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Lead Practitioner

  • Location: Nyarugenge
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Listed: October 3, 2016 5:52 pm
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A Partner in Education

A Partner in Education is a British INGO working in Rwanda in the Education Sector.

APIE Lead Practitioner, Umubano Primary School (Maths/English as an Additional Language/Special Educational Needs)

As APIE expands its brief beyond creating a Centre of Excellence in Early Childhood and Primary Education in Rwanda, and begins to work with a network of other education professionals to share best practice more widely, the need has arisen for the appointment of a new Lead Practitioner.

This appointment will allow the Country Director to assume a more outward-facing role, as the Lead Practitioner will ensure that the quality of provision for the pupils of Umubano Primary School and the continued professional development of the staff is maintained. This is essential for UPS to become the hub of a teaching alliance.

The new Lead Practitioner will report to the Country Director, have an ongoing relationship with Wroxham Transformative Alliance in the UK – who are APIE’s key partner in the development of the Teaching School model – and be part of the wider APIE team based across the UK and USA. S/he will be based at Umubano School and in that sense be fully part of the staff team. For more information visit www.apartnerineducation.org and www.umubanoprimary.org

Duties of the Lead Practitioner

 Work closely with the Country Director and the Head Teacher of UPS to plan support and provision for both staff and pupils.

 Embody an ethos of holistic education, focusing on valuing all children and seeking for them to achieve to the best of their ability.

 Use own practice as a model of outstanding teaching and learning, work with teaching colleagues to create a stimulating environment for learning and support them through regular observation, reflection and monitoring.

 Ensure continuity and progression through the Rwandan curriculum, working with colleagues to set clear objectives and use appropriate methods in line with the school’s development plan.

 Establish clear targets for achievement and evaluate progress through regular assessment and analysis of data, devising interventions where necessary.

 Working with Phase Leaders to continually increase their leadership skills.

 Working with the SEN support staff to guide and support their roles.

 Liaising with OLTAfrica, and other partners where necessary, to continually enhance SEN provision.

 Provide specific support to the teaching of Mathematics throughout school, especially in upper primary.

 Provide an excellent model of EAL teaching.

 Organise whole staff professional development days, design and deliver content and support external opportunities where relevant and provide mentoring for staff where required.

 Contribute to the corporate life of the school through effective participation in information collection, reporting, attending meetings etc.

 Undertake any other professional duties which may reasonably be delegated by the Country Director.

Person Specification:

 Recognised teaching qualification

 Minimum three years teaching experience in Rwanda or elsewhere including an EAL context

 Experience of creating stimulating appropriate learning environments and proven track- record of outstanding teaching to engage all pupils and raise achievement

 Senior management experience and proven ability to design and lead training for colleagues

 Record of own continued professional development

 Strong ability in the teaching of language and mathematics

 Experience of working with pupils with special educational needs

 Effective grasp of ICT for learning

 High expectations of self and others

 Ability to analyse data effectively for planning

 Excellent communication skills both oral and written and ability to use ICT effectively

 Fluency in English is necessary. Proficiency in French and some knowledge of Kinyarwanda would also be beneficial.

 Willing to work long hours and flexibly according to need and in line with other staff.

Everyone at APIE and UPS works hard, because we share a passion and a vision that all children should have access to the best education, fit for a rapidly changing world, regardless of their background or circumstance. If you feel you have the above qualities and experience, love a challenge and are excited about being part of a small dynamic team making a real difference to the quality of education and inclusion in Rwanda, then we would love to hear from you.

Application process:

Please send CV and letter of application (2 x A4 pages max) to amy@apartnerineducation.org by 14th October 2016.

Long-listed candidates will be asked to complete a written task before being shortlisted and invited to interview. Interviews will be held at Umubano Primary School on 7th November

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