Head of Primary School, Navarra, Spain

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The British School of NavarraNavarra, Spain

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Start date: August 14th 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Primary School

Suitable candidates for this post will:

  • Lead the planning and development of the Primary school and take charge of its day-to-day operations
  • Have a proven track record of teaching and leading successfully at Primary Level
  • Foster a culture of high standards that aims to bring out the best in every member of the school
  • Ensure the Primary school is properly staffed with the highest possible calibre professionals.
  • Lead the Primary school through future inspections
  • Work closely with colleagues on the Senior Leadership Team to strategically improve the school
  • Provide clear and positive leadership in an exciting, developing school.


The ideal candidate will have experience in leadership across a primary school and will possess the ability, energy and aspiration to lead a team in pursuit of the highest educational standards. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly capable educator to lead a growing team.

Job Summary
Remuneration includes a competitive salary, relocation allowance and bursaries for accompanying children. The school and BSF provide strong opportunities for ongoing professional development.

The British Schools Foundation (BSF) and all BSF schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening including checks with past employers. An enhanced DBS/ICPC is required.

BSF is committed to providing equal opportunities to all pupils, staff, applicants and other members of the community in a safe, happy environment where all can succeed and where cultural diversity is celebrated. We aim to ensure that there is no discrimination of any kind on grounds of gender, race, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, cultural background, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

To apply for this post please complete our BSF online application which is accessible through our website www.bsn.org.es (Go to staff - join us and click on the Head of Primary position)

Our School

  • Phases: Early Years-Secondary
  • Present Age Range: 2 - 17
  • Gender: Mixed Co-Ed.
  • No. of Pupils: 200+
  • School Type: Mainstream
  • Funding Status: Independent


The British School Navarra was established in August 2010. The school has experienced steady growth and it has now grown to incorporate EYFS, Primary and Secondary School to 6th Form with over 200 pupils on roll.

First time visitors to our school often comment on the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that our community has established. We believe strongly that all members of our community should enjoy positive relationships.

The British School Navarra is part of a network of British School Foundation schools. While each school is organised appropriately to reflect the context in which it is set, our schools share a common ethos set out in the BSF Charter. We believe in the personal development of all pupils alongside academic excellence. The British School Navarra offers the English National Curriculum in an international context. While following the ENC as a minimum expectation, much of our work is adapted to reflect the context of the school. We offer a breadth of experience for all and a strong sense of community and citizenship. Our aspiration is to provide world-class education.

The vision of all BSF schools is to complete successful external accreditations (NABSS & COBIS Compliance Inspections confirmed for April 2020) and inspections on a regular cycle to ensure that our educational quality if of the highest possible standard. The British School Navarra is a member of COBIS.

Our staff work very hard but are well rewarded personally and professionally. As a result, many of our teachers gain a strong affinity for the school and find it hard to leave. Many that do leave, choose to stay within our network of schools and several have enjoyed promotions within the foundation.

The British School Navarra is an exciting and enriching place to work and looks forward to greeting new members of staff who have the skills, energy and enthusiasm to thrive in the positive environment that we offer.

For further details please visit our website: www.bsn.org.es



More about The British School of Navarra
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 15 years
Address: Camino Ardanez 4,, Gorralz, Navarra, 31620, Spain. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +34 948 242 826

History and Ethos

The British School of Navarra (BSN) is the leading international school in Navarra offering contemporary British international education to students in Early Years, Primary and Secondary education. Since opening in 2010, BSN has bec...