Thank you for your interest in the British International School Gambia. As a prospective teacher for the school, we want you to gain a flavour of the school, what makes us special and what it will be like to be part of our community.
BISG is The Gambia’s premier British International School. Our air-conditioned, well-resourced, state-of-the-art classrooms are spread over the four floors of our newly built facility located in Kotu, with two direct accesses from the main Bertil Harding Highway. We currently have students in Year 7(Form 1) through to 13 (Form 7).
We are proud to offer a British style education through Cambridge International Education to the wider community of The Gambia. The British education system and its qualifications are recognised, valued, and respected around the world and is thorough preparation for students to progress to colleges and universities of their choice in any country.
Our school is a small first-class facility resourced to the highest level and is staffed with dedicated, skilled, and committed teachers, ensuring the education on offer is amongst the very best available anywhere in the world. Our teaching team is strong and innovative, constantly re-visiting ways of bringing the curriculum to life. Often this is done using the most modern technology, but our classrooms remain ordered and disciplined and we place great value on trusting relationships between students and their teachers. The students themselves are a delight to teach – they are motivated, intelligent, and hardworking.
We consider our teachers to be the most valuable as well as an expensive resource for the school. For us to maintain the standards of a reputable and renowned international school, we recruit and retain good teachers who in return enjoy their experience and benefit professionally from their time with the school. We strive to ensure that relationships are based on mutual respect, trust and understanding and that colleagues feel their contributions to the school are valued, their needs are recognised and their participation makes a difference to them personally and to the school as a whole. To achieve this desired outcome, the school has prepared a well-planned induction programme, a varied and interesting programme of continued professional development opportunities through the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), Cambridge International Education and a supportive system of performance management.
Underpinning all that we will do as a school is the belief that all children can be successful at school, and they should be encouraged to make the most of their talents. Success can be achieved in a variety of ways. Academic success is valued highly, but it is also our belief that the all-round development of each child is just as important. Through an extensive extra-curricular programme, the school provides an array of opportunities for each child to succeed and then recognise, praise, and celebrate these achievements. This makes the children feel good about themselves and have a more positive and confident attitude generally. We want our students to feel proud of themselves and the school.
Being a COBIS (Council of British International Schools) candidate school brings a global network of schools together. BISG is proud to be a COBIS candidate school. This means our teachers benefit from several professional development opportunities offered by COBIS.
We expect a lot from our students as we encourage them to develop into adaptable, responsible, and accomplished individuals. Our students will be confidently and independently prepared for life as global citizens in a global workplace. The traditional virtues of good manners, politeness, and tolerance, for us translated into multi-cultural contexts, still count for so much in life and is constantly reinforced to the students.
May we conclude by encouraging you to apply to the school if we have published vacant teaching positions. Please note that we do not accept paper applications.
“The British International School Gambia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and evidence of police clearance check for the last two years in your current country of employment will be required. “