The Shell Group of Companies operates a number of primary schools providing high quality education to children – usually aged 3 to 12 years. Shell and Shell affiliated schools set out to provide suitable education to enable children to reach and maintain the highest possible standards. All of the schools are international schools, serving internationally mobile employees who work for Shell and its joint venture partners. The schools vary tremendously in size and often have classes for combined year groups. Each school is managed by the local Shell operating unit, centrally guided by Shell Education Services Department based at Shell Headquarters in The Hague. The Education Services Department is supported by World Class Learning (WCL) School Management Services.

The international mobility of Shell staff is important to the successful operation of Shell companies. Shell employees with specialist expertise are posted on international assignments for defined periods in countries where Shell has large oil and gas operations. The overriding objective of Shell and Shell affiliated schools is to support the business, enabling employees to expatriate and repatriate with their primary school aged children.

The schools are experienced in responding to the needs and expectations of a transient community and offer high quality international education in which children learn well, reach high standards of achievement and develop as confident individuals.

Shell Schools

Teaching at Shell schools

It is our aim to, through excellent teaching and organisation, maximise learning in a way that enables children to achieve high social, personal and academic standards, enjoy learning, adapt to other education systems and develop both a national and an international perspective.

Teachers working in Shell and Shell affiliated schools are recruited for their proven skill and understanding relating to the latest best-practice in educational pedagogies. They are expected to promote the Shell and Shell affiliated schools’ mission statement and to facilitate new ways of working and learning appropriate for the 21st Century. Teachers are expected to demonstrate excellent skills in all areas of teaching and learning.

Shell and Shell affiliated schools offer opportunities to work in an international location offering new professional challenges with the support of a large multi-national company. Contracts, remuneration and benefits are competitive and vary according to location. Social life in Shell locations is usually varied and rewarding, although certain activities are subject to local restrictions concerning, for example, alcohol and dress. Many people enjoy the good sporting facilities that are offered and take part in community events.

Shell and Shell affiliated schools seek practitioners with proven teaching experience who hold a recognised teaching qualification and have experience in teaching an English language based curriculum. Further details of applicant requirements can be found on our ‘Vacancies’ page.

All appointments are subject to:
• A satisfactory medical examination by Shell’s medical division.
• Satisfactory references.
• A visa being obtained by the operating unit to which you have been assigned and a work permit for you to work at that location.
• If you are successful, you will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service further details on or a police check/clearance from your home/resident country.

The Curriculum

Shell schools set out to provide a suitable education to enable children to reach and maintain the highest standard possible. The intention is that children will fit in well to any educational setting when they transfer.

In all Shell and Shell affiliated schools the core curriculum taught is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Language and mathematics are taught using the National Curriculum in England or a similar English based curriculum. International Schools Assessment (ISA) materials are used to monitor achievement in these subjects. The ISA assessment program is designed especially for students in international schools. It is based on the internationally endorsed reading, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy frameworks of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
For further information about ISA, please visit

The pupil-teacher ratio is lower than in many schools so that children whose first language is different from the language of instruction and those with specific educational needs can receive extra help. The low ratio also takes into account the fact that children may enter and leave the school during the academic year and may miss periods of schooling when parents have, for operational reasons, to take holidays in term time.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Please note, that occasionally Shell amend or withdraw jobs and they reserve right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. All information is subject to Shell policy at the time of recruitment.

Please click here to view WCL School Management Services’ policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.