Head of Early Years, Kampala, Uganda

Closing date:Expiring soon

Heritage International SchoolKampala, Uganda

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package depending on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an experienced and well qualified EYFS practitioner who is looking to develop leadership skills in an international setting? Are you a committed Christian who would relish the chance to integrate your faith into your professional practice? Are you interested in living and working in a country so beautiful Winston Churchill declared it ‘the pearl of Africa?’ If so then Heritage International School would love to hear from you.

We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Head of Early Years to take our EYFS provision to the next phase of development. This is a senior leadership position and the successful candidate would be expected to take the lead in planning, delivering, resourcing and assessing our curriculum. We are aiming to have the provision fully accredited by ACSI next academic year and this position will be a crucial part of achieving that goal.

The Early Years department currently has 51 students and a team of 4 teachers and 4 teaching assistants. There are 2 playgroup classes (2-3 year olds) and 1 Junior Kindergarten class (3-5 year olds). It is located in a purpose-built area of the school which has 4 classrooms alongside an outdoor space. 

Heritage International School is an all-age Christian international school located in the suburbs of Kampala, Uganda. It opened in 1994 to support children of ex-pat missionaries but has since expanded to welcome those of all faiths and none, whilst still remaining true to its core Christian values. We have over 40 nationalities represented and enrollment is currently at 435. 

We offer a generous benefits package to our international staff including: a return flight per year of contract, housing, 2 bursaries for staff children, a competitive monthly allowance and medical insurance. Preference will be given to those candidates who can commit to a two-year contract. 

Application is via the online TES application form. Please give details of your Christian commitment in the supporting statement and ensure that your statement covers the person specification below. Alternatively you may send an up-to-date CV/Resume to headofschool@heritage.co.ug along with a letter of application detailing why you are a suitable candidate for the position.   If you require further information about the position itself then please contact our Elementary Principal, Mrs Laura Agaba, principalelementary@heritage.co.ug.

Closing date for applications: 10 am on Friday 18th October

Interviews will be via Skype on Monday 21st October 

Heritage International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants will be subject to child protection screening, including checks with past employers, the UK Disclosure and Barring Service and/or authorities in other countries.

More about Heritage International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
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