Job title: Head of Primary
Employed by: NCBIS to support the vision, positive ethos and policies of the school.
Responsible to: The Principal
Qualifications: Bachelor Degree with PGCE, QTS or equivalent, ideally with the NPQH or Masters
Experience: Minimum of 7 years teaching experience with 2 years of experience working as a Deputy Head or Head of Primary.
Summary of Role:
The core purpose of this role is to provide professional, highly effective leadership and management that will achieve outstanding achievement in all aspects of Primary School life. The Head of Primary promotes the NCBIS vision and gives clear direction that is shared by all members of the Primary School and the Leadership Team. Ultimately, the Head of Primary is responsible for ensuring that children’s learning, through curriculum, teaching and assessment practices, inspire high levels of engagement, achievement and progress for students of all abilities.
NCBIS is the leading British international, not-for-profit school in Egypt and is an authorised IB World School with more than 60 nationalities represented among 740 students aged 3-18. The student population is made up of 60% expatriate and 40% Egyptians who must have dual nationality. NCBIS is renowned for the excellence of its educational programmes, which includes a strong CAS element across the school, and a welcoming learning environment.
In the Primary School, we teach a bespoke curriculum which is based on the National Curriculum for England, but woven into our international context with an enchanting mix of inquiry-led, objective-led and project-based learning. Our youngest learners from Early Years to Year 1 learn through a mixture of child-led (continuous provision) learning and teacher-led structured activities. Our curriculum aims to foster the development of the whole child, including their social, physical, emotional and cultural needs as well as their all-important academic needs.
We are located in New Cairo, a quiet and tranquil part of Cairo. The small class sizes (max class size is 22) contribute to our sense of family and enable us to give all our students the attention they require. Our parents are committed partners and play a vital role in creating this enriching cultural environment.
Interested applicants should:
● Have a passion for learning, with experience of current best practice including child-led learning;
● Have UK or equivalent teaching qualifications;
● Be committed and hard working, with high expectations of themselves and the children in their care;
● Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and a strong sense of collegiality;
● Be able to incorporate IT in their practice;
● Possess humour, energy, flexibility and a positive outlook;
● Be open to the opportunities and challenges that living in Egypt will bring.
In addition to working in a learning-focused, forward-thinking and supportive not-for-profit school, you will receive a generous package including:
● Highly competitive tax-free salary;
● Accommodation allowance;
● Comprehensive international private medical cover;
● Free primary education and secondary education for your dependent children (where applicable);
● Return air passage to base country each year;
● Re-signing/ Gratuity Scheme
Employment terms is initially a two-year contract which can be extended annually.
NCBIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. NCBIS is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. In accordance with UK Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation. Appointed teachers from the United Kingdom are required to provide, at their own cost (of about GBP 60), and before travel arrangements are confirmed, an International Child Protection Certificate (UK) (refer: http://www.acro.police.uk/ICPC/) and full police clearance (translated into English) for prior countries of residence for the last 5 years - no older than 6 months prior to leaving the country is necessary for all appointees who are working, or who have worked, in countries outside the United Kingdom. To assist newly appointed staff, there is a country by country checklist for the procedures for obtaining a police clearance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants
To find out more about the school, please visit our website at http://www.ncbis.co.uk/
To apply please complete the TES application form at https://www.tes.com/
The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th December. The school reserves the right to appoint earlier if an exceptional candidate applies for the post, so early applications are strongly encouraged. Interviews for candidates will be held by Zoom.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The NCBIS Team
At NCBIS we offer a caring and high quality education in a secure environment on our unique campus for the international community of Cairo. We have high personal and academic expectations for our students and are proud of the varied and challenging ...