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PE Teachers - Madrid, Spain
Tuesday 14 Aug 2012
Exciting opportunities to teach PE in continental Europe. These roles are offered to fully qualified school teachers who must be fluent English speakers with European passports. No knowledge of Spanish is required but you will be given the opportunity to learn and expand your Spanish language skills.
The Regional Government in Madrid started an initiative to transform some of the leading public owned schools into bilingual schools in 2004. This commenced in Primary schools and progressed each year, extending to secondary schools. There are currently 297 Primary schools and 80 Secondary schools in the Madrid area involved in the project. The Regional Government in Madrid are leading the way in bilingual education and the new national government have strengthened their support to the project.
It is widely recognised that the public owned schools in Spain have a high reputation with parents and authorities, more so than other countries. It is also recognised that the Spanish schoolchildren are relatively well behaved. Pupil discipline and motivation is a more serious concern in other countries but should not be a significant concern in Madrid.
The schools will all be within commuting distance of the centre of Madrid. There is an excellent and very inexpensive public transport system in Madrid. Teachers receive full assistance with finding suitable accommodation but the teachers will have to pay rent out of the salary paid. A flat salary equivalent to €25000 per year will be paid to all teachers, regardless of level of experience. The net monthly pay should be in the region of €1800-2000 per month. Many teachers will be able to earn additional income from teaching or performing other work in their spare time. There is a very high demand for English language tuition. You could add a further €1000 net per month to your earnings. Your typical day will commence by 8.30 and school will finish around 2.15pm on two or three days and around 3.15pm on others days so you have plenty of spare time to relax or do additional work.
The monthly cost of accommodation will be from around €350 per month if you share an apartment. Commuting is very cheap, perhaps €50 per month for a season ticket (€1.50 per single journey). Eating out and the general cost of food and drink in Madrid is relatively low.
Interviews are taking place this week by Skype or phone so please apply today to avoid missing out on this wonderful opportunity to teach in Madrid.