School Principal

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices and all appointments are subject to interview, satisfactory references, identity and criminal record checks.

The Role

Razum International School is recruiting for a Head of Primary/Principal. The successful candidate will be a internationally qualified teacher, with international and IPC teacher experience as well as a proven track record and experience in school leadership. 

 

The Context

Razum opened in August of 2019 to provide quality, affordable education to international students. Razum provides a focused and creative learning environment that specifically grows student understanding in Mathematics, Literacy, Humanities and Science whilst embracing art, music, dance and drama as an important tool in which to explore thinking and learning. By being intentional in our program, students finish at 1pm, allowing them the time needed for external coaching, training and programs that have otherwise not been accommodated for in extended school days.

Main Working Relationships - The current Head of Primary / Teaching staff

We endeavor to provide a close, nurturing, family environment where staff work closely together as a team. Planning and working together collaboratively; with students, parents and staff in partnership to create a dynamic and vibrant learning environment.

 

The School Principal at Razum International School is responsible for building an effective  School Pedagogy

  • Leading the Primary School Teaching and Learning, holding responsibility for educational standards across the Primary School.

  • Lead Pastoral Care, with oversight of the behaviour and welfare of all pupils in the Primary School.

  • Be a member of the School Leadership Team (SLT), Academic and Exam Board (AEB) and other staff teams as appropriate

  • To contribute to the development of policies and planning for the school.

  • Leading the development and monitoring of policies relating to the Primary School’s Teaching and Learning and ensuring that the school’s practice reflects those policies.

  • Leading and managing the provision of a pioneering, creative and stimulating curriculum for the Primary School.

  • Leading, managing and developing the teaching expertise, professional development, and wellbeing of all Primary School staff.

  • Establishing high standards of student achievement and behaviour throughout the Primary School;

  • Leading the Primary School self-evaluation and development planning process.

 

Head of Primary

  • Handle individual pupil disciplinary cases that may arise.

  • Ensure a high level of provision for the pastoral needs and well-being of every pupil.

  • Liaise with parents, carers and external agencies as required.

  • Be a part of the Safeguarding Team.

 

The Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

  • The creation and monitoring of policies relating to teaching and learning in the Primary School;

  • The monitoring, evaluation and review of Teaching and Learning in the Primary School;

  • The development and training of all stakeholders with regards to teaching and learning in the Primary School.

  • Play a major role under the overall direction of the Founders in formulating and reviewing the School Improvement Plan and the aims and objectives of the Primary School by: establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved; leading and managing staff and resources to that end; monitoring progress towards targets.

  • Assist the Founders as required.

  • Assist the Founders in compiling, proposing and overseeing the Primary School financial budgets on an annual basis.

  • Be responsible for the professional and personal support of Primary School teaching staff.

  • Be a member of the Academic Board and Examinations Board.

  • To attend meetings with the Founders and its committees as required.

 

Managing the Organization and Resources

  • Work with the Founders to develop and implement policies and procedures necessary to achieve the aims of teaching and learning in the school.

  • Work with the Founders to recruit staff of the highest calibre.

  • Manage efficiently and effectively the financial and material resources needed to deliver the teaching and learning in the school.

  • Ensure the environment and learning resources of the school reflects its learning ethos.

Curriculum delivery

  • Responsible for ensuring that a creative, dynamic, inquiry led IPC curriculum is delivered within the 4 hour teaching day

  • Working with staff to provide meetings, training sessions and parent meetings that sit within and outside of the classroom timetable. understanding that these times may vary and necessary responsibilities need to be fulfilled)

  • Actively responding to the needs of the school by ensuring that trips, camps, performances and excursions are being planned and run in a way that balances the school calendar whilst providing a healthy range of experiences for learners; being aware of the needs of the community.

  • Working with administrative staff to ensure that timetables, rosters, structural procedures are being established and maintained.

 

Leading Learning and Teaching

  • Lead the Teaching and Learning strategy across the Primary School

  • Have responsibility for the policies and procedures for the Primary School curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, recording and reporting.

  • Oversee the development, organisation and implementation of the Primary School’s curriculum.

  • Ensuring that the learning and teaching provided by different teaching teams form a coordinated, coherent curriculum entitlement for individual pupils.

  • Ensuring that information on pupil progress is used to improve teaching and learning, to inform and motivate pupils, to inform parents and to provide necessary references for other educational institutions.

  • Ensuring that the individual pupil’s continuity of learning and effective progression of achievement are provided for in this all-through school by liaison with fellow school leaders, teachers and support staff.

  • Oversee the planning and allocation of resources designed to facilitate the planned curriculum, including advising the Founders on current/anticipated needs for staff and other resources.

  • Oversee the planning and co-ordination of a Primary School homework policy and the administration of a homework timetable.

  • Oversee pupil assessment and the monitoring of academic standards.

  • Provide guidance and support to Primary Staff in implementing schemes of learning and ensure that statutory and school policies are being met.

  • Ensure that arrangements are in place for the identification and support of children of all abilities.

  • Contribute to teaching in the school as an excellent practitioner, undertaking an appropriate programme of teaching.

  • Plan, implement and evaluate a challenging, stimulating, creative and exciting holistic curriculum for all Razum students, including appropriate robust systems for assessment and tracking.

  • Work across the school with other senior staff to ensure consistency of behaviour management, expectations and attendance; work with relevant staff to establish appropriate mechanisms to identify and support students with special educational needs.

 

Pastoral Care

  • Lead the development, organisation and implementation of policy for the personal and social development of Primary School pupils including pastoral care and guidance.

  • Assist the Parent Communication Officer to ensure the effective induction of Primary School students and the determination of appropriate pupil groupings.

  • Promote standards of conduct, discipline and proper regard for authority and the encouragement of good behaviour among Primary School pupils.

  • Develop a culture of high attendance and high achievement.

 

Staff Development

  • Undertake Appraisal Reviews and to line manage staff and Faculties within the school as designated.

  • Line management of all Primary School staff and oversight of discipline matters.

  • Have oversight of the Primary School’s appraisal system for the purpose of informing personal professional development and performance management.

  • Participate in the recruitment and development of teaching and non-teaching staff.

  • As a senior member of the Leadership Team, ensure effective delegation with the school so that all staff are motivated and developed to perform their roles to the highest standards.

  • Promote staff development through appropriate training and a programme of annual performance management for assigned staff.

  • Create effective partnerships with parents/carers and other international schools.

  • Work with external organisations to ensure that resources and training needs in General Studies can be met effectively. 

School Community Links

  • Work with the Senior Leadership team to promote community cohesion within the school, in Singapore and global communities.

  • Ensure that the secular curriculum meets the needs of the whole community.

  • Seek opportunities to invite families, community figures and organisations into the school.

  • Work with experts from across the community, and encourage them to participate in the Education and to enhance and enrich the Razum students life.

  • Work with the Founders to promote the school to potential students and staff.

  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Founders.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum four-year teaching qualification from an International University (Bachelor of Education).

  • Masters or certificate in leadership and/or management.

  • Minimum 10 years of international teaching experience including outside Singapore.

  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development.

  • Professionally developed and experience with IPC.

  • Exceptional written and verbal English.

  • At least 2 references from International schools.

  • Singaporean or PR only.

The first round of interviews will be conducted via Zoom. The second round of interviews will be conducted by the Razum founders in person.

To apply for the position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to the Founder of the school, Ms Elena Berezhnaya, at elena@razum.edu.sg.

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.