Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Boston, MA

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British International School of BostonBoston, MA

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Supply

The British International School of Boston (BISB) is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Head of Modern Foreign Languages to join us from August 2020, to lead a dedicated team of teachers within the subject. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach throughout the Secondary school, including IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma level. We will welcome applications from outstanding, self-motivated and reflective professionals. We are looking for the right blend of passion, energy and experience, and a love for teaching and learning that embraces change and innovation.

In addition to being highly successful in its own right, the British International School of Boston is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of Premium International Schools.

About the role
As a fully qualified teacher, you will need to be: a fluent English speaker, have the ability to teach French and Spanish to a high level, have at least three years teaching experience, be familiar with the National Curriculum for England, IGCSE and IBDP level teaching; In addition, you must be confident working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds.

We seek individuals with high expectations of children's progress and achievements, an ability to demonstrate a commitment and desire to work as part of a team, and who are fully committed to taking an active part in all areas of school life. You will be an excellent communicator and confident with technology, someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents.  Amongst other things, you will be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life.

The British International School of Boston, we are a close knit team who are proud of our school and community. We educate approximately 450 young people of more than 82 heritages, in a through school from the ages of 18 months to 18 years, preparing them for futures as global citizens in the years ahead.

Please see our website for further information: http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/boston/

About Nord Anglia Education
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.

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 66 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.

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 6 January 2020. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the Nord Anglia Education Recruitment Event in central London in the week commencing 21st January 2020 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

Please apply through the following link: Head of MFL

Start Date: August 2020
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 your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.
Please note that in order to qualify for an E2 visa to work in the US, you must be domicile and paying taxes in the UK for at least a year before applying for your visa.

More about British International School of Boston
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: 416 Pond Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02130, United States of America. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +1 617 522 2261
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