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EtonHouse International Holdings Pte Ltd - HeadquartersSingapore

Job Role & Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership of the School:

● Formulating the overall strategic direction of the school and ensure that it aligned with the Group’s strategic goals and targets.

● Devise the long and short term development plan of the school to support the achievement of its overall direction and objectives.

● Present school development plan to the Board for approval.

● Execute and monitor the school’s long and short term development plan to ensure that it is on track.

● Evaluate the school’s development needs and revise the plan as required.

Overall Management of the School:

● Oversee the daily operations of the school to ensure that it is run smoothly, efficiently and effectively.

● Establish and review the standard operating procedures (SOP) of the school and ensure that it aligned to the Group’s SOP.

● Ensure the school environment is well maintained and resourced to provide the best learning environment for the students and working environment for the school team.

● Maximise the effective utilisation of school facilities and resources to ensure effective learning for students.

Curriculum Management:

● Lead the school in the management of its curriculum design in collaboration with the Pedagogy team at Headquarters.

● Responsible for the quality, balance and relevance of the academic, pastoral and after-school activities in the curriculum received by the students within the framework of the curriculum adopted by the school.

● Ensure alignment of the school’s curriculum with the other schools within the EtonHouse Group to provide a smooth transition for students progressing within EtonHouse Group. 

● Ensure that teaching staff effectively implement the curriculum framework and maintain high quality pedagogy.

● Coach and support the teaching team to monitor, assess, document and maintain the evaluation and assessment of students’ learning and development.  

● Ensure that relevant and authentic evaluation and assessment of children’s learning and development is maintained and documented, with appropriate updates and reports to parents where required. 

● Ensure the school’s operations and programme development aligns with the IB Standards and Practices to ensure ongoing accreditation with the International Baccalaureate as an IB World School.

● Ensure the confidential storage and maintenance of all students’ records.

● Ensure teaching materials and resources are adequate to support a high quality learning environment for young children.

● Responsible for the quality of teaching delivered by the teaching staff, monitor and review teaching and learning standards.

● Assist in teaching on an ad hoc basis, where required.

Staff Management:

● Lead, inspire and motivate teaching and non-teaching team to build a positive, collaborative and high energy school environment.

● Coach and mentor teaching and non-teaching team to enable them to realise their full potential.

● Actively participate in classroom observation and give timely feedback and coaching to the teaching team to improve the teaching standards.

● Set performance and development goals for teaching and non-teaching team and evaluate performance against goals set.

● Plan professional development for the school team through assessment of the training needs.

● Work closely with the HR Business Partner to plan the projection of staffing requirement to ensure that the school is adequately staffed. 

● Lead the selection and recruitment of teaching staff and non-teaching staff.

● Mentor and on board new staff members to ensure that they assimilate smoothly into the school’s environment.

● Manage staff scheduling which includes relief covers during staff’s absences and resources for new program or class. 

Safe Guarding:

● Lead the school team in all child safeguarding matters to promote the safety and wellbeing of all students.

● Ensure that all school members are aware of the importance of the safeguarding of students.

● Develop and review policies and procedures relating to safeguarding of students and ensure the implementation and adherence to the policies. 

Student Management:

● Actively participate in the admission process of new students into the school.

● Ensure that student records are well-maintained with all required documents prior to admission. 

● Responsible for the allocation of students to classes with consideration to be given to age, friendship groupings, previous class placement, learning and development considerations, and any other relevant factors.

● Responsible for ensuring that the required child-staff ratios in all classes are met.

Parent Management:

● Build and maintain a professional and positive relationship with the parent community.

● Ensure timely, effective and regular communication with the parent community so that they are kept up to date on the progress of their children. 

● Ensure the teaching and non-teaching team maintain a professional and positive relationship with parents.

Marketing and Enrolment:

● Develop strategies to market and maintain the school’s student enrolment to maximise the utilisation of the school capacity and resources.

● Collaborate with the marketing team in executing marketing strategies to achieve target student population.

● Lead the school’s parent liaison team in building strong relationships with existing and prospective parents.

● Participate and lead marketing events and programs to promote the brand image of the school.

● Interact with prospective parents, when possible, to explain the curriculum and the ethos of the school e.g. conduct tours of the school as required.

Financial Management:

● Responsible for the financial performance of the school to achieve financial targets and KPIs.

● Accountable for the financial management of the school and adherence to approved financial budget. 

● Responsible for setting school’s budget on annual basis and reviewing regularly to ensure the school has adequate resource to run effectively.

● Responsible to ensure that all school fees are collected on a timely basis.

● Collaborate with the Finance Team to ensure accurate management report is submitted on monthly basis.

● Manage cost control in all aspects of school operations.

Communication with Head Office:

● Provide regular updates on school's performance to COO and BOD.

● Support the COO and BOD in any other responsibilities assigned.

What are we looking for:

● A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Education.

● 5 years of leadership experience in an International School.

● 8 to 10 years of teaching experience in an International School working with preschool and primary children.

● Training and experience in International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is essential.

● Experience in inquiry based curriculum is preferred. 

● A leader who regard the child as the first and singularly most important consideration. 

● A resilient leader with the ability to navigate through ambiguity.

● A self-starter who is able to think on your feet and work under pressure.

● Leader with the charisma to motivate and inspire your team.

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

● International experience, especially in Asia, is highly valued.


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