Job Summary

Farm of Hope International School (FOHIS) seeks a visionary Headmaster committed to Montessori education as a vehicle for social justice to oversee a team of talented teachers, support students and families, and establish functional school as education model in the Awutu Senya District. FOHIS, Awutu Senya’s first model school, opened in the September of 2017. As Awutu Senya’s only boarding school, FOHIS works closely with the Awutu Senya’s Association of schools and enrols a mix of creative private syllabus and public curriculum to an urban and rural with socioeconomically diverse student population. The school community is actively engaged in play-based learning and environmentally friendly work through greening and petty farming in the school and surrounding communities.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Support system-wide fidelity to Model school including ensuring each classroom has a complete set of teaching materials.
  • Establish/maintain standard for on-going maintenance of high-quality learning environments.
  • Coordinate reading and math programs
  • Create year-long, coherent professional learning plan to include full-day trainings, staff meetings and guide meetings.
  • Provide Instructional Team Support and Evaluation including weekly monitoring of record keeping and lesson planning
  • Oversee instructional coaching and professional development.
  • Work in collaboration with the School, Child and Family Social Workers to develop, implement and monitor student behavior plans and Response to Intervention plans, and provide professional leadership and coaching
  • Develop, implement and monitor support for English Language Learners
  • Direct Special Education and Care Plan activities
  • Coordinate nursing services and Physical Education
  • Assessment planning and oversight
  • Compile state and federal data reports


Qualification and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood teaching, education, or a related discipline is recommended.
  • At least 5 years experience


Qualification and Requirements

School and Community Engagement

  • Create a safe and secure school environment
  • Be accessible and communicate effectively with all constituencies
  • Develop, promote, implement, evaluate an extensive Parent Education program
  • Partner and coordinate with the Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Maintain ongoing parent communication and maintain family handbook Personnel
  • Recruit, support and retain a highly effective faculty and staff
  • Develop a strategic recruiting plan and procedures that include strategies for seeking candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of FOHIS.
  • Lead staff members in upholding high standards of professional behaviour.
  • Evaluate teaching through classroom visits and regular and consistent feedback with teachers.
  • Ensure that useful support and assistance are available to each teacher to improve the quality of teaching and actively supports the professional development of and staff
  • Create and implement FOHIS’s plans for regular performance evaluation of all staff members


Partnership with the Board of Trustees and School Leadership

  • Work with the Proprietor/Executive Director of Farm of Hope International/Go for Ghana and leadership team to develop short and long-term goals school-wide; monitor outcomes to ensure the school is meeting its performance goals.
  • Work strategically with the Executive Director, leadership team and the Board of Trustees to ensure the development and implementation of appropriate policies for effectively managing the school.
  • Partner with school leadership and the FOHIS Board to refine the school’s mission, vision and strategic planning.
  • Clearly articulate the school’s mission to all constituencies.
  • Regularly inform the Board of Trustees regarding school performance, data and operational needs
  • Completed training at an accredited Ghana Education Service (GES) teaching course.
  • Additional courses or training in education would be advantageous.
  • Passionate about alternative education.
  • An ability to teach groups of children of varying ages, needs, and abilities.
  • Patience and excellent observational, communication, and diagnostic skills.
  • The ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure, and treat everyone with love and respect.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • A lifelong learner who can be a good role model for children


Salary: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and comprehensive benefits package


Location: Bosom Abena – Senya Breku, Central region of Ghana.


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