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: Assistant Head

Contract Type: Full-time

Campus: Kathmandu

Apply by: 25 November 2021

Job Start: August 2022


Job purpose: 

  • To provide the conditions for our secondary teachers to be able to provide the best educational experience for our students.

  • To lead and manage the appropriate sections of the day to day operational running of the secondary School, working closely with the other Assistant Heads.

  • To contribute to the overall strategic direction of the school as a member of the secondary Leadership Team

Main Responsibilities:

To lead on all aspects of Assessment and Data and to contribute to the running of the primary phase of the school as part of the Primary Leadership Team (PLT)

Oversee leadership of school projects

Lead an area of the school (e.g KS2)

To work as part of the PLT to ensure we work towards continuous improvement in the TBS primary section

To liaise with secondary colleagues on whole school strategies and initiatives

Ensure awareness of current research and latest curriculum innovation

Shared responsibility for the educational, social and administrative organisation of the school. This includes:

Contributing to the PLT weekly strategy and planning meetings

Leading on decisions relating to teaching and learning in curriculum areas, specifically in assigned phase

Contributing to the annual school development plan 

Being a positive role model and inspiring leader

Supporting teachers in understanding the different aspects of teaching and learning, including strategies for differentiation and how to effectively direct other adults

Ensuring teachers have a secure subject knowledge and are planning high quality learning experiences for all children

Ensuring that year groups have the appropriate time allocation and coverage for all curriculum areas

Ensuring the curriculum across the primary school is rich, well documented and consistent in its approach

Ensure that resources are regularly audited; resources to determine future need; oversee care of resources and equipment; order and reorder resources as necessary

Run events and competitions over the year to promote the importance of specific curriculum areas such as reading, writing and oracy (FOBISIA Word Mania, Library Bedtime Stories and Take One Book Week are previous successful examples)

Promote a positive profile of the School vision to staff, pupils, parents and the wider community

Liaise with the Deputy Headand other phase leaders and key stage leaders to ensure smooth transitions between Key Stages and progression through the year groups

Sharing responsibility for the promotion of good relations between The British School, other schools and the local and expatriate communities at large.

Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for own development.  

Deliver relevant CPD workshops and activities; provide advice and support for colleagues; and investigate relevant external CPD opportunities.

Support staff through coaching, mentoring and partnership teaching.

Support staff with assessing progress of children, including the use of SeeSaw, and monitor attainment and progression through leading pupil progress meetings.

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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
Telephone/Fax
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.