Benefits and Salary
Our salaries are competitive with those in other German international schools. New staff are placed within our salary scale system according to their previous experience and advance up the scale with every year at BIS. Employees have access to the excellent German comprehensive health care system, covering both medical and dental needs, as well as the benefits of BIS’ occupational health and safety measures.
New staff may be assured that BIS has put great thought and resources into providing the support they need while getting used to their new jobs and homes. BIS provides assistance with relocation, including the reimbursement of specified expenses and interest-free loans, and prepares administrative paperwork for new faculty upon arrival. Induction week includes a tour of Bonn, a tour of the school campus, sessions with representatives of insurance companies and other vendors, introduction to IT and a careful, slow introduction to the school, its curriculum and culture.
Our school is committed to its teachers and supports them in a professional environment where innovation is encouraged. Classrooms and offices are light-filled, modern and equipped with the latest in technology. Faculty are provided with new Apple laptops and access to an array of educational software and apps to stay apace with developments in teaching technology.
BIS ensures that all faculty members have a solid grounding in the International Baccalaureate Programmes and participate in continuing professional development. Faculty are challenged to build and improve their classroom practice through a peer coaching model called the Professional Growth Framework.
• school fees are waived for the children of faculty members working 50% or more for the full school year
• child care for faculty children up to Grade 5 is available after school and during professional development days
• on-campus sporting and leisure activities are available to staff before and after school
• a range of events throughout the year bring our staff and their families together for fun and relaxation