Native English Teachers Wanted
Website Koç School
Koç School (Turkish: Koç Özel Lisesi) is a private coeducational school in Turkey. It was founded by Vehbi Koç, one of Turkey’s wealthiest businessmen, and is currently under the umbrella of the Vehbi Koç Foundation. The school comprises a high school, which was established in 1988, and an elementary school, established ten years later, in 1998. Koç School admits its students based on their achievements on the nationwide examination for high schools in Turkey. Since 1994, the school applies the IB program.
The Koç School, Istanbul is one of Turkey’s leading schools with a high international reputation. It is an independent Turkish school offering a bilingual education to 2,000 students through the Turkish National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (Diploma). The school is seeking applicants with National Curriculum experience (UK or other including state/provincial) for the posts listed below. There are three sections to the school on one campus – the Primary School (Years/Grades K-4, ) the Middle School (Years/Grades 5-8) and the Lise, (High School, Years/Grades 9-12 ).
The posts within the High School include the possibility of teaching at ‘IB’ Diploma level for suitable candidates. Some subjects are taught in English from the Upper Elementary School onwards – these include English itself, Mathematics, Computing and the Sciences. The Modern Languages are taught in the target language supported by English where necessary. For all positions, knowledge of and familiarity with the UK National Curriculum and/or other national/state curricula is sought and at ‘IB’ level, experience of ‘IB’/’A’ level/AP or equivalent is necessary. All applicants should hold a relevant degree and teaching qualification. The school is seeking teachers who can make a significant contribution to maintaining and furthering the school’s goal of being at the forefront of education both nationally and across the world.
For visa approval, the Turkish Ministries of Education and Labor require that a teacher have:
1. an undergraduate college/university degree in the subject to be taught
2. a teaching credential in that subject. There are virtually no exceptions to these requirements.
Contract Period and Remuneration:
The initial contract for all teachers is two years; thereafter, extensions are for one or two-year periods. All foreign-hire teachers are provided housing on campus as well as round-trip air transport, a shipping allowance, health and life insurance, an annual bonus in lieu of pension, and free tuition for children attending Koç. Many foreign-hire teachers find that they are able to save a substantial portion of their salaries due to the reasonable cost of living in Turkey and the benefits provided by the school.