Head of Humanities Department in the Senior School, Brazil

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St. Paul's SchoolBrazil

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

St. Paul's was founded in 1926 and was the first school in South America to receive accreditation from the UK government as a British School Oversees. Fully coeducational, with about 1,000 pupils, aged from 3 to 18, it is a school with history and tradition, but which embraces innovation, contemporary values and the latest in digital learning. Pauleans are members of a caring community and are supported in their learning by the best in pastoral care. It is our aim to discover the passion and talents of every pupil, and create the right environment to develop these. Pupils leave us confident, assured and well prepared for an exciting life, and a multitude of opportunities, often at top universities both in Brazil and abroad. Pauleans are many things, but most of all they are themselves. It is this which prepares them for the unknown and an exciting life in the world beyond school. We are a world-class school, and an international member of HMC and IAPS, and a member of COBIS and the LAHC. We are proud of our local, national and international reputation and we constantly strive to improve the opportunities for our pupils and staff. Our recent BSO inspection judged us as a leading British School overseas, and you can download the report  from our website. Constantly seeking to improve our facilities, the school has undertaken an almost continuous programme of building works over the past 20 years as it has gradually grown; this includes extensive refurbishment and extension of the original school building, the creation of a sixth form centre and library and in August 2014 we opened our multimillion real underground state of the art sports centre. In February 2016 we inaugurated our new academic centre, which houses a learning resources suite, music and arts centre, music recording facilities, and 10 modern science laboratories. This exceptional facility places teaching and learning at the heart of the school. More details about the school can be found at http://www.stpauls.br General. The school is seeking an ambitious, expert and inspirational teacher, committed to the best quality teaching and learning for pupils to be the Head of Humanities department. The Head of Humanities will have the leadership skills and experience to lead a team of teachers and manage, monitor and support pupil learning in the subjects. The head of faculty is responsible for standards of learning and teaching and for monitoring progress of all pupils. The head of faculty is therefore responsible for the professional development, the performance, standards and the behaviour of faculty staff and for the care of all resources allocated to the department. The school heads of faculty are also expected to take a proactive and leading role in innovation and development in the faculty and the development and implementation of teaching and learning policies and initiatives. A further specific aspect of this role is the need to ensure that the humanities curricula, as well as meeting the requirements of the English National Curriculum, and acting as excellent preparation for the iGCSE and IBDP qualifications, is also current, interesting and relevant to our predominantly Brazilian pupil bodyA full commitment to the life of the school is expected, as is a desire to pursue both your own professional development, as well as an aspiration to help the school continue to develop and extend its reputation for excellence.  For expatriate staff the package is a two-year (renewable) contract that includes:  return flights (at the start and end of each contract) luggage allowances (outbound and return) visa expenses pension scheme health care plan dental treatment UK sterling salary allowance accommodation    The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The offer of the role would be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references, proof of relevant qualifications, identification checks and other safeguarding checks, an overseas check if appropriate and a pre-placement medical assessment. Proof of entitlement to work in Brazil is also required where necessary.  Please click here to apply for this position and for full job description.    

More about St. Paul's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Rua Juquia, 166, Jd. Paulistano, Sao Paulo, 01440-903, Brazil. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +55 11 3087 3399
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