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Principal / Head of School

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ISP Central
, United Kingdom
Date Added: Jan 12, 2023

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We are International Schools Partnership (ISP), a leading global educational private group (aged K-12) employing over 9,000 staff in 62 schools across 15 countries and growing. Founded 10 years ago by an experienced team of committed educationalists, we deliver multiple curricula to an international community of over 50,000 students.

We are looking for passionate and inspirational educators to join us!

Are you a Principal, Aspiring Principal or Senior Leader who is ready for a career move, are you inspired by amazing learning and have the skills and experience to make a significant impact on our students and school communities?

If you are interested and want to learn more about opportunities within ISP please apply using this link and submit your cv. Let ISP be your employer of choice.

Our approach to learning: We put learners and learning first

With 85% of the jobs that will be available in 2030 having not even been invented yet, we put learning at the heart of everything we do to create rounded open-minded, curious, confident individuals that can forge successful pathways and lives, in a rapidly changing world.

At ISP, everyone is a learner. So as one of our Heads of School, you are also a learner. Your ability to embrace and model a growth and development mindset, demonstrating a desire to learn and build on your capabilities, as well as fostering the learning and growth of your team, will be fundamental to your school’s success.

Mission of the Role

The Head of School is ultimately responsible for the quality of learning within their school

and influences this through leading, engaging and motivating their teaching and school support teams and working in partnership with them to harness positive factors and mitigate or overcome those that detract.

ISP Principal / Head of School Key Responsibilities

Our Principals lead, manage and develop all aspects of the school’s life efficiently and effectively. 

  • Wellbeing and Safety
  • Learning and Embedding Quality
  • Leadership and Development
  • Vision and Strategy
  • Marketing, Admissions and Communication
  • Commercial Success and KPIs
  • Partnership with ISP
  • Partnership with Parents, Careers and the wider community

ISP Leadership Competencies

You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do. 

  • Collaboration
  • Learning & Getting Better
  • Innovation Leadership
  • Outcome driven
  • Resilience
  • Community Focus
  • Integrity & Ethical Management
  • Leading & Inspiring Others
  • Understanding People
  • Influencing & Communication
  • Agile
  • Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness
  • Planning & Decision Making
  • Diversity & Equity
  • Understanding People
  • Influencing & Communication

How we work counts: our Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement. We currently offer CPD accredited professional learning courses to Senior & Middle Leader.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

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