Bahrain Bayan School seeks well-trained, dedicated, and caring teachers to join our bilingual school and community.
A minimum of two years successful teaching experience in the subject area along with a demonstrated commitment to student success within a supportive, caring and stimulating learning environment is required.
Experience with multi-lingual or bi-cultural students, solid classroom management procedures, knowledge of standards based curriculum, and a willingness to serve as a team player in school improvement efforts are additional preferred qualities.
Interested candidates are kindly requested to e-mail us on [email protected]
More information on working at BBS, living in the Kingdom of Bahrain and its experience can be found in the Recruitment Handbook which provides a brief description of all aspects.
In many recent articles in various publications within the country and international, Bahrain has received top rankings in relation to happiness, health, education, income and friendliness compared to many other countries in the Middle East and the World. These surveys were conducted by many international organizations such as FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA), Gallup Healthways, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and The United Nations.
Arabic is the official language of the Country, however English is the language of business. College educated Arabs will speak English and may even use it as the language of preference at home. Arabic language is difficult for westerners to master as sounds, vowels and consonants made far back in the throat, are not familiar to the Western ear. Foreigners can easily survive in English alone, but Bahrainis are always eager to teach you their language. Mastering some words and phrases will make a difference in your interpersonal relations.
|Islam and Muslim Customs|
Despite being a Muslim country, Bahrain practices religious freedom where all religions are welcomed. A magical atmosphere elevates Bahrain's environment during the Holy month of Ramadan with its own customs and traditions.
Bahrain has a huge variety of international brands. There are several large shopping malls which are usually weekend destinations for all. Here you will find brands such as Reebok, Adidas, Victoria Secret, Virgin Music, Burger King, KFC, Mac Donald’s, Pizza Hut etc. These places are a combination of shopping and pleasure and almost all of them have multiplex theaters with international standards. The prices here depends solely on the brands and your spending limits. They cater to all types of shoppers. You will also find Super Markets and Hyper Markets which store all varieties of edibles and non edibles catering to the international and multi cultural needs of Bahrain’s citizens and expatriates.
Restaurants & Eateries:
With Bahrain’s population consisting of many different nationalities, the cantering industry here have adapted to serving the needs of every individual. From fine dining to fast food takeaways, you can choose from a wide range of cuisines to suit your tastes. www.timeoutbahrain.com will give detailed information on restaurants around Bahrain.
Sightseeing in Bahrain should definitely include the following destinations: Bahrain Grand Prix Circuit, Manama Souq, Gold Souq, Arad Fort, Bahrain Fort, Bahrain National Museum, Gate of Bahrain, Al Fateh and Al Khamis Mosque, Dilmun Burial Mounds, Tree of Life, Barbar Temples, Jasra House, Riffa Golf Club, Siyadi House, Shaikh Isa’s House.
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Bahrain Bayan School was represented by Dr. Randy Refsland, Director General and Ms. Fatima Al Banna, HR Manager at the following International Teacher Recruitment Fairs:
TORF (Teachers Overseas Recruiting Fair), Queens University, Canada
27 - 29 January, 2017
University of Northern Iowa 41st Overseas Recruiting Fair
1-5 - February, 2017
The Bahrain Bayan School accepts applications from qualified teaching and administrative staff with a minimum of:
The Bahrain Bayan School seeks individuals with the following qualities:
How to apply:
Our Director General attends several international recruitment fairs which are organized by the University of Northern Iowa and the Queens University Fair in Kingston, Canada. In addition to this we are a member of TIE Online, International School Services and Search Associates.
Our vacancies are posted on all the fair websites, TIE Online, the school website and also advertised in local and international newspapers when necessary.
Each of our advertised positions is linked to a Job Description which will give you detailed criteria for the position of interest to you.
Candidates are requested to send in a letter of interest and resume to the email provided. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are not always able to respond to individual emails. If you do not hear from us, then we regret that your candidacy will not advance. Your resume will be maintained in our database and your qualifications will be considered for any future openings.
Please note that we shall contact you by email or telephone should your application prove commensurate with our requirement.
All attachments should be clearly labeled including cover letter, resume/CV and position applied for to be eligible for consideration.
Current Employment Opportunities for the Academic Year 2019-20.
|Job Title||Start Date|
|Upper Primary English Teacher||1 September 2019|
|HS English Teacher||1 September 2019|
|MS Science Teacher||1 September 2019|
Since Bahrain Bayan School maintains a yearlong recruitment policy, applications for positions are welcome throughout the year, on a rolling basis. Please send in your applications to [email protected]
CURRICULUM AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Project AERO Standards - Bahrain Bayan School adopted the AERO standards in 2011-2012 for use in defining the curriculum in Grades 1-12. Additionally we have “pull down” the standards into the nursery program in ways that are developmentally appropriate. During 2013-2014, faculty unpacked the standards while designing of units of study based on Understanding by Design. This work is continued in 2014-15 as units of study were reviewed, revised and refocused to strengthen grounding curriculum in the AERO standards and include planning for differentiation. During 2015-2016 professional learning is focused on enhancing assessment literacy. Our aim is to develop more valid and reliable assessments so that students have clear feedback on their performance and learning progress.
For more information about AERO Standards and Project AERO, see the following website:
UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN
Bahrain Bayan School uses the Understanding by Design (UbD) model for thinking about and planning for curricular units of study. Beginning with the end in mind (i.e., backward planning) we think about and plan for desired understandings first, then assessments which align with and assess for those understandings, and finally, appropriate learning activities.
For more information about UbD, see the following website(s):
Rubicon ATLAS - ATLAS is a web-based curriculum mapping software developed by Rubicon International. The software allows for unit development using the UbD model as well as various other functions including standards alignment, analyses, browsing of the curriculum school-wide, tutorials for use, searching capacities, and other supportive resources. The aim of ATLAS is to develop an educational collaborative in which administrators and faculty define and refine curriculum which is reflective of the school community’s pedagogy, academic standards and unique curricular needs.
For more information about ATLAS, see the following website:
MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS (MAP)
Bahrain Bayan School currently administers the Measures of Academic Progress tests in Reading, Mathematics and Language Usage in Grades 3-9 in both the Fall and Spring testing seasons. Additionally the test for General Science is administered in Grades 6-9 during the same testing seasons. The MAP tests are aligned to the AERO standards and help pinpoint—to the goal—strand level—where students are ready to advance, and where they need help.
For more information about MAP testing, see the following website:
AVANT - ARABIC PROFICIENCY TEST
Bahrain Bayan School currently administers the APT in grades 3, 5, and 7 annually in an effort to track our students’ Arabic language development. The APT rates students proficiency using a proficiency scale similar to the ACTFL proficiency scale in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
For more information about the AVANT Arabic Proficiency Test, see the following website:
Professional Learning is alive and well at Bahrain Bayan School. Led by the Professional Learning Committee, leadership and learning opportunities abound and faculty are encouraged to become involved in supporting each other in exploring and learning. Every Tuesday afternoon between 1:00pm and 3:00pm, teachers are engaged in professional activities in which the primary focal points are tied directly to the school’s action plan for curriculum as established through the Middle States Association’s accreditation process. In 2014-2015 our activity is centered on differentiation and standards-based assessment design (formative and summative). We are continuing this focus on assessment into the current academic year. The school hosts book studies (with potential graduate credits from San Diego State University) and sends delegates to conferences and trainings provided by NESA (Near East South Asia) Council of Overseas Schools in locations such as Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, Greece, and Thailand.
For more information about NESA, see the following website:
Dr. Peter Duckett
Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Learning