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Date posted: 22nd February 2021

Start date: 1st August 2021

Position: Headteacher

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: Highly competitive

Contract term: Fixed Term

The School

Phoenix International Primary School was founded in 1977 as an Educational Trust to ‘provide educational instruction through the English curriculum to children of any nationality, race or creed.’ Today Phoenix educates over 250 children aged between 2 and 12 years from more than 20 countries.

Phoenix School is located within the grounds of the Henry Henderson Institute Mission which is close to the Blantyre City Centre, and across the road from St. Andrew’s International High School.

The Post

Phoenix International Primary School is inviting applications for suitably qualified and experienced school leaders for this exciting and dynamic position. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the English National Curriculum, significant leadership experience, intercultural competencies, prudent financial management and a clear vision for how the school can flourish.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Head Teacher is responsible for implementing the Mission and Vision of Phoenix School and is responsible for its overall leadership and management.

The candidate must be able to hold site and curriculum responsibilities that include:

  •  Leading and directing the general school management.
  •  Develop a strategic plan for the improvement of the school.
  •  Provide school leadership in collaboration with the Senior Management Leadership Team
  • Participate in planning, organizing, budgeting and reviewing progress on educational goals.
  • Actively participate with other teams to enhance marketing, and further the development of the school.
  •  Organize and conduct meetings with parents and teachers to ensure positive outcomes for all parties.
  •  Take the role of Head of Academics and monitor teachers’ work plans and implementation of daily instruction.
  •  Act as an instructional leader in the primary school program, track student achievement, coach teachers and analyse assessment data.
  •  Develop review systems to ensure a robust evaluation of teachers’ performance.
  • Curriculum development, implementation, resourcing and training for all staff members.
  •  Leading personnel management for the school, including conducting performance reviews and hiring.
  •  Act as Chairperson of the School Disciplinary Committee, Staff Welfare, and manage student discipline.
  •  Be an excellent role model, exemplifying high teaching standards and promoting high expectations for all school community members.
  •  Support the development of collaborative approaches to learning within the school and beyond.
  •  The Headteacher must understand the Child Protection Policy, Teacher Code of Conduct, and all other related policies.
  •  The Headteacher reports to the Board of Trustees.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • • The ideal candidate should have an appropriate undergraduate degree with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or any equivalent. A postgraduate qualification in education or leadership (Masters in Education), is an added advantage.
    • Excellent communication skills, ability to effectively capture and convey corporate or high-level ideas.
    • Ability to work in a flexible and cross-cultural environment.
    • Emotionally stable, spiritually mature, honest and transparent.
    • Advanced computer skills
    • Experience in remote learning and online training.

    Mandatory requirements

  • • An appropriate undergraduate degree with an equivalent Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
    • Experience with the English National Curriculum.
    • Minimum of 5 years of previous experience in school administration at a leadership level.
    • A proven track record of monitoring and improving student achievement.
    • Current police clearance.

    Salary and benefit package

    The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and benefits package.

    Equal Opportunities

    Phoenix School is an equal opportunities employer. Discrimination will not be made based on race, ethnicity, religion, age, nationality, marital status, disability, or other basis.

    Phoenix School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and protecting them from harm. In keeping with the expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment, those applying for a position at Phoenix must be willing to undergo employment background checks and screening appropriate to the post.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates who are ready to start work by 1st August 2021, are requested to submit their application letters including their CVs, a copy of your highest qualification, contact details with three traceable referees of which one must be a current employer to the Chairperson of the Policy and Governance Committee at recruitment@phoenix.mw

    Closing date for applications: 5th of March 2021

    Start date: 1st August 2020

    Shortlisting will commence immediately after the closing date. We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date. Early application is strongly encouraged. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified

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