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Head of Student Support

The British International School BudapestHungary

About Nord Anglia Education 

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with more than 70 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 68,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.   

Our philosophy for education rests on our four pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes, and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a personalised 21st century learning experience for all students.   

https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/careers/working-for-us  

Our schools 

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people, and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their 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, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London.  

The British International School Budapest 

Located beside a golf course in the leafy 3rd District of Budapest, a short distance from the Danube and the city centre, our school campus is modern and well-resourced. Primary students benefit from one-to-one iPads and secondary students bring their own laptops. Specialist rooms are equipped with first class facilities, enabling our students to take advantage of our collaborations with MIT and The Juilliard School New York. Three major development projects in three years have added additional specialist facilities for science, bringing our total to five state of the art laboratories, computing, visual art, the performing arts and sports.  Our multicultural students are motivated and enthusiastic, enjoying a lively approach to learning, and they are committed to active service and leadership in and beyond school. We are proud of our strong and supportive community, founded on elements of our mission statement and developed through shared values, consistently enacted by students, parents and staff. As we look towards 2022 and beyond, we seek enthusiastic and committed colleagues to help further our vision of “empowered students in a sustainable school.” 

To learn more about our school, please visit our website: www.bisb.hu 

About the role  

Join our fast-paced international environment and you will teach across the  age and ability ranges within a curriculum founded on the National Curriculum for England, GCSEs/IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. A specialist SENCO, you will lead a small and dedicated team to provide support for students with a range of mild learning challenges across primary and secondary.  You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and implement innovative teaching practices to enhance the student experience and outcomes. You will be committed to the wider role of a teacher in an international school. 

The Head of Student Support works closely with the Primary School Phase Leaders and Secondary School Heads of Department and is responsible to the Heads of Primary School and Secondary School for all aspects of student support, including assessment, provision of in-class and withdrawal support, preparation of accommodations and examination arrangements. Close cooperation with the Head of EAL is a core aspect of the role. The Head of Student Support is a key member of the leadership team of the school. The Head of Student Support will demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and will, in particular:  

About you  

Able to create a classroom culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, you will have a degree, a teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Ideally you will have completed a formal qualification in special educational needs. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues.  

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. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Hungary, which typically involves holding a European passport.  

Benefits  

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive package.  You will have the opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Budapest is a modern, cosmopolitan city, steeped in history and within easy reach of beautiful countryside. Conde Nast Traveler regularly places Budapest as one of the best cities in the world to visit. Budapest is also one of the world’s most affordable cities, located in the heart of Europe, within easy reach of the best of central, eastern and western Europe. Public transport, the arts and culture, shopping, dining and outdoor activity are incomparable. Several of our teachers have chosen to settle here, while others move on to international careers within Nord Anglia Education and beyond. 

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 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 exceptional career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Our online Nord Anglia University unites our team by harnessing the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills but can also develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.     

Our world-renowned collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates an opportunity to earn an Executive Master’s in International Education from King’s College London.   

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.   

Selection Process 

The final closing date for applications is 7th January 2022.   

Please note: Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date. 

First stage interviews will be conducted by Teams and final interviews will take place in person or by Teams, depending on location. 

Start date: 15th August 2022. 

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