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Director of Studies - September 2022 - The English School, Kuwait

The English SchoolKuwait

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the leadership team at The English School, Kuwait in the role of Director of Studies. This established and well reputed school is at an exciting stage of its development. Classed as excellent in our 2019 ISI inspection, TES is a happy and thriving school serving the English speaking community in Kuwait. It is widely renowned for its excellence within the community and Middle East.

A first choice school for many parents in Kuwait and UK qualified teaching staff, it strives to maintain a values driven curriculum with high academic rigour and outstanding pastoral care.

The successful candidate will be a proven or aspiring leader able to inspire, coach and support our accomplished and hard working heads of department and teachers alike. They will work collaboratively to drive results further forward and support all academic staff to ensure each pupil’s education is memorable and special. 

A sound knowledge and willingness to develop data and tracking; pupil progress; the English National curriculum from EYFS - KS3; reporting; timetabling; staff performance management, departmental and curriculum improvement and the ability to lead or support whole school initiatives is requisite. Staff across the school are committed and enthusiastic practitioners, therefore, an ability to nurture excellence, be approachable and identify further areas in which to improve is also required within this role. Furthermore, the successful candidate, working in collaboration with colleagues, will ensure parent and pupil satisfaction rates remain very high.

The Director of Studies will be part of a small leadership team and work closely with the Senior Management and Head of Pre Prep; the successful candidate will also manage the Assistant Director of Studies. Flexibility is required within the role and the ability to be proactive, a team player and outcome driven is essential. A sense of humour is also very advantageous!

The English School, Kuwait is a remarkable and supportive school in which to undertake the next step in your career. Should you possess high levels of creativity, superb interpersonal skills, an excellent command of spoken and written English, be self driven and knowledgeable within education, we urge you to apply. It is a very special role; qualifications within leadership are desirable, however not essential where prior experience and track records are favourable. The current postholder will be available for an informal conversation to those candidates interested; please make this request via your application. Early applications are encouraged and the school reserves the right to appoint the successful candidate prior to the closing date.

The Director of Studies Job Description is available here

The position is full time and the successful candidate will need to be available and in Kuwait mid-August 2022.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children - successful applicants will be subject to relevant Child Protection and reference checks.

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