Head of Sixth Form, Kazakhstan

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Haileybury AlmatyKazakhstan

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

This superbly resourced British independent day school in Kazakhstan was founded in 2008 and enjoys a reputation as the best school in the country. The School is in partnership with Haileybury in the UK, and is an accredited member of COBIS.

We offer a Haileybury curriculum that is based on the British curriculum and the best of international and Kazakh curricula and cater for approximately 600 children, aged from four to eighteen.  We offer IGCSE followed by the A level programme in the Sixth Form and our pupils go on to achieve places in world class universities across the world, predominantly the UK and the US.

Almaty is a lively, family-friendly city with a rich cultural life, situated near the beautiful Tien Shan Mountains, and Kazakhstan is a diverse and fascinating country.

As an international British independent school in Almaty Kazakhstan, we are looking for teachers who care about the pupils under their guardianship and whom pupils respect, enjoy the company of and fellowship with.  We want inspirational teachers with a passion for learning and their subject areas; the manner in which learning happens and for whom education occurs both inside and outside of the classroom through a contribution to the extensive co-curricular programme we offer. Teachers who have an understanding of the independent sector and have been involved in either day or boarding schools can bring an additional dimension to Haileybury Almaty as it continues to develop over the next ten years. Above all, we want committed passionate teachers who are aligned with our vision; what we do and who wish to make a difference to our pupils’ lives.

Therefore, Haileybury Almaty invites applications from well-qualified, inspirational teachers for the following position, to start from August 2018.

The Head of Sixth Form

This role is a crucial appointment and one which will suit a candidate with aspirations for a higher level of responsibility.  As a selective school, pupils at Haileybury Almaty achieve at the highest levels and have aspirations to gain admission to world class universities.  The Head of Sixth Form will be responsible for the leadership and development of the Sixth Form, including academic progress, curriculum, recruitment and admissions. We welcome applications from established leaders, with values that support our ethos and vision, and experience of working in a Sixth Form and teaching Advanced Level. We require an ambitious and reflective colleague with the ability to engage, enthuse and inspire staff and pupils.

The Upper School of Haileybury Almaty comprises pupils from Year 7 to Year 13. As a selective school, there is a strong emphasis on academic excellence, preparation for entrance to world class universities and holistic education.  The development of language skills is a key focus at the school with many pupils speaking English as a second language. Pupils are expected to develop their language skills at high levels in order to access the curriculum fully and to leave Haileybury fluent in English as well as in their first language.

Haileybury Almaty aims to deliver a stimulating and challenging curriculum and the most important part of the role is the classroom teaching and associated pastoral care of the pupils. In addition to this, the School’s emphasis on activities outside the classroom means that an effective and varied contribution to the co-curricular programme is also required. There is a comprehensive programme of co-curricular activities and all pupils and staff are expected to be active members of the community.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • The ability to take a leading role in developing Haileybury Almaty’s strategy, as directed by the Headmistress;
  • The strategic vision and ethos to lead our Sixth Form;
  • The passion and drive to raise achievement across the Sixth Form;
  • Leadership skills that have a positive impact on learning and teaching;
  • High standards and the ability to raise the aspirations and expectations of all pupils;
  • A proven track record of raising standards, both as a classroom practitioner and in their current leadership post;
  • Proven ability of achieving results, working with and through others;
  • The professional characteristics to be an excellent role model;
  • The knowledge and experience to market and develop the Sixth Form;
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to nurture and develop the Sixth Form. 

The Head of Sixth Form will be offered a two-year renewable contract, a competitive tax paid salary, accommodation, baggage allowance, medical insurance, gratuity, pension contributions and annual flights to the UK.
Haileybury Almaty is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and those connected to the school to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a DBS check or equivalent.

To apply and for further details please contact Mrs Kathryn Walsh at: Almaty.Recruitment@haileybury.com by emailing your letter of application, CV, a recent photo and contact details of 3 referees.

The closing date for applications is:  Tuesday 5th December 2017 but the school reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date.   

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More about Haileybury Almaty
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: Al-Farabi, 112 Al Farabi Avenue, Almaty, 050040, Kazakhstan
Telephone: +7 273 550100
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Almaty is a hidden gem of a city nestling in the foothills of the ZailiyskyAlatau mountain range.  These mountains are part of the magnificent TienShen range which stretches to the Himalayas in the South and the Altai range in the North.  T...