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Aquatics Coordinator

North London Collegiate School (Singapore)NLCS (Singapore)

NLCS (Singapore) is looking for an enthusiastic, highly qualified and committed Aquatics Coordinator, with an outstanding track record of examination success from August 2021. 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.

THE POSITION

The appointee will be responsible for leading and overseeing the development of the school's aquatics programme, which is centred around swimming in our outdoor 50m pool.  We have plans to grow a swimming academy for the wider community and the postholder will have significant weekend and evening commitments.  In addition, the successful candidate will have a teaching commitment and will deliver lessons throughout the whole School.

All members of staff are also expected to be involved in pastoral care within the School community, usually in the role of form tutor or co-tutor, and also to contribute actively to the extra-curricular life of the School.

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 ‘branch’ school in South Korea: NLCS Jeju. The School, now entering its ninth year of operation, has nearly 1400 on the roll. NLCS Jeju offers the IB Diploma to all in the Sixth Form and has achieved outstanding results since its first cohort of graduating in 2014. The average IB Diploma score in 2019 was 37, with two achieving a perfect 45.

In September 2017, NLCS opened its second branch school in the UAE: NLCS Dubai. The School is now in its third year of operation and is a co-educational, day school. This year, the first school cohort will graduate and take the IB Diploma.

NLCS (SINGAPORE)

Founded in partnership with Sobha, North London Collegiate School (Singapore), will offer an academically ambitious education in keeping with the aspirational ethos of NLCS (UK). The School will provide the same impressive range of extra-curricular activities for which NLCS (UK), NLCS Jeju (South Korea) and NLCS Dubai are well known, and to foster well-rounded individuals who are capable of becoming leaders.

This selective co-educational day school for students aged 3-18 years, will be built and funded by NLCS International’s partners, Sobha. The school will be purpose built, boasting impressive, state-of-the-art facilities.

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

LIFE IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is a thriving hub, and 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

For our job application process, we require:

1. A completed application form (available for download from https://nlcssingapore.sg/current-vacancies/)

2. A cover letter, addressed to the NLCS (Singapore) Principal, Mr Paul Friend, outlining your suitability for the role

3. A CV

The closing date for applications is 7th February 2021. 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.