School Details –
At HeadStart we aim to stimulate students’ minds, as well as to encourage them to push beyond perceived traditional academic boundaries. It is our intention that through employing dedicated, enthusiastic and inspiring teachers, we will enthuse all our students to reach their potential and exceed expectations. We deliver a well-rounded personalised educational experience. We pride ourselves in being a community school, emphasising individual learning.
HeadStart is based in the centre of Phuket Island and gained ‘International School’ status in 2010. We are now a fully accredited International School with The Education Development Trust, having been awarded the International Schools Quality Mark (ISQM). The most recent accreditation showed the school to be a ‘Good School with Outstanding Features’.
We have been offering Cambridge qualifications throughout all Key Stages and iGCSEs for many years. The school now has over 650 students on roll and is oversubscribed in most year groups.
In August 2015 the school entered the latest phase in its exciting and rapid development when we moved into to a new state of the art campus. As part of the move to the new school, we also opened our Sixth-Form and had the first cohort completing their A Level examinations in 2017. Some of these students have been with HeadStart since the very beginning and have now graduated to worldwide universities.
Head of Secondary –
We are seeking to appoint, with effect from January 2019, an inspirational Head of Secondary who will lead the Secondary phase of the school towards a gold (outstanding) accreditation in May 2020.
The candidate should have a wide range of experience in educational leadership and have a clear vision for how to guide a school towards an outstanding rating.
It is essential to have proven people management skills and the ability to work with key stakeholders.
The candidate must be available for a January 2019 start due to the promotion of the existing post holder to Headmaster.
Requirements / Application Details –
· At least 10 years teachers experience in a British Curriculum School
· Previous experience in an international school setting
· Previously held roles within school leadership/management
· Evidence of driving forward school improvement through a leadership role
· Excellent people management skills
· MUST be available for a January 209 start
· A recognised teaching qualification, BEd., PGCE, iPGCSE or Equivalent
· Native-level English speaker
· Previous experience in Thailand
· Masters level qualification in Education
· Experience of working with the Education Development Trust in terms of school accreditation
· NPQH Qualification
(Full details of salary package and terms and conditions will be sent to short-listed candidates)
· Private medical insurance
· 2 year renewable contract
· Short-Term Accommodation on arrival to help the settling process
· Free lunch and beverages during the school day
· Significant end of contract bonuses.
Interested candidates should complete the HeadStart Application form which is attached to this post (or available to download from our School Website) and submit this along with their CV and Covering Letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Sunday 21st October 2018; however, we encourage early applications and reserve the right to make an appointment to the ideal candidate before this date.
PLEASE NOTE: HeadStart International School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.
Shortlisted candidates will be sent full salary details and be invited for interview (via Skype).
For further details please visit our school website at: www.headstartphuket.com
CANDIDATES WITHOUT A DEGREE AND A RECOGNISED TEACHING QUALIFICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT MEET THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS WILL ALSO NOT BE CONSIDERED.
We do not except applications from candidates with only a TEFL or equivalent qualification.