We are looking for an experienced and passionate leader to lead the Secondary School Team through the next stage of our development. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of British education as well as the creativity, motivation, communication skills and adaptability to make a significant impact in our students’ varying learning and social needs.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with outstanding leadership skills to join our team and help build on our success over the last few year.
Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 46 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and North America, providing outstanding education to over 35,000 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.
Dover Court International School
Established since 1972, Dover Court International School in Singapore is one of the leading inclusive British international schools in South East Asia.
The school currently caters to students from age 3 to age 17 in the mainstream having introduced the IB Diploma Programme in August 2017. The curriculum is based upon the UK EYFS framework, the National Curriculum for England, the IPC and iGCSE/GCSE as well as the IBDP. The school is active in the local International School sports league and are extremely competitive across a number of sports. The school has an extensive programme of residential trips starting in Year 4 and continuing up into the DoEIA programme. All students are involved in a wide of after school activities mainly run by teaching staff. About 10% of our students are supported by the Department of Supportive Education (DSE) – our integrated SEN unit. The school is a member of both the Federation of British Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and the Council of International School (CIS).
Staff are well supported with weekly CPD sessions run in-house and access to external training courses where they fit the school and personal development plans. There is a strong ethos of professional collegiality.
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 46 schools gives us 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
Join our fast-paced international environment, and you will lead the delivery of the UK National Curriculum and GCE and International Baccalaureate Diploma programmes. You will challenge your teachers and students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes.
Able to create a culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will have a degree in your specialist subject, a teaching qualification plus considerable teaching and senior leadership experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues and peers.
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. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 8,000 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 (including housing allowance, annual flights, medical cover and school places), you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the worlds' most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education senior leader, 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
The closing date for application is Friday 3 November 2017. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype with shortlisted candidates invited to Singapore for interviews on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 December.
Applications should be made through the Nord Anglia portal on Job Train. https://www.nordangliaeducation.jobs/displayjob.aspx?jobid=3587
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.