- School Principal
- Letter to Prospective Applicants
- Safe Recruitment
- The type of person we are looking for
Due to the pending departure of Principal John Nolan in Summer 2021, an exciting opportunity exits to lead this exceptional community school.
a) An inspiring, experienced and empathetic leader is required to:
b) lead a reputed and growing school through its continuing development
c) provide outstanding educational and professional leadership in both academic and pastoral spheres
d) maintain standards and progress at a level well in excess of UK norms and comparable to the best UK schools internationally
e) demonstrate a thorough mastery of all key aspects of UK education at primary and secondary level
f) guide, manage, appraise and retain outstanding teaching staff
g) embody a commitment to and belief in the values of an international education
h) steer the school through the priorities of a post-pandemic world
i) demonstrate business and financial insight and acumen that can further the school’s goals
j) provide a compelling vision that motivates others to action
The successful candidate will work with the Board of Governors, the Head of Primary and Secondary to manage and direct the strategic direction and vision of the school, as well as ensure the smooth running of the school on a day to day basis. She/He will work effectively with all relevant local authorities on compliance, school improvement and inspections, as well as engaging with the local educational community.
The contract is for three years in the first instance and includes a competitive tax-free salary, flights, furnished accommodation or an accommodation allowance, health insurance and end of contract gratuity. Free school places are provided. Opportunities exist for professional development.
a) an excellent academic record, including a teaching qualification, Masters degree or NPQH
b) a minimum of 7 years of teaching experience
c) at least 3 years of senior education leadership (as Head of School, Deputy Principal, Principal or Director)
d) detailed knowledge of the National Curriculum
e) experience with establishing and managing budgets for personnel and facilities
f) previous international experience preferred
Please submit your letter of application, including a full CV, recent photograph and the contact details of two referees to:
SES follows a ‘Safe Recruitment’ Policy, in the interests of safeguarding children at the school.
Applicants will be required to present police / background checks, whether recruited from the UK or internationally. References will be collected in writing, and should include current employer. Emails for referees should be a work e-mail rather than a personal address; school will make follow-up calls to verify the written reference.
Non-disclosure of information which might be relevant to an application for a teaching position will be regarded as grounds for discontinuing a contract.
We seek teachers who are capable of delivering inspiring and imaginative lessons;
Teachers will come to SES with outstanding subject and educational knowledge, and with a passion to impart what they know;
Relationships and rapport with our students must be outstanding – teachers will be supportive of all children regardless of their needs;
An SES teacher will be positive, dedicated and enthusiastic;
A collaborative and collegiate mind-set with colleagues is fundamental in all we do;
Excellent and pro-active communication skills are a prerequisite;
Having high expectations of themselves, SES staff will also have the highest expectations for their students;
Our teachers will understand the value and importance for our children of an international education – they will believe our international context advantages students, and staff will believe our diversity is a strength.
The vast majority of our leadership appointments are internal. Our appointees will be interested in their own career development, and should expect to leave SES with a considerably enhanced CV - they will have improved themselves as teachers and as potential managers or school leaders.
SES provides potential appointees with well-behaved, polite and curious children who have supportive parents who believe in education; as such our teachers are provided with an ideal teaching context. Consequently we expect staff to perform to a high level – we have few excuses for not delivering outstanding lessons as the norm.