BSJ is an educational trust, overseen by a Council of Trustees and a Board of Governors. It does not have shareholders and all profits are reinvested to improve teaching and learning opportunities in our exceptional school.
The School has been present in Jakarta for over 40 years and moved to a new, purpose-built location in 1994. Set in southwest Jakarta, the campus occupies 18 hectares of a green-field site and has attractive, well-equipped facilities including an olympic–size swimming pool, theatre and a new purpose-built sports hall including all-weather playing surfaces.
BSJ has regular inspection and accreditation visits with the last inspection occuring in December 2019, after which we were awarded an A level accreditation from the National Accreditation Body (Badan Akreditasi Nasional). Prior to that, The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) visited in May 2015. Following a full Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation visit in November 2016, BSJ also became a fully accredited member of both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The British School Jakarta is also a full member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), and authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to offer the Diploma Programme.
Learning Technology at BSJ has been a strategic focus for the past 3 years. The school has implemented 1:1 student device programs with iPads in primary school and laptops in secondary school. In 2017, BSJ was awarded Distinguished Apple School status for Innovation, Leadership, and Educational Excellence in our Learning Technology programs. We were also recognized as a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified School for our work integrating Digital Citizenship into all year levels and subject areas across the curriculum.
Currently, BSJ has 1,233 students enrolled, aged 3 to 18. We have students from over 50 countries, who follow courses based upon the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and IB MYP (Middle Years Program) up to age 16 and complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma thereafter. Approximately 40% of our students come from the UK, Australia/New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries with English as the common language of instruction.
Academic standards are high throughout the school in IGCSE, GCSE and IB examinations. The IB Diploma pass rate is normally 100% which places BSJ in the top 5% of IB schools worldwide and our overall performance is comparable to good independent schools in the UK. We are dedicated to education in a broad sense. The school year is packed with sporting and cultural activities and students enjoy a stimulating environment where internationalism is fostered.
Teachers at BSJ come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some are experienced international school teachers, whilst others have joined us directly from the UK system. There are over 140 teachers who all share a common belief in the benefits of international schooling and are committed to providing the best education possible for our students.
BSJ recruits well qualified, experienced career professionals with relevant EYFS, International Primary Curriculum (IPC), IB MYP, IGCSE, GCSE and IB experience. Contributions to co-curricular programmes are essential. Outstanding teachers from other backgrounds will be considered if the applicant is willing to learn and work within the BSJ system and ethos.
The remuneration package is excellent and reflects the status and quality of this internationally renowned school and includes:
- annual flights for employee and dependants
- comprehensive medical coverage
- substantial housing and household costs allowance
- Tuition fee remission for two dependants up to and including Y13
- Relocation allowance
- 25% gratuity per year paid on completion of the initial 2-year contract and thereafter annually
Please refer to this Benefits Overview for more information. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note that the school encourages early applications as BSJ reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date in the event an exceptional candidate is identified.
We are an equal opportunities employer committed to the ongoing professional development of all our employees. We actively promote the wellbeing of all students and employees and are familiar with, and uphold all Safeguarding Policies and Child Protection Procedures within the school.
British School Jakarta is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org
**Mission Statement from the IB
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.