Head of Secondary, Cairo

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Cairo English SchoolCairo

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

Cairo English School, established in 2006, is a vibrant and dynamic school where learning and student achievement reinforce the school’s reputation for excellence in education. At CES, more than 1750 students enjoy an English education that meets the latest English National Curriculum standards, IGCSE and IB Diploma programme requirements. A recent inspection 2018 by BSO (British Schools Overseas) described CES as a school that ‘provides high quality education’ where ‘students feel secure and valued within the friendly mutually trustful learning environment that prevails throughout the school.’ CES is situated 35km away from the hustle and bustle of historic Cairo in Mirage City an area that is rapidly developing into a prestigious accommodation and new facilities that include state of the art shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and sporting clubs.

CES is seeking an outstanding new Head of Secondary School. With the rapid expansion of the school together with its high academic expectations and demanding academic curriculum, this position will suit an experienced educator currently a Head of Secondary or a Deputy Head or equivalent. Working in Egypt is rewarding but demanding, and this post requires the appointee to be able to work both collaboratively and independently. A sound knowledge and experience of current educational thinking and specifically of curriculum development is preferred. The role and responsibilities will include: leadership and raising the levels of attainment and progress of students, motivating and inspiring as well as supervising a dedicated group of teachers. Also, ensuring accreditation standards are met, completing teacher and support staff appraisals in accordance with defined parameters. Professional learning opportunities are available to build capacity and competence within the school, encouraging teachers to work in teams with a common purpose, ensuring academic goals are attained, thoroughly documented and reported, and where appropriate putting intervention strategies in place to support and enrich student learning. The Head of Secondary School is expected to work collegially with the Head Teacher, Esol Education and other Heads of School and the Secondary School Deputy Head to ensure the school’s Guiding Statements and outstanding educational programmes are implemented comprehensively and creatively. The Head of Secondary School is expected to lead by example and by design, making sure all staff are held accountable for what is expected of them and that their successes are celebrated. Knowledge of the English National Curriculum and of the International Baccalaureate is essential. Timetabling experience and excellent ICT skills are necessary. BSO described the school as having ‘the capacity for future development’. 

The successful candidate will join a school that has excellent facilities, a group of dedicated teachers, happy polite and engaged students, a supportive parent body and an operational team that enables the school leaders to focus solely on educational objectives

This is a two-year contract in the first instance; it is expected that the successful candidate will develop and manage considerable growth in the Secondary School which as it is will have over 600 students by September 2019. 

Cairo English School is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. CES is an IB World School and is a BSO (British Schools Overseas ) inspected school. CES is also a member of British Schools of the Middle East (BSME), and Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS) .Please send your curriculum vitae, photograph, at least three reference contacts, a statement of your educational philosophy and two open references.

The Package for the Head of Secondary includes the following  :

  • Two year contract (renewable)
  • Annual flight or cash equivalent
  • Monthly cash housing allowance
  • Comprehensive international medical insurance
  • Settling-in allowance
  • 5% retirement benefit
  • Continuing professional development benefit
  • School Vehicle Provided


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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 17 years
Address: Mirage City, New Cairo, 11371, Egypt
Telephone: +20 2 2249 0200
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