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Strategic Lead for Reading and Literacy at Healthy Planet Schools and Nehru World School, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Dear Applicant,


Thank you for your interest in becoming the Strategic Lead for Reading and Literacy at Healthy Planet Schools and Nehru World School, located in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Nehru World School, Ghaziabad was founded in 1978, with Early Years @ Healthy Planet opening there in 2008. Three new Healthy Planet Schools are set to open, provisionally, as follows:

  • Healthy Planet, Wish Town, Noida for Early Years (2023)

  • Healthy Planet, Sun City, Ghaziabad for Early Years through to Grade 12 (2025)

  • Healthy Planet, Sector 137, Noida for Early Years and Primary (2025).

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You would be joining a team of leaders, who are all committed educationalists with globally acclaimed reputations.

They believe in:

  • empowering all learners on a lifelong journey of exploration and discovery.

  • creating transformative learning experiences and environments.

  • inspiring and challenging young minds to become global citizens.

  • contexualising new advancements in educational practice for the benefit of our children and our context.

This position is a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for a dynamic and forward-thinking Reading and Literacy specialist who wishes to join an organisation dedicated to making a difference in education.


The closing date for applications is 26th May 2023. Once the applications are received, the interview process will commence. This will include a combination of two rounds of videoconferencing and the final shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on-site in India.

A letter of interest, explaining why you are the right person for this position and addressing the items on the person specification together with your CV containing the details of three referees, one of whom should be your current employer, should be emailed to:


Once again, we appreciate your interest in this position and our Schools. We look forward to receiving and reading your application.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Holmes

Executive Head


Strategic Lead for Reading and Literacy 

Do you have a passion for reading and literacy?

Are you able to inspire both staff and students and make a real difference?

Are you ready to take on an exciting new opportunity as a Senior Leader?

Then Nehru World School wants you to hear from you!


Nehru World School is looking for a Strategic Lead for Reading and Literacy to become part of our Senior Leadership Team.


As part of our Senior Leadership Team, reporting to the Executive Head, you will work closely with our Heads of School to establish a cross-school reading and literacy programme. Your responsibilities will include developing an aspirational literacy curriculum, delivering high-quality bespoke training to staff across subjects and age ranges, and leading the day-to-day operations of the programme. You will also contribute significantly to the strategy and impact of the programme within the wider organisation.


This is an exciting opportunity for an established Senior Leader looking to develop their experience within a multi-school organisation, or for a younger leader ready for their next step up!


We are looking for a genuinely dynamic practitioner who will be able to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders, drawing on the best of international curriculums and practice in developing reading and literacy.

Resilience, empathy, adaptability and cultural competence will be key, along with a sense of humor and purpose to provide the very best for children and colleagues. Could you be that person to establish a community of learners with a real love for reading?

Please apply with a letter showing how you meet the Person Specification, your CV, and 3 checkable references, one of which must be your most recent employer along with your preferred start date, ideally September 2023. We are willing to wait for the right candidate.

The closing date for applications is 26th May 2023. We reserve the right to appoint early in the case of an exceptional candidate applying. 

The contract will be full-time for 3 years in the first instance. Our competitive package includes high quality school provided accommodation, a car and driver, annual return tickets, a relocation allowance, pension contribution and 45 days holiday allowance plus agreed Government holidays.

Speculative CVs from spouses in suitably qualified fields are welcomed.

Job Description
Job Description

Core Purpose:


  • To establish and provide leadership direction and management to ensure sustained development and improvement of reading and literacy programme at Healthy Planet Schools and Nehru World School.

  • To ensure the day-to-day operation of an aspirational reading and literacy programme at Healthy Planet Schools and Nehru World School. 


Reports to: Executive Head, Nehru World School

Leads: Language & Literacy mentors and teachers at Healthy Planet Schools and Nehru World School

Key Relationships:  Directors of Academics and Curriculum, Training and Research at Nehru World School



  • To establish, lead and further develop a bespoke reading and literacy programme at Healthy Planet Schools and Nehru World.

  • To provide clear organisational support and management of the reading and literacy programme.

  • To take overall responsibility for the progress and development of all learners’ reading and literacy development.

  • To monitor, evaluate and review the work of the reading and literacy team.

  • To plan and lead professional learning to continually improve the practice of the reading and literacy team.

  • To use data to inform reading and literacy intervention programmes.

  • To keep up to date with current developments in reading and literacy and lead continuous improvement.

  • To develop, lead and oversee innovative reading and literacy events to inspire a love for reading and literacy amongst learners.

  • To actively develop partnerships with parents and the wider community through developing a love for reading and leading unique events to promote reading and literacy development.

  • Promote a high standard to listening, speaking, reading and writing of English amongst colleagues.

  • To ensure all school policies and procedures are adhered to.



  • Healthy Planet Schools and Nehru World School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff are responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in their care.

Review of Responsibilities:

  • The specific duties attached to this role are subject to annual review and may, after discussion, be changed.

The Benefits
The Benefits

The organisation offers a comprehensive package for the Strategic Lead for Reading and Literacy including:

  • A three-year contract, full-time in the first instance (renewable).

  • A globally competitive salary.

  • High quality school provided accommodation.

  • A yearly annual return ticket.

  • Relocation allowance.

  • Full fee remittance for up to two children at NWS

  • Comprehensive medical insurance.

  • Contribution to provident fund

  • Continuing professional development and learning opportunities, including on-site experiences at The Glasgow Academy, UK.

  • A School vehicle with a driver.

Person Specification
Person Specification

Person Specification

E= Essential

D= Desirable 


Qualification and Development

  • A first degree in a relevant subject area, e.g. Early Years (E)

  • A second degree or qualification in a relevant subject or Education (D)

  • A recognised teaching qualification or B.Ed. (E)

  • Evidence of recent and relevant continuing professional development (E)



  • Minimum of two years experience in a managerial role in an overseas post (E)

  • Experience of leading a team (E)

  • To be fully committed to the vision, mission and philosophy of Healthy Planet Schools and Nehru World School (E)

  • To be fully committed to achieving the highest standards and best practices across Schools for reading and literacy (E)

  • To support and promote a forward-thinking and innovative approach to development of reading and literacy based on research (E)


Professional Learning

  • Minimum of five years of teaching experience (E)

  • Successful experience of leading reading and literacy development (E)

  • Experience of working with learners of English as a second language (E)

  • Experience of using data to improve performance (E)

Personal Qualities

  • Love for reading (E)

  • Empathetic, compassionate, kind and conscientious (E)

  • Love being around young children (E)

  • Respect for contextual realities (E)

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail (E)

  • Able to collaborate and work in partnership with others (E)

  • Emotionally resilient, adaptable and able to work under pressure (E)

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