Head of EAL Department, Barnet, London

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Dwight School, LondonBarnet, London
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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,000 - £42,000 depending on experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to further shape and develop an EAL department after a recent period of greater professionalism in a well-established international school in London with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent opportunities for professional development. Dwight School London is part of a growing and successful group of schools in New York, Seoul, Shanghai, London and from September in Dubai. 

Dwight School London is an IB World School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes. The Dwight School community has a rich diversity of cultures, nationalities and experiences, with over 50 nationalities represented and over 40 languages spoken. We are a small, very friendly and supportive community with high aspirations for our students, and high expectations of our staff. 

After a recent period of consolidation, stability and progress, Dwight London Upper School under a a new Senior Leadership Team is taking the school forward in its mission to prepare young people to become leaders in the world, thrive in a curriculum rooted in our three educational pillars of personalised learning, a commitment to community and our global vision. To join the school at this stage is an exciting opportunity to make changes and build on solid foundations in a small, friendly and supportive school. New staff who joined in 2017 are happy and thriving in the current school context working alongside an experienced group of teachers.

English language learning is a key aspect of our school as many of our students speak English as their second or third language and EAL support is crucial to their success in the IB programmes. We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced and principled individual to coordinate the EAL programme in our Upper School. The successful candidate will oversee the provision of EAL to students in the Middle Years and Diploma programmes. 

We will expect the post holder to be an outstanding educator who can lead by example and has a willingness to innovate. An international outlook is essential and experience of the IB programmes and international education will be a distinct advantage. Dwight School London is a values driven organisation and the successful candidate will have to demonstrate and understanding of and a commitment to student led, inquiry based learning and the attributes of the IB learner profile.

In return you will have opportunities for professional development, the support of a resourceful, experienced and dedicated line-manager, friendly and helpful colleagues, a supportive parent body, genuinely fantastic students and all the advantages of a vibrant, diverse and welcoming international community.

To access the application form please click here and for the job description, please click here. In your cover letter of no more than two A4 pages outline how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification. The deadline for applications is March 22nd but early applications are encouraged.

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More about Dwight School, London
Address: Dwight Campus, 6 Friern Barnet Lane, Barnet, London, N11 3LX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8920 0600