About this vacancy
Assistant Principal / Biträdande Rektor
This is an exciting role for a high-potential Assistant Principal to join a brand new, excellent school in a growing company. It is a highly visible leadership role with big expectations.
At Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) we make a difference in the lives of our students. We believe this is due to our clear ethos with engaged and visible leaders creating an environment in which teachers can teach and students learn. IES schools have a dynamic international atmosphere with staff and students from all over the world. Our schools are open to all with applications from students accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
IES Växjö is a school for grades F - 7 with 230 students and 30 staff. We follow the Swedish national curriculum with up to 50% of teaching in English. Our school was opened in August 2022 and over the course of the next three years , we hope to have a full complement of 600 students and around 60 staff. Like all IES schools, we have high standards are committed to ensuring a safe and calm learning environment for our students and staff. We pride ourselves in having high academic expectations and helping our students master the English language in a fully bilingual environment. We have a clear ethos in our school that promotes positivity, professionalism, cooperation and honesty. We are fully committed to the best interests of our students and always make these the focus of our school's vision.
The Assistant Principal will lead the school forward on pastoral affairs and help influence the strategic future direction of the school. You will build upon and implement behaviour and welfare systems in the school in coordination with the behaviour and student care team coordinator. You will work closely with middle managers to ensure the smooth running of the school and work directly with the Principal to foster strong relationships within the school and the local community. As part of the school leadership team you will also work closely with the Academic Coordinator and have responsibility for the Heads of Year. You will be responsible for certain aspects of staff training and helping to provide systematic and digital solutions.
Who are you?
You are a visible role model with a strong presence in the daily life of the school. You have the ability to engage and inspire both students and staff. You are an experienced teacher with a fluency in both Swedish and English. You are flexible and adaptable to change, whilst focusing on outcomes. You are realistic about the daily challenges that schools face and remain calm under pressure. You can develop systems that will improve the smooth running of the school and are able to spot talent and challenge unhelpful behaviours. You have teaching qualifications, a proven track record in student and pastoral care and leadership experience.
Apply now by submitting your resume and a covering letter. We look forward to reading your application!
Internationella Engelska Skolan (IES) is a leading independent school group ("friskola") with academic results far above average and a diverse and energetic staff. Teaching is through both Swedish and English, with English the language of the corridors. IES is one of Sweden's largest school groups at "Grundskolan" with 46 schools and around 32,000 students across the country. IES has grown steadily and maintained quality since 1993.
More about the company and its schools can be found at www.engelska.se
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