We are currently recruiting for a dynamic Assistant Principal (Elementary) to join our team from September 2022.
The successful candidate will have a key role in our Senior Leadership Team in developing the vision, values, culture, policies and practice across Elementary Section and school in general.
The goal of this role is to provide visionary leadership and demonstrate exemplary management skills in the recruitment and development of faculty, the implementation of a superior curriculum, the assurance of long-term school financial stability, and the provision of effective communication with all the school’s constituents. To ensure the social wellbeing and academic growth of all children.
We are seeking
- A dynamic, passionate, resilient and inspirational leader who has ability to work in challenging environment
- Enthusiastic and qualified educator with in-depth and up to date knowledge of outstanding pastoral care.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, team and resource management and the ability to motivate and manage time and people.
- Demonstrates high standards through expectations of exemplary levels of progress and achievements for students across the phase assigned
- Has the ability to plan strategically and effectively manage change
- Creates an effective, productive, and caring atmosphere where all students and staff have the opportunity to learn and grow
- Develops and supports a learning focused culture for students, staff and the community
- Is a highly effective communicator with students, parents, colleagues and the wider community
- At least 5 years relevant teaching experience with previous coordinator or management experience is an advantage.
- Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.
- Ensure that GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
- To model and encourage AKNS Culture of Kindness and to perpetuate the school’s mission and values.
- To commit time and leadership for the successful implementation of the AKNS School Improvement Plan.
- To ensure that all teachers and support staff have a clear understanding of their performance expectations (e.g., job descriptions and staff handbook) and to assist faculty towards becoming master teachers.
- To establish willingness to be a “mentor” to all faculty as well as encouraging their professional growth and career advancement.
- To demonstrate role-model traits that enables others to recognize the Assistant Principal as a leader.
- To seek management harmony and to instill a sense of common purpose and common pursuit toward consensus goals with regards to the decision-making process.
- To communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, parents, colleagues and in the community (i.e. verbal, non-verbal and written communication).
- To seek the involvement of faculty and parents in a wide variety of School activities.
- To develop the leadership capabilities of teachers so that instructional leadership becomes a shared responsibility.
- To develop meaningful curriculum for the social and emotional wellbeing of students, including the supervision of Grade Level Advisors and homeroom teachers.
- To supervise and work with the attendance secretary to ensure that a reliable system of monitoring student attendance is maintained.
- To oversee and enforce the Attitudes and Behavior Procedures as laid out in the student Handbook, including the supervision and record keeping of detention.
- To be “visible” during the school day, particularly during class changes, lunch, dismissal, etc.
- To schedule and oversee the supervision duty schedule for teachers.
- To schedule and facilitate semester exams, including the proctoring schedule and distribution of exams to students.
- To participate in the development of curriculum documentation that specifies content and skills, instructional methods and assessment practices.
- To review assessment results that determines whether curriculum and instructional goals and student performance outcomes are being met.
- To create an efficient, productive and caring building atmosphere where all students (and faculty) have opportunity to be recognized for their best efforts.
- To ensure that all of the School’s resources are identified and being used to serve students and faculty members alike; help both to reach their full performance potential.
- To assume the responsibility for sound financial management including accurate program budget planning and fiscal accountability.
- To have a personal commitment to seek constant professional learning and professional growth and to be a life-long learner.
- To accept the importance and necessity in attending after school student activity programs and parent events.
- To willingly take on all responsibility for the “mechanics” of the assignment; activities such as aiding with the development of a master class and/or school schedule, accurate record keeping, office accounting, etc.
- To be a willing and active participant in committee work as well as a contributing member of the Administrative Team.
- To perform other activities as might be required for the general welfare of the School and/or as requested by the Phase Principal, Deputy or the Superintendent/CEO.