Job Reference : 03198
Department : Teaching
Hours Per week : Not Specified
Head of Primary
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 47 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and North America, providing outstanding education to over 45,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our schools are united by one philosophy - we are ambitious for our students, our people and family of schools. This means that we want every student to achieve more than may have ever thought possible, which we ensure through personalised learning enhanced with unique global opportunities.
After six and a half successful years, Steve Jones, our Head of Primary will be leaving us at the end of this academic year. We are seeking an experienced leader to take us through our next phase of development at Nord Anglia International School Al Khor (NAISAK). We are currently undergoing an extensive review of our school’s vision and mission, providing us direction for our upcoming curriculum review as we look to ensure our students are prepared for the ever changing world of the future. The implemented curriculum is broad and balanced drawing on the best academic practices from across the world. Together, the English National Curriculum combined with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) ensure that our students have creative and challenging learning experiences that will prepare them for IGCSE and beyond. The school has been accredited by Qatar National Schools Accreditation (QNSA) and is a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME).
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of 47 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students’ 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, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London.
About the role
A key member of the NAISAK Senior 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 Head, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school including staff development, performance management and deployment of resources.
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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.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 9,000 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 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 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 a rapidly growing country, which is busy preparing for hosting the World Cup in 2022. Qatar is a great place to be based for travel and enjoys a lovely climate most of the year.
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
Please visit our website at www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/al-khor
The closing date for application is 30 Nov 2017. First stage interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone and final interviews will take place at the school or in London. Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the school reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.
Online applications should contain a CV, one page letter of application and the details of three professional references.
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.