Director of STEM

St George's British International SchoolRome, Italy

Director of STEM

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Director of STEM who can work collaboratively to drive further improvements in an already successful area of the school. Science, Technology and Mathematics are all extremely popular subject areas and are very successful in supporting pupils' progress to Oxbridge, Russell Group and leading Universities in North America including Harvard and MIT. The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader and practitioner with a proven track record of success; they are likely to have a background in leadership in Science or Mathematics. The post-holder will have the exciting opportunity of leading the development of STEM across the entire 3-18 school.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To develop and articulate the strategic vision for STEM at St George’s
  • To manage, develop and to take direct responsibility for the provision of STEM across the school, fostering excellence in all areas
  • To work closely with SLT, Heads of Department, Phase Coordinators, Teachers and external providers to develop the scope of the co-curricular STEM programme
  • To line manage one STEM subject
  • To be an ambassador of St George’s at all times
  • To teach and carry out other professional duties as required by the Principal

Teaching and Learning

  • To teach Science/Mathematics in the Senior School, including overseeing the delivery of the (I)GCSE and IB programmes
  • To encourage all pupils to reach their academic potential through enthusiastic and personalised teaching, tailored challenge, rigorous record-keeping and follow up
  • To be aware of, and comply with, all school policies including those for marking and assessment, teaching and learning, and reporting
  • To develop and share schemes of work and resources, using in-house formats
  • To assist with covering colleagues as required
  • To attend all meetings and INSET as required

Pastoral

  • To show an active interest in each child’s personal and domestic circumstances, and to foster the personal and social developments of each pupil in your care
  • To actively promote the social, moral and cultural ethos of the school community
  • To create an atmosphere of support by being aware of, and fully compliant with, all of the school’s pastoral policies
  • To be familiar with all the school’s policies on Health and Safety and be proactive in ensuring the safety of all members of the school community at all times
  • To promote exemplary behaviour and a responsible attitude amongst pupils
  • To be aware of and act upon all policies regarding the safeguarding of children

Professional Responsibilities

  • To identify and develop the equipment needed to deliver a world-class STEM programme
  • To promote pride in the school among the pupil body through high standards of dress, behaviour and commitment
  • To ensure that all communication is acted upon appropriately and in a timely manner
  • To attend Parents’ Evenings, Assemblies and other school events during term time as the Principal may from time to time require
  • To be responsible for all school resources, particularly those in your care, reporting damage or loss to the appropriate authority within the school
  • To contribute to the virtual learning environment, the website, social media and publications in support of your work
  • To contribute to the school’s Self Evaluation and Development Plan
  • To foster a close partnership with parents, initiating contact in appropriate circumstances and ensuring that there is a record of this
  • To carry out any reasonable professional request made by the Principal or Heads of School

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