EYFS Leader, Sri Lanka

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The British School in ColomboSri Lanka

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Start date: from August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Directors of the British School in Colombo, Sri Lanka, are seeking to appoint a Leader for Early Years (Playgroup – Reception) from August 2019.
The British School in Colombo is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.
The British School in Colombo is a non-smoking school.


BSC was founded in 1994 and has a current population of 1400 students of 48 nationalities with 170 academic staff. BSC offers the English National Curriculum, with students entered for Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels.
The school is highly popular with waiting lists for students to join the school in most year groups. 
For further information about the School, please see https://britishschool.lk


The Early Years Leader will be responsible for leading a team of 9 teachers, 11 Teacher Assistants and 200 children. The EYFS Leader will not be class based in the first instance. We are seeking someone with a driving passion for the education of young children. Someone who can lead a complex and demanding section of the school, to raise standards, to develop teachers and to communicate effectively with parents. As an important member of the Middle Leaders team, the EYFS Leader will also play a vital and strategic role in the development of the Junior School. The EYFS Leader works closely with the Key Stage 1 Leader, the Deputy Head (Academic) and the Head of Junior School 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 this important part of this thriving, international school. The successful candidate will be a champion for Early Years education: they will have outstanding professional skills and personal qualities, with a record of high performance. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to Early Years education.  We will be seeking accreditation under the British Schools Overseas framework and experience working with BSO standards 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 to the Principal, Dr John Scarth, at Dilhani.Kamalaneson@britishschool.lk  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  15th February 2019

Video interviews will be arranged immediately with selected candidates with the final interviews arranged for the week beginning Monday 11th March. However, BSC reserves the right to invite selected candidates to interview in advance of this schedule.

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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...