PBL Primary Teacher (ages 9-13) & Literature Lead

Faculty · Budapest, Hungary
Department Faculty
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Do you want to inspire and empower children to build a more beautiful, equitable and sustainable world?

Join us at REAL School Budapest!


We are a young international school for kids who will imagine and shape tomorrow - and today. Through project-based learning, kids discover the world and themselves, develop a sustainability mindset and skills to make a difference, and learn to embrace change. We are inspired by Green School Bali - where our founding team worked before. While we follow the National Curriculum in England in its foundational literacies, our focus is on nurturing entrepreneurial skills, wellbeing and personal qualities of our students through real-life experiences.

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." (Cicero)

We offer an entrepreneurial, respectful and high-standard environment where you can bring the best out of yourself. Ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure?

Role overview

In this role, you are directly collaborating with the Head of Learning, the Lead Educator and the larger REAL School team. You aim to bring your experience of teaching primary age children to the next level of mastery. Aligned with our REAL School mission, you will bring your drive, creativity and growth mindset to help co-develop the new school concept.

In your role, you will

  • Share your love and passion for the English literature and literacy with learners, and inspire them to go deep. 
  • Rely on the English National Curriculum to help students master the fundamentals.
  • Create real-life context yet a safe space for learning the spoken language, reading comprehension, critical thinking, transcription and composition.
  • Support children in developing their discussion and debate skills and their practice to write for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • Collaborate with educators to create relevant, entrepreneurial and art-filled learning experiences and projects across disciplines.
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership within a growing environment
  • Ideally, you would also be able to co-design and teach numeracy, science and humanities units.
  • Stay current with trends, innovations and research in learning science, instructional media and learner behaviour.
  • Communicate with and engage parents.

You will bring

  • 3-8 years of experience as a primary teacher, ideally with innovative learning methodologies.
  • Masters or Bachelor of Education degree or Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Native or native-like English with high eloquence plus EU work permit*.
  • Natural ability to connect and build trust with children building strong, positive relationships.
  • Experience in developing and implementing learning experiences from ideation through implementation would be desirable.
  • Experience with sustainable or entrepreneurial projects/businesses/causes is a major plus.

You are

  • Passionate about our purpose and the social impact we aspire to create.
  • Charismatic self-starter and highly resourceful.
  • Persistent, adaptable, innovative and want to continuously improve and grow.
  • Creative and collaborative in a changing and agile environment.
  • Hard worker for good causes.

What we offer you

  • Join a community where causes take centre stage, and real-life project-based learning, student agency and sustainability are at the core of continuous innovation.
  • Have opportunities to get out of the box you have been teaching in, implement your ideas, projects and new learning methods.
  • Earn appropriate compensation that is commensurate with making the school accessible to a diverse community.
  • Enjoy the best Budapest, “the Paris of the East”, has to offer.

If you are up for your next challenge, please explain and apply with your story/CV. Please also share a 1-minute video as to why you are passionate about our purpose and what you could bring to it. 

To apply, please click the APPLY FOR THIS JOB button at the right side of this page. You may include your 1-minute video link in the "Website, blog, portfolio" field on the application form.


You've got questions? Drop us a line at joinus@realschool.eu.



All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; REAL School Budapest respects and advocates diversity and is an equal opportunity working environment. REAL School Budapest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers by following our safer recruitment practice. Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent will be required for all prior countries lived. All positions of employment are dependent on the fulfilment of Hungarian employment law requirements.


*Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation, obtaining work permits on time for non-EU citizens has become almost impossible. This means that we are only able to accept applications right now from EU and UK citizens for jobs starting in August 2020.  


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