Head of Pedagogical Department
Unit: 
Location: Roncade, Veneto, Italy
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Experienced

 

Become an educator within the largest innovation hub in Europe! Join our brilliant teaching team and discover how lovely working can be:

  • Innovative approaches to learning.
  • Tech-driven methodologies.
  • More than 50-hectare campus located close to Venice.
  • Boarding dedicated buildings.
  • Professional and friendly team.
  • Brand new facilities and updated policies designed to keep students and staff as safe as -possible during the pandemic.
  • State of the art ventilation system filters the air every 30 minutes.
  • Join our Ministry of Magical education and Research and the Ministry of Fun.

"H-FARM International School (H-IS) is an IB-certified boarding school overlooking the Venice lagoon, a stone's throw from the Dolomite mountains, and minutes from the beaches of the Adriatic coast. Through the unique H-FARM learning approach and through collaboration with other organizations on campus, H-IS creates future-ready students.

H-FARM International School is the ideal place to start building your future in Europe and beyond. Come and experience an international education experience that integrates innovation, cultivates creativity, and pushes you to dream bigger".

(source: Newsweek)

 

We are currently looking for an exceptional Head of Pedagogical Department from August 2022.

 

Who are you?

Whether you are a Severus Snape, a Sybill Trelawney, an Albus Dumbledore or a Minerva McGonagall, we are looking for you!

We are looking for wizards who see education not as a profession, but a calling. Who are problem solvers, not problem identifiers.

Educators who are dreaming big and go above and beyond. We are looking for passionate educators who give their students hope in the future and can help them grow and be better than their previous best.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Head of the Pedagogical Department coordinates three types of activities: Special Educational Needs, Well-being of the school community and Human-Skills lessons. It is necessary to have a certain knowledge in all three fields in order to be able to supervise and coordinate effectively the various activities.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordination of the activities of the different areas of the department: well-being support, SEN support, Human skills teaching.
  • Liaising with PLT members, teachers, parents and external professionals (tutors, psychologists, etc) in order to meet the students’ needs at school to allow adequate level of well-being and academic performance.
  • Offer emotional and motivational support to students in order to feel fit for learning.
  • Support Heads of Programs in taking student’s behaviour issues as an opportunity to grow as human beings.
  • Provide parent education workshops and individual sessions for families experiencing difficulties in the educational process of their children that have an impact in the student’s life at school.
  • Support teachers with class-room management and with any difficulty they may encounter in the learning environment with their students.
  • Develop brief workshops to be delivered in classes across all programs in order to promote inclusion and caring attitudes at school according to the IB values.
  • Offer emotional support to any member of the school community.
  • Monitor progress and coordinate resources to cover students’ SEN needs at school.
  • Support the Admission Team in the process of decision making regarding applications of students with special educational needs.
  • Supervise and monitor the process leading to the development of an Individualised Educational Plan for each SEN student at school in all programs (PYP. MYP, DP).
  • Collaborate with the Human-skills teacher in order to ensure a curriculum that is consistent with the school’s values and approach to learning.

 

Qualifications

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree and teacher qualification (eg: Pedagogy, Counselling, Education, or another related field from an accredited, state-approved programme).
  • Right to work in Italy (EU passport or valid Italian work VISA).
  • Immaculate police check(s).

 

Contract Duration

Fixed-term full time, with the possibility for extension.

 

Experience

  • A minimum of three years of recent and relevant experience in a comparable school environment.
  • Specialist skills & knowledge.
  • Planning and organisational skills.
  • Fluent C2 level English: reading, speaking, writing (Common European Framework of Reference - CEFR).

 

Personal qualities and desired attitudes

In addition to relevant qualifications, experience, and skills, we’re looking for teachers who:

  • Are positive and will develop respectful relationships with colleagues and students.
  • Are dependable in all areas of the role and will follow through on commitments.
  • Are flexible and can adapt to new environments and culture.
  • Contribute to and support life at H-FARM International School through involvement in school activities and events and participation in our thriving school community.

 

How to apply

Please send your application and include:

  • An introduction letter explaining why you are interested in this role (in English).
  • Your current CV (in English).
  • Contact details of 3 recent and relevant referees (e.g.: Line manager, School Principal).

Please, note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

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