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Headteacher (Senior School Principal)

school
Kuwait English School
location
Salwa, Kuwait
housing
Fully Furnished Accommodation/ Rent allowance.
airfair
Annual round trip flights for overseas staff and discounted rate for 2 children (attending KES).
Ongoing
1 year
1
  • Middle School, High School
  • Director/Principal
  • Bachelor
  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification
  • At least 10 years successful teaching and leadership experience in the Secondary age range
  • Appropriate degree from a reputable university in UK
  • Leadership experience in a Secondary School SLT position 
  • Experience of working with and involving school Governors/Board of Directors 
  • Confident use of a range of ICT skills preferably including Google
  • Understanding of the principles of Assessment for Learning 
  • Knowledge and understanding of data analysis and the ability to use data to set targets for improvement 
  • QTS 
  • Discount on children school fees at KES
  • Fully Furnished Accommodation/ Rent allowance
  • Annual round trip flights for overseas staff and discounted rate for 2 children (attending KES)
  • Subsidized private medical insurance for the staff
  • A strong commitment to professional development and career management

Job Overview:

Following the retirement of our current Headteacher, the governing body of Kuwait English School are seeking to appoint a Headteacher (commencing September 2021) with strong leadership expertise and a drive for continued improvement to lead the next phase of development of the Senior High School in particular and the whole School in general.

This is a challenging opportunity for an experienced new leader (proven record of successful leadership to be furnished) to build on our current success, to develop a fresh perspective on whole school improvement, and implement positive changes to enhance our student and staff experience and to enhance our school community.

You will be supported by 2 Deputy Headteachers and 1 Senior Teacher (all with reduced timetables)

You will be accountable to the High Management Team

Among other responsibilities you will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Senior High School and all aspects of the school’s day to day management including Academic and Pastoral matters through the Assistant Principals, staffing, discipline and curriculum.

Emoluments and conditions compare very favorably to those of similar current overseas postings. 

Detailed Role Description: 

The successful candidate will be appointed to the Senior High School Department of Kuwait English School and will be in charge of managing his/her department in accordance with the codes of the country and the School Policies as outlined by the School High Management team being accountable to the School Director primarily. Such policies must be based on an understanding of the necessary, but fine interaction between the financial and educational constraints in a fee-paying, multinational educational establishment.  

There are 3 other Headteachers employed, each running the other respective departments. Supportive cooperation exists within the team.

Why Choose Us:

Kuwait English School is a leading co-educational private English day school catering for children 3 – 18 years of age representing over 65 nationalities with an established excellent academic record providing quality education for the local and expat community of Kuwait. The school is located in purpose built premises and offers the British National Curriculum, IGCSE/GCSE/GCE A/S and A level. We have over 230 academic staff members who are highly qualified, well experienced have an excellent teaching experience record. KES is accredited by the BSME and the comment received from the most recent BSO inspection is: “Kuwait English School (KES) is a good school with significant outstanding features. The school provides a good quality of education complemented by a high level of student care.” Please check the full BSO Inspection Report on our website. We are also a member of the BSME

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Kuwait English School is the learning home of a very special community of students (ages 3 – 19 years), parents, educationalists, administrators and management. We all share the common aim, to ensure that each student in our care accesses the most valuable, fulfilling and enjoyable learning experiences at each stage of his/her school life. As students mature and recognise that they have special talents and skills, principally nurtured by the school’s excellent teaching staff, there are many opportunities for students to contribute to the quality of school life and take upon additional responsibilities.

The school naturally divides into four main areas each one supervised and continuously overseen and developed by four Head Teachers who, along with their staff teams, care deeply about education and the quality of life from which the pupils benefit both in and out of school.

Preparatory and Infant Departments
3 to 5 years – Enrollment: 377 students
Years 1 & 2 (5– 7 years) –    Enrollment: 392 students

Primary Department
Years 3 to 6 (7 – 11 years) –  Enrollment:  715 students

Senior High School Department
Years 7 to 11  (11 – 16 years) – Enrolment: 785 students

Sixth Form
Years 12 & 13 (16– 19 years) – Enrollment: 110 Students

Green Unit (Special Needs)
6  to 20 years – Enrollment 125 students

Total number of students enrolled: approx 2500

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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