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Assistant Head of Junior School

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St Christopher's School


Highly competitive, tax-free
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
22 August 2018
Apply by:
18 November 2017

Job overview

Do you want to teach wonderful, highly motivated, high achieving students?

Do you want to teach rather than control?

Do you want to be part of a hard-working, highly professional team? 

Do you value supportive parents? 

Do you want to benefit from on-site, world-class CPD training?

Do you like sunshine, a high standard of living and a lifestyle that offers a wide range of opportunities?

Would you like a good tax free salary, free furnished housing, medical insurance, annual travel allowances, baggage allowance and free high-quality education for up to three children of your own?

Sound like you?  Then apply now to join our excellent and dedicated team at St Christopher’s.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, passionate and motivated Assistant Head with Key Stage 1 and 2 experience to join our successful Junior School in August 2018.  You will become part of a dynamic team who are creative, energetic and determined to give our pupils the best possible opportunity to benefit from an outstanding education.

St Christopher’s is one of the world’s pre-eminent British international schools with an impressive local, regional and international reputation for excellence. A vibrant community of over 2,300 students aged 3 to 18 and made up of more than 70 different nationalities, St Christopher’s is a not-for-profit school, committed to developing global citizens and autonomous learners able to thrive and contribute to a rapidly changing 21st century world. 

INFANT & JUNIOR SCHOOLS (3-11 years) NOR 1180 / 6 form entry

SENIOR SCHOOL (11-18 years) NOR 1140 / 8 form entry 

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Competence, expertise and a proven track record as an outstanding primary teacher, with recent Junior experience
  • A clear understanding of outstanding primary practice
  • A deep understanding of what works in teaching and how to raise performance and improve teaching quality 
  • A proven track record of raising standards of children’s academic and personal achievement 
  • Confident and uncompromising leadership of learning and teaching, behaviour, attitudes to learning and parental engagement 
  • High standards of professional relationships and the ability to lead and develop staff
  • The ability to lead teams through clear action planning
  • Outstanding communication in both speech and writing
  • Able to participate in decision making regarding whole school issues involving vision and school improvement
  • To lead school development initiatives
  • To analyse pupil data and plan for improvement

How to Apply

Please click on the following link  https://stchris.schoolrecruiter.co.uk/o/assistant-head-of-junior-school/c/new?source=tes.com to submit your application, supporting statement and CV.   

Closing date: 18 November

Interviews will take place in early December either in London, or via Skype, depending on the applicant's location.

We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For information on working and living in Bahrain, please click on the links below 



St Christopher's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care. We follow safe recruitment practices and appointments are subject to vetting including reference checks, identity and criminal record checks.

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Established in Bahrain, St Christopher's School is widely recognised as one of the world's top British schools overseas. It first opened in the grounds of St Christopher's Church in 1961. The School overcame the many challenges those early days presented; ever growing and ever developing and, in 1975, became independent of the Church with a number of companies acting as ‘Founders’; these ensured the continued advances that St Chris has made to become the excellent home of learning that it is today.

Those involved with the School in 1961 could hardly have imagined that a school with an initial roll of thirty would evolve into one with around 2,300 students from over 65 nations at any one time; a school with a notable international reputation with exceptional facilities and resources.

An important aspect of the School is that St Christopher's is a not-for-profit institution. Members of the Board of Governors serve in a voluntary and entirely unpaid capacity and there are no owners and no shareholders - all income from fees is used to run and further develop the School for the benefit of children. This is just one of many features that sets St Christopher's School apart as the premier choice for those parents who need and demand the very best British style education for their children in Bahrain.

Not only does St Chris have a consistently excellent record of academic success, we also offer a very fine programme of extracurricular activities and personal development opportunities, including many overseas cultural, sporting and academic trips.

St Christopher's is a highly successful school, firmly established in the British tradition, augmented by an international outlook. We have been inspected under three different inspection regimes:

  • British Schools Overseas regulations (recognised by the UK Department for Education) as equivalent to those used to inspect independent schools in England (OFSTED)
  • British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) Accreditation Programme
  • National Authority of Qualifications and Quality Assurance for Education and Training (BQA – Kingdom of Bahrain) Inspection

In all of these we received a rating of “Outstanding” – not just as an overall assessment but for every aspect of performance as well.

Our standing as a prominent overseas British school is further indicated by our acceptance into membership of the prestigious HMC (the organisation of which all the leading UK independent schools are members - http://www.hmc.org.uk/) and IAPS (the top 600 leading independent UK and worldwide prep schools - https://www.iaps.org.uk/.

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