High quality learning, teaching and innovation is critical to achieve our mission of empowering students and teachers to achieve their potential by pursuing personal and academic excellence. The Director for Learning, Teaching, Innovation and Impact (for student, teacher and community learning) will provide leadership in identifying and implementing initiatives for improving and leveraging learning and achievement for students, teachers and the broader community in regards to ISPP’s core values (Learning, Environment & Well-being and Community). The Director for Learning, Teaching, Innovation and Impact will also have the responsibility for overseeing, leveraging and developing the impact of our: intended learning/curriculum; Knowledge Centre, technological and community learning in line with the school’s Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Plan.
Whilst the Principals are responsible for learning and teaching within their division, with the support of, and in collaboration with the IB Programme Coordinators, the Director for Learning, Teaching, Innovation & Impact would oversee and ensure coherence, alignment and leverage learning and teaching schoolwide and with community stakeholders. The role will involve a great deal of collaboration, but also autonomy, whilst working within the broader framework of the school’s guiding statements and strategic plan. Over time there will also be the opportunity to develop the role in discussion with the Director and Administrative Team.
The Director for Learning, Teaching, Innovation & Impact will serve on the school-wide Administrative and Leadership Teams and will be evaluated by the Director.
Basic Degree with Certification as an Elementary or Secondary Teacher, with a Masters or Doctorate qualification in an appropriate educational, or educational administrative field as a preference
Fluent in written and spoken English
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE:
The ideal candidate would possess the majority, if not all of the following:
Has school administrative experience either at middle or senior level with a strong understanding and knowledge of contemporary leadership and change management practices in a complex international school environment specifically within the following areas:
Learning and Curriculum Design
Proficiency and experience of working with professional appraisal, coaching & mentoring models, with a track record of developing and implementing impactful, professional development for faculty
Proficiency and experience of working with educational technology and the ability to lead and leverage technological learning
Will be a visionary, resourceful, flexible, creative and innovative leader who has experience in and the ability to engender a meaningful approach to research processes for impact, and is able to challenge us all to improve
Experience of achieving and implementing international Accreditation and IB Programme Authorisations
The ability to establish meaningful and effective working relationships with staff, students, parents, community members and external stakeholders including relationships and networks within the international education community
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences
The ability to embrace and adapt to the collaborative culture and dynamic aspiration of ISPP
The ability to embrace the host country's culture and environment
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Leverage learning and achievement for students, teachers and the broader community in regards to ISPP’s core values (Learning, Environment & Well-being and Community), technology and external stakeholders through engaging in best professional research and practice.
Leader of Intended Learning
Lead and facilitate the articulation, documentation, publication, and review of a comprehensive, coherent EY-12 curriculum.
Work collaboratively with Principals, Assistant Principals, Programme Coordinators and Teachers in developing and implementing all educational programmes and ensuring the provision for effective inclusion.
Lead and coordinate a whole school curriculum review process in its development implementation and monitoring.
Lead and oversee all aspects of educational technology processes and ability to lead and leverage technological learning.
Lead the development of our Knowledge Centre so that it becomes a centre for educational impact for community members both inside and outside of the institution (eg. for students, teachers both from within and outside of ISPP, parents as well as local community members).
Build relationships, and connect and partner with progressive international schools and appropriate further and higher educational institutions to create synergies with the ISPP and broader community.
Leader for Professional Growth & Reflection
Act as a leader for professional learning and growth, and developing our appraisal processes to enhance this
Use coaching and mentoring approaches and methods to develop reflective practice in others and encouraging the use of effective and impactful learning strategies
Keep abreast of current research in relevant areas of teaching and learning, assessment and curriculum development and develop professional learning resources in order to keep faculty informed of relevant opportunities, assist faculty in pursuing professional learning opportunities
Develop, promote and involve teaching staff in creative initiatives to share good practice
Present workshops to faculty and other audiences where appropriate
Accreditation, Reflection, Analysis (and Implementation)
Lead and oversee the school’s CIS/WASC and IB PYP, MYP & DP re-accreditation and re-authorisation processes
Assist the school with data-informed analysis and reporting regarding the effectiveness of educational programs and student performance
Ensure that relevant stakeholders are kept abreast of appropriate developments related to the areas covered within the span of the position in a positive, efficient and effective manner
Expatriate or Local Teacher Contract
Overseas Hire - Initial 2 year contract – subsequent 1 year renewal
Salary Level - Competitive for a Principal Level Position
Observes the designated working hours of a significant leader in the School.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Principals or the Director.
Announcement Date: 30th October 2019
Application Deadline: 29th November 2019 - although early applications will be considered upon receipt and ISPP reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline if a favoured candidate emerges.
Start Date: 1st August 2020