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International School of Gabon, Ruban Vert
Head of Languages
effective January 2019
At ERV, our Faculty Leaders are visionary change agents at the center of learning and entrepreneurial leadership.
The roles and responsibilities in this job description are in addition to those of a Teacher in the school.
Faculty Leaders recognise the need to expand on education solutions and dialogues, rather than converge, with an understanding and conviction to create a legitimate case for change and who can draw on world class learning solutions to drive our vision.
The role is also as a key collaborative partner to the Head of Secondary and is responsible for contributing to delivery of the ERV Strategic Plan.
Accountable to: Head of Secondary
The position will start in January 2019. It would suit a candidate with management and also English teaching experience.
ERV, our teachers are visionary change agents at the center of learning.
ERV teachers recognize the need to expand on education solutions and dialogues, rather than converge, with an understanding and conviction to contribute to a legitimate case for change. ERV teachers implement learning solutions to drive our vision. The role of teacher supports the vision and mission as a collaborative partner to the Head of School.
To work with the Head of School and the senior management team to implement the strategic plan for ERV. The development of the school will recognise it's location, in Gabon, within the national and international context:
- Formulate the aims and objectives for the Faculty within the context of the ERV Strategic Plan
- Develop policies and practices for their implementation
- Ensure that quality teaching and successful learning is sustained in line with the ethos and educational vision for ERV
- Monitor, evaluate and review the quality of teaching and learning in the Faculty to ensure it reflects the vision and mission as a collaborative partner to the Head of School.
Leadership and Management:
- Bring accountability to learners and locations
- Develop formative and summative assessment procedures aligned to radical thinking for deeper learning, adaptive learning and authenticity
- Contribute to the professional capacity to innovate and propel teachers to the core of innovation in a context of rapid change
- Welcome partnerships, new approaches to learning and new pedagogy to benchmark equity for Africa
- Achieve the kinds of relevance in outcomes that all learners will need in the coming decades
To lead, motivate, support, challenge and develop staff to secure improvement:
- Monitor and evaluate staff performance according to the performance management procedures adopted by ERV
- Identify potential development needs and deliver support for staff to enable them to grow as professionals with reference to the Faculty
- Enable positive, professional relationships to develop between members of staff and students to support learning
- Plan, allocate and support the work of the Faculty to ensure that there is clear delegation
- Deliver induction training for staff new to the Faculty according to their need
The Faculty Leader is expected to support, facilitate, motivate and organise the academic works of ERV. They participate in, but are not ultimately, responsible for teacher recruitment.
- Advocate the school's philosophy, vision and mission
- Lead the execution of teachers strategic and action plans
- Ensure that the Faculty has a well-organised curriculum and that teacher planning supports learning and stretches the Gifted and Talented students
- Ensure that the supervision, observation and book monitoring for marking for example are carried out in order to maintain and improve teacher performance and a culture for continued development and succession
- Ensure effective communication within the Faculty and the school
- Liaise with educational institutions and agencies for profiling and development
- Maintain student discipline and oversee student and community welfare
The responsibilities of a Faculty Leader are oversight of the relevant curriculum area/s. This includes:
- Management of stakeholders of additional responsibility and specialist teachers
- Oversight of curriculum innovation
- Development and implementation of the curriculum in a optimised state
These responsibilities will be carried out in consultation with the Head of School, Deputy Head/Head of Standards, Head of Secondary and Teachers.
Day-to-day running of the Faculty including:
- Organise the daily activities of the Faculty
- Organise internal and external examinations or assessments
- Report on the performance of students against external benchmarks
- Organise special events, Open Houses, Parent-Teacher conferences, social events, etc. (in co-operation with other Faculties/Colleagues)
- Ensure the safety of the staff, students and visitors, provision of resources, matching students with classes, rooms and teaching resources
- Contribute to the creation of the timetable and organise 'cover' (work) where necessary
- Ensure that all classrooms are fully equipped
- Ensure that the buildings are well decorated and classrooms display students work
The list of functions and responsibilities above is not exhaustive, and responsibilities may evolve according to developing needs of the school.
Assume additional duties and responsibilities as and when determined and agreed with the Head of School.
Key areas of teaching
All members of ERV are expected to be culturally sensitive and professional both in the school and the wider community of Gabon.
- Appropriate Degree, preferably with Hons, or with PGCE or BEd
- Qualified Teacher Status
- Excellent understanding of curriculum and pedagogical issues relating to their subject/relevant age range
- Minimum 2 years experience of teaching young people
- Excellent subject knowledge, or of the primary/secondary curriculum
- Clear understanding of the assessment procedures with the curriculum/phase
- Excellent written skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- ICT Literate
- Professional and genuine care for the wellbeing of children
- Ability to work as part of a team and contribute towards reaching common goals
- Bilingual, French/English
- Previous experience teaching in an international setting
- Experience of teaching students with EFL
- Passion for teaching and commitment to educating the whole child
- Outgoing and confident in their own teaching ability
- Flexible and adaptable
- Internationally minded and willing to
- contribute to the wider school curriculum (ESAs)
- Positive, patient and with a sense of humour
ERV is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS/police check.
Level: Middle School
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