Head of Secondary, United States

Closing date:New this week

British International School WashingtonUnited States

Date posted:
Start date: April 2019 or earlier if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world's leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 56 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and The Americas, providing outstanding education to approximately 51,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy-we are ambitious for our students, our people and family of schools. This means that we want every student to achieve more than may have ever thought possible, which we ensure through personalised learning enhanced with unique global opportunities. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students' success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UNiCEF and King's College London.

British International School of Washington

At BISW, an IB World School, we offer a challenging curriculum for all 520 students from pre-nursery (2 year olds) to pre-university levels, culminating in the prestigious IB Diploma programme. We have a growth mindset, embrace the diversity of our community, and strive to challenge the minds of our students.

We are housed in a spacious, modern, and self-contained Georgetown brick building. Our vertical urban campus is close to the centre of Washington and next to Dumbarton Oaks Park, the Naval Observatory, and the National Cathedral. This location enables our children to experience high quality learning both inside and outside of the classroom. We have a highly-qualified and experienced International and British-trained faculty, and overall a staff that represent a variety of cultures and nationalities.

At BISW we strive to have an aspirational culture that encourages students to realise their own gifts and talents. It is our responsibility to nurture and guide every individual. The school's welcoming, family atmosphere is grounded in the commitment to ambition, courage, integrity, openness and respect.

In addition to the highest British academic standards and values, the international aspect of the education that we offer focuses on core components including cultural intelligence, creativity, communication and collaboration. We aim to develop students to be independent learners and leaders in the global community. We also provide a wide range of activities and experiences that will not only prepare our children for the future but also make their school and personal life more enjoyable and rewarding.

About the role

Join our fast-paced international environment, and you will lead the delivery of the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma programmes. You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic educator and will work with staff and students from Year 7 right up to Higher IB level. You will also be an inspirational leader who is able to continue to develop the very strong team that is already in place here.

About you

Able to create a secondary culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will have a degree, a secondary teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to lead best practice with colleagues and peers.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom and throughout your subject area. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions.

Benefits

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of approximately 9,000 people working together to support our students' success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don't just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. Our collaborations with The Juilliard School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master's in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King's College London.

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you'll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.

Selection Process

The closing date for application is November 30th 2018.

First stage and long list interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place in Washington.

Start Date: April 2019 or earlier if possible, we will however wait until August 2019 for the right candidate.

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 2001 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20007, United States of America
Telephone: +1 202 829 3700