Head of Primary School (Vice-Principal), Nepal

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The British School, Kathmandu, NepalNepal
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are looking for an inspirational Head of Primary School, who has a passion for teaching and learning, to lead our talented, innovative and committed teachers. This post would suit either an aspiring or a current Head who is committed to the pursuit of excellence and enjoys being part of a close community which values a holistic education.   

Our latest BSO OFSTED report found TBS to be ‘an excellent school: [which] provides an outstanding quality of education and demonstrates an exceptional flexibility in meeting the learning and personal needs of its students’. Established in 1966, The British School Kathmandu (TBS) provides for c.580 children aged 3 to 18 from approximately 40 countries. The school is oversubscribed and is extremely well regarded in the wider community. We were awarded TES Strategic Initiative of the Year 2016 for our community work in Dhading as well as SLT of the Year, Community Initiative of the Year and the overall British International School of the Year 2017. Staff have collaboratively developed a TBS learning policy and we adapt the English National Curriculum alongside the International Primary Curriculum to offer a creative and flexible curriculum that leads to Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels at Key Stages 4 & 5. The school is a founder member of the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and a fully accredited member of the Confederation of British International Schools (COBIS). 

Head of Primary School (Vice-Principal) is required for August 2019

All students and staff are committed to supporting the wider community through our wide-ranging TBS community programmes. All teachers also support and contribute actively to our cross-curricular days and weeks, our diverse programme of extra-curricular activities, and the PSHE programme.

The successful candidate will have recent UK/International experience of leading a team, be highly motivated and adaptable, dedicated to continuous improvement and possess appropriate UK qualifications (or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications). 

Staff members at The British School enjoy a stimulating, supportive working environment and pay and conditions compare very well with other international schools in the region given the relatively low cost of living in Kathmandu and Nepal. TBS net pay scales are above UK net pay scales and this is enhanced with an annual air ticket, end of contract gratuity, full medical cover, a housing allowance and the opportunity to work and live in a beautiful and fascinating country which is not without its challenges.  

Please submit a letter of application, application form, photograph & CV to Brian Platts, Principal, The British School, Kathmandu by Friday 25th January (early applications are encouraged).  Further details are available on request from recruitment@tbs.edu.np. Initial Skype interviews will take place until Friday 1st February.  

We have a dedicated online application system; all applications should be submitted here:https://teachapply.com/tbskathmandu/application.php?emp=1105&pos=123 

The British School Kathmandu is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures, including checks with past employers, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check, a Prohibition Order Check and the successful application of an ICPC (International Child Protection Certificate). Our safeguarding and safer recruitment policies are shared with all prospective candidates.

TBS does not discriminate with regard to race, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, political opinion, or disability.

The British School Kathmandu

Mr. Brian Platts


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Address: P.O. Box 566, Jhamsikhel, Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +977 15521794