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Head of Lower School (Primary)
British International School of Boston

Job reference: 012882

Location: British International School of Boston

Closing date: 04/03/2022

Department: Teachers

About the role 

Are you an outstanding middle or senior leader seeking your next challenge? Do you want to grow and develop in a school that believes children’s happiness and academic success walk hand in hand? Are you ready to join a well-established, supportive team in a successful and inspiring school?  

The British International School of Boston is looking for an outstanding Head of Lower School (Primary). We welcome applications from outstanding, self-motivated and reflective professionals. We are looking for the right blend of expertise, enthusiasm and experience and passion within a Primary environment. 

In this role, you’ll have great relationships with staff and students, and you will use your skills to get the very best out of them. You will communicate confidently across diverse audiences and situations to build strong relationships with parents and students. You’ll model the You will model the School’s values: be respectful, embrace  inclusivity, foster curiosity, be resilient, encourage creativity, and to be ambitious. 

Please see the detailed job description and person specification for additional information about this role. 

About our school 

Founded in 2000, British International School of Boston (BISB) is a top tier private school located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. We create a personalized learning experience for every student: building their character, growing them academically and setting them up to thrive. We are a global learning community of learners who are committed to global citizenship and innovation, cultivated through a collaborative and diverse learning journey. 

Naturally, at BISB, you’ll find children who are happy, motivated, committed and love learning. Our community invests in staff with ongoing CPD opportunities and community-building opportunities to help you get the most out of your time at BISB and in Boston. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide engaging learning environments for students and staff alike. 

Located in Jamaica Plain, one of the most well-known neighborhoods in the heart of Boston, our campus is steps away from internationally renowned theaters, museums, outdoor parks, hiking & biking trails, and 40 kilometers of public beaches. Our highly supportive parents choose the BISB not only because of its safe, family-friendly setting that’s within walking distance from their homes, but also, they can also engage fully in the life of the school as well as their children’s education. 

BISB is part of Nord Anglia Education (NAE) and was NAE’s first international school to open and operate in New England. BISB is accredited through the International Early Years Curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum, and the Council of International Schools.

To learn more about our wonderful school please visit our school website

About you 

Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will bring a university degree, a recognised teaching qualification and considerable teaching and leadership experience to the table. You must also be able to meet the visa-related requirements for the USA. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own leadership, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative methods to raise the school’s level of achievement. We aren’t looking for hero leaders: we want people who will understand our school, get to know our strengths and areas for progress and work with us to achieve collective improvement. 

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and staff.  

Applicants must be prepared to undergo comprehensive child protection screening, including references and checks with past employers. 


BISB offers a competitive package including an excellent salary, international placement allowance, international worldwide medical coverage, access to a 401K program and up to two full school placements for children. You’ll also live and work in one of the world’s most diverse cities. Opportunities exist for promotion and development both within the school and the wider global network of Nord Anglia Education. 

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.  

We offer career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online platform, which harnesses the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice. We also provide extensive online and face-to-face professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.  

Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates from our staff worldwide an opportunity to earn their Executive Master’s in International Education in an exclusive collaboration with King’s College London. 

Selection Process 

Please apply for this vacancy using the Nord Anglia Job Application Portal. All interviews will be conducted virtually, including a panel interview. External candidates will be expected to join our live virtual OTOS (Outstanding teachers for Outstanding Schools) Event in January 2022. Early applications are strongly encouraged, and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the published closing date. 

Start Date:  15  August 2022 

About Nord Anglia Education 

Nord Anglia Education (NAE) is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with campuses 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 four 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. 

Our Schools 

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 77 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.

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British International School of Boston

416 Pond Street, Boston, MA 02130 United States of America​​​​​​​


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