Uganda 1

Head of School, Kampala, Uganda (mid-Dec start)

Approx £2,300 per month, free accommodation and flights, free medical insurance within East Africa, annual flights home (as per school policy)

Uganda

International Schools

Management

Summary

m2r Education are working with an international primary school in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. The company is a truly international school, with both students and teachers from Europe, the US and Africa. Not only do they follow an international curriculum, they utilise international learning methods – the classes are very active, encouraging hands on and outside learning, taking into consideration different learning styles of different individuals. The company strives to be a place of outstanding education: recognising and celebrating both academic and all-round achievement both in teaching and learning.

If you are wondering about life in East Africa, why not speak to us regarding the role and get a first-hand account?

Interestingly, Kampala has been ranked the best city to live in East Africa by Mercer, a global development consulting agency based in New York City. The school provides a fantastic new opportunity for someone to make use of their skills and experience to positively influence the lives of young learners in Uganda.

Job Description

  • Working hours: 7.30am – 4.30pm

 The Head of School reports directly to the School Director and will be responsible for:

  • The day to day management of KCI Primary School (years 1-6) within the spirit of the school's mission and values;
  • The development of the primary years' curriculum alongside our school value of active learning;
  • Providing all teachers in the school with a strong professional development programme
  • Supporting all teaching staff in planning and incorporation of active learning;
  • Undertaking professional appraisal of all teaching colleagues, following the agreed school-wide policy developed by the Head of School;
  • Supporting teaching colleagues in their different roles and undertaking disciplinary measures where appropriate;
  • Advising the School Directors on staffing, budgetary and facilities needs;
  • Recruiting staff for the school in close collaboration with the School Directors;
  • Controlling and maximising the use of assigned staff, the allocated budget and the use of the facilities and resources;
  • Welcoming, providing school tours and interviewing all new families as per the school admissions policy;
  • Maintaining a friendly, open, supportive but firm relationship with parents and their representatives;
  • Providing a support programme for those students who have educational needs;
  • Undertaking the provision of all teaching materials necessary for the teachers in their teaching programmes
  • Meeting with other heads on a regular basis for school development;
  • Supervising the safety and general welfare of students
  • Providing a process of reporting regularly to parents on student academic and social development and ensuring all parents are aware of the school's procedures for following up their concerns;
  • Ensuring all lines of appropriate communication within the school are respected and that they are well known by all parents and employees;
  • Maintaining student and school records;
  • Regularly meeting with teaching staff and involving them directly in aspects of curriculum design, behavioural expectations for students, their daily routines and the school's expectations of them, the timetable, and the future development of the school in its widest context
  • Maintaining and promoting the school library by supporting the library administrator to carry out activities
  • Meeting regularly with parent representatives, advising and consulting with them on school and wider school community matters.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in education or equivalent
  • Native English speakers preferred (flexible)
  • At least 10 years teaching experience
  • At least 5 years of management experience
  • Ability to plan and conduct engaging lessons in a play-based, academic setting
  • Ability to communicate with parents about programs, school, child's progress and conduct parent/teacher conferences
  • Ability to work in a team with other staff and be a mentor to Teaching Assistant
  • Communicate verbally and in writing in English and use grammatically correct language

Package:

  • Approx. £2,300 per month
  • Free accommodation
  • Free flights
  • Free medical insurance within East Africa
  • Annual flights home (as per school policy)

Start date: Dec 2017

Please note that all employment offers will be subject to 2 professional references and a current DBS check / police clearance



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