee the induction of new Prep School staff, alongside the Head of Staff Development
  • To provide support for school events, including assemblies and parents’ evenings
  • Organisation and management of the academic calendar in the Prep School, including
  • assessments, reporting and parents’ evenings
  • Assist with the staff duty rota and staff cover

Curriculum Development

  • Oversee the establishment of a Year 4-8 Prep School curriculum which aligns with the English national curriculum
  • To develop opportunities for subject specialist teaching within the Prep School and the use of dedicated subject spaces
  • To organise opportunities for cross-curricular learning – eg whole school theme weeks.

Tracking and Monitoring

  • To develop effective systems for monitoring and evaluating the progress of all pupils.
  • To work with the Deputy Head Pastoral & SENCO to implement appropriate strategies to support
  • pupil progress
  • Coordinate assessment within the Prep School, including CAT4 testing
  • To develop a consistent approach to the use of CAT4, SEND and other data to develop a culture of individualised and high-impact learning
  • To support of staff in developing the skills to effectively interpret data about students
  • To oversee the reporting of pupil progress to parents

Staffing and Resources 

  • Assist the Prep School Headmaster in the employment of new staff
  • Oversee procedures to induct new staff
  • Be responsible for the professional development (appraisal) of staff

The successful applicant will have:

  • a good honours degree from a British University (2:1 or better)
  • a PGCE or other qualified teacher status
  • recent experience as a teacher in a school in the UK
  • the ability to modify learning strategies to target the needs of individual students
  • high expectations of pupils’ effort and behaviour, and facilitate this with proven classroom management skills
  • be organised and able to prioritise to meet deadlines
  • clear understanding of the curriculum and its assessment
  • ability to employ a range of effective teaching, learning styles and assessment methods
  • ability to use assessment and baseline testing data to inform planning and set targets
  • ability to generate ideas and drive initiatives
  • innovative approaches to curriculum delivery
  • ability to establish good working relationships and effective teamwork
  • demonstrably good communication skills both oral and written
  • strong ICT skills

Other preferable but not essential criteria:

  • previous experience of an international school

Please complete the TES online application form and attach your CV and covering letter.

Final date for applications- Friday 22nd March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and first round interviews will take place via Zoom/in person on a rolling basis. The final round interview will be held face-to-face at Runnymede College in Madrid. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of submitting your application, please assume you were unsuccessful this time.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hiring decisions are based on skills, experience and attributes required for the role. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Runnymede is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including check with past employers and the ACRO Criminal Records Office.

Secondary School Science Teacher KS3/KS4

REF:1997659
The school is looking to recruit an outstanding Secondary School Science Teacher KS3/KS4 for September 2024.
Job category/type: Teaching Staff
Application closing date: 22/03/2024

Runnymede College is a private non-denominational British school in Madrid offering a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of two to eighteen. The education offered follows the British National Curriculum.

Founded as a private school in September 1967, the primary school was inaugurated in 1987, and since 1990, the whole School has been located in La Moraleja, in the north of Madrid. The School is currently being restructured and from September 2024 will be divided into Pre-Prep, Prep (Years 4 to 8) and Senior School (Years 9 to 13). The new structure has meant creating additional posts of responsibility and numerous opportunities for professional development and promotion have arisen.

Academic levels are high at Runnymede College. In June 2023, 58% of our students achieved A-A* at A level, with 97% of grades being A*-C. This is particularly impressive when compared with the 47% of A*-A grades achieved at independent (private) schools in England this year. In addition, 60% of our pupils gained A*-A grades at IGCSE. Once again, this is a truly excellent achievement when compared with the 47% of A*- A grades at GCSE obtained in the English independent (private) school sector.

In the graduating class of 2023, we have two students who will be studying in Oxford; another will begin her course in Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Other top-ranking UK universities welcoming this year’s graduates include St Andrews, Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh and Bath. The United States has attracted more pupils than ever, with pupils starting their higher education at Columbia, Stanford, NYU, UPenn and Cornell, amongst other excellent colleges.

A number of our students will be staying in Spain, at top-notch places including ICADE, IE and Navarra; others will continue their education elsewhere in Europe in world-leading institutions such as Sciences Po in France, ETH in Zurich, and several excellent universities in The Netherlands, including Eindhoven and Rotterdam.

The school is looking to recruit an outstanding Secondary School Science Teacher KS3/KS4 for September 2024.

We require a teacher who has experience and a history of excellent attainment. They should be enthusiastic and have high expectations of all pupils. They would be joining a committed team of teachers with high standards who want to continue to develop the quality of learning and teaching. Our children are bilingual, positive and eager to learn.

Head of Year opportunities are available for suitably experienced and motivated candidates. Those interested in being considered for these exciting pastoral leadership opportunities should include this in their letters of application.

The school supports its staff and provides opportunities for professional development.

Successful candidates should:

  • be able to teach KS3/KS4 Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • with ability to teach A level in Physics/Chemistry/Biology – desired
  • have the ability to modify learning strategies to target the needs of individual students
  • have high expectations of pupils’ effort and behaviour, and facilitate this with proven classroom management skills
  • be organised and able to prioritise to meet deadlines
  • be motivated and use initiative to contribute to success of the department and school
  • support the development of schemes of work and resources
  • promote an interest in STEM subjects and careers education through the subject
  • organise educational visits, visiting speakers and extra curricular activities that enrich pupils’ experience of the subject beyond the confines of a syllabus

The successful applicant will have:

  • outstanding GCSE & A level results
  • a good Science honours degree from a British University (2:1 or better)
  • a PGCE or other qualified teacher status for Secondary School Science
  • recent experience as a teacher at a school in the UK
  • previous experience in an international school – desired not essential
  • excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively and seamlessly individually and as part of a team
  • to be confident in using technology effectively in teaching and learning – experience with online learning platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom desired
  • native level English speaker but no knowledge of Spanish is required

Please complete the TES online application form and attach a copy of your CV and cover letter, along with names, (including telephone numbers) and email addresses of two referees.

Final date for applications – Friday 22nd March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and first round interviews will take place via Zoom on a rolling basis. The final round interview will be held face-to-face at Runnymede College in Madrid. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of submitting your application, please assume you were unsuccessful this time.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hiring decisions are based on skills, experience and attributes required for the role. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Runnymede is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including check with past employers and ACRO Criminal records Office.

Senior School Biology teacher (including A-Level)

REF:1992388
The school is looking to recruit an outstanding Senior School Biology Teacher (including A Level) for September 2024.
Job category/type: Teaching Staff
Application closing date: 22/03/2024

Runnymede College is a private non-denominational British school in Madrid offering a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of two to eighteen. The education offered follows the British National Curriculum.

Founded as a private school in September 1967, the primary school was inaugurated in 1987, and since 1990, the whole School has been located in La Moraleja, in the north of Madrid. The School is currently being restructured and from September 2024 will be divided into Pre-Prep, Prep (Years 4 to 8) and Senior School (Years 9 to 13). The new structure has meant creating additional posts of responsibility and numerous opportunities for professional development and promotion have arisen.

Academic levels are high at Runnymede College. In June 2023, 58% of our students achieved A-A* at A level, with 97% of grades being A*-C. This is particularly impressive when compared with the 47% of A*-A grades achieved at independent (private) schools in England this year. In addition, 60% of our pupils gained A*-A grades at IGCSE. Once again, this is a truly excellent achievement when compared with the 47% of A*- A grades at GCSE obtained in the English independent (private) school sector.

In the graduating class of 2023, we have two students who will be studying in Oxford; another will begin her course in Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Other top-ranking UK universities welcoming this year’s graduates include St Andrews, Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh and Bath. The United States has attracted more pupils than ever, with pupils starting their higher education at Columbia, Stanford, NYU, UPenn and Cornell, amongst other excellent colleges.

A number of our students will be staying in Spain, at top-notch places including ICADE, IE and Navarra; others will continue their education elsewhere in Europe in world-leading institutions such as Sciences Po in France, ETH in Zurich, and several excellent universities in The Netherlands, including Eindhoven and Rotterdam.

The school is looking to recruit an outstanding Senior School Biology Teacher (including A Level) for September 2024.

We require a teacher who has experience and a history of excellent attainment. They should be enthusiastic and have high expectations of all pupils. They would be joining a committed team of teachers with high standards who want to continue to develop the quality of learning and teaching. Our children are bilingual, positive and eager to learn.

Head of Year opportunities are available for suitably experienced and motivated candidates. Those interested in being considered for these exciting pastoral leadership opportunities should include this in their letters of application.

The school supports its staff and provides opportunities for professional development.

Successful candidates should:

  • be able to teach KS3 Science, IGCSE Biology and A Level Biology
  • have the ability to modify learning strategies to target the needs of individual students
  • have high expectations of pupils’ effort and behaviour, and facilitate this with proven classroom management skills
  • be organised and able to prioritise to meet deadlines
  • be motivated and use initiative to contribute to success of the department and school
  • support the development of schemes of work and resources
  • promote an interest in STEM subjects and careers education through the subject
  • organise educational visits, visiting speakers and extra curricular activities that enrich pupils’ experience of the subject beyond the confines of a syllabus

The successful applicant will have:

  • outstanding GCSE & A level results
  • a good Science honours degree from a British University (2:1 or better) – Biology specialist
  • a PGCE or other qualified teacher status for Secondary School Science
  • recent experience as a teacher at a school in the UK
  • previous experience in an international school – desired not essential
  • excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively and seamlessly individually and as part of a team
  • to be confident in using technology effectively in teaching and learning – experience with online learning platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom desired
  • native level English speaker but no knowledge of Spanish is required

Please complete the TES online application form and attach a copy of your CV and cover letter, along with names, (including telephone numbers) and email addresses of two referees.

Final date for applications – Friday 22nd March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and first round interviews will take place via Zoom on a rolling basis. The final round interview will be held face-to-face at Runnymede College in Madrid. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of submitting your application, please assume you were unsuccessful this time.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hiring decisions are based on skills, experience and attributes required for the role. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Runnymede is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including check with past employers and ACRO Criminal records Office.

Prep School Head of Science Years 4 – 8

REF:1985305
The school is seeking to appoint a Prep School Head of Science Years 4-8 from September 2024.
Job category/type: Prep School Head of Science
Application closing date: 22/03/2024

Runnymede College is a private non-denominational British school in Madrid offering a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of two to eighteen. The education offered follows the British National Curriculum.

Founded as a private school in September 1967, the primary school was inaugurated in 1987, and since 1990, the whole School has been located in La Moraleja, in the north of Madrid. The School is currently being restructured and from September 2024 will be divided into Pre-Prep, Prep (Years 4 to 8 ) and Senior School (Years 9 to 13). The new structure has meant creating additional posts of responsibility and numerous opportunities for professional development and promotion have arisen.

The school is seeking to appoint a Prep School Head of Science Years 4-8 from September 2024.

1. Purpose of the role: The Prep School Head of Science will be responsible for leading a vibrant and dynamic Science curriculum within the Prep School, working to ensure the highest standards of teaching, learning and academic attainment. They will work closely with the Academic Deputy Head, Senior Science Head of Department and Science teachers in the Prep and Pre-Prep School. They will facilitate the transition to the school’s new structure and ensure effective development and delivery of the Science academic curriculum.

2. Main responsibilities:

i.) Strategic direction

• Be responsible for the yearly overview of Science from years 1-8 and ensure it is taught to a high standard by staff

• Advise the Deputy Head on the school’s future strategy for Science provisions to ensure the curriculum combines the best of tradition and innovative methods.

• To support the Headmaster and Deputy Head of Academic in Science teacher recruitment for both academic and co-curricula roles

• To liaise with the leaders of Science in the Senior School facilitate the transition of Year 7 & 8 into the Prep School, and to continue the collaboration to ensure Scientific skills are developed effectively throughout the whole school

• To work with form teachers to ensure cross-curricular links are being made using Science

• To collaborate with any colleagues in ensuring progression and continuity across year groups

• To write an action plan as part of the School Development Plan and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan on a termly basis

ii.) Leadership & Management

• To lead and co-ordinate the Science department in a professional, positive and pro-active manner and to encourage cooperation between them

• To work with the Deputy Head (Timetable) to plan faculty staffing allocations, timetables and rooming

• To make appropriate arrangements for classes when staff are absent, liaising with relevant staff to secure appropriate cover

• To assist with the induction of new staff in the faculty

• To participate in Head of Department meetings

• To be involved in teaching and learning observations with other members of staff to raise pupils’ standards of achievement and to evaluate practice

• To assist Senior members of staff in the monitoring and evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning within Science throughout the school through teaching and learning observations, team teaching and work scrutiny

• To advise and inform NQTs and other news staff about the subject policy and practice in the school

• To lead staff development sessions for teaching and support staff as agreed with the Headteacher

iii.) Curriculum development

• Oversee the Science department in the preparation and development of their courses of study, teaching materials, schemes of work, methods of teaching and assessment.

• To take responsibility for Years 1-7 Science curricula (and Year 8’s in 2024).

• Ensure that schemes of work in Science are inspiring, challenging, effective and reflect continuity across all Key Stages

• Ensure good practice is shared throughout the school

• To provide an example of ‘excellence’ as a leading classroom practitioner, inspiring and motivating other staff

• To observe and review the quality of teaching in the faculty

• To encourage the development of co-curricula activities and trips/visits which support the learning and experience of students at Runnymede

• To provide and support the development of up to date learning resources for students and staff

• To account to the Deputy Head Academic and Headmaster for the efficiency and effectiveness of their subject area within the school

iv). Tracking & Monitoring

• To work with Form Teachers, Heads of Year, Science teachers & SENCOs to implement appropriate intervention strategies to support pupil progress

• Ensure that within the faculty, individual pupil progress is regularly assessed, recorded and reported and used to inform future teaching

• To oversee behaviour management within the faculty and support in ensuring a safe, secure and structured learning environment

• To interrogate termly data, identify areas of poor performance and take effective action to remedy such

• To be accountable for securing the highest standards of pupil achievement across the curriculum through effective monitoring and evaluating

• To oversee behaviour management within the faculty and support staff in ensuring a safe, secure and structured learning environment

• To monitor and co-ordinate the availability of courses and resources for pupils of all abilities within the school

iv). Reporting and communication:

• To write termly academic reports and attend parents’ meetings

• Ensure standards of reporting and communication with parents are maintained

• To support faculty staff in dealing with parents

• To oversee the presentation of information to parents about Science

The successful applicant will have:

  • a good honours degree from a British University (2:1 or better)
  • a PGCE or other qualified teacher status
  • recent experience as a teacher in a school in the UK
  • the ability to modify learning strategies to target the needs of individual students
  • high expectations of pupils’ effort and behaviour, and facilitate this with proven classroom management skills
  • be organised and able to prioritise to meet deadlines

Other preferable but not essential criteria:

  • Previous experience of an international school

Please complete the TES online application form and attach your CV and covering letter.

Final date for applications- Friday 22nd March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and first round interviews will take place via Zoom/in person on a rolling basis. The final round interview will be held face-to-face at Runnymede College in Madrid. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of submitting your application, please assume you were unsuccessful this time.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hiring decisions are based on skills, experience and attributes required for the role. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Runnymede is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including check with past employers and the ACRO Criminal Records Office.

Pre Prep School Teacher

REF:1986962
The school is looking to recruit an outstanding Pre Prep School teacher to join us in September 2024.
Job category/type: Teaching Staff
Application closing date: 22/03/2024

Runnymede College is a private non-denominational British school in Madrid offering a British education to boys and girls of all nationalities from the age of two to eighteen. The education offered follows the British National Curriculum.

Founded as a private school in September 1967, the primary school was inaugurated in 1987, and since 1990, the whole School has been located in La Moraleja, in the north of Madrid. The School is currently being restructured and from September 2024 will be divided into Pre-Prep, Prep (Years 4 to 8 ) and Senior School (Years 9 to 13). The new structure has meant creating additional posts of responsibility and numerous opportunities for professional development and promotion have arisen.

Academic levels are high at Runnymede College. In June 2023, 58% of our students achieved A-A* at A level, with 97% of grades being A*-C. This is particularly impressive when compared with the 47% of A*-A grades achieved at independent (private) schools in England this year. In addition, 60% of our pupils gained A*-A grades at IGCSE. Once again, this is a truly excellent achievement when compared with the 47% of A*- A grades at GCSE obtained in the English independent (private) school sector.

In the graduating class of 2023, we have two students who will be studying in Oxford; another will begin her course in Natural Sciences at Cambridge. Other top-ranking UK universities welcoming this year’s graduates include St Andrews, Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh and Bath. The United States has attracted more pupils than ever, with pupils starting their higher education at Columbia, Stanford, NYU, UPenn and Cornell, amongst other excellent colleges.

A number of our students will be staying in Spain, at top-notch places including ICADE, IE and Navarra; others will continue their education elsewhere in Europe in world-leading institutions such as Sciences Po in France, ETH in Zurich, and several excellent universities in The Netherlands, including Eindhoven and Rotterdam.

The school is looking to recruit an outstanding Pre Prep School teacher to join us in September 2024.

Join a rewarding and exciting learning environment, both within and beyond the classroom. We are looking for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and experienced professional for the Pre Prep School.

You should be enthusiastic and have high expectations of all pupils. You would be joining a committed team of teachers with high standards who want to continue to develop the quality of learning and teaching. Our children are bilingual, positive and eager to learn. Any candidate should be willing to play an active role in the co-curricular life of the school.

The successful applicant will have:

  • outstanding GCSE & A level results
  • a good honours degree from a British University (2:1 or better)
  • a PGCE or other qualified teacher status for Primary
  • recent experience as a teacher in a school in the UK
  • have experience of teaching the EYFS/KS1 curriculum
  • excellent leadership and teamwork skills and be willing to collaborate on planning and resourcing, developing and sharing schemes of work and resources
  • be committed to providing stimulating and well-structured learning across all areas of the curriculum
  • be motivated and use initiative to contribute to success of the department and school
  • the ability to modify learning strategies to target the needs of individual students
  • high expectations of pupils’ effort and behaviour, and facilitate this with proven classroom management skills
  • be organised and able to prioritise to meet deadlines
  • be highly motivated
  • have a passion for education
  • be an excellent classroom practitioner
  • be confident in teaching early Mathematics with a mastery approach
  • have secure knowledge of of teaching Phonics and Early Reading
  • to be confident in using technology effectively in teaching and learning

Other preferable but not essential criteria:

  • Previous experience of an international school

Please complete the TES online application form and attach your CV and covering letter.

Final date for applications- Friday 22nd March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and first round interviews will take place via Zoom on a rolling basis. The final round interview will be held face-to-face at Runnymede College in Madrid. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of submitting your application, please assume you were unsuccessful this time.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hiring decisions are based on skills, experience and attributes required for the role. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Runnymede is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including check with past employers and the ACRO Criminal Records Office.

Applications

Applications, including contact phone numbers and names and contact numbers of two referees, can also be sent to the Headmaster at:
employment@runnymede-college.com

Or via traditional mail to:
The Headmaster
Runnymede College
Calle Salvia 30
La Moraleja
28109 Alcobendas
Madrid
Spain

ONLINE APPLICATION

Prepare all the docuemnts neccessary and fil in the required fields of this form to apply for any job offer.

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