Head of English Department, Sri Lanka

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The British School in ColomboSri Lanka

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Start date: from January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Head of English Department -  from January 2019

The Directors of the British School in Colombo (BSC) Sri Lanka, are seeking a new Head of English department 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 ENGLISH: RESPONSIBILITIES

The Head of English is responsible for leading a key department in the school. The Head of Department leads a group of experienced and well-qualified teachers to deliver an international educational experience for all senior school students. The Head of Department works closely with the Deputy Principal (Head of Senior School) and the Deputy Head (Academic) to provide the leadership and management needed to ensure the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.

C. THE HEAD OF ENGLISH – PERSON SPECIFICATION

BSC is seeking to appoint a leading educationalist with the drive, energy, vision and dedication needed to lead this important department in this thriving, international school. The successful candidate will have outstanding professional skills and personal qualities, with a record of high performance. We will be seeking accreditation under the British Schools Overseas framework and familiarisation with BSO standards would be a distinct advantage.

D. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE APPOINTMENT

The initial contract offered to the successful candidate will be for two 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 will be arranged immediately with selected candidates with the final interviews arranged for the week beginning Monday 15th 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...