Part-time School Matron
About Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with 73 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.
Our philosophy for education rests on the 4 pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a 21st Century, personalised, learning experience for all students.
Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. NAE schools deliver high quality, transformational education and ensure excellent academic outcomes by going beyond traditional learning. Our global scale enables us to recruit and retain world-leading teachers and to offer unforgettable experiences through global and regional events, while our engaging learning environments ensure all of our students love coming to school.
About the school
Nord Anglia International School Dublin is an IB candidate school offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme. The school opened in September 2018 with one class in each year group and due to high demand, we are looking to appoint enthusiastic and committed staff as we to increase our capacity.
NAIS Dublin is at an exciting stage of its development, having grown significantly since we opened. We have over 30 nationalities represented in the school community, who thrive academically; are committed to achieving their best and who grow with us as true global citizens through our culture of respect, opportunity and personal development. We also have highly supportive parents who engage fully in the life of the school and their children’s education.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are united by our philosophy, to be ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. We believe that being part of our family of 73 schools gives them a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources and support to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London.
Global academic results for the 2019/20 academic year
The 19/20 academic year was the strongest for Nord Anglia ever in terms of A-levels, IBDP and GCSE
Our IB diploma pass rate was 96.9%
Global point average of 34.4
Six perfect 45 scores (from ICS Madrid, NAS Dubai, BIS Ho Chi Minh City and three from Oakridge in India)
14 Nord Anglia schools had a perfect 100% pass rate
1,386 IB candidates in total – 15.8% achieved 40 points and above
44% A*-A grades, an increase of 5% from last year
Global pass rate of 98.5%, up from 97.5% in the previous year
All but two of our schools offering the A-level curriculum achieved a pass rate of 100%.
94% A*-C grades
55.6% A*-A grades
About the Role:
The School Matron will provide first aid and immediate temporary care and manage all first aid related issues for the whole school community, following up with parents and staff as appropriate. Main job tasks and responsibilities:
- To provide first aid, as required, to the school community and all visitors to the school site.
- To demonstrate expert skills in first aid for students in particular and offering advice to colleagues on safe practice.
- To report and record appropriate accidents, keeping the Principal informed
- To develop and implement up to date regular health promotion initiatives on specific health issues and to specific groups and individuals in line with identified pupil needs.
- Prepare and implement individual care plans where appropriate, in conjunction with the students, parents and school staff.
- To assist in the provision of advice, management and care to sports injuries sustained by the students.
- Maintain and record accurate documentation and correspondence in line with compliance regulations and GDPR guidance.
- To provide familiarisation sessions for staff as appropriate e.g. dealing with allergic reactions and organise regular first aid training for staff, keeping records.
- To administer and store medication correctly, checking expiry dates.
- To liaise with the Facilities department regarding the maintenance of First Aid kits around school.
- To support review of relevant policies.
- To carry out any other duties, as appropriate to the role, when requested by the School Secretary/Principal
- To follow good practice and specific directives on immunisation procedures relevant to the school population if required.
- Provide advice and guidance to staff on meeting pupils’ medical needs on school trips, day trips and residential visits.
- To maintain hygienic standards in medical areas.
We will expect you to fulfil the following criteria:
Essential skills and qualifications:
- Appropriate and updated first aid training and experience
- Ability to keep abreast of new techniques in identified specialist areas.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to build effective working relationships with staff and management at all levels.
- Good knowledge and experience of working with MS Office.
- An appreciation of student’s specific needs and a desire to play an active role within the life of the school.
- Ability to use excellent first aid skills and evidence-based practice when treating injured or sick students.
Desirable skills and qualifications:
- Nursing qualification
- Counselling experience
- Experience of working in a school setting.
- Recent safeguarding training (or willing to do the courses required).
- First Aid at Work/Paediatric First Aid Certificate (or willing to do a course).
- Experience of using management information software to manage medical records.
You will be an excellent communicator and team player with high levels of personal integrity; someone who is flexible and gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life.
A strong ambassador for the school, you will be able to develop new ways to engage students and parents with the wider school and Nord Anglia Education community. You will also be able to meet visa/work permit-related restrictions for Ireland.