Head of Primary, Brazil

Closing date:New this week

The British College of BrazilBrazil

Date posted:
Start date: August 1st 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The British College of Brazil (BCB) seeks an exceptional, well-qualified and outstanding Head of Primary.

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses located across 27 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Together, our 56 schools educate more than 51,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary / high 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 a Nord Anglia Education school to achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

About your school

The British College of Brazil (BCB) is one of the leading international schools in Sao Paulo offering contemporary British international education to students from Pre-Nursery through to Secondary. Founded in 2011 BCB has established itself as the school of choice for international families and internationally minded Brazilian families within Sao Paolo. Entering its next stage of development BCB is an IB candidate school seeking to deliver the IB Diploma programme from August 2019.

Our School values developing the whole child- academically, pastorally and socially with the principles of Positive Education underpinning our approach. With the child at the centre of our decision making, we believe that we are best-placed to offer an outstanding education for all students in our care.

BCB is a member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), the  Latin American Heads’ Conference (LAHC) and Nord Anglia Education (NAE) offering numerous opportunities for professional growth.

Our Schools

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 56 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.

About the role

A key member of the School Leadership Team, you will provide direction, inspiration and guidance to our primary teaching staff. Focused on developing a high performing team, you along with the support of the Deputy Heads and phase leaders, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school including staff development, performance management and deployment. You will also be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team giving you a strategic function in the future development of the school.

About you

Able to drive excellence by valuing and developing others, you will be a qualified teacher with extensive experience of both hands-on teaching and management in education. This means you will be fully up to date with curriculum developments. Strong on leadership and people management, you will have a flair for setting and meeting challenging performance targets.

Able to work with a high degree of cultural sensitivity in our changing and fast-paced international environment, you will have the ability to use a range of communication strategies and channels. Your strong commercial, financial, market and organisational awareness will enable you to devise effective solutions to complex business challenges.

A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Brazil, including notarised copies of your degree and teaching qualifications.

Benefits

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 10,000 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 their 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 worlds' 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 which is fair and consultative 
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career

Selection Process

The closing date for application is 31st December.

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 2019 (alternative arrangements will be made for candidates who cannot attend in person).

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 Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.



Job location

More about The British College of Brazil
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 15 years
Address: Campus Cidade Jardim, Av. Engenheiro Oscar Americano, 630, Cidade Jardim - Morumbi, Sao Paulo, 05673 - 05, Brazil
Telephone: +55 11 3031 4697
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