IB PYP Curriculum Coordinator at Khartoum International Community School in Sudan
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IB PYP Curriculum Coordinator
Khartoum International Community School (Sudan)

Sep 21, 22
Dec 7, 22

 

 

IB PYP Curriculum Coordinator 


Starting August 2023

KICS Primary is a forward looking, dynamic IB PYP school dedicated to inquiry based learning and invested in technology integration. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced PYP Curriculum Coordinator who can build on the best current practices and take us forward on a cycle of continuous improvement. 



The School


Khartoum International Community School (KICS) is a very well resourced, not for profit, thriving K-12 school. Founded in 2005, it is unique in Sudan as an IB World School committed to personal and academic excellence. Our Mission is to Empower students to act creatively, positively and responsibly in a changing World. 


We are privileged to teach and learn in an extremely well-resourced campus. As well as spacious classrooms, the campus has three well-stocked libraries, campus wide and fast wifi connectivity, an outdoor 500-seat amphitheatre, spacious cafeteria and coffee shop (better than commercial chains!) and a full range of sports facilities including an indoor gymnasium, 25m swimming pool, a floodlit grass football field, three tennis courts, a dance studio, fitness suite, and basketball and volleyball courts. Our second campus on the Blue Nile encompasses our Riding School & Stables, Watersports Centre and the John Bodourian Garden, a recreational space for the KICS community. A stunning golf course and club is also available for use by interested faculty. For some images and information check www.kics.org


KICS is accredited by CIS (since 2010) and authorised by the IB in PYP and the IB Diploma. The school is currently undergoing the transition to MYP in the middle years. Graduates have headed to colleges in the US and UK primarily, including Harvard, MIT and Oxford. There are now over 350 students K-12, with over half of those in the Primary, where classes begin with “Little KICS” for 3 year olds. There are two classes per year level in Primary, and classes are capped at 20 students (many classes being less than that.) A strong focus moving forward will be on Concept-Based Inquiry so some experience in this area would be beneficial but not essential.


The Country-Political turmoil
The image of Sudan in the western media is a complex one and not noted for its positive depiction of the nation's progress. After 30 years of a stable government (that witnessed some economic decline and a slow shift away from liberal/democratic thinking), the Revolution in 2019 brought western support to Sudan as sanctions were lifted. However, the “Transitional Government” crumbled in a Coup in October 2021, and since then the conditions within Sudan have resumed their decline (especially economically). The capital remains relatively calm and secure, however the pro-democracy and peaceful protests (broken up by tear gas unfortunately) have continued with renewed vigour and resilience (written in September 2022). 


In spite of the above KICS and the campus have continued to develop and provide a very first world learning environment and is something of a beacon of excellence within Khartoum. 

 

People are very friendly and Khartoum is safe and surprisingly easy to get around, except when rain causes exciting obstacles! Food shops are well stocked with the basics, even with some “western” goods, but clothes shopping, electronics and malls are quite sparse.

The Students
The students represent over 50 different nationalities. They come from expanding businesses in  Sudan, Embassies and UN agencies. Without question, KICS is the preeminent school in Khartoum and the first choice for families seeking a high quality international education for their children, not just for the facilities but more importantly because of the high quality of our faculty.

The Faculty
There are 45 full time expat teachers out of a total teaching staff of 66. The staff members hail from as far afield as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, South Africa, India and the Philippines. Among them are IB workshop leaders, examiners, and many have master's degrees or are working towards them. PD allowances are generous.

The School Culture
Collaboration and professionalism, in a caring environment are all evident and central to the school. In many ways the school offers teachers an ideal learning space, and the students and families to match.

The Position
Khartoum International Community School is looking for an inspiring, passionate, collaborative and caring PYP Curriculum Coordinator for our Primary School. KICS Primary is a forward looking, dynamic PYP school dedicated to concept-based inquiry  learning and invested in technology integration. We need a Curriculum Coordinator for all aspects of the Curriculum related to PYP (Mathematical and Language Literacy)  who can build on the best current practices and take us forward on a cycle of continuous improvement. 


Key Attributes
Models IB learner Profile

Forward looking and innovative

Optimistic

Collaborative

Adaptable


Areas of knowledge/experience
Concept-Based Inquiry teaching and learning 

Readers and Writers Workshop

Professional Learning Communities

Coaching of high functioning and dedicated faculty


Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree related to education/leadership


Compensation
Highly competitive tax-free salary (AED/USD)
World-wide Medical Insurance
Housing provided

Car provided
Twice yearly flights allowance
Generous Professional Learning allowance

Letter of Application and current CV should be sent to recruitment@kicsnet.org


Application deadline is December 7th, 2022




Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bill Turner’s international teaching career has taken him to Sudan, Italy, Qatar and the UAE as well as his home country of England. His very first teaching position was in rural Sudan.