Principal - Lower and Middle School at International School of London - London in UK
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Principal - Lower and Middle School
International School of London - London (UK)

Appointed - Andrew Mitchell
Jan 14, 15
Jan 30, 15

International School of London - London

Job Description

 

Job Title:                 Principal – Lower and Middle School
Reports to:             Director – ISL UK
Deputised by:        LL (G7-10)
Campus:                   Lower and Middle School

0. General

To provide leadership in the creation of an Action Plan

1. Leadership

  • Chair of London SLT meetings
  • To undertake annually, in liaison with the CEO, Director of ISL UK Schools, CAO and the SLT decisions about staffing, annual school schedule, budget and School Action Plan
  • Develop a 5-year rationale for continuous development of the ICT administrative and communication tools
  • Ensure that every member of staff adhere to a personal professional growth plan
  • Develop a 5-year rationale for ISL participation in conferences
  • Lead the development of the ISL Open World

2. Personnel

  • Lead recruitment process and coordinate orientation and induction process
  • Professional learning, internship and mentoring coordinator
  • Monitor and appraise existent staff and coordinate evaluation of new staff
  • Monitor covers, duties, attendance, and staff professional conduct
  • Whole school Subject Coordinators line manager

3. Accountability

  • Meet monthly with the UK Director to report and advise on all aspects of the London School
  • Produce the London Annual Report and the London Annual Action Plan
  • Ensure that accrediting agencies recommendations are actioned, that resources and professional capacity is adequate to meet the demands of the plan.
  • Implement new or revised policies and review the London Procedures Manual
  • Participant in the ISL Principal Forum
  • To monitor effectiveness of SLT and review school meeting minutes
  • Chair London Staff, PTA and Adm meetings

4. Academic Quality

  • Conduct frequent teaching and learning observation
  • Supervise Student Reports and Parent – Teacher conferences
  • Evaluate the quality of feedback students receive, quality of assessment and reporting to parents on a two-year-cycle
  • Ensure that information displayed in corridors and public areas of the school is relevant and up-to-date
  • Facilitate professional learning, monitor quality of teaching and supervise coordinators.
  • Review the Assessment procedures regularly
  • Act on concerns about the quality of teaching and learning as quickly as possible

5.Chronology

  • To manage the space, resources and personnel efficiently and effectively to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum and H&S regulations
  • Set the London yearly calendar framework, the London annual calendar of staff meetings, parents meetings, reports, block weeks, in-service days and residential week
  • Set annual events: Graduation, Sports Day, Special Events, School Photograph etc.
  • Set staff teaching allocation, homeroom groups and sizes, teaching groups and G9-10 blocks of option choices
  • Supervise duties and covers

6.Community

  • Promote the school events to the outside community
  • Establish partnerships with local schools
  • Encourage cross campus development of curriculum material and curriculum policies (e.g. language, assessment, learning support and academic honesty policies)
  • To establish an on-going relationship with local clergy, social services, fire office, local Member of Parliament, police force etc.

7. Administration

  • Review of job descriptions, staff procedure manual and parents handbook
  • Approve Student Handbook, PYP and MYP guides

8.Communication

  • Ensure that the London marketing material reflects ISL identity and that the London advertisements are in line with ISL branding and identity
  • Report to UK Director about Action Plan alignment to the wider Strategic Plan
  • Review internal communication procedures regularly
  • Chief Editor of the weekly School Newsletter
  • Main link with Admin staff, PTA Chair and ECIS
  • Responsible for visitors to the school
  • Lead and oversee London Open Days / Evenings

9.Finances

  • Create the London campus annual budget
  • School operations budget, PD budget and Office budget holder

10. Care & Guidance

  • In charge of whole school assemblies
  • Track holistic progress indicators for all students
  • Admissions supervisor
  • Monitor behaviour at start and end of school day
  • Child protection, risk assessment and H&S officer and liaise with external professional social services
  • Arbiter of student grievances
  • G10 and G5 Graduation Speech

 

Qualifications:

Essential

    Fully qualified teacher, with either;
  • BEd. or equivalent; or
  • First degree plus post-graduate qualification in teaching

Desirable

  • Leadership and management training
  • Masters in Education or similar

Experience:

Essential

  • A minimum of ten years teaching experience
  • Able to demonstrate success in school leadership and change management
  • Significant experience as a Principal, Vice-Principal or other Senior Leadership post
  • Evidence of success in: building, leading, motivating and developing teams and individuals

Desirable

  • Experience with IB PYP and/or MYP or other international educational programmes
  • Experience of working in an international setting
  • Experience in monitoring and improving learning at a school level

Competencies:

  • to be acknowledged as an outstanding educator and educationalist
  • to demonstrate good judgment, and possess a proven track record in pastoral and academic management
  • to communicate well with colleagues, pupils and parents
  • to show leadership and creativity, contributing to the development of the school as a whole
  • to set an example as a first-rate teacher, a hard-working colleague and through involvement in out of school events
  • to be an outstanding organiser and administrator.

To apply or if you require any further information about this role, please contact David Cope of Search Associates  dcope@searchassociates.com, as soon as possible and at the very latest by 30 January 2015.

Applications should include:

Current CV (no longer than 4 pages)
A recent photograph
Letter of application
A statement of your educational philosophy
Contact details of 4 professional referees
(including one from a senior person in your current school)

The ISL Board hopes to make the appointment by the end of February

 

 

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Ray Sparks's over 30-year career as an educator has involved working in Canada, Europe, and Asia.