Deputy Principal (Head of Senior School), Sri Lanka

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The British School in ColomboSri Lanka

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


Deputy Principal (Head of Senior School) -  from January 2019

The Directors of the British School in Colombo (BSC) Sri Lanka, are seeking a new Deputy Principal (Head of Senior School) to start in January 2019.

A. THE SCHOOL

BSC was founded in 1994 and has a current population of 1400 students of 48 nationalities with 170 academic staff. BSC offers the English National Curriculum, with students entered for Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels
The school is highly popular with waiting lists for students to join the school in most year groups. 

For further information about the School, please see https://britishschool.lk

B. THE HEAD OF SCHOOL - RESPONSIBILITIES

The Deputy Principal (Head of Senior School) is responsible for providing a challenging, effective, well-rounded international educational experience for all senior school students. The Deputy Principal works closely with the Principal and the Deputy Principal (Head of Junior School) to provide the leadership and management needed to ensure the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.

C. THE HEAD OF SCHOOL – PERSON SPECIFICATION

BSC is seeking to appoint a leading educationalist with the drive, energy, vision and dedication needed to lead the senior school in the next step of our development. We will be seeking accreditation under the British Schools Overseas framework and familiarisation with BSO standards would be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will have outstanding professional skills and personal qualities, with a proven track record of success in school leadership.

D. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE APPOINTMENT

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.

E. THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Suitably qualified candidates should send to the Principal, Dr John Scarth, at Dilhani.kamalaneson@britishschool.lk  the following:

  • a letter of application (no more than two pages), briefly outlining why the candidate wishes to apply for this position, with a clear indication of their educational philosophy and approach to school leadership
  • a completed BSC Application Form
  • a recent, and clear, head-and-shoulders photograph

Closing date: Friday 14th September

Video interviews are scheduled to take place during the week beginning Monday 24th September with the final interviews in Colombo during the week beginning Monday 8th October. However, BSC reserves the right to invite selected candidates to interviews in advance of this schedule.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 63, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 532 9329
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The British School in Colombo is one of the leading British schools in the subcontinent, and has an enviable reputation for providing high quality education in a caring, nurturing environment. Sri Lanka is coming out of a period of conflict and the s...