The Secondary Principal of Berlin Metropolitan School is expected to demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy of the IB and should be an adaptable educator and innovative leader. The BMS Secondary Principal reports to the Executive Director of the school.
Key responsibilities of the Secondary Principal are to
create a school culture which actively and meaningfully promotes the BMS Mission and the IB Learner Profile
support the Executive Director in developing and communicating a clear strategic vision of how to develop BMS successfully
motivate and empower the Secondary School Team to implement the strategic vision of the school
lead the development and evaluation of curriculum, assessment and reporting processes
ensure procedures are in place for assessing student performance accurately, fairly and regularly
support teachers in developing their professional knowledge and skills
ensure the physical, educational and social emotional needs of students and staff are met at all times
lead the recruitment, appraisal and professional development of the teaching team
ensure there are clear and effective lines of communication, both internally and with the wider school community
oversee and manage the Secondary School budget in collaboration with the Business Director and Executive Director
liaise with the Berlin Senate on staffing regulations and local curriculum requirements.
The profile of the Secondary Principal
a visible leader with the ability to prioritize and demonstrate effective decision-making skills
excellent interpersonal skills, including effective communication with a wide range of stakeholders
embeds a culture of continuous improvement, setting the highest expectations for everything we do
an exceptional practitioner who understands the skills required of an outstanding teacher
supports a student-centered approach to teaching and learning and expects innovative teaching and learning in the Secondary School
maintains a positive and supportive attitude
is self-motivated and outcome focused
holds degree(s) in education with qualifications in Educational Leadership
is proficient in written and oral English and, ideally, has a working knowledge of spoken and written German
has at least three years experience of working as a Principal, ideally in an IB School.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BMS
We offer a modern, inspiring work environment with international employees and an open school community in the heart of Berlin.
The opportunity to grow in an interesting environment and to define with us new quality standards in the field of education.
Our open-door-culture with the leadership, joint learning and collegial case counselling creates an inspiring and supporting collaboration.
Continuous personal development through professional development days and individual training.
We offer best conditions for a modern classroom with a comprehensive range of modern technology and resources.
Benefits such as relocation package (visa, settling in allowance, housing support etc.), daily free lunch for all staff members and sabbatical opportunities.