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  • Head Teacher (Primary) in an International School

  • Posted on: 1 March, 2016 Deadline: 9 March, 2016
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  • An international school in Lagos Nigeria requires the services of a Head Teacher (Primary).

    Head Teacher (Primary)



    • A Degree In Education Is Compulsory. A Higher Degree In Management Is An Advantage.
    • Minimum Of 10 Years Teaching Experience.
    • At Least 3 Of Which Must Have Been In A Middle Management Position.
    • Experience Of The English National Curriculum Is Essential.

    Job Description

    Primary Purpose of the job:

    • To lead and manage the school
    • To ensure the achievement of excellent educational standards
    • To promote and safeguard the welfare of children

    Ethos and Vision

    • Promote a culture of encouragement, support and challenge in order to achieve each child’s full potential and the highest possible educational standards Ensure the School’s vision is understood by all and implemented o Translate this vision into agreed objectives and operational plans which will promote and sustain school improvement
    • Promote creativity, innovation and the use of appropriate new technologies to achieve excellence Leadership and Management
    • Develop, motivate and lead all staff to achieve the highest professional standards
    • Build a collaborative learning culture within the School and actively engage with other primary and secondary schools and other agencies to build an effective learning community
    • Maintain and develop our existing community links
    • Manage change effectively
    • Manage the School finances effectively working closely with relevant stakeholders, proactively seek further funding opportunities as required
    • Ensure job descriptions and performance management for all staff are based on clear roles and responsibilities, reviewed at least annually and consistent with current conditions of employment
    • Ensure all policies are kept up to date, working closely with teaching staff, and the Governing Council representative.
    • Maintain sound procedures for the security, supervision and maintenance of the School environment ensuring that all health and safety regulations are met
    • Manage your own personal professional development whilst ensuring the well-being of and a good work/life balance for all personnel
    • Ensure that all responsibilities delegated by the Governing Body are carried out.
    • Ensure the school premises are fit for purpose for current and future needs including any site development etc?
    • Undertake other such duties as may be reasonably expected Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Standards
    • Lead in the design and implementation of a curriculum, which inspires and engages all pupils
    • Ensure a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on pupil assessment and achievement, using appropriate data and benchmarks to set, monitor, track and evaluate individual pupil progress
    • Challenge and remedy under-performance
    • Ensure exemplary standards of behaviour and attendance
    • Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote improvement strategies; aim for outstanding standards of learning and teaching at all times Managing Resources
    • Advise the governing body on the formulation of the annual budget in order that the school secures its objectives.
    • Plan, manage and monitor the curriculum within the agreed budget, setting appropriate priorities for expenditure allocating funds and ensuring effective administration control o Ensure the regular monitoring of the budget. o Ensure that financial regulations are adhered to. o Ensure that the allocation and use of classrooms provides a positive learning environment that promotes the highest achievements for all including health and safety o Monitor and evaluate value for money.

    Method of Application

    Interested in this position, apply on EZ37 website

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