How to Apply
Southbank International School is a high-achieving independent school based in central London.
We are a truly international school with a diverse student population of more than 70 nationalities.
The school is based over three campuses in the centre of London and we teach almost 20 languages.
Please explore the rest of our website for more information.
Our staff members
We aim to attract the best teaching and administrative staff to maintain and build upon our successful reputation as a centre for outstanding teaching and learning.
In particular, we seek to appoint teachers who recognise the diversity of our student body, teach from a multi-cultural perspective and practise the highest standards of professionalism.
In return, we offer an exceptional teaching salary scale and a wide range of support to help advance the careers of our staff members.
The International Baccalaureate
We follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum, and whilst previous experience with one or more of the programmes is an advantage, it is not essential.
Primary Years Programme – Hampstead and Kensington campuses (ages 3–11)
Middle Years Programme – Westminster campus (ages 11–16)
Diploma Programme – Westminster campus (ages 16–19)
Our recruitment checks
Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.
Appointments are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity. We will also ask for police checks from any countries a candidate has lived or worked in for three or more months in the past 10 years, or if they completed their teacher training outside of the UK.
Our safeguarding policy
The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant ‘Cognita Safeguarding: Child protection policy and procedures’ at all times.
If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, either at school or at home, they must report any concerns to the school’s child protection officer/designated safeguarding lead or to the principal, or make a referral directly to local child protection authorities.