WHY SHOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN WORKING AT SAVREMENA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL?
Do you want to work in an environment where teachers are respected and constantly improving as professionals? Do you want to be happy at your job and work in exceptional conditions surrounded by hardworking students? Do you want to cooperate with your colleagues and work on projects with your students?
Savremena International School was founded with the view to creating a school in Serbia which would not only be tailored to suit the students and their parents, but also teachers. In order to raise a generation of successful young people, we must all contribute to their knowledge, help them attain the skills they need and build up their self-esteem. This is why we proudly claim that our school employs the teaching elite, which, given its level of dedication, has confirmed that it is capable of raising the makers of the future.
Why specifically is Savremena International School a place where you would want to work?
- High standards of education
Teachers at our school maintain high standards of education because we believe that education is the driving force of the future. Our teachers give a lot, but also ask for a lot in return: responsibility, respect, effort and knowledge. At this school, every mark constitutes an objective evaluation of intellectual effort and helps develop the student’s sense of responsibility when it comes to studying. By doing so, together with our students, we nurture an ethically healthy environment which upholds the true and traditional values of education, while applying innovative approaches to teaching.
- Teacher as an academic authority and mentor
Even though Savremena International School is a newly established school, our teachers are seasoned educators, with years of experience and outstanding professionalism. The selection process is a long one, not because the procedure itself is slow, but because finding the best is not an easy task. We fully agree with Einstein who said that the supreme art of the teacher is to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. In a nutshell, our teachers are demanding but fair. At the beginning of the school year, each student chooses their personal mentor - one of the teachers who they can relate to and feel emotionally safe with. The mentor serves as a bond between the school and the parents. Parents can consult the mentor regarding school matters, including how their child is coping with academic requirements and how well they are fitting in the environment.
- Respecting the integrity of every teacher
The self-actualisation of teachers through teaching, cooperation and communication with parents is very important to us. Not only does our school recognise their expertise, talents and commitments but also helps them improve their skills and knowledge through various forms of professional development. With their integrity, our teachers are expected to inspire students to seek out knowledge and serve as moral, academic and cultural role models.
- Innovative educational methods
Although we remain faithful to traditional values in terms of pedagogy, methodology-wise, our teaching approaches are innovative and advanced in several ways. Our teachers - though strict in their demands - encourage interactive lessons, student participation and talent development. Theoretical teaching elements are given practical application, allowing the students to learn in a complementary way. In addition to contact hours, teachers also have access to our online learning platform, where they can add electronic lesson materials along with additional content for those who want to learn more. Using IT both in the classroom and outside of it, we strive to develop your computer literacy, and by means of various workshops and group activities we want to boost your life skills which are just as important as professional expertise in this fast-changing world.
- Bilingual programme
In our school, teachers can choose between a teaching programme in English or in Serbian, selecting either the Serbian National or Cambridge International curriculum. For those who are fluent in both languages, we offer the possibility to teach bilingually. Teachers are provided with reference material in both languages, in paper as well as in electronic form. Teachers who teach following the national curriculum can attend various accredited seminars to improve professionally. The school also organises online courses and training sessions provided by the University of Cambridge.
- Modern school premises for work and socialising
The modern five-floor building in downtown Belgrade offers the most advanced teaching aids, good lighting conditions, ergonomically designed seats and interactive whiteboards. Savremena International School provides a cosy area where teachers can relax, chat prepare for teaching. They can use the school canteen for lunch or relaxing during recess. If, however, the teacher wants to spend some free time working or reading, there are state-of-the-art IT rooms and library in Serbian and English.
- Safety in school and its surroundings
In a time when we are faced with a multitude of challenges, our school vowed to keep all challenges safe and morally appropriate where your child’s stay at Savremena International School is concerned. That is why our security system allows our school’s security staff to follow the movement of students and teachers within the school and its immediate surroundings. Each teacher must scan the personal ID card when entering and exiting the building, and the school records are kept in the electronic diary.
- Teacher as partner in developing school ethos
Like every other school, ours has some downfalls, but we strive to make them up by being constantly open to your suggestions and requests. We truly believe that strong collaboration between the school and its teachers constitutes the fundamental condition for the safe and successful development of the school’s ethos. The academic excellence of our teachers, their relationship to students, their teaching quality and the mentorship greatly contribute to the success of our students, and thus to our reputation. Please tell us what we can do to make this school a place where you are both professionally and personally satisfied.