The British School Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

The British School Kathmandu is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures, including checks with past employers, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check, a Prohibition Order Check and the successful application of an ICPC (International Child Protection Certificate). Our safeguarding and safer recruitment policies are shared with all prospective candidates.


Position Type: Teacher

Contract Type: Full-time

Campus: Kathmandu

Apply by: 04 December 2020

Job Start: August 2021


Job purpose: To provide conditions for teachers in the Mathematics department to provide the best educational experience for our students. To work with the Mathematics department and secondary colleagues to help develop young people who strive for excellence and are kind.

Main Responsibilities (Leadership)     

To lead and develop the learning of all students and teachers in the faculty to ensure excellence.

To motivate and to work with others to create and develop a positive, collaborative learning culture.

To keep up to date with general and faculty based pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning, actively implementing them where appropriate including the delivery of INSET to those within and outside of the faculty.

To provide useful and detailed analysis of data to support student progress.

To organise and run events to promote reading, writing and speaking to the whole school community. 

To ensure the vision for the school is clearly articulated, shared, understood and acted upon effectively by members of the department.

To determine, organise and implement a diverse, flexible, challenging and differentiated curriculum and to ensure an effective assessment framework is implemented.

To provide regular coaching and feedback for subject area teachers in a way which recognises good practice and supports progress against their targets (including the facilitation of meaningful and directed CPD), resulting in a tangible impact on student learning across the subject area.

To support, facilitate and monitor the progress of the designated subject area development plans to ensure they make a significant contribution to the School Improvement Plan.

To ensure all faculty documentation is accurate, detailed and meaningful, especially with regards to BSO inspection material.

To be an effective and active member of the Secondary HOD Team and lead on at least one area of the School Improvement Plan.

To ensure the department is well resourced and maintain the effective deployment and management of the department budget.

To effectively distribute tasks throughout the faculty ensuring and monitoring their successful completion.

To chair department meetings with a focus on teaching and learning, ensuring a detailed agenda and minutes are produced and distributed in a timely manner.

To ensure student leadership opportunities are prevalent throughout the faculty.

To provide regular progress updates to the SLT to ensure they are fully aware of all successes, issues and concerns in the subject areas.

To manage your own workload and that of others in the faculty to allow for an appropriate work/life balance

Other reasonable requests made by the Principal
 



 

Main Responsibilities (Teaching and Learning)

To inspire our learners through well designed and creative lessons that enable all students to access the Mathematics curriculum and make significant progress.

To monitor, assess and record the progress and attainment of all students, providing effective formative feedback, so that all have opportunities to develop.

To plan and refine an accessible and challenging Mathematics curriculum, constantly reflecting on one’s lessons and amending schemes of learning, lesson plans and teaching/learning materials.

To create and maintain a stimulating learning environment, including but not limited to, creative classroom displays, appropriate resources and innovative uses of TBS' other spaces.

To care for our students and ensure a safe, tolerant and compassionate environment for all.

To promote the values and teach the skills required for all students to achieve positive mental health and wellbeing through your role as HoD, teacher and mentor.

To communicate effectively with parents on the progress, attainment and overall development of the students in your care, through written reports and parent/teacher consultation evenings, as well as supporting the school’s ‘open door’ ethos where appropriate.

To help contribute to our caring and collegiate community through being collaborative, empathetic and acting with integrity and kindness to all.

To keep up to date on all pedagogical, syllabus and general educational initiatives and developments, supporting colleagues, taking an active role in all meetings and training, and taking responsibility for one’s own professional growth.

Keep up to date and adhere to all TBS policies and guidelines, including but not limited to staff safeguarding, emergency protocols and staff expectations.

Take a full and active role in our extensive outdoor learning programme.

Take a full and active role in our extensive extra curricular programme.

Take a full and active role in our extensive service learning and community partner programme.

Promote a positive profile of the school’s mission and vision to all members of our community.

Other reasonable requests made by the Principal

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Application Form

Section 1

1. Personal Details

2. Teaching Qualifications

3. Education

Include (Most recent first): Schools (O Level/GCSE and A-level or equivalent); College/University; Teaching Qualification; Graduate Degree/NPQ Qualification

Institution Name Grades/Results Dates Action
From (YYYY-MM-DD) To (YYYY-MM-DD)

Section 2

1. Current Employment Details

Current employer name*
Current employer postal address*
Current employer country
Current employer website
Current post held
Annual gross salary in GBP
If teaching overseas, annual gross salary in local currency
Other benefits
Type of school
Number of students on roll
Date appointed (YYYY-MM-DD)

2. Previous Teaching / Employment Experience (most recent first)

Type of School Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Dates Action
From (YYYY-MM-DD) To (YYYY-MM-DD)

3. Personal interests, including extracurricular activities

4. Details of any significant illness during last 3 years, including days off sick in last 12 months

SECTION 3

1. Referees

One referee must be your current Head of School / employer.

Name*
Position*
School Name / Company Name*
Address
Telephone/Fax
Email*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*
Name*
Position*
School Name / Company Name*
Address
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Email*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

2. Availability

Please indicate any dates you are not available for interview

SECTION 4

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people. You are therefore required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are “spent”. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers , and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/240164/Filtering_guidance_v1_5.pdf

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Are you included in any list of people barred from working with children by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Do you consider yourself disabled? (The Disability Discrimination Act says that this would be “a substantial or long term physical or mental impairment or health issue which could adversely affect your ability to carry on normal day to day activity”) If yes, please state the nature of your disability.

Visa Status and validity period (if currently in Nepal)

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Please Note

  • If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to undergo a Formal Disclosure process through the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB). This will require you to complete a separate DBS application form and to provide a range of more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.
  • Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.
  • Any criminal record information arising out of the disclosure process will be discussed with you before any final decision is made about your employment.

Only complete applications, including all the documents listed above, will be considered. It should be understood that nothing in this form constitutes a contract.