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					BRITISH SCHOOL OF PARIS

Information for Applicants
The School The British School of Paris is a non-selective fee-paying school which caters for Englishspeaking children of over 50 nationalities (about 60% of them British) from the ages of 3 to 18. The Senior School is situated beside a beautiful stretch of the River Seine in the western suburbs of Paris. Currently we have over three hundred and eighty students 11-18 on roll. We offer an essentially British education based on high academic achievement, sporting endeavour, artistic and cultural awareness, presented within an international environment. Small overall numbers, modest class sizes and a supportive pastoral care system mean that new pupils integrate quickly and find themselves well motivated in their work. The pupils participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, and they enjoy excellent results at all levels in standardised UK examinations. Founded in 1954 as the English School of Paris, the school was owned and managed by its founding Headmistress, Mrs. Mary J Cosyn OBE, until she retired in 1980. With encouragement from the British Embassy, it was then acquired by the non-profit making Association for English Education in Paris. This Association is controlled by a Board of Governors, whose members are drawn from the British business and professional community in Paris together with members of the academic world in Britain and Europe. The British Ambassador is its Honorary Patron. A specially designed new Junior School is currently being built on land adjacent to the Senior School campus, overlooking the river Seine, and will be opening in September 2010. At the Senior School, there are plans for future developments in accommodation including a Technology building, a new refectory, an auditorium and additions to classroom teaching space.

Application Procedure
To apply please send a current CV including the following details, as well as a covering letter, to recruitment@britishschool.fr          

Personal details, contact details Main degree, class, where obtained Second degree, class, where obtained Teaching qualification, when and where obtained Secondary education, qualifications Other relevant qualifications and training Current post, current salary Teaching employment history & reasons for leaving Extra curricular activities offered Contact details of at least two referees

The successful applicant will be required to provide a clear Enhanced CRB check.

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Interview arrangements If you are called to interview, you will be asked to give us permission to contact your referees and the school will reimburse reasonable travel expenses to the interview and, where necessary, overnight accommodation costs. However, if a candidate is offered the post and declines the offer, such expenses will not be reimbursed. British School of Paris Relocation Procedures The British School of Paris subcontracts the relocation of new staff arriving from abroad to an outside company. After appointment and prior to taking up the post, relocating staff are entitled to stay in hotel accommodation, if necessary, for up to fifteen days at the School’s expense whilst the company helps them to find suitable longer term accommodation. The company will have a meeting with them to discuss their needs and give them some alternatives prior to taking them to visit flats or houses. They may also advise about purchasing a property if required. Please note that in France flats and houses are generally rented unfurnished. A 50m² one bedroom flat in the suburbs will cost at least €1000 per month in rent. Where appropriate, the school pays for reasonable removal costs for the move to Paris. After appointment The successful candidate will be invited to spend a day in school prior to taking up the post. A month’s gross salary is paid at the start of the contract as a settling in allowance in the case of new staff relocating from abroad. Schooling Your children may be accepted by B.S.P. subject to the normal application procedures. Staff children are charged 10% of our school fees, including the development fund. Learning French The School is committed to providing a wide range of In Service Training. French lessons are encouraged for new members of staff recruited from abroad and the School is willing to pay up to 1500€ per year towards the cost of French lessons for the first two years. Transport to and from School By law employers are required to reimburse 50% of the cost incurred of using public transport to get to the work place from your home. You are required to give a copy of your travel card (‘Pass Navigo’) to the administrative office to claim this. Financial information The BSP operates its own independent salary scale which is a generous one. information will be available on request. Further

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Senior School, Croissy sur Seine

Sports area with English and Modern Languages Departments on the left and Maths Department and Junior School Croissy on the right

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School Administration and Music Department, Croissy sur Seine

Science and Technology Block, Croissy sur Seine

Humanities Department

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