Applications for this job are closed
Closing date of applications
28 November 2020
1 August 2021
Ages 4-18 / Whole School
M1 - M6 + 30% Overseas Allowance
1 or more years experience
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of Student Services to lead the Student Services Department of the School across 5 campuses to ensure consistency of provision to best suit our students’ needs.
The British International School Riyadh (BISR) is an extremely well-regarded not-for-profit, five-campus, co-educational school in the Middle East, catering for students aged 3-18, providing high quality education to the expatriate community since 1979. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and as a British School Overseas (BSO). BISR is also a member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME) and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The school follows the English curriculum, greatly enriched by the local and international context. Learning is holistic, supported by a broad co-curricular programme, encompassing extra-curricular activities, student leadership, service learning and residential trips. Strong pastoral care supports student well-being.
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Director of Student Services to lead the Student Services Department of the School across 5 campuses, someone who will continue to develop high-quality provision to support student learning and wellbeing. The successful candidate will provide leadership and vision in the areas of support for learning, English as an additional language, guidance and counselling services, alternative learning pathways, student wellbeing and safeguarding, leading and managing staff in these areas. Collaboration with students, staff, families, and the wider community is an essential aspect of this position, along with successful implementation and monitoring of services and programmes.
The Director of Student Services is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead and will oversee a team of Child Protection Officers across the 5 campuses. The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring that all policies and documentation across the different areas of the department reflect best practice, complying with UK and international standards of provision. The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating and delivering training, as well as leading parent workshops. This role will be at Deputy Head level and the candidate will therefore be part of the Extended Leadership Team.
The successful candidate will:
We can offer:
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Closing date for all applications: Saturday 28th November, 2020
BISR believes very strongly in the role of the school in safeguarding children and young people. All staff, whatever their role in the school, will require to undergo rigorous background checks before commencing employment.
The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified
For more information about the school please visit our website: www.bisr.com.sa
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BISR is fully committed to safeguarding children and young people. We complete rigorous background checks for all staff, whatever their role in the school, prior to them commencing employment.
The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is
For more information about the school please visit the 'ABOUT US' section our website www.bisr.com.sa
We very much look forward to receiving your application.
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