Deputy Headteacher, United States

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Nord Anglia International School, New YorkUnited States

Date posted:
Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

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 North America, providing outstanding education to over 50,000 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 our family of schools.

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of 56 schools gives each school a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. 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) and King’s College London reflect, all reflective of our ambitions to learn from the best.

Nord Anglia International School New York (NAISNY)

We offer a truly engaging global education for students aged 2 – 14 years nestled in the heart of the iconic East Village, New York. Our school is dynamic, creative, based around a strong community of 130 students accommodated over six floors of our school, and with a strong ambition to grow over the next few years. Enrolment is selective, based on the student’s ability to access our international curriculum and families wishing to align with our international ethos, with children from over 35 countries currently enrolled in our school.

We aim to inspire our students to learn, explore and develop into confident, creative and balanced global citizens. We offer an unparalleled standard of personalised education with opportunities for students to explore their creative side, to learn from the very best international teachers and organizations and meet students from around the world in order to prepare them for the journey ahead.

Our students are able to take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded to them by being New York City, including our Nord Anglia Collaborations in UNICEF and Juilliard, as well as our Artists in Residence program, in which students work closely with New York City-based artists.

Students are taught by highly-skilled class teachers in the lower school (2s – Year 4) and specialist teachers in the upper school (Year 5 - 9).

Our students love coming to school every day to learn with their friends, amazing teachers, and inspired and talented artists. Being friendly, creative and ambitious, our students are an absolute delight and have a thirst for learning within our tightly knitted community.

To learn more about our school, please visit

About the Role

This is an outstanding opportunity to play a major role in this truly amazing and unique school in the heart of New York City. The Deputy Headteacher (DH), along with the Principal and two Assistant Heads, form the school’s academic School Leadership Team (SLT). This team leads the strategic and operational workings of the school. The DH is given significant autonomy to oversee and lead their portfolio of responsibilities, including academic quality assurance (Nord Anglia’s self-evaluation), school development plan, safeguarding and ensuring the smooth running of the school. The DH will be required to undertake class teaching responsibilities of around 8 – 10 hours per week. Although responsibilities will be negotiable in accordance with the strengths of the successful candidate, a typical outline of such duties may include:

  • Deputize in the absence of the Principal
  • Lead the school’s quality assurance cycle and school development planning
  • Ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the school including, but not limited to, the school calendar, assemblies, trips, events, supervisory duties, overseeing the timetable and line management of the two heads of school and other staff as required
  • Perform the role of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and manage all aspects of safeguarding
  • Assist the Principal in the recruitment and induction of staff

Beyond this, the DH has direct responsibility for leading the school in the absence of the Principal. Candidates are encouraged to highlight any relevant experience as well as express any particular areas of interest. There is likely to be a substantial teaching commitment (approximately 8 – 10 hours per week), reflective of the small nature of the school, and so candidates must be prepared and able to meet the simultaneous demands of teaching and leading the school. The DH will deliver an adapted UK National and International Curriculum. Please clearly state which subjects you are able to teach and to what level.

About you

  • Middle and / or Senior Leader experience (ideally the latter).
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities to ensure all are delivered effectively.
  • Well organised and have very good attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate the aims and vision of the school to parents.
  • International and/or independent school context desirable.
  • A recognized teaching qualification and degree in your specialist subject.
  • Ability to adapt leadership style to suit very differing contexts.
  • Energetic and optimistic.
  • Ready to embrace change.
  • Receptive to feedback.
  • Collaborative and willing to research and share best practice.
  • Ambitious for our school.


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 that 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 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 an opportunity to earn an Executive Masters 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.

Selection Process

The closing date for applications is Friday January 18th, 2019

Applicants must apply using the Jobtrain website. First round interviews will be conducted by Skype at mutually convenient times up to and including the week beginning 14 January and shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend in-person interviews at our recruitment event in London, which takes place during week beginning 21 January. For more information, you can contact the Principal at:

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 students 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.

Job Reference: 005939

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More about Nord Anglia International School, New York
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 14 years
Address: 44 East 2nd Street, New York, 10003, United States of America
Telephone: +1 212 600 2010
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