Deputy Head – Academic/Director of Studies, Thailand

Closing date:

Denla British SchoolThailand

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: In the region of £75,000 plus attractive benefits package
Contract term: Permanent

The Opportunity

This is a unique career opportunity for an exceptional individual to lead and embed an outstanding academic programme at a premium British curriculum school for students aged 3-18 in Thailand. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to lead teams that deliver outstanding outcomes for students working towards (I)GCSE and A-Level examinations. They will have the ambition and leadership skills to help establish Denla British School as one of the very best schools, where students graduate with the skills, knowledge and qualities to succeed in the world’s best universities.

The School

Building on the outstanding success of Denla Kindergarten Schools, Denla British School opened in May 2017 for children aged 3 to 10 (EY1 to Year 6). The School will enrol students up to Year 8 in 2018/19 and then up to Year 13 (age 18) in subsequent years. Denla British School embraces the academic rigour and holistic style of education promoted by the British independent school system, whilst also remaining true to Thai culture and values. This distinct blend aims to ensure that all students excel academically and develop as able, well rounded individuals who are both internationally minded and appreciative of their Thai culture.

The Person

We want our Deputy Head to be someone who:

  • can demonstrable excellent track-record of curriculum leadership and management, including the use of innovative approaches.
  • has a successful track-record preparing students for (I)GCSE and A-Level examinations.
  • has experience or a strong understanding of British independent school education.
  • is an excellent leader with the ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and parents.
  • understands curriculum planning and assessment best practice and can oversee the school-wide implementation of this.

How to Apply

The Board of Denla British School have engaged EduReach Education ( ) to support them in the recruitment of the Deputy Head.

In order to apply, please consider the details of the candidate information pack and complete all sections of the application form. Completed applications should be sent to  by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18th August 2017

Preliminary discussions and first round interviews with candidates will take place on a rolling basis – early application is therefore advised. Final round interviews will then be arranged with candidates on an individual basis.

Should you wish to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Philippa Ibbs, Operations Executive, EduReach Education by emailing her at  or calling her on +44 207 340 8688.


Denla British School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks.

Job location

More about Denla British School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Nakhon In Frontage Road, Bangkhunkong, Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi, 11130, Thailand
Telephone: +66 62 445 3377
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Denla British School offers an outstanding education that promotes the qualities of:

  • an enhanced British curriculum;
  • academic excellence for all;
  • entrepreneurialism.

The School is initially enrolling students aged 3 – 11 (EY1 to Year 6); we will then ext...