We are delighted you are considering a position with the British International School Riyadh.

We are a vibrant community in the heart of the desert, comprising of over 3000 students across seven campuses and 500 staff, with over 90 different nationalities represented across our student population. We are a learning-focused school where the opportunities for personal development are considerable and attractive to ambitious and talented professionals.

Staff appointed to BISR join a forward-thinking school where we employ the best of British education, greatly enriched by our international context. Learning at BISR is underpinned by research-based evidence, and we are strongly committed to keeping our staff updated with best practices worldwide. To facilitate this, CPD spending at BISR is a big part of our budget, and we are keen to invest in the professional growth and development of our staff. We are accredited as a British School Overseas and also by the Council of International Schools, with accreditation reports validating the quality of the programmes we provide. 

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When we are appointing teaching staff at BISR, we are looking for people who:

  • Are innovative, creative, enthusiastic, highly motivated and learning focused, with a strong track record of excellent classroom practice and pastoral care. 

  • Are 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, being 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.

Residential and Activity programmes at BISR are very strong, and in 2018 we won an International Award for our Service Learning work with a school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. You will find BISR staff very professional, dedicated and talented, willing to ‘go the extra mile’ for the students in their care. Those who join our community have a vital contribution to make to the development of high quality learning experiences, supporting student well-being and enhancing our co-curricular provision. In all this we laugh a lot, and humour prevails across the school, resulting in a warm and professional ethos and a place where everyone, whatever their role, looks forward to coming to school.

Our students are a delight to teach and work with, having a wonderfully positive attitude to learning. They are highly motivated, focused and well mannered, represented by a strong and proactive Student Council. There is an excellent sense of community, supported by a very active Parent Teacher organisation who run a range of fun events throughout the year. Our teachers work hard during term time, but enjoy coming to school, finding time to have fun and enjoy living in Saudi Arabia as well.  

Outside the school, the compounds offer a tremendously high quality of life, and Saudi Arabia is a truly fascinating country. Its geographical position means that Africa, Europe and Asia are all accessible during those all-important holidays, and our staff enjoy a magnificent lifestyle. Of course, the tax free salary helps!

We hope you find the information on our website useful as you decide whether to apply to our school. If you are hard-working, dedicated, innovative and passionate about education we would welcome an application. 

We can offer:

  • Highly motivated and engaged students

  • A school with a strong sense of community

  • A learning focused school committed to staff development

  • Motivated, hard-working and dedicated colleagues, who are committed to high quality learning, student well-being and co-curricular programmes

  • An excellent compensation and benefits package

  • The opportunity to live, work and travel in a unique, beautiful and fast changing country. 

We would welcome applications from candidates who can offer all of these things and are confident that you will find BISR an extremely rewarding place to work.

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Support Staff