Head of Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Aga Khan Academy, DhakaDhaka, Bangladesh

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Start date: July 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Aga Khan Academy Dhaka is the fourth school in a global network of day and residential schools for exceptional students, offering a curriculum based on the highly regarded International Baccalaureate (IB) series of programmes. The Aga Khan Academies aim to develop future leaders with the skills and knowledge to support positive development in their societies, by recruiting talented young people from all backgrounds and providing them with the highest international standard of education. Exciting career opportunities await those who wish to make a difference. The Aga Khan Academy Dhaka’s award-winning, world-class campus is situated in Bashundhara, Dhaka. For further information please visit https://www.agakhanacademies.org/dhaka-information 

We are currently recruiting a Head of Academy. Her/his mission will consist in establishing the Dhaka Academy as the Founding Head. She/he will be working collaboratively with others in the network to ensure the Academy draws on and is consistent with network policies and practices, while ensuring local contextual distinctiveness. In order to ensure that the Academy enjoys positive relationships and the best of starts as a new school, the Head of Academy shall work in partnership with the leadership and governance. 

She/he will be part of a growing community, one that develops young people of talent and potential from Bangladesh to be the well-educated, ethical and pluralistic leaders of tomorrow. The successful candidate will ensure that the Academy is distinctive and relevant, through the provision of an outstanding and transformative international education for students from different countries and from a diverse range of backgrounds. In addition, he/she will act as a role model to students and staff, setting high standards of personal conduct, and dealing with discipline firmly yet fairly.

Our future Head of Academy should have gained proven ability in senior positions in schools with reputations for educational excellence as well as a reputation as a respected educational leader and thinker with a record of improving teaching and learning, 

The Aga Khan Academy, Dhaka is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

The closing date for applications:  28 November 2019

Start date: July 2020

Being an intentionally diverse community, we welcome applications from qualified candidates from all cultural and educational backgrounds. Please note that only candidates who are shortlisted will be notified. 

For further information and to apply, please visit www.akdn.org/careers 



More about Aga Khan Academy, Dhaka
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Plot 1692-1693, Block C, Joar Shahara, Bashundhara R/A, Gulshan, Vatara, Dhaka, 1229, Bangladesh. View in Google Maps
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