Assistant Lead Practitioner, Spain

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King’s Infant School The British School of ElcheSpain

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

King's College Alicante, one of the most sought after British Schools in Spain, is seeking to appoint an inspiring, committed and passionate Assistant Head to lead the day-to-day operations of our satellite infant school located nearby in Elche. The successful candidate would lead the Infant school (we anticipate NOR of 75 children for September 2019) of five small classes from pre-nursery to Year Three.

The Assistant Head would be overseen by the Head of Primary and Headteacher from King’s College Alicante who will continue to have strategic oversight of King’s Infant School, Elche (KISE).

KISE opened in September 2017 and is slowly growing each year until it becomes a full primary school. The line management of the school falls under the large (NOR 1089) school in Alicante which is 3FE from Nursery to Year 13. The post of Assistant Head at KISE will be new from August 2019. The post-holder will be responsible for the quality of teaching, learning and broader educational experiences of all children and staff at KISE, with support from the Head of Primary at KCA.

Applications welcomed from candidates with experience of senior leadership, particularly in the early years and Key Stage One phases, would be welcomed. The position is advertised for a late August 2019 start.

The Schools in Brief

● KCA: 1089 pupils aged from 3-18

● KISE: Currently 48 children (aged 2 - 6) with a predicted roll of 75 children (aged 2 - 7) for September 2019

● Modern, purpose-built premises just minutes by car from the centre of Alicante and Elche and only 10 minutes from the airport

● Member of COBIS, ISC and NABSS

● KCA Achieved ´Excellent in Every Category´ rating from ISI (2015)

● Excellent CPD provision and potential for career development and advancement.

● Part of the King's Group of Schools (Madrid, Murcia, Alicante, Elche, Frankfurt, Latvia, Panama and the UK)

The successful candidate will

● be an assertive, dynamic leader with a clear vision and the ability and experience of translating a vision into actions to drive forward the growth and success of an excellent school.

● be able to write school improvement plans and use these as a basis to review and drive the continued success of the school.

● be experienced at performance management of teachers and teaching assistants; working with staff to develop and improve their practice.

● effective at using data from a range of sources to prioritise improvements and to have a positive impact on children’s learning, progress and outcomes.

● be knowledgable about the EYFS framework and able to lead a team of early years staff to ensure best practice.

● be experienced at working with and managing parents to ensure they are partners in their child’s education.

● have experience of marketing and admissions procedures to attract children and families to a school/nursery setting.

● have experience line managing administrative, auxiliary and support staff.

● be confident in dealing with and addressing any staff under-performance to ensure the best outcomes for children.

● be competent at organising staffing, maintaining compliance with EYFS ratios, and working to manage the timetable and teaching across KISE.

● have some awareness of managing a budget and of prioritising spending in-line with school improvement priorities.

● be an inspiring, creative and passionate teacher whose practice is rooted in Quality First Teaching and will share our belief in the importance of supporting and developing the whole child.

● have experience of successfully teaching all subjects from the EYFS through to Key Stage Two (this post will have a teaching commitment of around 0.5 FTE each week, covering staff PPA)

● be excited by the prospect of working in partnership with a school judged under the BSO framework to be “excellent in all areas” and explain what they can bring to that environment.

● be committed to working collaboratively with children, parents and peers to achieve the best outcomes possible for every child, regardless of gender, SEND status, home language, etc.

● be able to adapt teaching methods to support and drive the progress of pupils whose first language may not be English.

● be a dedicated team player, with a “can-do” attitude who contributes positively to the general working environment and have an eagerness to contribute to the wider life of the school.

● be a reflective practitioner with a keen interest in their own personal and professional development and an enthusiast for participating in CPD and peer learning opportunities.

● be fluent in English and demonstrate highly articulate spoken, written & technical language.

● share our strong pastoral ethos and be able to demonstrate a commitment to pastoral care and the crucial role all staff play in developing the “whole” child.

● support the King’s Group Digital Learning programme by being a Google Certified Educator, or be willing to become one within the first twelve months of employment.

To take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join the teaching team at a King's Group School in Spain, please complete and send the application pack, available to complete online at

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.

First round telephone or Skype interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in Alicante, Spain w/c 1st April 2019. Should an exceptional candidate by identified we reserve the right to appoint at any stage in the process.

To find out more about King’s Group, please visit

King's Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be expected to undertake all appropriate checks to ensure the safeguarding of our pupils.

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More about King’s Infant School The British School of Elche
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 7 years
Address: Calle Antonio Valero Agullo 7, Elche, 03203, Spain
Telephone: +34 965 508 254