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Head of English (Junior School)

North London Collegiate School JejuJeju Island

North London Collegiate School Jeju seeks a Head of English (Junior School)

Effective start date: August 2022

NLCS Jeju opened in 2011, joining the NLCS family of schools.

The School reserves the right to make an appointment before any deadline dates if a suitable candidate is found.

Proposed interview dates: w/c 13th December 2021

Closing date for Applications:  10th December 202109:00 GMT

NLCS Jeju is looking for an enthusiastic, highly qualified and committed Head of English to join the Junior School Team in August 2022. 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the continued success and development of this leading international school, grounded in British values yet central to the dynamic growth of world-class education in South Korea.


North London Collegiate School (UK) was founded in 1850 by Frances Mary Buss; her aim was to offer an academically ambitious education to girls, similar to that available to their brothers. The School has pioneered women’s education for over 160 years and remains among the highest achieving schools in the UK. Exam results regularly top the UK league tables and the School has repeatedly outperformed other prestigious schools in terms of Oxbridge success rates.


In 2011, NLCS opened its first international ‘branch’ school in South Korea: NLCS Jeju.

In September 2017, NLCS opened its second branch school in the UAE: NLCS Dubai. The School is now in its fifth year of operation and is a co-educational, day school. For the last two years, a cohort has graduated and taken the IB Diploma.

NLCS (Singapore) opened in August 2020 and is the third school in the NLCS family.  It is also a co-educational day school and follows a similar curriculum to NLCS Dubai.


North London Collegiate School Jeju (NLCS Jeju) is a leading British International school providing an exceptional educational experience for 1,500 day and boarding students aged 4-18. The first international school to be opened in the vibrant Global Education City on the spectacular South Korean Island of Jeju, NLCS Jeju has rapidly established itself as a centre of educational excellence in South East Asia.

The School, now entering its eleventh year of operation, has nearly 1500  on the roll. NLCS Jeju offers the IB Diploma to all in the Sixth Form and has achieved outstanding results since its first cohort of graduating students in 2014. The average IB Diploma score in 2020 and 2021 was 39, with over 50% achieving 40+.


The ethos of NLCS Jeju echoes that of NLCS (UK) – every effort is made to recreate the ethos of the UK ‘parent’ school, whilst taking into account and remaining sensitive to the local culture and context.

The School aims to provide a first-rate ambitious academic education for every child, which inspires a life-long love of learning and gives the knowledge, attitudes and confidence to flourish.

At North London Collegiate schools, academic success is gained, not through an emphasis on results, by creating an atmosphere of rigorous scholarship; students are encouraged to study beyond the examination syllabus in order to develop their intellectual independence and love of their subjects. The pastoral well-being is of the utmost importance and good relationships are fostered between students and staff, as well as between the students themselves.

The co-curricular life of NLCS schools is vibrant, both in academic and non-academic fields.  Students participate in a wide range of subject-focused clubs and societies, from weekly book groups to Debating, to ‘Mad Scientists’ and ‘Model United Nations’. In the UK School, over 40 academic clubs and societies, operate weekly meetings and events, in order to give every opportunity for students to develop their intellectual curiosity, independence of thought and genuine love of subject; there are a large number of student-produced academic journals which reflect the particular interests of these societies.

Non-academic activities also thrive as NLCS schools aim to create an environment in which the whole personality can grow. Co-curricular Sport, Music, Art and Drama are all of excellent quality and over 150 activities take place at lunch times and after school each day, with large numbers involved.  In sports students participate when able to, in a range of competitions both within Korea and internationally through FOBISIA and ACAMIS.


The curriculum will reflect the academic ambition and aspirations of NLCS (UK), and schemes of work will broadly reflect the curriculum of NLCS (UK). Students take IGCSEs and then follow the IBDP. This will be supported by an extensive co-curricular programme of Sport, Music, Drama and other activities, which closely reflects that at NLCS (UK), which are provided to enrich and broaden the education offered, developing the talents and confidence of students.


Jeju Island, 130km off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula, is often described as one of Asia’s best kept secrets. Jeju’s temperate climate, natural scenery and beaches make it a popular tourist destination for South Koreans as well as visitors from other parts of East Asia.

In 2007, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee listed Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes as a World Natural Heritage site. The island also possesses outstanding geological features and special properties as a habitat for a variety of rare and endangered species.

Jeju provides NLCS staff and their families with a safe, peaceful and breath-taking environment in which to live. The employment pages on the NLCS Jeju website contain further practical information about life in Jeju.


A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate, which will include the following:

Competitive salary

Initial three year contract


Relocation costs

Annual return flights to home country

Health insurance

Tuition fees for eligible children


All applicants must submit an application form, CV and cover letter addressed to the Principal, Ms Lynne Oldfield, outlining their suitability for the role via NLCS’ applicant tracking system. Applications submitted outside of the applicant tracking system will not be considered.  For more information on the application process, please visit:

All shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their teaching and references will be taken prior to interview.

The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the application deadline if a suitable candidate is selected. Early applications are therefore encouraged.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for an ICPC and/or other relevant police and/or background checks.

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