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Head of Secondary

Company Name: The International Schools Partnership
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 5+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is looking to recruit a strong and resilient Head of Secondary to join one of our growing schools in August 2023
The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our pupils, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.

Purpose of Role
The Head of Secondary is a senior figure in the school and as such should be an exemplary, and visible, role model for staff, students and parents. 
It is not envisaged that Head of Secondary will have a teaching timetable, but the possibility is not excluded. 
To contribute to the overall vision and ethos of the school ensuring the best standards possible for pupils and staff.
ISP Principles
Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.
Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.
Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.
Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
Head of Secondary Key Responsibilities
directly line manage Heads of Departments and chair meetings 
to ensure that department curriculum documentation for the Secondary School, is consistent in terms of layout and content is in line with school policy 
ensure that department curriculum documentation ensures a breadth of knowledge and progression of skills that will cater to all groups of students across the ability spectrum. 
be responsible for the updating of handbooks and job descriptions in the Secondary School   
be responsible for internal and external assessment in the Secondary school and the tracking of student progress   
oversee the setting up, writing and production of high quality Secondary School reports to parents according to the timetabled schedule.   
directly monitor standards through: work scrutiny’s, department reviews, observations, teacher and student feedback, and individual appraisal of staff   
Oversee the production and maintenance of the Secondary part of the whole school timetable  
ensure adequate cover supervision is provided for absent colleagues   
be responsible for, in liaison with Student Enrichment coordinators,  a high quality extra-curricular programme   
Student support in the Secondary School             
The Head of Secondary  will:   
work closely with the Assistant Head, Pastoral and may attend meetings   
ensure that a comprehensive PSHE programme is in place that provides for the needs of all students.   
ensure that all students receive appropriate pastoral care.   
be responsible for discipline in the Secondary School, in particular for dealing with serious behavioural issues, suspending students where necessary, or recommending stronger action (expulsion) to the Principal.   
be responsible for the setting up and monitoring of an effective student profiling system   
monitor the support programmes for those with special needs and language difficulties   
be responsible for all health and safety matters in the Secondary School both on and off campus including overseeing school trips according to school policies  
manage regular fire drills and duck-and-cover exercises 
oversee assemblies in the Secondary School, and take at least one assembly per term. 
be responsible for monitoring admissions into the Secondary School 
be responsible for ensuring the highest standards when Secondary students are involved in performances, whether inside or outside school.   
Provision and efficient use of educational resources 
The Head of Secondary will: 
in cooperation with the Principal, allocate budgets to academic departments and oversee the purchasing and inventory process 
ensure that all departments are adequately resourced to provide high quality curriculum delivery 
Teacher support 
The Head of Secondary will: 
be responsible for monitoring and raising the quality of teaching and learning in the secondary school 
be responsible for the running of a rigorous performance management process for Secondary staff that takes account of both personal and school developmental needs. 
oversee a programme of professional development opportunities, in liaison with the CPD Coordinator,  both internal and external, which links to school needs and the performance management process. 
be responsible for the induction of new staff  
The Head of Secondary will: 
develop cross curricular links in the secondary School 
liaise on a regular basis with the various school administration departments supporting staff and student well being 
liaise with the marketing department in promoting the school 
ensure that connectivity between The Secondary School and Primary school is developed at every opportunity 
take every opportunity to develop links with the local community 
The Head of Secondary will: 
run Secondary School Briefings 
be responsible for the organisation of Parent- Teacher conferences according to the calendar 
be responsible, in collaboration with other senior leaders, for the production and updating of a school calendar, which includes meeting schedules and events. 
be responsible for the production of a duty rota for secondary staff 
be responsible for monitoring staff communication to parents 
be responsible for the Secondary School content in the website, publications and advertisements. 
Other whole school duties and tasks will be assigned and agreed upon as appropriate.  

Skills, Qualifications and Experience
The candidate should hold a degree i.e., B.Ed. or a B. A or equivalent.
A certified teaching qualification, at degree level such as B.Ed., PGCE, PGDE or equivalent.
An ‘Outstanding’ teacher with at least 5 years of experience working in an International British Curriculum school is desirable.
Excellent communication skills, with the ability to harness individuals’ potential and ideas bringing them together in one cohesive team.
Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents.
A collaborative team-player with excellent personal skills.
Classroom and behavior management
Collaborative team player, inspirational speaker, empathetic listener.
Integrity and confidentiality.
Internationally minded.
Emotional intelligence.
Intercultural awareness, creative.
Online and classroom teaching experience.
Flexible and a can-do attitude