Breadcrumbs

Employment

What we look for

A commitment to caring and lifelong learning

We look for faculty members who are dedicated to caring, passionate about their subject and excited by the prospect of working within a dynamic, diverse community.

Open-minded and curious, our teachers make discoveries between subjects, forming connections across disciplines. Classroom practices emphasize active, collaborative learning. Team-building activities, sabbaticals, conferences and lectures by leading educators are among the initiatives we employ to develop our faculty’s teaching skills.

We have a permanent endowment to help us attract and retain an outstanding faculty. Professional development is an ongoing priority, as we strongly believe that a school flourishes when its teachers are themselves committed to lifelong learning. Approximately 82% of our faculty has a master’s degree or higher.

In short, our professional standards and expectations are high, and the supports in place are substantial. Living in London is an added and exceptional bonus.

Life in London

ASL is located in central London in St. John's Wood, near to the famous Abbey Road Studios and Lord's Cricket Ground, just minutes from Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

Our location allows opportunities to further enhance the educational experience for our students, as well as provide numerous cultural and leisure opportunities for our teachers. Many ASL faculty and staff members live close to the School.

From restaurants and musical events to museums and the theater, there's always something to do and see. One of the world's most exciting cities, London offers a variety of activities and experiences for all ages. London is a global hub, rich with history and culture. Our student field trips can include:

  • The Globe Theatre
  • Victorian London and the City
  • One of many galleries and museums, including the Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Greenwich Observatory

London is also a great "jumping-off point" for keen travelers and many European capitals are just a short flight away. School trips take our students and teachers all over the world on educational adventures. These can include:

  • Alternatives: four days for high school students to participate in a cultural, adventure or service experiences across Europe and the UK
  • Middle and high school language immersion trips to France and Spain to improve language skills
  • International sports tournaments: athletes and their coaches routinely travel to competitions in cities such as Paris, Brussels, Cairo, Frankfurt and Geneva
  • International Honor Band/Choir/Orchestra
  • Service learning within the UK and as far flung as South Africa
  • Robotics competitions in the UK, US and Asia

What we offer

Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive salary, we offer a number of excellent benefits:

  • Private pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Financial assistance to travel home every two years (for faculty, if your country of domicile is outside the UK)
  • Generous budget for professional development and many opportunities on and off campus
  • Tuition fee waiver for dependent children (means tested)
  • Subsidized daily lunch
  • Life insurance
  • Income Replacement Insurance for prolonged absence due to accident or sickness
  • Down-payment assistance for property purchase (after two years’ employment)
  • The opportunity to apply for sabbatical leave (after seven years’ employment)
  • Use of school fitness center
  • Opportunities to travel in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and farther afield through participation in school activities.


Relocation support

The School provides financial support to new teachers and their families if they live more than 50 miles from ASL and must relocate in order to accept a position at the School. The relocation package includes:

  • A travel and shipping allowance, reimbursed on the production of receipts
  • A ‘settling in’ allowance to assist with the expense of moving
  • Reimbursement of visa and visa-related expenses (if applicable)
  • Seven nights’ hotel accommodation on arrival and airport pick-up
  • Final travel and shipping allowance when you return to your home country if you have relocated from outside the UK
  • Support and advice in finding housing

 

Professional Development  

ASL is committed to supporting and encouraging ongoing learning by its faculty. In addition to a personal professional development allowance, the School devotes a generous percentage of its budget, more than £200k, to adult learning. We have a robust program of ASL teachers mentoring and teaching each other, observing practice, and working together across the School to improve student learning. Our location in London provides easy access to courses and conferences in the UK, Europe and North America. The School also provides funding for summer study and sabbaticals. ASL teachers have attended summer courses at Harvard University, Columbia Teachers College, the Principals Training Center, the Teachers Training Center, and institutes sponsored by ECIS, ASCD and AP.

The professional development opportunities at ASL are incredible. If you’d have told me before I started teaching here that I’d have the chance to both attend and present at conferences in destinations as diverse as New York City, Florence and Madrid, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. ASL is definitely the place to come if you are looking for high quality professional development.

Teacher in third year at ASL