Deputy Head of School (Primary), Singapore

Closing date:

Nexus International School, Singapore (NISS)Singapore

Date posted:
Start date: 1st August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


  • Start date 1st August 2019
  • Preferred arrival date in Singapore will be 2 weeks before the start date
  • Closing date of applications: 28 January 2019

About Nexus

Nexus International School (Singapore) was founded in 2011 and is part of the Taylor’s Education Group. Since opening, the school has thrived in the popular residential area of Holland Village. Nexus will move into its new state of the art Aljunied campus in January 2020. Flexible and innovative learning spaces support learner agency and enhance the learning experience.

Nexus is an Apple Distinguished School and is proudly focused on encouraging both the teaching and learning to be innovative, interactive and inspiring.

Job Description

This is a rare opportunity to join Nexus at an exciting time as we move to our new school. The successful candidates will be part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and will contribute to the strategic development of Nexus at whole school level. You will have a significantly reduced teaching commitment to allow time for your leadership role. In addition to the SLT whole-school responsibilities, the successful candidate will have a growth mindset in order to lead an innovative curriculum in Primary. You will also be the SLT link person for Learning Area Leaders and/or Phase Leaders. We currently work with the IB PYP in our Primary School (Nursery to Year 6), and the English National Curriculum from Years 7 to 9, leading on to IGCSE and then the IB Diploma.

The Nexus SLT consists of Principal, two Heads of School, a Head of Operations and four Deputy Heads of School. We are seeking an outstanding person to join our team:

Deputy Head of School (with a Primary School focus)

In the main, our classes have a maximum teacher to child ratio of 1:24 (although most classes enjoy lower ratios) dropping lower in our Nursery and Kindergarten class and as children specialise in their IB Diploma.  The student population is made up of nearly 50 different nationalities giving our school a truly global experience and an opportunity to forge learning-focused relationships with a diverse community of learners, parents and staff.

A deep understanding and commitment to inclusion is required and knowledge of working with BML (Bilingual, Multilingual Learners) would be desirable. Nexus has a well established Apple 1:1 scheme from Years 6 to 13 and digital technologies are used school-wide, so considerable interest and skill with the latest hardware and software is expected.

In addition, to your role we have extra-curricular activities that you are expected to support. Staff can manage and coach a sports team or run a CCA like Makerspace or Parkour.


Experience of middle leadership and curriculum design are essential. Leadership at school-wide level would be preferred, as would leading curriculum development and review.

As an IB School, experience of teaching PYP is essential and some experience of IB MYP/DP is an advantage. Experience of other curriculum models would be an advantage.

An awareness and empathy for international third-culture students and a diverse learning community is expected. Experience of building strong relationships with other schools would be an advantage, as would prior experience working in International Schools. 

Knowledge or experience working in Innovative Learning Environments would be of benefit. 

Nexus International School (Singapore) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Police Authorities.

What you can expect from Nexus

At Nexus we foster a strong community spirit within our school, we expect a can-do attitude and believe in supporting each other. We are looking for like-minded employees that want to be innovative in their roles, to try new techniques and to constantly learn through risk taking. We believe in developing our staff and have a commitment to providing ongoing professional learning and coaching to help you be more creative and dynamic in your role.

How to Apply

To apply for a position at Nexus International School (Singapore), please visit the link below and complete all relevant sections on the electronic application form. Please clearly specify in your application which role you are applying for. 

Closing date: Monday, 28th January 2019, although early applications are encouraged.

Interviews will take place in February 2019.

Nexus International School (Singapore) - Application Form

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More about Nexus International School, Singapore (NISS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 201, Ulu Pandan Road, Singapore 596468, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6536 6566
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Nexus International School, Singapore (NISS) is a private, co-educational international school catering for children aged 3-18. The school enrolled its first learners in July 2011 and now caters for over 800 students from around 50 different countrie...