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Head of English (Secondary)
The British International School Budapest, Hungary

Job reference: 015315

Location: The British International School Budapest, Hungary

Closing date: 09/12/2022

Department: Teachers

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with more than 80 schools located across dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 68,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school.  

Our philosophy for education rests on our four pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes, and global connectedness. These are delivered through innovative use of educational technology to create a personalised 21st century learning experience for all students.  

Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. Nord Anglia 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. 

https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/careers/working-for-us ​​​​​​​

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 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.

The British International School Budapest

Located beside a golf course in the leafy 3rd District of Budapest, a short distance from the Danube and the city centre, our school campus is modern and well-resourced. Primary students benefit from one-to-one iPads and secondary students bring their own laptops. Specialist rooms are equipped with first class facilities, enabling our students to take advantage of our collaborations with MIT and The Juilliard School New York. Three major development projects in three years have added additional specialist facilities for science, bringing our total to five state of the art laboratories, computing, visual art, the performing arts and sports.  Our multicultural students are motivated and enthusiastic, enjoying a lively approach to learning, and they are committed to active service and leadership in and beyond school. We are proud of our strong and supportive community, founded on elements of our mission statement and developed through shared values, consistently enacted by students, parents and staff. As we look towards 2023 and beyond, we seek enthusiastic and committed colleagues to help further our vision of “empowered students in a sustainable school.”

To learn more about our school, please visit our website: www.bisb.hu

Head of English (secondary)

Responsible for all aspects of leadership and management of the department, the Head of English with work closely with the middle and senior leadership teams to ensure that the English Department, as a core subject, is a flagship for a high quality, creative curriculum and pedagogy. The successful candidate will embody the highest standards of professionalism and will, in particular:

  • Generate excitement and passion for English language and literature within the community;
  • Inspire trust and confidence in them as a leader and the team from students, colleagues and parents;
  • Engage and motivate students to strive for the highest achievements;
  • Promote the use of technology in the classroom to enhance learning;
  • Be relentless in the quest for excellence, using achievement and progress data and lesson observations to seek out and promote excellent teaching;
  • Ensure continuity across Primary and Secondary and contribute to the development of curriculum, pedagogy and teaching across the school; 
  • Build strong teams and create the conditions for staff to learn from each other;
  • Continually strive to develop the quality of students’ learning across the curriculum, particularly in relation to English language development;
  • Use student tracking and monitoring processes to support and advance student learning and enhance professional practice;
  • Contribute to school improvement planning and the development of the curriculum;
  • Develop and deploy curriculum, schemes of work and resources efficiently and effectively;
  • Promote the school mission and values, and those of the NAE family of schools.

About you

Able to create a classroom culture where there are no limits to what can be achieved, ideally you will have a degree in your specialist subject, a teaching qualification plus considerable teaching experience and knowledge of the curriculum. Receptive to feedback and ready to embrace change, you will be keen to share best practice with colleagues.

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. Your strong motivation and communication skills will also enable you to create a feeling of energy, excitement and personal investment within the classroom. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Hungary, which typically involves holding a European passport.

Benefits

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive package.  You will have the opportunity to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Budapest is a modern, cosmopolitan city, steeped in history and within easy reach of beautiful countryside. Conde Nast Traveler regularly places Budapest as one of the best cities in the world to visit. Budapest is also one of the world’s most affordable cities, located in the heart of Europe, within easy reach of the best of central, eastern and western Europe. Public transport, the arts and culture, shopping, dining and outdoor activity are incomparable. Several of our teachers have chosen to settle here, while others move on to international careers within Nord Anglia Education and beyond.

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 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 exceptional career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Our online Nord Anglia University unites our team by harnessing the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our teachers don’t just maintain their skills but can also develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.   

Our world-renowned 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 an opportunity to earn an Executive Master’s in International Education from King’s College London. 

Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.  

As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits: 

  • A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale 
  • An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge, and collaboration 
  • A culture that is fair and consultative  
  • Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career 

Selection Process

The final closing date for applications is 9th December 2022.  

Please note: Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

First stage interviews will be conducted by Teams and final interviews will take place in person or by Teams, depending on location.

Start date: 15th August 2023.

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Candidate Information Pack 2023

Job Description and Person Specification

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.  

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.   ​​​​

 

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