The International Community School, Amman, is a school with a bold vision and a big heart. The global home of #themonalisaeffect, the school is a world leader in the use of student-level data to ensure every child can tread a learning and wellbeing road which is personalised to their strengths and needs. One of the most international of international schools in the Middle East, ICS is proud to offer ‘the world in one classroom’, and, through its determination that all stakeholders #makethepoint in everything they do, adopts a trailblazing determination to engage with and serve its local, regional and global community.
The school is located on a purpose-built, modern campus surrounded by the hills and fields of rural Na’our but only a short drive from the life and energy of suburban and urban Amman. The campus boasts the full selection of attractive and specialist facilities demanded by the 21st Century, British curriculum the school provides. Meanwhile, work has just begun on an exciting campus development which will see the construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Theatre and Early Years Centre over the next couple of years. The school follows a modified version of the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum for England and Wales, adapted to the school’s international and local context. Whilst Year 11 and Year 13 students sit IGCSEs and A Levels, prior to applying to some of the best universities in the world, #earlyyearsup, the school’s innovative, Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to curriculum delivery, aims to cater for the ‘100 Languages’ of all learners, from 3 to 18.
As a not-for-profit school accountable to the very community it serves, it is able to sustain a constant and authentic orbit around the individual child at all times. A pioneer by nature, the school aims to hybridise the very best pedagogy and practice from across the globe, allowing both staff and students to enjoy the space to create, innovate and take risks. The school is proud to be genuinely inclusive, both on admission and through curriculum, learning and teaching, and is able to cater for the needs of a diverse student cohort of over 700 students, from the most able Oxbridge or Ivy League aspirant to children with mild to moderate SEND, not to mention a growing group of students at an early stage of their English language acquisition. The school also maintains a ‘wellbeing first’ mindset, and the team of counsellors supports teachers in ensuring that students feel happy and safe to learn.
Perched 1000m above the timeless, mystical Dead Sea, Amman is one of the hidden gems of the region, a modern, cosmopolitan city, with a vibrant life both night and day, and a diverse, international population. One of the most welcoming countries in the world, Jordan provides a safe and family-friendly environment, rooted in foundations more ancient than anywhere else on the planet, but with an influence and outlook that belie its small size, not to mention an outstanding cuisine which will never disappoint. An outdoor enthusiast’s playground, Jordan prides itself on a rich array of global wonders, from historic Petra to the deserts of Wadi Rum, and from the forested hills of Ajloun to the teeming reefs of the Red Sea. Whilst Amman enjoys four seasons, with snow and ice not uncommon each winter, its 310 days of sunshine every year have an inevitable effect on the wellbeing of its citizens, whose warmth has welcomed the displaced and the relocated from around the region and the world for over 100 years.
ICS offers a highly competitive package, including:
- A generous, tax-free salary for the duration of a two-year contract;
- A comprehensive programme of Continuous Professional Learning;
- A thorough and detailed induction programme;
- Fully-furnished, 2-3 bedroom accommodation;
- An annual utilities allowance;
- Annual return flights;
- Comprehensive medical insurance;
- Free tuition for up to two children;
- Free transportation to and from the school;
- An end-of-contract bonus of one month’s salary.
The International Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check.
ICS is an equal opportunities employer.