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Head of School , The Metropolitan School of Panama

Metropolitan School of PanamaPanama

Nord Anglia Education has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an outstanding, internationally-experienced leader in education to drive the ongoing success of its highly regarded school The Metropolitan School of Panama (the MET).

The School

The MET was founded in 2011 with a vision of creating an international school of excellence, staffed with the best teachers, and where each child would feel included, happy, motivated and inspired to learn.

Within the first three years, the MET earned status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, part of a community of international schools with the reputation of delivering the highest standards of education. The MET became the first and only school in Panama and Central America to offer the IB Continuum in English, authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP), positioning the MET within a special group of schools worldwide.

In 2017, the MET joined Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world's leading schools organization, uniting with over 75 other outstanding schools in 31 countries around the world. Nord Anglia’s global family of schools share a common commitment and philosophy that there is no limit to what our students can achieve.

In 2020, the MET moved to the new 5-hectare campus in Green Valley. Our new home offers innovative school design, state-of-the-art facilities and a world-class learning experience.

As a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, The MET draws on the strength of this forward-thinking, premium and contemporary global network of 76 schools, across 31 countries. The school actively engages in Nord Anglia’s collaboration with Juilliard, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, and benefits from access the organisation’s Global Campus. These create unique opportunities for students and staff to unlock their potential. 

The Role 

We seek a talented and experienced leader in education to continue to build upon the school’s tremendous success to date. The Head of School takes responsibility for the leadership, organisation and management of the whole school. The post-holder’s key deliverables are aligned with the annual school quality review and the school’s strategic plan. She/he must be an excellent communicator and compelling storyteller to ensure our new families understand our dynamic educational offer for their children, which will in turn drive strong student enrolment.

Key objectives include education quality and outcomes, student well-being, school growth, financial targets, staff development, and resource utilisation.

The successful applicant will: 

  • Be an excellent communicator and compelling storyteller
  • Understand how to blend the best of premium education with contemporary international thinking to maintain a distinctive positioning for the school
  • Understand that leading learning is at the heart of school leadership and will build a team committed to delivering this
  • Drive the marketing and admissions process of the school with passion and a focus on quality that grows both the school and the school’s reputation
  • Collaborate and build high-performing teams
  • Engage with students, teachers, parents and community leaders in a manner that is open, inclusive and conveys the values of NAE and CPB.
  • Manage financial budgets and commercial aspects of the school with astuteness and engage with, and contribute successfully to, the wider organisation
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and execute a strategic plan and manage complex projects

What we offer

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you:

  • unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family
  • access to extensive professional development
  • exceptional career opportunities

Our promise is that you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more. 

As a part of our family, you will be a valued member of our Senior Leadership Team, which helps shape the vision and drive the success of Nord Anglia Education. Professional and personal development is part of our DNA, so you will be supported by education experts and other committed professionals through Nord Anglia University and our leadership programmes. Additionally, we offer competitive remuneration, relocation assistance and a comprehensive induction into our organisation.

How to apply

We welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about education and have the skills and experience to make a significant impact on our students and school community.

To apply for this role, please include a CV and letter of application and apply via our careers page

Applications: Closing date is 4th January 2022

Interviews: to be held virtually in January 2022

Start Date:  August 2022

Nord Anglia Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical check as well as clearance from safeguarding authorities.

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Metropolitan School of Panama
Building 104Ave. Vicente BonillaCity of KnowledgeClaytonPanama
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