Deputy Head / Head of Grammar School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Jeddah Prep and Grammar SchoolJeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous, tax free and negotiable
Contract term: Fixed Term

Jeddah Prep and Grammar School is a high-attaining, co-educational community school (charity status) with a strong tradition of excellence. The Board of Governors and the Headmaster are seeking a skilled and experienced educational innovator to lead on the development of Curriculum, Standards, Teaching and Learning at our school. 

As a school, we are proud of the strong outcomes for our pupils but with the potential to do even better. Ambitious and inclusive; caring while demanding; collaborative, visionary and inspirational are all words that would describe our school, and should describe any aspiring candidates for this role.

The right person will provide the strategic leadership that will engage our learning community, has a track record of curriculum design and developing innovative teaching practice. Someone who is visible, talented, aspirational, inclusive and motivational and is not afraid of challenging traditional orthodoxies will be successful in this role. We are also looking for an individual who is intellectually curious, engages extensively with evolving pedagogical discourse and has the capacity to lead, challenge and develop our teaching staff.

If this sounds like you, and if like us you are committed to children and their education and have a proven track record in middle and senior leadership of a school then we would like to hear from you.

Jeddah Prep and Grammar School is an ambitious and aspirational school, with a shared vision of academic excellence and personal development and challenge for all our pupils, from the ages of three to eighteen.  We are a proud member of COBIS, CAIE, BSME, SAIKAC, and ISBA. 

A willingness to contribute to the wider life of the School is essential.

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please therefore apply as soon as possible.

About Jeddah Prep and Grammar School

The School was established in 1967 to serve the needs of the British and Dutch expatriate communities in Jeddah. Today, JPGS welcomes expatriate and Saudi Arabian families alike, with students from a wide range of nationalities whilst retaining a family and community atmosphere. The School is heavily oversubscribed with waiting lists in almost all year groups. Children in the Prep School follow a modified version of the English National Curriculum with considerations to commence the Cambridge Primary Programme, possibly as soon as September 2019; whilst the Grammar School prepares pupils for Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) IGCSEs and International A Levels.

The School is located in the heart of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s most cosmopolitan and diverse city, where an ultra-modern cityscape lies close to the UNESCO old city of Al-Balad, a piece of old Arabia at its best. Jeddah lies on the Red Sea coast, boasting some of the best private beaches and unspoiled scuba diving to found in the world, and is not far from extensive areas of mountains and desert which offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities and unique cultural experiences.

Salary and Benefits

JPGS offers colleagues a highly competitive, tax-free salary with generous end of service benefits, accommodation on or near to the School campus, a relocation allowance, free tuition at the School for up to two children, BUPA Gold Medical Insurance and annual flight allowances. The school has excellent facilities and is fully resourced throughout.

How to apply

Please use the 'Quick Apply' link to apply directly to the school.

Alternatively, to apply for this position, the following documents are required.

• A full CV containing a recent photograph and details of three referees, one of whom must be your current or last employer.

• A Letter of Application of no more than two pages of A4, detailing your interest in the position and all relevant skills and attributes you wish to bring to our attention. 

Both documents should be sent as attachments via email to the Headmaster, Mr Mark S. Bedford, via his PA, Mrs Nicola Cunningham, hmsec@jpgs.org. The closing date for applications for this position is Friday 20th April 2019 although initial interviews via Skype or telephone may take place before then.

Jeddah Prep and Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an ACRO (or equivalent) police check, written and verbal references and other background checks as required for entrance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Al Amal Street, Al Naeem District, Jeddah, 21442, Saudi Arabia.
Telephone: +966 2654 2354
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About Jeddah Prep and Grammar School

The International British/Dutch School was opened in 1967 in a two-room villa off Tahlia St. with the intention to provide an education to the young children of primarily expatriate British and Dutch workers, and ...