ABC Introduction and Welcome

Recruitment Policy and Statement

As you would expect from our values statement the ABC is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants irrespective of gender, age, sexual orientation or race. We seek to employ staff who best fit the job description with the necessary prior experience and and who will be most suited to working in a developing country like El Salvador. As part of our recruitment procedures we will check references, the background of appointed staff through all available avenues to ensure they are suited to work with young people in line with our Safeguarding Policies and the expectations of a CIS (Council of International School). Further information is available on the Safe Recruitment tab. Any false information will lead to a disqualification of the candidate and the offer of a position will be withdrawn. The AC is committed to being a fair and  safe recruitment employer.

Welcome from Graeme Keslake - Director of the ABC

On behalf of the whole ABC Community I would like to welcome you. We are a values-based international community school committed to achieving the very best for our community of learners and we really appreciate your interest in joining us. I hope you will find us friendly and fair in all our dealings throughout your application process but if you have any concerns at any point please do not hesitate to contact me or one of our recruitment team. If you decide to make an application, we expect you to understand the importance of being a positive role model to young people. If you join us you will be expected to use our ABC values to promote positive responsible attitudes throughout our community and be willing to share your ideas and learn from your peers. On these pages you will find further details, which hopefully will help you decide whether or not you are going to apply but there is much more available on our website much of which you have access. Please check out our Blogs.

We consider the ABC to be the premier British international school in the region, situated in a fascinating rapidly developing country which retains its own culture, has beautiful sights and is an excellent base for exploring the continent. We have a proud tradition of academic success in a friendly, supportive, purposeful environment. Our vision is to develop responsible outstanding citizens who will make a positive difference in the world today, tomorrow and in their future lives.

The ABC has approximately 1,450 students with 800 in the primary and 650 in the secondary school. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage leading into Key Stage 1 and the International Primary Curriculum as a vehicle to promote learning in KS2. All secondary students are prepared for IGCSE and then the IB Diploma with all the graduating class being full IB Diploma candidates.

The staff is a combination of largely UK based expat teaching and local teaching and non teaching staff. The school is international in curriculum and outlook. We are members of the Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC), an IB World School and are CIS accredited. We were recently awarded the Values based Education quality Mark following a visit and an audit by Dr. Neil Hawkes (http://www.valuesbasededucation.com/). The school seeks staff who are committed to working in a positive manner and understand the importance of their own contribution to promoting the shared values of the school based on respect, tolerance and a growth mindset. 

The ABC is unique, like all schools, with its own special character. We seek to draw on the richness of all the constituent parts of our community to build a caring and positive learning environment which prepares our students to be responsible outstanding citizens in their future lives. If you share this vision please explore our website for a fuller flavour of who we are and what we do and then apply! We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you.