Head of Primary KS1, Egypt

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Modern English School Cairo - PrimaryEgypt

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

BSO ‘OUTSTANDING’ SCHOOL SEEKS TO APPOINT A HEAD OF PRIMARY KS1 FOR AUGUST 2018 START

Modern English School Cairo offers a dynamic and vibrant learning environment where members of the school community feel cared for, challenged and inspired, just as our school motto proclaims.

We are regarded as a top contender in international education in Egypt and the MENA region, maintaining a reputation for providing quality educational opportunities for our students for almost three decades.  With 2200 students from EYFS to the completion of Secondary school, most of our students are with us for their 14-year school journey then leave us to take up places at some of the best universities around the world, including the UK, US, Canada and Egypt. Our purpose is to prepare future generations of leaders though an enriched curriculum which balances academic, creative and social development of the individual.  We boast a teaching staff of 165 properly qualified teachers, capitalising on their varied professional and life experiences to inform an approach to teaching that best suits our context, our aims and the needs of our learners.  Our school campus is well-equipped and generously resourced; specialist classrooms and outdoor areas provide learning environments which are conducive to authentic engagement in learning.

We seek to recruit a highly-competent school leader to oversee our EYFS provision (FS1 and FS2) as well as Years One and Two: 620 students, a Deputy Head, three Assistant Heads, 24 classroom teachers and a substantial team of Specialist teachers, Teaching Assistants and support staff.  We welcome applications from established Head Teachers as well as those with Deputy Head experience who are looking to develop their career further.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in leading staff in line with the objectives articulated in an established school development plan. He/She will contribute confidently to the whole school senior leadership forum, working particularly closely alongside the Head of Primary KS2 to maintain excellent provision for students in their formative years. We are looking for a visionary leader who demonstrates by good example and is student-centered in their approach. A good understanding of UK education initiatives in EYFS and lower Primary is important; experience of the UK curriculum in an international context is advantageous (although not a requirement). 

Candidates should be knowledgeable, inspiring, energetic, adaptable, enthusiastic school leaders with a draw to an active school life in a vibrantly changing, exciting city. 

Our benefits package includes:

  • Tax free salary in Pounds Sterling (25% paid in local currency at the bank exchange rate each month)
  • Monthly contribution to housing
  • Extensive support upon arrival in Cairo – a full induction programme including comprehensive assistance with sourcing and renting accommodation
  • Annual flight allowance
  • Free local and subsidised international health insurance
  • Free education for dependent children
  • Settling-in allowance
  • July & August vacation (paid)
  • Free transportation to and from school
  • End of service gratuity
  • Access to relevant professional development
  • An opportunity to be part of a very professional team of educators

More comprehensive details of our benefits package, including salary, will be sent to those shortlisted for interview. MES Cairo is committed to safe recruitment practices; thorough reference and security checks are undertaken on all successful candidates.

You can learn more about our school via our website www.mescairo.com, or by following Modern English School Cairo on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.  To express your interest in joining our teaching staff please access our online application portal at: www.mescairo.com/employment



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Address: P.O. Box 5, New Cairo, Tagamoa Khamis, Cairo, 11835, Egypt
Telephone: +20 2 2618 9600
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A BSO ‘Outstanding School’, Modern English School Cairo was established in 1990 with just 26 students; today the school population stands at 2100+ students. MES Cairo has gained an array of significant awards, memberships and accreditations. It is ...