Established in 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is a leading inclusive British international school. We serve international families of students aged 3 to 18. Our curriculum is based upon the DfE’s Early Years Foundation Stage framework, the National Curriculum for England, the International Primary Curriculum, IGCSE/GCSE, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and International BTEC Level 2 in Business.
We are unique in offering a bespoke set of alternative pathways for students. We have courses that focus on English, mathematics, life skills and employability through ASDAN programmes, and vocational qualifications such as the International BTEC Level 1 in Business. ASDAN is widely recognised as an engaging curriculum that empowers students through personalised learning and choice. These courses are highly motivating and enhance students’ confidence, self-esteem and resilience. In addition, students develop core skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving, research and self-management.
Our school is active in the local international school sports league and we are extremely competitive across a number of sports. The school has an extensive programme of residential trips starting in Year 4 up to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Secondary. All students are involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities, mainly run by teaching staff. About 10% of our students are supported by our integrated SEN unit.
Our school is on a green 12-acre site about 20 minutes from the Singapore CBD and has excellent specialist facilities, including libraries, ICT suites, The Link (maker-space), dance studio, swimming pool and sports halls. We recently opened a new building to accommodate the increasing numbers of Secondary students, which boasts purpose-built art, drama, PE, music and IT specialist spaces. In 2022 we will open a new indoor sports hall, a specialist arts and technology building and bespoke facilities for our Pathways programme.
We are members of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are an EDEXCEL and AQA exam centre and are authorised by the IBO to deliver the IB Diploma Programme. We are the only school in Singapore to offer ASDAN courses.
Staff are well supported with professional development sessions run in-house and by access to external training courses through Nord Anglia University, FOBISIA and our partnerships with King’s College London, MIT, The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and The Juilliard School. There is a strong ethos of professional collegiality.
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 staff and students being part of our family of 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
Being active in the local school sports league and FOBISIA sport, this is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced leader to help shape the future of our sporting curriculum, as we continue to grow and develop. As part of a well-qualified and energetic Head of PE, you will be able to contribute to the strategic direction of the whole school as we enter our second half century on our historic Dover Road campus. Join us as we embark on the development of a new vision and refined mission for the school which will guide us into the future. You will develop both processes and people, creating alignment with the vision for the school and action plans to take us forward.
Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment you will be adept at seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative methods to raise achievement. You will be an inspiring and engaging communicator, with the ability to connect clearly with different stakeholders from a range of backgrounds. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with students, staff and parents.
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 practices 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 staff don’t just maintain their skills but develop themselves in the process.
As a Nord Anglia Education staff member, 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 that is fair and consultative;
Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career.
The final closing date for applications is 5th December 2021.
Please note: Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.
Interviews will be conducted online.
Start date: August 2022
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.