4-18 | 870 students | Co-educational | Day
for August 2019
The European Azerbaijan School (EAS) is a private co-educational day school founded in 2011 by the European Azerbaijan Society, a UK registered Pan-European organisation with representative offices in Azerbaijan, Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The school is authorised by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan but differs significantly from government schools in offering special international programs for which it is fully authorized. These include the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and the IB Diploma Program (IBDP). The school has grown from the original 95 students in 2012 to it’s current population of over 870 and includes an Early Years Program (ages 4 and 5 years) in addition to its Grade 1-11 program. The school is also a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) network.
Conveniently located in the heart of Baku, the EAS provides state-of-the-art facilities for student life and learning. Their facilities fully support student performance in regular classrooms as well as specialized subject areas including child friendly open spaces to run and play. EAS is spread across two state-of-the-art, purpose-built campuses – a Primary Campus in Yasamal and a Secondary Campus in Badamdar which was opened in September 2015.
In line with it’s vision, the school supports learning in both Azerbaijani and English for Azerbaijani citizens. In addition to the academic curriculum, the EAS helps students at all levels to develop their talents in areas such as art and design, music, chess and swimming. A rich co-curricular program in both the primary and secondary divisions gives students the chance to participate in clubs and activities such as basketball, football and volleyball, as well as dance, chess, debating, student newspaper, MUN (Model United Nations), music and pottery.
The EAS provides each student a diverse and vibrant education in a safe and supportive environment which promotes innovation, creativity, global perspectives, and critical thinking. This enables students to become reflective international citizens who are empowered to flourish globally and contribute fully and meaningfully to their community.
The EAS is a bi-lingual international educational setting for students dedicated to fostering a passion for learning. It provides rich and relevant learning opportunities which result in individual growth. There is an expectation that students excel and their innovative, 21st century teaching and learning programmes promote individual excellence. Reliable and consistent behaviour standards ensure that no one prevents the learning of others. Respect for people and property, where all staff and students feel safe, is paramount.
The EAS celebrates its diversity of backgrounds, abilities and skills, treasuring it's rich heritage. The unique and innovative programmes offered by the EAS are built on a powerful network of partnerships as they:
- create strong home-school relationships
- use the rich diversity of the school to create an effective community
- involve the wider community in their programmes, and
- form mutually beneficial relationships with local business and industry.
The staff at the EAS are committed to a shared vision. They value trust and consultation. Professional relationships are based on the skills of giving and receiving effective feedback. The skills and experience of all staff are valued.
Staff are chosen for their ability and commitment to create learning environments which foster excellence. They have a passion for education and an ability to communicate effectively. Through it’s on-going investment in the professional development of their staff, EAS provide curricula and effective teaching that is tailored to the specific needs of the students.
Within the context of ‘Life Long Learning’ Literacy, Numeracy, Technology and Scientific problem solving skills are priorities and are integrated throughout the school curriculum. Graduates of the EAS have a pride in themselves, their family and their school. They have a rich repertoire of thinking skills, which they use with confidence. They have inner strength, can be relied upon, and show resilience under pressure. They are flexible, tolerant and open-minded.
The right of everyone to learn and develop their potential to the fullest is central to their way of being together. In a caring, disciplined learning environment the school promotes and celebrates excellence in academic, sporting, arts and cultural achievements.
The School Board are seeking a Director/Head of School, from August 2019, to work collaboratively with all members of the EAS leadership team to ensure the effective operation of the school, commitment to the school values and the realisation of the school’s educational aims, mission and vision for learners.
For further information, click here to download the Candidate Pack.
Closing date: Friday 1st February 2019
Final interviews in Azerbaijan: 5th and 6th March 2019
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post or the school, please contact Liz Gibbs on firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the post, please click the Apply Now button below, complete the brief Job Application Form and attach your CV (with contact details of Referees) and Letter of Application, quoting code EASD.
European Azerbaijan School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.
Competitive salary and benefits
Director/Head of School