Jobs:

Maths teacher (Secondary) in Reggio Calabria

Start Date
Mid-September 2021
Duration or End Date
Contract runs until June 2022, but is renewable for the following year(s)
Salary
Minimum starting salary 1,120 EUR net per month + end-of-contract bonus of 1,000 EUR net. Candidates with relevant teaching experience, particularly within the IH network, can expect a higher salary.

 

Essential Requirements

  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • Aplicants must have one year's teaching experience plus a teaching qualification in a STEM subject OR a CELTA qualification with A-level or equivalent in Maths

Job Requirements

THE SCHOOL

Founded in 1964, the British School of Reggio Calabria joined the prestigious IH network in 2015. As a member of AiSLi (a highly-regarded association of English Language Schools in Italy) and a Cambridge English Platinum centre, the school is committed to providing quality education.

IH British School Reggio Calabria is a private language school which specialises in teaching English as a foreign language but, in recent years, we have also collaborated with a number of local primary and secondary state schools in running courses in Mathematics and other subjects, including preparation for the Cambridge International IGCSE qualifications.

The school has a learning-centred approach and also places great importance on the professional development of all its members of staff.

Working with us provides the opportunity to:

 

  • Further your practical experience of teaching in a quality, caring school with a wide variety of class types (from VYLs to Adults; beginner to proficiency; subject and exam preparation classes).
  • Further your knowledge of language testing and assessment in one of the largest authorized Cambridge ESOL Centres in Southern Italy (proud holders of the prestigious "Platinum" status for the past few years).
  • Become a Cambridge ESOL Speaking Examiner (dependent upon experience and relevant only to those with ELT experience).
  • Learn from a team of friendly, supportive peers (there is a full-time teaching staff of 18 teachers, including an academic management team of five people) whose experience is wide and varied.
  • Give and receive constructive feedback from regular observations and appraisals.
  • Benefit from our excellent professional development programme which includes INSETTs, regular observations, appraisals, peer observation, team-teaching, drop-in lesson planning support, reading groups, conferences etc.)
  • Settle into the school and the city by attending a fully-paid induction course and Italian lessons which run for the length of the contract.
  • Access a wealth of resources (e.g. Interactive Whiteboards / TVs, computer rooms, Wi-Fi throughout, up-to-date and well-stocked teaching resource library). A netbook or laptop and portable speaker is provided for the duration of the contract.


THE POSITION

The role-holder will be required to work an average of 22 teaching hours per week, with an additional 3 hours per week dedicated to training, development and admin. This position involves teaching Mathematics in English to Italian secondary school students (aged 11-18) and preparing students for the Cambridge IGCSE examination, following a course plan designed by our current Maths Co-ordinator. The lessons will be held offsite, in local state schools. Should the successful applicant have the relevant experience and qualifications, there can also be the possibility to teach English to various levels and ages.

THE CITY

Reggio is a warm, friendly city, situated right next to the sea on the “toe” of Italy. Join the locals each evening for a kilometre-long “passeggiata” on its palm tree-lined promenade and enjoy the stunning views of Sicily and Mt. Etna. The centre of Reggio has shops, bars and places to eat but is also small enough for everything to be within easy walking distance. Reggio is one of the safer cities in Italy, with very little petty crime, and, depending on the season, there is plenty to do in Reggio and its surroundings: from walking along the beaches and sailing, to skiing in the nearby mountains and eating in a cosy agriturismo. Our teachers love exploring the undiscovered Calabrian countryside with the dramatic and impressive backdrop of the Aspromonte mountain range.

The city is also ideally situated for visiting other places in Italy with a small port (ferry to Sicily and the Aeolian Islands), a train station (including a fast train to Rome), and an airport (flights to Rome and Milan). If you're looking for direct international flights, Catania or Lamezia (roughly 1 hour away) have different direct connections.

Here, you can find out the top 10 things our teachers love about living in Reggio Calabria: https://www.britishschoolrc.com/work-with-us/the-city

and to find out more about us, from our teachers, watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5mGXFT3v1Q&t=3s


Other Benefits

Accommodation: Assistance provided in finding accommodation at a reasonable price

Holiday: 20 days holiday per annum, pro-rata

 

Apply here

Interested applicants should complete the form on our website: https://www.britishschoolrc.com/work-with-us/how-to-apply

 

 

About the school and city

IH British School Reggio Calabria opened its doors in 1964 as the first English language school in Reggio Calabria, and has been teaching generations of families ever since! 

The school is in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the beach, with breathtaking views of Mount Etna across the Strait of Messina.

In terms of teacher training, we run the Cambridge CELTA course, the TKT modules for local state school teachers, and tailor-made teacher training programmes on request. We also run the International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers for our in-service teachers, in addition to a fully-developed in-service teacher training programme. 

With regard to English language courses, we offer a wide range of courses to learners aged from 3 through to adults, and ranging in level from Beginner to C2 (Proficiency). We also teach History, Biology and Maths in English in local state schools.

Marco and Patrizia, a husband and wife duo, took the school over from the founder, Patrizia’s mother Christa, some years ago. Like Christa, they have always invested a lot in the professional development of the entire staff, and it was this philosophy of being a learning organisation that contributed to their decision to join the IH network in 2015.