International Community School, Amman, Jordan


Location: Jordan
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About International Community School, Amman, Jordan

The International Community School, Amman, is a school with a bold vision and a big heart.  The global home of #themonalisaeffect, we were shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 International School Awards, received the 2019 GESS Community Award for Citizenship, and became the first international school in the world to be awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). The school is a world leader in the use of student-level data to ensure every child really can thrive, enabling them to tread a learning and #wellbeingfirst road which is personalised to their strengths and needs. One of the most international of international schools in the Middle East, ICS is proud to offer ‘the world in one classroom', and, through its determination that all stakeholders #makethepoint in everything they do, adopts a trailblazing determination to engage with and serve its local, regional and global community. Fully accredited by CIS and BSO, and a full member of BSME and COBIS, ICS identifies and hybridises the very best of global pedagogy and practice, and aims, at all times, to do things differently and well.

The school is located on a purpose-built, modern campus, surrounded by the hills and fields of rural Na’our but only a short drive from the life and energy of suburban and urban Amman. The campus boasts the full selection of attractive and specialist facilities demanded by the 21st Century, British curriculum the school provides. Meanwhile, work has just begun on an exciting campus development which will see the construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art Sports Hall, Swimming Pool, Theatre and Early Childhood Centre over the next two years. The school follows a modified version of the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum for England and Wales, adapted to the school’s international and local context. Whilst Year 11 and Year 13 students sit IGCSEs and A Levels, prior to applying to some of the best universities in the world, #earlyyearsup, the school’s innovative, Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to curriculum delivery, aims to cater for the ‘100 Languages’ of all learners, from 3 to 18.

As a not-for-profit school accountable to the very community it serves, it is able to sustain a constant and authentic orbit around the individual child at all times. A pioneer by nature, the school encourages both staff and students to enjoy the space to create, innovate and take risks. We are proud to be genuinely inclusive, both on admission and through curriculum, learning and teaching, and are able to cater for the needs of a diverse student cohort of over 700 students, from the most able Oxbridge or Ivy League aspirant to children with mild to moderate SEND, not to mention a growing group of students at an early stage of their English language acquisition. The school also maintains a #wellbeingfirst mindset, and the team of counsellors supports teachers in ensuring that students feel happy and safe to learn.

Perched 1000m above the timeless, mystical Dead Sea, Amman is one of the hidden gems of the region - a modern, cosmopolitan city, with a vibrant life both night and day, and a diverse, international population. One of the most welcoming countries in the world, Jordan provides a safe and family-friendly environment, rooted in foundations more ancient than anywhere else on the planet, but with an influence and outlook that belie its small size, not to mention an outstanding cuisine which will never disappoint. An outdoor enthusiast’s playground, Jordan prides itself on a rich array of global wonders, from historic Petra to the deserts of Wadi Rum, and from the forested hills of Ajloun to the teeming reefs of the Red Sea. Whilst Amman enjoys four seasons, with snow and ice not uncommon each winter, its 310 days of sunshine every year have an inevitable effect on the wellbeing of its citizens, whose warmth has welcomed the displaced and the relocated from around the region and the world for over 100 years.

ICS offers a highly competitive package, including:

  • A generous, tax-free salary for the duration of a two-year contract;
  • A comprehensive programme of Continuous Professional Learning;
  • A thorough and detailed induction programme;
  • Fully-furnished, 2-3 bedroom accommodation;
  • An annual utilities allowance;
  • Annual return flights;
  • Comprehensive medical insurance;
  • Free tuition for up to three children;
  • Free transportation to and from the school;
  • A bonus of one month’s salary upon signing a second contract.

Not only is the International Community School committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, but we are also advising the Ministry of Education in the development of outstanding policy and practice kingdomwide. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening, including checks with past employers and enhanced DBS and ICPC checks.

ICS is an equal opportunities employer.

To find out more about the school, please view our recruitment video here.

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