Work at BFIS

Professional Development

BFIS makes a concerted effort each year to provide outstanding professional development opportunities for the staff. We recognize the importance of active learning sustained throughout life – for our students, our staff, and our teachers. One of the essential qualities within the BFIS faculty is a commitment to ongoing growth and reflection. Professional development at BFIS takes place all year long.

116,516
Total investment in professional development for school year 2021.2022
Pact Time

On Wednesdays, our teaching staff to participate in Professional and Collaborative Time (PACT). Staff members remain at school for an extended day and engage in a variety of professional learning experiences and discussions related to teaching and learning at BFIS. 

Cohorts

We collaborate with other international schools in Spain to offer the best PD to our staff and bring highly qualified consultants and educational experts, as well as the opportunity to exchange best practices such  among our teaching communities. 

Coaching

Throughout the year, teachers and BFIS instructional coaches have co-planned, co-taught, analyzed student data, created resources, and had important conversations about what students need most in relation to teaching and learning. 

Personal interest

BFIS staff can request specific professional development opportunities of their interest, as part of their benefits. 

Benefits for teachers

The BFIS Benefits Package for overseas lead hired teachers is comprehensive and attractive and enables teachers to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in Barcelona.

The package includes:

  • A Flexible Benefit Program of teachers´choice
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Contract extension bonuses
  • Financial support for advanced degrees (Master/PhD)
  • Spanish/English Language Development Program
  • VISA expenses coverage
  • Housing search assistance
  • Transportation allowance from home of record
  • Shipping baggage allowance
  • Settling in allowance
  • Health insurance

Local hired teachers also have an interesting package of benefits. Exact details of individual packages for teachers will be discussed at the interview stage.

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