Deputy Principal (Head of Junior School), Sri Lanka

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The British School in ColomboSri Lanka

Date posted:
Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


The British School in Colombo is an independent, co-educational day school which follows the National Curriculum for England.  The school serves an international pupil body with some 53 different nationalities although the majority of children are of Sri Lankan origin. The school employs both local and expatriate teachers.    There are currently 1400 pupils on roll with 750 in the Junior School. It 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.    

The school is seeking an outstanding educationalist to lead the Junior section of the school. The current Deputy Principal (Head of Junior School) has been with the school for 4 years and is now leaving to return to the UK.

The school is housed in modern, purpose-built accommodation with dedicated facilities for science, computer science, art, music drama and sport.  The professionally equipped Auditorium is used for assemblies and productions throughout the year.  There are also 2 libraries and a multi-media room for sole use by Junior School pupils.

Focussed on the principles of holistic education, child-centred excellence and inclusivity, the Junior School sets out to provide a broad educational experience in which all pupils are prepared for a successful and healthy future founded on mutual respect, self-discipline and a love of learning.  It is a school where children can experience many opportunities and develop confidence in a challenging and inspirational environment. 

The Deputy Principal (Head of Junior School) works closely with the Deputy Principal (Head of Senior School) to ensure continuity of learning, close co-operation between staff and the implementation of one school ethos.

See the school’s website www.britishschool.lk for further information.

The contract will be for an initial term of 3 years, renewable thereafter by mutual agreement of the Principal and the Deputy Principal (Head of Junior School). The successful candidate will be offered an attractive employment package commensurate with his/her experience and skills.   

Suitably qualified candidates should send to David Cope of Search Associates – dcope@searchassociates.com - all the items below, collated together in a single pdf, as an email attachment, to arrive as soon as possible and no later than 10 January 2018

  • a letter of application (no more than one page), outlining why the candidate wishes to apply for this position and what specific skills, qualities and experience he/she can offer
  • a CV (no more than two pages)
  • a statement of educational and leadership philosophy (no more than one page)
  • the names and full contact details of at least three professional referees (one of which should if possible be the leader of the applicant’s current organisation)
  • a good recent head-and-shoulders photo

Interviews will take place during the second half of January, with the final round in Colombo early in February. However, BSC reserves the option to invite selected candidates to interviews in advance of this schedule.

Closing date: 10 January 2018  

Further information from, and applications to:  dcope@searchassociates.com

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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: +94 532 9329
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