Making the right career choice for you and for your new school is very important. Recruitment in international schools is no longer simply about finding the right location: it is about great schools and great teachers finding a mutual passion, a common approach and shared values.

SIS is committed to recruiting and developing excellent educators from around the world to form a dynamic and highly motivated team to become part of a community of learners that has at its core the SIS Values that shape our behaviour, inform our decision-making and provide a shared focus for all our actions.

SIS is renowned for its innovative approach to learning, its sense of community and the professional opportunities we provide for our staff. Our special corner of southern Spain is famous for its perfect climate, rich Andalucian culture, spectacular countryside, relaxed and safe lifestyle, and is a great place for individuals or families to enjoy life at its best.

VACANCIES 2018/2019

Primary Teacher: Paternity Cover.  – start of November exact date to be confirmed

Sotogrande International School seeks to recruit an outstanding fully qualified teacher to join of Primary Team. The teacher must have the skills, expertise and passion to help enthuse our young people to achieve a high standard in Primary Education.

The paternity post is for a five week period with the start date in November to be confirmed.

The successful individual should be flexible and collaborative and have experience in teaching all subjects within the Primary Curriculum. Ideally candidates should have some PYP Curriculum knowledge/experience.

The applicant must be familiar with inquiry based learning, be experienced and skilled in differentiating classes to meet the needs of a diverse range of students and be able to work as part of a team.

Application Process: If you meet these criteria, are enthusiastic about teaching and learning and have the drive and passion to get the most from our students, then we would very much welcome your application.

The deadline for the post is open as the start date is imminent. To apply for any of this position send an email to  with your CV with photo, application form (please see below), formal letter of application and a brief outline of your educational philosophy, referencing the role you are applying for in the subject of the email.  An up-to-date CRB check and 3 referees will also be essential to complete the application process. Please note, in the event of an outstanding applicant, Sotogrande International School reserves the right to employ before the advertised deadline.  It is therefore essential that you send applications as soon as possible.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Sotogrande International School takes safeguarding very seriously.  There is a rigorous process involved as part of recruitment. Police clearance will be required for all countries of employment and a reference from your current or most recent Head Teacher.

Are you an innovative, creative and dedicated teacher?

Do you want autonomy to teach your students in the best ways possible?

Do you have dreams and aspirations to make teaching and learning fun, engaging and attractive for students and want a supportive SLT to help you achieve this?

Sotogrande International School is for you!


The School: Situated on a spacious, leafy campus with impressive facilities, Sotogrande International School is a growing IB World day and boarding school offering the IB programmes throughout from PYP in our Primary School, to MYP in our Middle School and through to the IB Diploma in our Upper School. Now in its 39th year, the school has grown steadily and enjoys a strong reputation for quality education in Spain. The student body will grow to over 1000 students by September 2018.

We are currently full in a number of year groups and have waiting lists. We have over 130 students studying the IB Diploma Programme in our Upper School, where academic standards are high.

The most recently graduated cohort scored an average IB Diploma score of 33 points, with 10% achieving 40 points or more, which we are really proud of considering we are non selective. We are not however, just an academically focused school. Our drive is to educate the whole child and support students to explore their own gifts and talents, helping them to find their passions and purpose in life.

In our recent programme visit from the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), we were praised on our teaching and learning, our student engagement, our teacher well being and energy, our leadership and vision.

Due to increased student numbers we are seeking applications from energetic, creative and innovative teachers with a recognised teaching qualification and degree (both are essential).

A commitment to personalised learning in the classroom is imperative, as is a belief in continual self-improvement. Professional development at the school is well supported, complemented by a strong internal support programme.

We are looking for innovative, positive, flexible, outstanding teachers who go above and beyond to make the learning experience for the student truly inspirational. As an Apple Distinguished School, a commitment to using IT within the classroom is essential. Experiential learning and global citizenship are both core to our philosophy and, along with service learning, these elements drive our curriculum.

We are a high-energy school with an extensive extra curricular programme, including our own student led NGO, The Kindred Project. Applicants are encouraged, in their letter of application, to highlight how they might enhance our thriving boarding, extra-curricular, service and global citizenship programmes.

If you want to make a difference to the education of students and thrive on making a positive impact, we want to hear from you.


Please download the available documents below.

Sotogrande International School