Dover Court International School is an inclusive and diverse school community in Singapore. We are committed to delivering the highest quality teaching and learning, that meets the needs of all our students. Complementing academic challenge, we celebrate diversity and promote social responsibility; ensuring all children grow in confidence and feel a sense of achievement. Our priority is to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment, to allow students and staff the opportunity to reach their full potential. We encourage everyone to develop the key characteristics of our Vision. It is an extremely exciting time to join Dover Court International School. The Secondary School is growing year on year and currently has over 450 students on roll. We have recently built a brand-new building to accommodate the increasing numbers which boasts purpose-built Art, Drama, PE, Music and IT specialist spaces.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 66 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their 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, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.
About the role
Join our fast-paced international environment. As HOD you will ensure the high quality delivery of languages at Key Stage 3, IGCSE at Key Stage 4 and International Baccalaureate programmes at Key Stage 5. You will challenge our students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes. Ability and experience in teaching French and Spanish is essential. We are truly an inclusive school and therefore, experience of teaching students with additional learning needs is advantageous.
Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will bring a university degree, a recognised teaching qualification and considerable teaching experience to the table. You will ideally have experience in leading a language department or subject in the past. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative methods to raise the school’s level of achievement. You will have experience in leading a department to ensure strong outcomes for students in languages and across the school as a Middle Leader of the school.
Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Singapore.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 13,000 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 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, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, 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 world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge and collaboration
A culture which is fair and consultative
Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
The closing date for application is 16 April 2021. There is likely to be at least two stages to the interviews conducted by Teams or Zoom.
Start Date: August 2020
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 your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.
Dover Court International School
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of age 3 - 18 years