Primary School Head Teacher Job vacancy in Maseru, Lesotho 2022
Primary School Head Teacher
Maseru Preparatory School is a prestigious and multicultural kindergarten and primary school located in Maseru West Lesotho. We are affiliate of Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and offer Cambridge curriculum. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Principal, Head Teacher, or Senior School Leader, to lead the school through the next period of exciting development. The role is due to start from January 2022 and an excellent remuneration package is available. This is an exceptional opportunity for an intelligent, ambitious, and energetic Senior Leader, to impact and shape the delivery of international education at this high-quality education establishment.
The school has an ICT lab, art and music facilities, Library, playgrounds, swimming pool, a sports field and Physical Education (PE) facilities. We are proud of our high Academic standards rooted in the Cambridge curriculum.
School Head Teacher
Reporting to the School Management Board, the School Head Teacher will be responsible for leadership, supervisory and management of the school both at Kindergarten and Primary.
He/she will be responsible for driving the school growth initiatives and new markets.
The candidate will define the responsibilities and accountability of staff members and oversee the plans for interpreting the school curriculum.
Provide inspiring and purposeful leadership for all staff and students.
Work with the Governing Board, staff, parents and students to develop and maintain a vision, and mission of the school.
Manage the curriculum ensuring that its delivery meets standards of Cambridge which develops a child holistically.
Evaluate the performance of the school teaching and learning, student outcomes and progression and reporting to ministry of Education and board of governors.
Represent the school in the local community, maximising opportunities to develop relationships which promote the school.
Teaching and Learning
Create an environment which promotes excellent teaching, effective learning, and high standards of achievement and behaviour.
Ensure relevant policies, procedures and systems are in place to support teaching and learning. High standards and expectations should pervade across all policies to ensure standards are embedded, implemented and maintained.
Monitor, evaluate and improve student achievement using assessment data to ensure successful classroom practice and improve attainment.
Implement and maintain effective systems which manage staff performance to motivate colleagues to drive to maximise attainment for students.
Provide challenge, feedback and guidance, both directly and indirectly, to motivate colleagues to maintain and drive teaching and learning standards and attainment.
Work with the ICT officers within the school to promote the virtual learning environment and other technologies, assuring the integrity of student management information systems to enhance Teaching and Learning.
Maintain effective partnerships with colleagues, parents, key stakeholders and the wider community to support and improve student achievement, enrolment and personal development, utilising all communication platforms.
Ensure the safety and welfare of students and staff through effective approaches.
Ensure that staffing and resourcing levels are appropriately managed to meet the needs of the curriculum and students, drive quality outcomes and deliver value, including planning for continuity and succession.
Plan, allocate, support and evaluate work undertaken by teams and individuals, ensuring clear delegation of tasks and devolution of responsibilities.
Promote and monitor ongoing professional development of self and staff, including the induction of new teachers, ensuring Continuing Professional Development opportunities drive value, develop key roles and support individuals to realise their potential.
Hold staff to account, setting stretching targets and expectations for all senior leaders and ensuring this is replicated to middle leaders and all staff though accurate and timely performance management processes.
Qualifications and Experience
Masters Degree in Education (M. Ed.) or equivalent with 5 years teaching experience in an international school, 2 of which should be in a Management position.
Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
Honours Degree in Education (B.Ed Hons) or equivalent with 10 years teaching experience in an international school, 5 of which should be in a Management position.
Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
Application should be submitted by email and should include a CV along with a letter of application, detailing how you feel your skills and experience meet those listed above. You should also include the names and email contacts of three referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.