Vice Principal – Teaching & Learning, Berlin - Germany

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Berlin Metropolitan SchoolBerlin - Germany

Date posted:
Start date: 01/08/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

BMS is the oldest international school in the center of Berlin. 1000 students from 55 countries attend our school and are taught using the best international and national curriculum programs. The Berlin Metropolitan School is an all-day school, allowing students from kindergarten through 12th grade to complete a modern and values-based education, culminating into an internationally recognized diploma. An international team of more than 200 dedicated employees lead the way for the learning success of our students. 


To support our Secondary team, we are looking for an adaptable and inspiring Vice Principal Teaching & Learning.


The Vice Principal is a member of the Secondary School Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Secondary School Principal. He/She is responsible for supporting and motivating staff and organizing and facilitating the functioning of the Secondary School as it relates to the educational programme. He/She has oversight of the Secondary School curriculum. In the absence of the Secondary School Principal he/she acts as the representative or delegate in all matters specifically related to the Secondary School.


THE EXCITING CHALLENGE

  • Develop the necessary professional learning communities needed to support student learning.
  • Ensure a consistent collaborative focus on improving student learning outcomes.
  • Lead and support a culture accepting of innovation and new ideas.
  • Lead the work of the Curriculum Coordinators and Head of Department Team to deliver student learning strategic goals which are aligned to the school’s operational goals and strategic planning.
  • Collaborate with the appropriate Primary and Secondary School colleagues to ensure articulation of the curriculum and cohesive implementation of policies.
  • Be responsible for the mapping and articulation of the school’s curriculum. 
  • Lead the process of data collection and analysis of student learning to inform school decisions on curriculum and professional development needs.
  • Lead the processes by which parents and guardians are informed of the performance of students.
  • Support the Secondary School Principal and the broader leadership team in ensuring that teaching and learning meets with the standards of the accrediting agencies and authorizing organizations.
  • Work with the Secondary School Principal to ensure that appropriate organizational structures, policies, procedures and systems are in place and implemented.
  • Prepare and maintain a school timetable that supports learning and reflects the schools’ strategic goals.
  • Be responsible for the organization of staff and facilities for activities on and off campus.
  • Be responsible for the organization and the effective implementation of daily staff cover, and use of internal / external substitutes. 


YOUR PROFILE

  • Degree(s) in education with qualifications in Educational Leadership advantageous.
  • A proven track record of Secondary School leadership.
  • In depth knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy.
  • IB experience preferred. 
  • Positive and supportive attitude. 
  • Self-motivated and goal focused. 
  • Proficient in written and oral English. 
  • Working knowledge of oral and written German advantageous.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Student-centered approach to teaching and learning. 


WHAT TO EXPECT AT BMS 

  • We offer a modern, inspiring work environment with international employees and an open school community in the heart of Berlin. 
  • The opportunity to grow in an interesting environment and to define with us new quality standards in the field of education. 
  • Our co-operation and the sense of belonging together are characterized by a special team spirit and a respectful and harmonious interaction. 
  • Our open-door-culture with the leadership, joint learning and collegial case counselling creates an inspiring and supporting collaboration. 
  • Continuous personal development through professional development days and individual training. 
  • We offer best conditions for a modern classroom with a comprehensive range of modern technology and resources. 
  • Benefits such as relocation service, daily free lunch for all staff members and sabbatical opportunities.


We look forward to your application incl. CV and all relevant certficates/degrees as well as completed references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Linienstraße 122, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 30 8872 7390
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