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Head of Individual Needs, NLCS (Singapore)

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North London Collegiate School (Singapore)NLCS (Singapore)

Salary: Competitive

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term

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Start date: August 2021

Suitable for NQTs: No

NLCS (Singapore) is looking for a dynamic, well-qualified and committed Head of Individual Needs with excellent leadership skills and an outstanding track record in this field, from August 2021. The role of Head of Individual Needs at NLCS (Singapore) is a unique and incredibly rewarding leadership challenge. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of a new school, drawing on the significant educational expertise and resources of NLCS International.

North London Collegiate School (Singapore), opened in August 2020 and offers an academically ambitious education in keeping with the aspirational ethos of NLCS (UK). The school is purpose-built, boasting impressive, state-of-the-art facilities.

THE POSITION

The appointee will lead and manage the Individual Needs Department, which comprises of Emotional Guidance Counselling and Learning Support services for students throughout the whole school. The appointee will have demonstrable expertise in either Emotional Guidance Counselling or Learning Support and will be a key member of the pastoral teams in both Junior and Senior Schools.

All members of staff are also expected to be involved in pastoral care within the School community and contribute actively to the extra-curricular life of the School.

THE ETHOS

The ethos of NLCS (Singapore) echoes that of NLCS (UK) – every effort is made to recreate the ethos of the UK ‘parent’ school, whilst taking into account and remaining sensitive to the local culture and context.

The School aims to provide a first-rate ambitious academic education for every child, which inspires a life-long love of learning and gives the knowledge, attitudes and confidence to flourish.

At North London Collegiate schools, academic success is gained, not through an emphasis on results, but by creating an atmosphere of rigorous scholarship; students are encouraged to study beyond the examination syllabus in order to develop their intellectual independence and love of their subjects. The pastoral well-being is of the utmost importance and good relationships are fostered between students and staff, as well as between the students themselves.

THE CURRICULUM

The curriculum reflects the academic ambition and aspirations of NLCS (UK), and schemes of work will broadly reflect the curriculum of NLCS (UK). This is supported by an extensive co-curricular programme of Sport, Music, Drama and other activities, which closely reflects that at NLCS (UK), and are provided to enrich and broaden the education offered, developing the talents and confidence of students.

NLCS (UK)

North London Collegiate School (UK) was founded in 1850 by Frances Mary Buss; her aim was to offer an academically ambitious education to girls, similar to that available to their brothers. The School has pioneered women’s education for over 160 years and remains among the highest achieving schools in the UK. Exam results regularly top the UK league tables and the School has repeatedly outperformed other prestigious schools in terms of Oxbridge success rates.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

In 2011, NLCS opened its first international school in South Korea: NLCS Jeju. The School, now entering its ninth year of operation and has established itself as one of the regions most successful schools.

In September 2017, NLCS opened its second branch school in the UAE: NLCS Dubai.

LIFE IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is a thriving hub and an intriguing blend of Western modernity and traditional Asian culture. With a population of 5.6 million, Singapore is lauded for its rich culture and vibrant entertainment and is a prime location for expatriates seeking a high quality of life and beautiful environment.

The Singaporean Government has invested in the education sector as a key priority to support the country’s economic development. With two universities in the top 100 in the world, Singapore’s higher education offer is considered to be one of the best in Asia. The international outlook within Singapore has led to international partnerships with universities offering joint degrees, research programmes and research collaboration; it also attracts 75,000 international students annually from around the world to study at their institutions.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply in full, please go to https://internationalcareers-nlcs.icims.com/jobs/intro

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 17th November. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The School expects all teaching staff, non‐teaching staff and volunteers to share and uphold this commitment.

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More about North London Collegiate School (Singapore)

Type: Mainstream School

Phase: All-through with sixth form

Funding status: Independent

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 3 - 18 years

Address: 130 Depot Road, Singapore, 109708, Singapore

Telephone: +65 6955 1430

Website: https://nlcssingapore.sg/

Since 1850, North London Collegiate School (UK) has maintained its reputation for providing an outstanding education. With two international campuses successfully established in Jeju, South Korea and Dubai, UAE, the school plans to open its third in ...