Primary Deputy Head Pastoral

Africa, Egypt

New Cairo British International School

New Cairo British International School

Employed by: NCBIS to support the vision, positive ethos and policies of the school. 
Responsible to: Head of Primary 
Status: Member of Academic Leadership Team (ACLT)
Teaching Commitment:  Min 20% - Max 50% 
Qualifications:  Degree and PGCE or QTS or appropriate teaching qualification.
Experience: Minimum 5 years teaching or other relevant experience

Summary of Role:
Primary Deputy Head of Pastoral
The Deputy Headteacher (pastoral), under the direction of the headteacher, will promote the welfare of children and staff within the primary school, and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

They will advise and support other members of staff on child welfare and child protection matters.

Some safeguarding activities may be delegated to deputies, although the DSL will retain lead responsibility for the work of deputies and will ensure it is completed to the highest standard. The DSL will be responsible for updating and maintaining the Online “Safeguard” platform and will work closely with the HR department to ensure that safer recruitment procedures are adhered to. 

NCBIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. NCBIS is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. In accordance with UK Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Appointed teachers from the United Kingdom are required to provide, at their own cost (of about GBP 60), and before travel arrangements are confirmed, an International Child Protection Certificate (UK) (refer: Full police clearance, covering at least the previous 8 years, is necessary for all appointees who are working, or who have worked, in countries outside the United Kingdom. To assist newly appointed staff, there is a country by country checklist for the procedures for obtaining a police clearance:  

NCBIS is the leading British international, not-for-profit school in Egypt founded in 1978 and is an authorized IB World School with more than 60 nationalities represented among 740 students aged 3-18. The student population is made up of 62% expatriate and 38% Egyptians/dual national pupils NCBIS is renowned for the excellence of its educational programmes, which includes a strong CAS element across the school, and a welcoming learning environment.

The primary school curriculum is inquiry-based, blending of the best of PYP and English national curriculum. The secondary school students follow the English National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and then take the IGCSE Edexcel examinations in Year 11 and the IB Diploma in Year 13. The school is fully accredited by COBIS and CIS.

We are located in New Cairo, a quiet and tranquil part of Cairo. The small class sizes contribute to our sense of family and enable us to give all our students the attention they require. Our parents are committed partners and play a vital role in creating this enriching cultural environment.

Interested applicants should:
● Have a passion for learning, with experience of current best practice;
● Have UK or equivalent teaching qualifications;
● Be committed and hard-working, with high expectations of themselves and the children in their care;
● Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and a strong sense of collegiality;
● Be able to incorporate ICT in their practice;
● Possess humour, energy, flexibility and a positive outlook;
● Be open to the many opportunities and some challenges that living in Egypt will bring.

In addition to working in a learning-focused, forward-thinking and supportive not-for-profit school, you will receive a generous package including: 

● Highly competitive tax-free salary 
● Accommodation allowance
● Comprehensive international private medical cover
● Free primary education and secondary education for your dependent children (where applicable)
● Return air passage to the base country each year 
● Re-signing/ Gratuity Scheme
● Free Employee Transportation

Employment terms are initially a two-year contract which can be extended annually. 

Successful candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and barring service: ( and/or a police clearance from their home or resident country.

We look forward to hearing from you.
The NCBIS Team

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