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Early Years Assistant Head (Teaching and learning)

Early Years Assistant Head (Teaching and learning)

Markham College


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Job type:
Full Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
March 2018
Apply by:
24 September 2017

Job overview

The Early Years section of the College, with 500 students aged 3 to 7, is seeking a dynamic and innovative Senior Leader to coach staff in current teaching and learning methodologies. The Assistant Head (Teaching Learning) will, amongst other responsibilities, communicate the Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme and promote innovative classroom practice.  The successful candidate will be well versed in the learning through play approach and have experience leading the Early Years Foundation Stage and/or core curriculum (ages 5-7). The College has its own internationally competitive 12 point salary scale for foreign teachers ranging from US$55,218 to US$93,669 per annum, excluding allowances for posts of responsibility.    

A member of the Latin American Heads’ Conference (LAHC), International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and the Round Square Organisation, Markham College, Lima, is one of the leading independent schools in South America.  Markham College is a not for profit organisation governed by a Board of Governors.

With over 2200 pupils (3-18) and 340 staff across two campuses, the College has recently opened a new Nursery, a state-of-the-art Science Centre and world-class facilities for Visual and Performing Arts. The Mathematics and Physical Education departments have also recently been refurbished.

Academic results at both IGCSE and IB level are amongst the best internationally.  The Public Examination results are outstanding and are available to view on the College’s website. Markham students have been recognised by the Cambridge International Examinations Board for achieving the highest marks in the world in Co-ordinated Science, Computer Studies, Geography, History, Spanish Literature, Physical Education and Food and Nutrition. The majority of students take up places at leading universities in Peru and around the world including Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, Cambridge, Imperial College, University College London and The London School of Economics. Over the past two years four students have secured Oxbridge offers.

Working in tandem with Nottingham University in the UK, the College also offers colleagues the opportunity to participate in the Markham Initial Teacher Training Programme (MITT Programme). This innovative one year programme includes a week of induction with Markham College staff and members of the Faculty of Education at Nottingham University and offers local and international teachers an in-house programme of study, on-going training and mentoring leading ultimately to the award of the PGCEi for successful trainees.

Applications with a covering letter addressed to Mrs. Julie Wickham, Head of Early Years, and a CV of no more than two pages should be uploaded to the College’s application system ( by Monday 25th September 2017.

Information about the College can be found at

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About Markham College

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Established in 1946, Markham College is a regional influence in South America  for educational leadership and academic excellence. We are an independent, non-profit, co-educational school that provides bilingual education to children from 3-18 years of age at our Miraflores and Surco campuses in Lima Peru.

Markham has a British heritage and international perspective. We have an adapted British Curriculum that respects our distinct Peruvian setting. Our Early Years bilingual programme starts at 3 years old and leads them towards IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma examinations. Our IB program, with over 29 courses, gives students the tools to succeed in universities world wide. We encourage diversity and support passion by allowing our students and staff to choose from over 100 different extracurricular activities and sports.

Our mission is to support children to become leaders in their chosen fields and be agents of change in Peru and the world. To achieve this, our curriculum is underpinned by the pillars of academic and creative endeavour, character development and service learning. Consequently, we have several features that make Markham special and unique. Our outdoor education programme and social programmes ensure that students receive a balanced and rounded education focusing on how they can make a difference in society. Furthermore, our student leadership programme means our children are a central part of the decision making process with regard to their learning experiences.

Markham teachers play a role in the pastoral care of our children. Supporting our students' emotional, psychological, and physical development as well as their academic growth throughout their Markham journey.

Peru´s rich cultural history and its amazing territory offers a wealth of opportunities for unforgettable experiences. Over 3000 km of Pacific Ocean coastline through the majestic Andean high peaks to the vast Amazon rainforest provide an infinite number of places, sports and adventures.

Markham is a non-profit school which allows us to offer salaries, infrastructure and materials that are aligned with international standards. Early Years and Primary are located on our Monterrico 27,778 m2 campus. Which houses our newest state-of-the-art educational facility which reflects the school's advanced pedagogic approach.

Markham has moved away from the traditional four-wall classroom, by developing flexible learning spaces that encourage independent learning in different environments. Teachers are developing new ways of working and collaborating across groups and disciplines in our ‘Learning Communities’ which give students at Markham more autonomy and choices in planning and executing their learning journey.

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