KISU is an established and highly-regarded international school in Kampala, Uganda. We are CIS/NEASC accredited and an IB World School with over 500 students aged 2 to 18 years from 58 countries. We offer the National Curriculum for England, IGCSE’s and the IB Diploma Programme. We are blessed with great students, committed teachers and world-class facilities, located close to the centre of the city. The IBO recently praised our “learning environment based on understanding and respect”, while CIS commended our “purpose-built facility designed to support high quality teaching and learning”.
We are seeking a dynamic and inspirational leader for our English department. The successful candidate will be passionate about learning and teaching and committed to fostering an ethos in which teachers have the confidence to be innovative, reflective and collaborative in their approach to planning and facilitating truly engaging learning experiences for our children. Currently 6 colleagues teach in the English department, though some only part-time, and so we are looking for a candidate with strong communication and organization skills. The successful candidate will have experience of leading students through both years of one of the main IB Diploma English courses, preferably at Higher Level, and a familiarity with more than one of the IB Diploma English courses/levels would be an advantage.
If you would relish the opportunity to work with great students and teachers in a world-class learning environment and in a school with undeniable forward momentum, then we would love to hear from you. Please do take a look at our website (www.kisu.com) to learn a little more about us. Uganda is a very beautiful country with a reputation for economic and political stability and for welcoming visitors and Kampala makes an excellent base from which to explore the wonders of the region from the Mountain Gorillas of northern Uganda to the historic treasures of Zanzibar.
Applications should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org and should reach us no later than November 30th. Please include:
- CV, photograph and the contact details of three referees (including email contacts).
- Your reflections on a lesson you observed recently covering:
o Short summary of the context (class, class size, subject, topic, special needs, purpose etc)
o Your observations regarding the learning objectives, pace and challenge, differentiation and assessment
o What you perceived to be the overall strengths and areas for development
o A summary of the feedback session
We expect to interview candidates in person in London in January. However, earlier interviews for outstanding candidates are a possibility, especially if the candidate can be available sooner than August 2017.
The successful candidate must be willing for us to undertake rigorous safeguarding checks.