head of primary - warsaw

27 November 2018
the europe team, teachanywhere
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Position: Head of Primary

Required: August 2019 (Earlier start available)

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Curriculum: Trilingual Curriculum

Experience: 2+ years Leadership experience

Sponsorship: Single teachers or married teachers with dependants

Salary: 160,000 PLN

Contract: 2 years renewable

The truly unique trilingual International school in Warsaw currently has 4 campuses, authorised to deliver an international curriculum to students from as young as 1 years old up to the eighth grade. The curriculum fosters the values of internationalism and mutual understanding.


The main role of the head is to maintain communication with parents, manage the teachers and students' progress, school's didactics projects and school development and mission. The position requires cooperation with the local director responsible for the compliance with Polish educational laws and requirements of the Polish Ministry of Education and some (10-12) ESL teaching hours with the students.

Main Responsibilities:

Communication with the parents: Maintain an up-to-date communication aiming to engage parents in their child's life and cooperate with them on the development of crucial life educational skills

Teacher management

Manage the team of English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Polish teachers

- assure the fulfilment of curriculum goals by the teachers

- maintain "lead by example" discipline model among the teachers in re to the curriculum standards, schedule

-prepare yearly timetables for teachers

-enforce discipline and accountability among the teachers and students' community

-participate in the recruitment of the teachers

-supervise curriculum progression of the students

-initiate and follow through school's didactics projects

-participate in the development and keep in line with the school's vision and mission

-support, lead and if necessary train less experienced teachers

Cooperation with the local principal

Communication and preparation of the required by Polish regulations documents necessary for educational institutions

- Planning lessons and sequences of lessons to meet student's individual learning needs and to ensure student's progression.
- Using a range of appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and classroom management.
- Use flexible groupings and structured inquiry to deliver high quality lessons in line our curriculum.
- Maintain a well organised and stimulating learning environment.
- Using information about prior attainment to set expectations for students.
- Using a range of assessment and reporting methods that show student's achievement in relation to learning outcomes.
- Providing clear and constructive feedback to students and their parents and caregivers.

Wider professional roles:
- Planning and engaging in professional learning activities that support school and systematic priorities.
- Taking responsibility for own professional development and using the outcomes to improve teaching and students' learning.
- Making an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school.
- Ensuring administration of classroom procedures are completed efficiently.
- Collaborating with members of the school community to build a team environment that supports students' learning.

Salary and Benefits include but is not limited to:

Total cost to school of approximately PLN 160 000 pln per year before taxes.

* Inbound and outbound transportation allowance in the beginning and at the end of the contract
* Tuition waiver for age appropriate children
* Individual housing provided by school
* Public and partly private health care
* Yearly professional development
* Retirement Plan
* Meals at the school canteen


* Native English-speaking
* Fluency in other languages will be an asset, but is not mandatory
* Teaching certification required
* Teachers' Managing Experience in an international environment required (2 years minimum)
* B.Ed/BA degree or higher required