The Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill opened its doors to 430 students in September 2015. The Primary School offers a bilingual and bicultural setting: the content of lessons follows the French national curriculum requirements and British ethos, with the goal that pupils will master both languages and cultures with equal fluency and ease over the years.
The Head of Primary position requires a dynamic educational leader, one with advanced written and verbal communications skills, preferably bilingual, a highly-developed level of interpersonal empathy and a willingness to engage at every level with our local community. The successful candidate will be able to navigate within diverse cultural mixes and demonstrate an international mind-set, with a strong focus on students’ learning, pastoral and academic achievements within a French and English bilingual international programme.
CIS is delighted to announce that Lycée International de Londres has retained CIS, represented by Joe Cornacchio and the CIS Career & Recruitment team, to lead the search for a Head of Primary. A complete position description, including application guidelines, is available on the CIS website.
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2017.
The successful candidate will need to:
Demonstrate successful management experience in a school setting, ideally in a bilingual environment;
Hold at least a QTS qualification or equivalent, Masters preferred;
Demonstrate commitment to the 1 on 1 mentorship of students and pastoral care, have a sense of responsibility at all times, for the health, safety and well-being of students;
Demonstrate commitment to International Education, Global Citizenship and Service Learning;
Demonstrate love of learning and teaching;
Demonstrate the ability to model and provide professional learning opportunities for for Primary staff;
Exhibit excellent planning and organisational skills;
Model excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Demonstrate astute judgement and the ability to provide regular feedback;
Exhibit imagination, creativity and a sense of humour;
Demonstrate the ability to organise, inspire and lead a team;
Demonstrate an ongoing love of learning, becoming themselves bilingual in French and English while keeping abreast of new developments in international education.
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is a membership community working collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher education institutes and individuals that share these ideals:
- a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
- a commitment to high quality internatio...nal education.
To achieve this goal, our members must infuse their programmes and offerings with international and intercultural perspective so that students can move forward with the attitudes and understanding that will provide them with a solid base wherever their studies or work may take them. Primary and secondary school members must further commit to undertaking an ongoing external quality assurance process to enhance student learning.
The CIS community includes more than 660 schools and 475 colleges and universities representing 109 countries.