If you are interested in working at any of our schools please consult the current vacancies page and the COBIS websites regularly. Summaries of professional experience are accepted throughout the year and you are welcome to send expressions of interest, including a CV and covering letter. All vacant positions require applicants to complete the school's job application form.
Please note that The British International Schools of Stavanger never requests any financial payment as part of the application for employment process. Beware of scams, occasionally posted on the internet, requiring deposits to be made to spurious bank accounts.
Living in Norway
Norway is a wonderful country in which to live and work, especially for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
The medium-sized cities of Stavanger and Sandnes provide many cultural opportunities, whilst enjoying close proximity to the coastal and mountain areas. Opportunities to pursue a wide variety of activities such as hiking, skiing, climbing, sailing and surfing are just a few of the many on offer. Culturally, Stavanger and Sandnes enjoy a rich programme of music, theatre and arts and English is widely spoken within the district.
Please visit our Living in Norway page for more information.
The British International Schools of Stavanger welcomes CV's for supply and short-term teaching from qualified teachers residing in the Stavanger area. Please contact our Office Manager for details about joining the supply register.
Continuous Professional Development
Everyone at The British International Schools of Stavanger is a learner. Our professional development programme is linked to our staff appraisal scheme and the school development planning systems. To this end, school provides CPD through formal events and activities such as:
- IB workshops;
- support to access higher education qualifications;
- external consultant visits to school;
- scheduled 'in service' training days;
- strategic meetings and committees.
The British International Schools of Stavanger is also registered to support and mentor learning towards the UK QTS qualification. Learning can be both informal and inquiry-based and responsive to the needs of students and the teaching community. Most importantly, every member of staff is empowered in his/her own learning development.
All staff are expected to commit to continuous growth in their knowledge and skills, with the aim of improving students' learning, experience and improving the effective running of the school.
To this end we believe:
- Effective professional learning for teachers ensures high quality student learning experiences through improved teaching practice and assessment strategies.
- All staff should seek professional learning opportunities, regardless of their experience or skill level.
- Professional learning is a lifelong process.
- Professional learning encourages collaboration between colleagues.
- Professional learning is most effective when staff identify personal goals and interests that are linked to the students' needs and the school priorities.
Every member of staff has a responsibility to keep abreast of current research and practices, to ensure that students and their families benefit from best practice.