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ACHIEVEMENTS

START-UP INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CREATION

Created systems, curricula and teams of new international schools

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPION

The first all-Australian team to win a national title in 2004

MENTORING AND COACHING FOR ACCESSIBILITY AND EQUITY

Mentoring and coaching for the needs and social contexts of international, undergraduate student-teachers, and a generational diversity of learners (75-year old colleagues to 1st-year teachers)

IMPLEMENTATION OF WHOLE-SCHOOL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) PROPOSALS

New resourcing, budget planning and professional development for whole school staff and community

SUCCESS IN MULTI-BUSINESS ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT

Managing staff and trust accounts for real estate firms, and Directorship of three-business automotive company achieving profit

GRANT FUNDING AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

Leading staff and developing projects, enhancing ICT and funding for non governmental organisations

 
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ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Key tasks include (but, are not limited to):

 

ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT

  • Liaison between external stakeholder groups

  • Report to governing organisational bodies

  • Create a community of practice

  • Promoting international-mindedness

  • Participate and lead professional development with various stakeholder groups (students, parents, staff, and wider community) in: workshops, conferences, school visits, induction, organisational networks

  • Create, oversee and follow-up action items aligned with standards and practices and the school strategic action plan

  • Collaborate with leadership in staff recruitment process

  • Oversee all accounting responsibilities for growing small-businesses

  • Leads schools successfully through Middle Years Programme application, candidacy, authorisation and Primary Years Programme application, candidacy, self-study evaluation and beyond

  • Represent the business in union and legal matters

  • Write legal documents

  • Collaborate with union representatives

  • Undertake debt collection and court representation for clients

  • Manage daily operations of an organisation, business and Non governmental organisations (NGO)

  • Apply local, national and international laws and regulations

  • Pay weekly and monthly wages to staff

  • Appraising staff roles and responsibilities to distribute and empower colleagues and community

  • Oversee the management of minor and major projects for the organisation

  • Devise duty rosters and timetables for staff and various subjects for primary and middle schools

  • Recording, collating and archiving materials, including the PYP Exhibition and MYP Personal Project

  • Generate sustainable funding from international organisations

  • Create and write international grant applications

  • Represent and conduct the self in promoting quality education (UN SDG 4)

  • Construct new and review current policies relating to all functions of a school (eg: inclusion, assessment, admission, language, ICT, student council, personal project, and others)

  • Leads orientation of new teachers into the school and programmes

  • Encourages an inquiry-based environment within the community

  • Keep extremely accurate anecdotal notes

  • Construct meeting minutes with clear agendas and targeted outcomes for whole school and one-to-one collaborations

  • Support teachers in their lifelong learning. Mentor substitute teachers, student volunteers, student teachers, and team or external volunteer members enrolled in university programs

  • Make recommendations for the purchase of suitable resources

  • Identify resources within the local community to aid the implementation of school curricula

  • Set up systems and promotes effective communication and collaboration among all staff members

  • Conducts parent information sessions

  • Publishes open, sharable academic articles

  • Establishes/maintains a network with other international schools and organisations

  • Promotes the organisation in both online and offline means

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Undertake academic, critical insider-research in pedagogy and andragogy

  • Responsible for collaborative planning and whole-school implementation

  • Facilitating inquiry-based pedagogy

  • Support in defining school culture

  • Implementing standards/outcomes-based pedagogy

  • Creating whole-school curricula for primary and middle schools

  • Construct policy documentation review, liaison and publication

  • Ensures that the most up-to-date academic and educational publications are available

  • Ensure staff members are aware of and provided appropriate professional development opportunities and in-house training

  • Leads development and review of school curriculum

  • Make recommendations regarding professional development 

  • Support teachers in their planning process and ensure consistency within the programmes

  • Create change in organisational practices for various programmes and learning support/special needs sectors

  • Promotes collaboration and team work in planning, teaching, assessing

  • Mentoring and coaching teachers throughout all phases

  • Skilled in UK KS1 and KS2, Norwegian, Swedish, Australian, Italian and Swiss cantonal and national curricula

  • Leading and supporting the International Baccalaureate (IB) authorisation and evaluation processes for both Primary Years and Middle Years (PYP and MYP) programmes

  • Responsible for ensuring a curriculum scope and sequence is in place inclusive of Approaches to Learning (ATL)

  • Support teachers and students in preparing for various assessments of all programmes: PYP Exhibition, MYP Personal Project

  • Provide appropriate guidance and support are given to staff to implement the programme and assessment strategies

  • Oversee Special Projects: Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure

  • Undertake or contribute to special projects, both internally and/or in cooperation with outside agencies

EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICS

  • Demonstrates the highest quality of a 21st century educator for 21st century learners

  • Evolve pedagogical practices in connectivism and socio-constructivism through Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL)

  • Learning designer for eLearning courses (eg: MOOCs)

  • Course developer of higher educational online learning

  • Deliver online and offline educational seminars

  • Identify pedagogical resources and strategies for implementation

  • Ensure essential agreements are formulated and applied

  • Keep a record of workshops, attendance, school visits

  • Mentor undergraduate student-teachers

  • Assist teams or individuals in developing and documenting units of inquiry and learning that include individual student agency and specialised individual development plans

  • Support teachers responsible for various events and celebrations

  • Demonstrates exemplary pedagogical practices for others

  • Substitute teach when necessary with the intention to build relationships with students and quality control lesson planning

  • Supervision/duty support for inside/outside posts

  • Support substitute teachers

  • Attend seminars and job-alike sessions

  • Support the Student Council and other student actions

  • Coordinates/Supports school assemblies

  • Support with field trip planning 

  • School Yearbook coordinating

  • Lay the foundations for the following roles: Personal Project Coordinator; Service and Action Coordinator

  • After School Activity: basketball and iPad ICT for Early Years students

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