Head of Primary, Ecuador

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The British School QuitoEcuador

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a fully qualified teacher, with a relevant Bachelor degree and PGCE or BEd from the UK?
Do you have previous teaching and management experience in a maintained, independent or international British style primary school, or do you know someone that does?

If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join the British School Quito, as Head of Primary at our successful and growing school.

The British School, Quito has a unique family ethos with enthusiastic bi-lingual pupils who are engaged in their learning. Whilst proud of its historical roots and traditions, the school is always embracing change and innovation and has an exciting vision for the future.

We invite applications from experienced and dynamic practitioners who have a proven track record of successful leadership in a whole school context. We are seeking someone with a creative and innovative approach to primary education that achieves both outstanding results and happy children. We welcome candidates who have a commitment to the clear values we live our daily learning lives by.

There are currently 200 children in our primary school from nursery to Year 6. Our staff are UK qualified and have a rich range of experiences and talents. Our families are supportive and share the high ambitions of the leadership team for the school.

The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team and play a key role in the development and implementation of the School’s strategic plan. To find out more about us please take some time to look at our website and our facebook page.

The school forms part of the Orbital Education group, an expanding group of international schools providing a British Education to an internationally diverse student population. In addition to our school in Quito, the Orbital group have schools in other culturally attractive and historically important destinations, such as Spain, Hungary, Russia, Shanghai, Slovenia and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop schools in new regions across the globe. As part of the Orbital group, our staff have the opportunity to work and collaborate with colleagues around the world, as well as the opportunity to be considered for roles at other schools within the group, after two or more years’ successful employment.

If you have the experience and the desire to join us, then please submit your application to the Principal, Mrs. Emma Newman at headofprimary.2018.quito@orbital.education and enewman@britishschoolquito.edu.ec  by March 31st 2018.  You should ensure you review the attached job description prior to applying and your application should detail how you meet the core requirements of the role.  You are welcome to arrange an informal discussion about the role, should this assist your application

Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype during the week beginning April 9th. Thereafter, short-listed candidates will be interviewed in Quito on the 19th and 20th of April 2018. Due to the number of applications being received, we may not be able to contact all candidates if your application is unsuccessful. Accordingly, if you have not heard from us before Friday 20 April 2018, you should assume that unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

The British School, Quito is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check. The British School, Quito is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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More about The British School Quito
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Via Cununyacu 2.5km, Tumbaco, PO Box 17-21-52, Quito, Ecuador
Telephone: +593 2 237 4649
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