August 2019 or sooner
3 to 18 years | 700+ pupils | Co educational | Day | British Curriculum
Founded in 1953 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". The School is seeking to appoint a Secondary Headteacher to join the school from August 2019 or sooner.
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 self-esteem, 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, including a focus on ‘Student Voice’ which ensures that everyone feels a sense of belonging and empowerment.
ICS is also the home of #themonalisaeffect, their unique brand of personalised learning, which ensures that the entire learning 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 Global Citizenship 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.
Where every child can thrive.
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Closing date: Friday 7th September
Final interviews in Amman: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th September.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post or the school, please contact Liz Gibbs on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ICS Amman 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.