Deputy Head (Pastoral), Sri Lanka

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The British School in ColomboSri Lanka

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Directors of the British School in Colombo (BSC) Sri Lanka, are seeking a new Deputy Head (Pastoral) to join the Junior School, with effect from January 2019.


BSC was founded in 1994 and has a current population of 1400 students of 53 nationalities with 170 academic staff. BSC offers the English National Curriculum.

The school is highly popular with waiting lists for students to join the school in most year groups. 

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The Deputy Head (Pastoral) is responsible for leading the development of all aspects of Pastoral Care, Behaviour for Learning, Inclusion and Safeguarding in the Junior School. The Deputy Head leads a group of experienced and well-qualified teachers to deliver an international educational experience for all junior school children. The Deputy Head reports directly to the Head of Junior School and works closely with the Deputy Head (Academic) to provide the leadership and management needed to ensure the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.


BSC is seeking to appoint a leading educationalist with the drive, energy, vision and dedication needed to lead the development of pastoral provision in this thriving, international school. The successful candidate will have outstanding professional skills and personal qualities, with a record of high performance. We will be seeking accreditation under the British Schools Overseas framework and familiarisation with BSO standards (or similar) would be a distinct advantage.


The initial contract offered to the successful candidate will be for two years, renewable thereafter by mutual agreement. The attractive compensation package will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.


Suitably qualified candidates should send their application to the Principal, Dr John Scarth, at including the following:

  • a letter of application (no more than two pages), briefly outlining why the candidate wishes to apply for this position, with a clear indication of their educational philosophy and approach to school leadership
  • a completed BSC Application Form
  • a recent and clear head-and-shoulders photograph

Closing date: Friday 19th October 2018

Video interviews will be arranged immediately with selected candidates and final interviews arranged provisionally for the week beginning Monday 22nd October. BSC does however, reserve the right to appoint in advance of this schedule if possible.

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More about The British School in Colombo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 63, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11 532 93 29
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The British School in Colombo is one of the leading British schools in the subcontinent, and has an enviable reputation for providing high quality education in a caring, nurturing environment. Sri Lanka is coming out of a period of conflict and the s...