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Deputy Head Academic

Stafford International SchoolSri Lanka

With the appointment of a new Principal Stafford (Sri Lanka’s oldest and highly respected International School) is seeking to restructure and further improve. We are seeking a Deputy Head to drive forward our excellent teaching and learning strategies and further enhance them. The position would suit someone with strong CPD credentials, experience of structure and systems, and a good people person.


Stafford International School offers the EYFS Curriculum for England and for children in Years 1 – 6 the school provides the English National Curriculum, developed to suit our international context. We then go on to do IGCSE’s and A Levels with excellent results. Pupils subsequently go off to top universities around the world. The school is highly popular with waiting lists for students to join the school in most year groups. 

We currently have around 1100 students and about 110 teachers across the school. With year groups around 75 we pride ourselves on a strong family atmosphere. It is lovely to teach student who want to learn and do well, and discipline is not really an issue here.

The school is located in Colombo 7 (the Knightsbridge of Colombo). The school buildings have air-conditioning and provide good facilities. The school has high-quality internet throughout the entire campus and all children from Year 10 to Year 13 use a laptop at school every day.

Sri Lanka is a beautiful, green paradise: with year-round good weather, friendly people, and magnificent flora and fauna. It is an island steeped in history, it has amazing World Heritage sites and fabulous beaches and hotels. It has frequently been voted as one of the world's best tourist destinations. Known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” it is not hard to see why.

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The initial contract offered to the successful candidate will be for three years, renewable thereafter by mutual agreement. The attractive compensation package will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.

Key benefits for the successful candidate will include

  • Free accommodation
  • Free medical cover for employee and family
  • Free schooling
  • Free annual return flights to home country
  • Relocation allowance
  • End of contract gratuity


Suitably qualified candidates should complete CV and upload a letter of application (no more than two pages) outlining why the candidate believes their experience and qualifications will enable them to be successful in this challenging role. This should be sent to Catherine Daniels at the email address below.

Should applicants wish to have an off the record chat with our consultant we invite them to contact Catherine Daniels at ASQ Education. + 44 (0)20 83232693 or 07732815890

Closing date: 5th December 2021

Video interviews are scheduled to take place shortly after the closing date. However, SIS reserves the right to invite selected candidates for interview in advance of this schedule, and may make an early appointment should the right candidate materialise.

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