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Founding Principal

King’s School, The CrownEgypt

This is an outstanding opportunity to assume the leadership of King’s School, The Crown in West Cairo, the first of four premium schools to be opened in partnership between Inspired Education Group and Palm Hills Developments – the premier real estate developer in Egypt. With the school opening in September 2022 and ultimately catering to 1,200 students across the entire primary and secondary age range, the Founding Principal will develop and bring into reality a compelling vision for a school that will offer an exceptional British education, based on international GCSE and A-level programmes. This new school will benefit from significant investment to create a world-class campus drawing on the strength and the expertise of one of the world’s largest and fastest growing school groups.

For the Founding Principal, this will be a career-defining leadership challenge. The founding team will carefully shape an educational offer based on an understanding of Inspired’s ethos and the needs of the local market. The successful candidate will combine a track record of highly successful leadership and, preferably, have experience of working in both the UK and the Middle East. He or she must have the desire to work as part of a regional team, and to build a close relationship with the Regional CEO, his team and the regional family of schools.

The ideal Founding Principal will have an entrepreneurial attitude and a hands-on approach to opening the school successfully, with an exceptional curriculum and extensive co-curricular programme and an excellent founding staff in place. S/he will possess adaptability and resilience, intellect and conviction and an international perspective. First-class communication skills with the gravitas to act as a credible ambassador to a range of audiences is crucial and will be complemented by commercial acumen and personal drive. The successful candidate is most likely to have already gained experience as part of a school start-up team. A genuine alignment with the educational values of the project is of paramount importance and these will become clear in the detailed candidate brief.

Inspired has engaged the services of Odgers Berndtson to assist with the recruitment of a Founding Principal. A full candidate brief is available from

Letters of application and CVs should be sent by the closing date, Friday 9th April at 09.00 GMT.

Inspired is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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