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Possibility of (POL) - Head of Student Well-being position of leadership - to the suitably qualified candidate.

Reports to: Head of Individuals & Societies (I&S)

Campus: ISL London and ISL Diploma College

Contract: 1.0 FTE permanent



Description of School:

The International School of London was originally founded in 1972 and was amongst the first schools in the country to offer the International Baccalaureate programme. The school is currently growing and a number of new initiatives, including the recent renovation of the buildings and facilities have been completed. There is a strong commitment to the on-going professional training of all staff and for providing leadership development at all levels.





The teacher will be responsible for managing the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning within the context of a broader Individual & Societies programme for ISL’s Secondary School.





  • Be responsible for leading the development of IB Diploma Psychology and MYP I&S through collaborative planning with relevant staff in Secondary 

  • Oversee IB Diploma Psychology and MYP I&S in managing all aspects of teaching and learning, including: curriculum development; assessment and reporting; management of rooms and resources to create a safe and visually appealing learning environment; regular refreshment of displays and showcasing of work 

  • Liaise with staff in the I&S Department and the MYP/DP Coordinators to ensure continuity of programme

  • Be responsible for reporting budget items under the broader I&S Department to the HOD   

  • Attend all Department meetings and School professional development sessions

  • Participate fully in an expanding ISL I&S Programme 





  • Coordinate visits and performances, both internal and external, related to taught curriculum





  • Develop IB Diploma Psychology and MYP I&S courses in alignment with the School’s strategic plan for the Department and student agency

  • Participate in Department meetings, liaising with key staff as appropriate

  • Play a significant part in the organisation of CWOW experiences for students

  • Participate in professional learning and contribute to regular staff training/meetings



Academic Quality


  • Create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment

  • Have a high level of understanding of how children learn and possess the ability to motivate students to perform at their best

  • Through differentiated and personalised instruction, be able to inspire diverse classes, creating individualised, challenging and engaging learning opportunities for all students

  • Support student needs in learning and pastoral matters

  • Implement curriculum policy and strategic plans

  • Liaise with colleagues and curriculum leaders to ensure effective delivery of the curriculum to specified classes, including selecting resources and managing them efficiently in the classroom

  • Design, develop, implement and review the IB Diploma Psychology and MYP I&S programme

  • Contribute to the extra-curricular activities programme of the school





  • Instigate and develop an innovative approach to IB Diploma Psychology and MYP I&S

  • Demonstrate and encourage high standards of professionalism from all staff involved with I&S courses

  • Ensure all planning in regard to the IB Diploma Psychology and MYP I&S courses is done in a timely and professional manner  





  • Contribute to the development of a positive attitude between the I&S Programme and the wider community through cooperative relations, publications, etc.

  • Co-ordinate with the appropriate personnel to ensure that all tasks are carried out by teaching and non-teaching staff in relation to the I&S Programme

  • Publicise and organise aspects of the I&S Department and courses in a timely fashion 





  • Coordinate with the HOD to draft all communication about events in relation to IB Diploma Psychology and MYP I&S courses to parents, other staff and the wider ISL community as appropriate





  • Ensure information regarding students and student activity is communicated through the appropriate channels, working in conjunction with the Front Office 

  • Advise the HOD, MYP/DP Coordinators, Secondary Principal and Head of Operations on all matters connected with public performances, exhibitions and shows

  • Communicate with the wider community as appropriate, in a timely and professional manner

  • Liaise with other agencies and support services as necessary





  • Working with the HOD, be involved with managing the annual budget for IB Diploma Psychology and relevant MYP I&S courses, making proposals for the best use of funds 

  • Ensure all IB Diploma Psychology and relevant MYP I&S resources are properly budgeted 

  • Manage the deployment of resources – keeping shelves, cupboards, rooms and areas ordered and tidy





Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.  Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the Principal to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.


This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the Secondary Principal and member of staff; it will be reviewed annually.


Send your letter of application, CV and cover letter to edarnell@isllondon.org and include REF: IBSJ Application for Position as Psychology DP and Individuals & Societies MYP Teacher in the subject line of your mail.




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