Head of Middle Years (Team Leader), Rotterdam International Secondary School, Bentincklaan 294, 3039KK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS)Rotterdam International Secondary School, Bentincklaan 294, 3039KK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS) is looking to recruit a Head of Middle Years (Team Leader) to lead our Grade 9 and 10 students during their IGCSE years as from August 2020 and be part of the RISS Leadership Team. The candidate should have a genuine passion for leadership and our school vision, mission and values. S/he will contribute strongly to the development and enhancement of our school pastoral and academic programmes. This role demands both strong analytical and teamworking skills as well as high levels of emotional intelligence to bring the best out of all students, to support staff across the wider school and to work with parents/guardians both face to face and in writing to ensure they are onside at all times.

The candidate will show evidence of ongoing professional development and, as a member of the Leadership Team, be a model and a leader in this for other staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the organisation and successful delivery of the IGCSE programme and related assessments; smooth transition for students both from grade 8 to 9 as well as from 10 to 11 and into our upper school and the IB DP programme we deliver there. The successful candidate will support the school’s data analysis practices,  lead the tutoring programme, decide on admissions and advise the LT on matters related to the welfare of students and teachers.

This role is demanding and will, as with all leadership roles, ask for a commitment beyond normal working hours However, if you relish the idea of position of leadership and having an impact on a school’s growth, quality of instruction and pastoral care, we want to hear from you. Tell us what you have done so far to show you can address the challenges above and how you will help us to make sure students enjoy their youth - a key factor of life at RISS. We are looking for those with previous leadership experience or those with the skills and passion to make that first step into leadership.

Prospective candidates will have worked within the international sector or be prepared to learn quickly about this special environment and receive relevant training. It is essential that candidates should have a level of English that is native or near-native. Only individuals with appropriate teaching qualifications will be interviewed.

Those interested and who meet the requirements should first visit our website - https://riss.wolfert.nl. Once you have learnt  about us, send us your up-to-date CV with up-to-date references and a letter of application where you build up your case for joining our school based on what you have learnt and what you can offer. 

Please contact us via this email: riss.vacancies@wolfert.nl.

Deadline: 25th of February, 2020. No application will be considered thereafter. We are a growing school and, due to the volume of recruitment at this time, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you do not receive a reply from us by Monday, March 2nd, 2020.

Please state your full name and the job for which you are applying in the subject area. 

Rotterdam International Secondary School is a Safeguarding and Child Protection institution. No one will be appointed who cannot provide an up-to-date police check along with suitable references.



More about Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS)
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Bentincklaan 294, 3039 KK, Rotterdam, Netherlands. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +31 10 890 7744
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