MKA is a forward thinking and dynamic environment where the therapuetic approach is embedded in the delivery of the curriculum. The SLT and Occupational Therapist will join the Therapy Team and will work on their own schedule, taking children out of class one on one, in small groups, or working with the class teacher. You also have the opportunity of building your own client list of visiting children. If you are an experienced practitioner, we would encourage you to train other professionals working with children with needs.
MKA is looking for an ICT teacher who has experience teaching the Cambridge curriculum up to A Level.
MKA is looking for a Head of Education to join the Senior Management team for Academic Year 2014/15 to start mid August 2014. Please read below the Job Description for this position.
Purpose of the position:
To be the educational leader of the school, responsible for its day-to-day academic operation; direct the activities of the members of the school’s instructional staff.
Research and evaluate the curricula, teaching procedures and educational materials within MKA.
Direct and shape the curricula and teaching processes in the school, work with educational committees and advisory groups within the community to come up with the most appropriate curricula to meet the needs of their students
Research and select textbooks, as well as other educational materials and submit list of materials/supplies to be ordered, for approval and final purchase by the Head of Administration.
Research and design educational materials and instructional methods if needed.
Co-ordinate with Team Leaders of Primary and Secondary departments to ensure that a curriculum is developed and updated for all learners across the school. Ensure that standards are met across the school to maintain the status of an International School.
Collaborate with other schools both in Ghana and in the UK to ensure teaching methods and curricula are current with UK standards and Guidelines.
Co-ordinate with the TL for Inclusion to ensure up to date on all aspects of Student Support
Collaborate with the Executive Director to drive the new Enterprise/Education Initiative for 14+ learners.
Assist teachers in matching appropriate assessment instruments to curriculum objectives.
Assure uniformity in assessment, parent reporting, and academic standards. All student reports to be signed off by Head of Education before distribution.
Serve as a resource for faculty, recommending workshops, speakers, programs, school observations, etc.
Coordinate textbook reviews with department heads on a regularly scheduled basis.
Conduct a minimum of one workshop per year during school vacation for faculty, in order to keep faculty informed of current trends/research in curriculum and instruction.
Network with curriculum directors at other independent and public schools, making sure the school is keeping its edge and is knowledgeable of state mandates.
Computerise the school curricula and all related documentation.
Establish and maintain curriculum resource room for staff.
Regularly review the level of homework and student projects.
Prepare content of parent/teacher conferences together with the teaching staff.
Counsel students when necessary, working closely with the school Therapy Team.
Contribute to the school's master calendar together with the Head of Administration and Executive Director.
Embody, manifest, and advocate the vision and mission of the school.
Present the school to prospective new parents.
Co ordinate with the Therapy Team to ensure appropriate assessment of new students and current students.
Be accessible to and communicative with parents and guardians with regard to their child's progress.
Develop and manage the budget for the educational departments together with the respective team leaders, review operating costs and suggest cost saving measures.
Present the budget to the Head of Administration for review and submission to the Executive Director for final approval.
The Head of Education should be comfortable stepping into a teaching role at any time, and must stay in touch with what is happening in the classroom.
Supervise and counsel new teachers, ensuring that the MKA Induction Programme is followed. (conveying information regarding plans, curriculum development and assessment, resources, facilities, and activities which affect them and serve as a consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures).
Co-ordinate with Primary and Secondary Team Leaders to evaluate continuously the performance of each teacher in all departments, culminating in an annual evaluation conference, with performance assessments shared and goals set. Give recognition to exceptional achievement.
Periodically review the library collection and recommend titles and materials for possible acquisition.
Ensure appropriate training program for teaching staff is implemented to fulfil Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Qualification for Function
Degree from an accredited college or university - specialisation in the areas of inclusive education preferred.
Understanding of inclusive educational strategy and products
At least two years of working experience as a Team Leader an inclusive educational institution
Experience with managing staff and negotiating agreements
Basic financial management.
At least five years experience as a classroom teacher. Experience working with students with special needs and/or specific learning challenges preferred.
Credibility, assertiveness and integrity
Ability to lead and develop a highly efficient educational team with high academic standards and expertise in delivering a differentiated curriculum to a range of learners.
Ability to translate strategy into operational planning and to execute.
Ability to communicate openly and confidently and to influence and convince others in a way that results in acceptance and agreement
Willingness to engage in constructive confrontation
Ability to clearly and concisely present both written and/or oral information
Capable of making informed judgments and generating practical, timely solutions
Ready to take personal accountability for achieving individual and shared goals
Time management (monitoring performance against deadlines and milestones)
Act as a role model for MKA values and fully adhere to the code of conduct
High commitment and positive attitude in the face of setbacks and obstacles
Ability to work under pressure and deal with tight deadlines – without loss of quality.
Fluent in English (written and spoken)
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Closing date: 25 April, 2014