700+ students | 3 to 18 years | Co-educational | Day | British Curriculum
for August 2020
Founded in 1952 as a primary school to serve the children of the British Military based in Amman, ICS today is proud to be one of the longest-established, and most international, international schools in the region. Inspired by their patrons, HRH Prince El Hasan bin Talal and HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan, their roots are very much in Jordanian soil, but their outlook is unashamedly global. With over 70% of its 700+ students from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures, religions and worldviews, the school is proud to be able to offer "the world in one classroom".
ICS is a school with a big heart, and almost everyone who visits mentions the atmosphere of warmth and kindness, which is palpable among the students and staff. Set in an area of natural beauty between downtown Amman and the city’s airport, ICS is a non-proprietary and non-profit organisation, with all income used to benefit the students and their education. ICS also places a great deal of emphasis on the health, safety and wellbeing of the children in their care, with a strong pastoral programme growing independence, resilience and selfesteem, and students encouraged to view ‘failure’ as one of the necessary steps to success. The school places a premium on providing a warm and caring emotional and physical environment where children feel safe, valued and respected, and the school's values infuse every area of policy and practice.
ICS is also the home of #themonalisaeffect, their unique, data-led and data-fed brand of personalised learning, which ensure that the entire learning and wellbeing experience is tailored to the strengths and needs of each individual student. Their innovative, #earlyyearsup approach to curriculum also aims to keep a 'candle of curiosity' burning brightly across the age and ability range, and their success in Community Service and Social Advocacy has long been a hallmark of the school. In addition, inclusivity is enshrined in all they do, and they are proud to be able to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of ability and need, from the most able Oxbridge or Ivy League aspirant to students with mild to moderate needs or difficulties, and everyone in between. Put simply, at ICS, every child can succeed and be happy.
The International Community School provides a personalised, high quality education, drawing on the best of British and international practice. They will continue to nurture and invest in an inclusive and diverse learning community of happy, confident and creative global citizens.
To be a school where every child can thrive.
The Board of Governors is currently seeking to appoint an experienced, inspirational and dynamic new Principal to continue the work of their existing Principal, Matthew Savage, who will return to the UK in August 2020 after four years of exceptional service. This is a unique opportunity to join a truly inspirational school.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Liz Gibbs on +44(0)7552 845990, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the post, please submit your up to date CV and a formal letter of application via the Apply Now link below, quoting code ICS. The letter should incorporate how you meet the person specification, why you are applying for the position and what particular attributes and qualities you would bring to the role.
For further information, click here to download the Candidate Pack.
ICS Prospectus Pack
To view and download the ICS Amman Prospectus, please click here.
Closing date: 2nd August 2019
Longlist interviews: 21st and 22nd August 2019 (by Skype)
Final interviews: 9th and 10th September 2019 (in Amman)
The International Community School Amman is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.
Competitive salary and package