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Head of Department - Psychology

British International School - Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh

British International School, HCMC

The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City is a Nord Anglia Education School. As the largest international school in Vietnam and a leading international school in South East Asia, we educate over 2,200 students from more than 55 countries. As one school operating from three campus sites in Ho Chi Minh City, the school provides a top quality British style education in first class facilities resourced to the highest level. The National Curriculum for England, IGCSE and the IB Diploma are taught to English-speaking students from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 13. The Secondary Campus currently serves around 930 students from age 11-18 and is continuing to grow as larger year groups progress through the school.

BIS offers the IB Diploma Programme to an increasing number of highly capable and exceptionally well-motivated Sixth Form students. Our 2020 cohort of 92 IB Diploma Programme graduates achieved an average score of 38.01 points with 42% students scoring 40 points or more. At IGCSE our students are equally successful. Our 2020 cohort achieved 74% A*/A with almost half being awarded 8 or more A*/A grades Further information can be obtained from our web site at www.bisvietnam.com

Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate tens of thousands of students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school. We are driven by one unifying philosophy: we are ambitious for our schools, students, teachers, staff and communities, and we inspire every child who attends an NAE school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. NAE schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.

Founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom, the name Nord Anglia reflects the company’s beginnings in the north of England. NAE initially offered learning services such as English-as-a-foreign-language classes and grew during the 1980s by opening full-scale nurseries and kindergartens. In 1992, NAE opened its first international school, the British School of Warsaw. In the 2000s, the company began a strategic focus on premium international schools, with rapid growth in Asia, the Americas, China and across Europe and the Middle East. A truly international organisation, NAE now operates premium international schools worldwide. In July 2019, the company relocated its headquarters from Hong Kong to London, enabling even stronger growth in the future.

The school is currently looking to recruit a:

Head of Department - Psychology

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, qualified and experienced teachers. A minimum of two years’ recent experience of teaching Psychology to either A level or the IB Diploma programme is essential. Leadership experience will also be an advantage, but this post would be suitable for an ambitious aspiring middle leader.

About the Department

The Psychology department at BIS HCMC aims to provide all students with creative, inclusive and exciting opportunities to learn about human behaviour and to apply that knowledge to the real world. We are a department of highly motivated teachers and passionate psychologists who plan and deliver dynamic, experiential lessons with the ethos of supporting students of all abilities and igniting their enthusiasm for the discipline. As a purely IB Diploma Programme subject at BIS HCMC, teachers are able to engage students in higher level critical thinking discussions and challenge their assumptions about the theories and studies covered on the course. Psychology is a hugely popular subject at BIS HCMC with a high proportion of students often going on to study related courses as part of their further education.

Benefits

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 practice 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 teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s 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.

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, 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

Selection Process

The closing date for application is Monday 30th November 2020 although we encourage early applications and reserve the right to pursue good applications as soon as we are ready.

Please apply for this vacancy using our recruitment portal operated by Job Tracker. You will need to upload a letter of application and an up-to-date CV, which must include a recent professional photograph and the contact details of two educational referees, one of whom must be your current employer.

Interviews: will be conducted online following the closing date.

Start Date: We offer a professional working environment and an attractive remuneration and benefits package. The initial contract is for 2 years with a start date of August 2021.

Safer recruitment: 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.

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