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 Headteacher

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 provide direction, training and inspiration for our teachers to be exceptional classroom practitioners.

To ensure student progress is evident across the Secondary School and all achievement is recognised and celebrated.

To provide a safe environment and ensure the wellbeing of all students remains the priority.

Maintain a clear assessment and reporting structure and schedule.

Regularly evaluate the learning and teaching taking place in the school using a variety of means including regular learning walks, lesson observations, learning conversations, appraisal and effective feedback.  

To model excellent learning and teaching through their own classroom practice.

To keep up to date with all curriculum and pedagogical developments, implementing appropriate initiatives through effective INSET and CPD. 

Work with the Additional Learning Support Coordinator to ensure students experiencing learning difficulties are provided with appropriate support and guidance.  

To work with the Secondary Leadership Team to be courageous and innovative in their initiatives and help implement them thoroughly.  

Manage appropriate budgets  effectively and efficiently, ensuring resources are deployed appropriately and fairly.

Maintain the Secondary School calendar and ensure general administration, including reports, are of the highest standard. 

Communicate effectively with all members of our community to ensure clarity and be a driving force for positive change.

Work with the Head of Secondary and the Principal in working towards our Mission and Vision through appropriately ambitious area development plans.   

Work with our Administration Team in ensuring the smooth operation of the school, and our Board of Governors in helping shape the strategic direction of the school

Promote a positive profile of the School Mission and Vision to all members of the community.

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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.