START DATE: ASAP
CLOSING DATE: 28 FEBRUARY 2020
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
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
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
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.
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