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Head of Physical Education
British International School of Washington, USA

Job reference: 015434

Location: British International School of Washington, USA

Closing date: 06/01/2023

Department: Teachers

Head of Physical Education

We are looking for a highly motivated Head of Physical Education for August 2023. To teach and lead at various levels of the school in Primary and Secondary.

British International School of Washington

At BISW, an IB World School, we offer a challenging curriculum for 560 students from pre-nursery to pre-university, culminating in the prestigious IB Diploma. We embrace a growth mindset, the diversity of our community, and strive to challenge our students.

We are housed in a spacious, modern, and self-contained Georgetown brick building. We are close to central Washington and next to Dumbarton Oaks Park, the Naval Observatory, and the National Cathedral. This enables our children to experience high quality learning in and out of the classroom. We have a highly qualified and experienced British-trained faculty, and overall a staff that represents a variety of cultures and nationalities.

At BISW we have an aspirational culture that encourages students to realise their own gifts and talents whilst developing them to be independent learners and leaders in the global community. It is our responsibility to nurture and guide each one. The school's welcoming, family atmosphere is grounded in respect, trust, compassion, and the ideal of community service.

We also provide a wide range of activities and experiences, not only preparing them for the future but also make their school and personal life more enjoyable and rewarding.

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, with more than 81 schools located across over 32 countries in the Americas, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. Together, our schools educate over 74,000 students.

Our philosophy for education rests on our four pillars of creativity, wellbeing, excellent academic outcomes, and global connectedness. We aim to create a personalised 21st century learning experience for all students. 

Every parent wants the best for their child — so do we. 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 believe that being part of our family of schools gives each school a special advantage. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have access to a wide range of resources to enhance their success.

We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London. 

Global and School academic results

The 2021-22 school year was one of the strongest ever in terms of Nord Anglia Education’s academic results. In the IB DP, our students achieved a 35.1 global point average with BISW achieving 34.3, both far exceeding the global average of 31.9. The latest IGCSE cohort, with 2,351 students across 41 Nord Anglia schools, achieved an outstanding set of results, with 53% of grades at A* – A and at BISW 56% of grades at A*- A.           

About the role

Join our fast-paced international environment, and you will deliver IGSCE or International Baccalaureate programmes.  You will challenge your students to set ambitious targets for themselves and seek out and use innovative teaching practices to enhance our students’ experiences and outcomes. 

About you

Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you possess a university degree in your specialist subject, a recognised teaching qualification, and considerable teaching experience. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on teaching and student outcomes, seeking out and implementing new ideas and innovative methods to raise the level of achievement.

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 students. You will meet visa-related/work restrictions for the USA (non-US permanent residents must be British with qualified teacher status).


You join a global community of over 15,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer 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. 

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 and UNICEF offering our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. 

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. 

Selection Process

The closing date for application is January 6, 2022. There will be two stages of interview, including an in-person interview if possible.

Start Date:  7 August 2023

At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people can 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 your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years. 


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