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  • Posted on: 9 September, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    An International School in Nigeria, is currently seeking to employ suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

    Head Teacher - British


    Job Description
    Strategic Direction and Development:

    • Work together with the school board and management team to develop a strategic view for the School, identifying and determining the philosophy in line with set mission and vision.
    • Create and develop together with the school board and management team a strategic plan for the school, which is underpinned by sound financial planning and management, identifies priorities and targets aimed at raising achievement and is critical to sustaining school improvement.
    • To consult, develop, implement, monitor, review and evaluate policies for the delivery of the overall aims and objectives, ensuring these take account of national and global trends, local and school data, and research findings.
    • Create an ethos which provides a collaborative educational vision of excellence and direction which secures effective teaching and successful learning and achievement for pupils including sustained improvement in their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.
    • Ensure the commitment of all those involved in the school to its aims and objectives.
    • Ensure that the management and organization of the school supports its vision, aims and objectives

    Learning and Teaching:

    • Determine, organize and implement a diverse, flexible appropriate curriculum for the school within the overall framework provided by an integration of the CIPP Curriculum (for core subjects), Nigerian national Curriculum (for other subjects) and another appropriate International curriculum. Also implement an effective assessment framework.
    • Create and maintain an environment and code of behavior which promotes and secures good teaching, effective learning, high standards of achievement, good behavior and discipline.
    • Monitor and evaluate the standards of learning and teaching in the school, ensuring that appropriate standards of professional performance are established and maintained and that underperformance at all levels is challenged.
    • Assess, monitor and evaluate the curriculum in order to identify and act upon areas for improvement and to develop a personalized learning culture within the school.
    • Produce and revise as appropriate a School Development Plan (SDP) relevant to the needs and development of the pupils and of the potential resources available to the school.
    • Monitor and evaluate the quality of Learning and Teaching in the school, including Special Educational Needs, using data to support and implement strategies for ensuring inclusion, diversity and access.
    • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with parents, careers, the community and other schools. Extend pupils’ learning experiences, their achievement and personal development by creating effective links with business and industry.
    • Participate, to such an extent as may be appropriate in the teaching of pupils in the school, including the provision of cover for absent teachers where required.
    • Participate in, attend and represent the school at all educational association programmes and activities of which the school is a member, and utilizing the benefits that such programmes offer for the benefit of the school and its staff.

    Leading, Managing and Deploying Staff:

    • Responsible for the selection and recruitment of the teaching staff in seeking to ensure the best available people are appointed where necessary.
    • Manage the arrangements for the deployment, effective allocation of work and supervision of all teaching and support staff in the Schools to maximize their skills and contribution to the improvement of the quality of the education provided and the standards achieved
    • Implement and sustain effective systems for the induction and management of staff performance, coordinating arrangements for the performance management and appraisal of teaching staff, support staff and his or her self.
    • Lead professional development of the staff by example, ensuring that all staff have access to advice and training and development opportunities appropriate to their needs, including needs identified through Performance Management systems in accordance with the Schools’ Development Plan
    • Coordinate information management sessions in a bid to ensure that teachers at the Schools receive information they need in order to carry out their professional duties.
    • Ensure that the professional duties of the Schools’ staff are fully carried out and fulfilled
    • Develop and maintain a decision making structure that will provide the staff with opportunities for participation, while at the same time establishing channels of communication, including the use of formal procedures, to solve problems and resolve conflict.

    Deployment of Resources:

    • Working closely with the Administrative office and Central Office to set appropriate priorities for expenditure, allocate funds and ensure effective administration and management of all resources (including man-power)
    • Ensure effective and efficient utilization of deployed resources to cater to identified needs in line with projections, while at the same time optimally managing unforeseen issues
    • Create a security conscious environment, via the effective management of personnel to cater for the pupils, staff, School buildings, grounds and their contents, and foster Health and Safety
    • Manage, monitor and review the range of quality, quantity and use of all available resources in order to improve the quality of education, improve pupils’ achievements, ensure effectiveness and efficiency and secure value for money


    • To be responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of the Schools to the Director of Studies and Board of Trustees
    • Present twice a year (Mid-year & end of year) a report coherent, understandable and accurate account of the Schools’ performance to the Director of Studies and the Board of Trustees, maintaining and providing adequate and appropriate records, statistical data, etc.
    • Foster and maintain a good and cordial community relation

    Method of Application

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