Upper School Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at International School of Luxembourg in Luxembourg
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Upper School Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning
International School of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Aug 28, 19
Sep 13, 19


Upper School Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning

At ISL we are committed to academic excellence, innovation, continuous learning, and global responsibility. We are looking for a passionate and inspiring "Upper School Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning" with proven leadership experience, who can continue to drive our curriculum and professional development models forward in an innovative international environment.

We are a highly reputable school, in the center of Europe, with over 290 outstanding staff and almost 1400 students, coming from all over the world.

To apply: Please submit your online application in English through ISL’s Careers webpage: https://vacancies.islux.lu/jobs


For further information about the role and ISL, please visit our website: www.islux.lu and https://vacancies.islux.lu/jobs


Role’s brief description:

The Upper School Assistant Principal for Teaching is charged with assisting the Principal with the management, development, support and evaluation of the educational programme and professional development in the Upper School.  

He/she supports the Upper School Principal to maintain a high level of professional and support staff and to ensure that the programme delivered within the Upper School is sound and meets the highest possible academic standards; ensuring that the student body is active, engaged and successful.


He/she reports to the Upper School Principal.


Profile: (training, experience, skills and aptitudes necessary to do the job)

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Master’s Degree or similar in appropriate area of study (preferred)
  • Leadership experience in an international school;
  • Teaching certificate and classroom teaching experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with IB and IGCSE with knowledge of other academic programmes as an advantage.
  • Demonstrated leadership with professional development and student assessment models;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead learning-focused workshops for teachers and parents;
  • Familiarity with and understanding of recent developments in secondary education curricula;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Fluent in English (level) and preferably with a second language (French or German as an advantage);
  • Experienced in working in a collaborative teaching environment;
  • Familiarity and fluency with technology-supported learning;
  • Technologically competent in basic resources and programmes (e.g. Schoology, Atlas Rubicon, Office 365, Google Suite);
  • Understanding of and experience with students and parents who are English Language Learners;


Working conditions: Full time – Indefinite duration contract, annual gross salary: to be discussed at first interview


At ISL we offer: Leadership, inspiration and support. A competitive salary scale with a great range of benefits (School Holidays, Lunch Allowance, Supplementary Pension scheme, access to professional development training, etc) and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Application deadline: 13 September 2019


To begin: 1 August 2020

About The International School of Luxembourg

Founded in 1963, the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) is an independent, non-profit, university-preparatory day school situated in the City of Luxembourg, capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. ISL offers a quality English language education for children of both international and local families living in Luxembourg and the surrounding area.

ISL is proud of its international character. With a student population including more than 50 nationalities and faculty from over 20 countries, our school emphasizes inspiration, resilience and passion as fundamental to the future. Our mission statement, from which the ISL Student Profile is elaborated, reflects these values.

The school is organised in two divisions of similar size. The Lower School extends from pre-school (age 3) through grade 5. The Upper School includes both middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) programmes. Total school enrolment is almost 1380. ISL is housed in a modern, fully networked facility on a centrally located campus. The academic year runs from late August to late June and classes are in session between 8:25 am and 3:30 pm Monday-Friday.

What we offer

ISL offers a standards-based university preparatory curriculum leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or IB Certificates and the ISL High School Diploma. The IB serves as a qualification for universities worldwide, thereby meeting the needs of our diverse student body. A comprehensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme makes it possible for non-native speakers of English to integrate fully into the curriculum as well as the social life of the school.

We believe that our role as educators is to inspire students to develop their fullest intellectual, social, emotional and physical potential. Our curriculum balances instruction in the core academic subjects of Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, with comprehensive instruction in the Arts, Information and Communication Technologies, and Physical Education. English as an Additional Language is available for students from kindergarten through grade 10, French is taught from kindergarten and the teaching of German and Spanish begins in Upper School. ISL hosts several after-school "mother-tongue" programmes serving the Japanese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Italian, German, and Icelandic communities. In addition, we offer an array of extra-curricular activities for all students including a wide selection of competitive and non-competitive sports as well as choral and instrumental music.

How we started out

The school was established as a private school by DuPont de Nemours in 1963 and was re-organised as a non-profit association in 1972. The school was formerly known as the American International School of Luxembourg, the American School of Luxembourg, the English Speaking School of Luxembourg and the DuPont de Nemours Private School, before being renamed the International School of Luxembourg in 1999, in recognition of its ever-increasing international student body. 

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