Deputy Head Teacher – Secondary Section

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: TBD

Website RHODES PARK SCHOOLS LTD

Education For The Real World

JOB PURPOSE:

Supporting the Head teacher to ensure effective learning and teaching through the provision and delivery of a modern, broad, balanced, and cutting-edge curriculum in the Secondary Section of the School. A track record of outstanding teaching, whole school pastoral experience, and the ability to mentor colleagues is vital.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To assist in setting direction for the school to enable all learners to reach their potential, and to translate a vision into a whole school curriculum with consistency and high expectations.
  • To support the Head Teacher in conducting employee performance management and ensure that plans to monitor and mentor teachers are effected.
  • To support in the recruitment and orientation process of new staff and provide input into the staff welfare initiatives and once agreed, supports implementation.
  • To monitor curriculum, teaching, learning, and work with teachers and make recommendations for modifying them as needed.
  • Monitor the progress of pupils throughout the year, identifying gaps and any underachievement (through book scrutinies, planning checks, observation, discussion with pupils etc.).
  • To manage teaching and learning to ensure that there is a high degree of consistency and innovation in teaching practices to enable personalized learning for all students.
  • To support in developing the annual school budget and administer the approved budget and school resources to ensure budgetary and cost control measures are observed in the delivery of education services.
  • To maintain communication with the school authorities, parents, and community (local authorities, government agencies and wider Independent Schools community).
  • To undertake the professional duties of the Head teacher, in the event of her absence from the school to enable continuity in professional leadership and management of the school.
  • Provide regular feedback for colleagues in a way which recognises good practice and supports their progress against professional and performance management objectives resulting in a tangible impact on students learning.

PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • The applicant for the role should hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  • Full Grade 12 Certificate with 5 credits and above
  • Qualified teacher registered with the Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ)
  • Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Education Leadership and Management will be an added advantage
  • Flexible and transparent, with a high aptitude for technology in the Classroom

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 10 years’ Secondary school teaching experience
  • Should have good counselling and communication skills
  • Must be familiar with the Secondary school pathways of Examinations Councils of Zambia (ECZ) and Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)

SPECIAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Good administrative and interpersonal skills
  • Must hold high levels of integrity and professionalism
  • Has high expectations of the children and themselves
  • Has a passion for raising standards and attainment
  • An excellent role model for the staff and children within the school
  • Flexible and transparent, with a high aptitude for technology in the Classroom

Application Process : All applications and vacancy details should be forwarded to the attention of the Human Resources Manager at e-mail [email protected] by Friday 13th November, 2020.