Head of School, Bogota, Colombia

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The English School BogotaBogota, Colombia

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

A later start date of January or August 2019, will be considered for the right candidate 

The Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a Head of School with a clear vision of British education. The ideal candidate will be an existing Head, or Deputy Head with significant leadership experience in a successful school. A developed understanding of education, cultural and linguistic awareness, and a passion for teaching and learning. 

The English School is an international school of British tradition, which embraces and capitalizes on intercultural learning, inclusion and differentiation. Our community is committed to provide a safe environment that prioritizes the well-being and care of our students. The English School is an IB World School authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme. 

The English School offers education for students from 2 years old until 18 years old. We are committed to fulfilling our mission statement “The English Way”, actively upholding our core values of respect, trust, and integrity through the IB learning profile. All our values are embedded in the IB learner profile.

The English School-TES opened its doors in 1961 and has a long history of innovation, being one of the first International Baccalaureate schools in Bogota. Fifty-seven years later TES has 1,696 students and 398 members of teaching and administrative staff, representing 21 nationalities. Set in a 15-acre campus, The English School is a thriving and popular school with an excellent reputation in Bogota and worldwide. Activities include a wide range of sports, technology and laboratory facilities. 

Students take an active role in community services by participating in fundraising activities, sports and the arts. Students also partake in international service trips as well as leadership activities such as the Model United Nations, for which the school has developed a reputation as offering a high standard of debate.

Salary and Benefits

  • Initial two year contract, renewable by mutual consent 
  • A competitive salary according to experience and qualifications
  • Benefits include: Housing allowance, health and life insurance, food allowance, telephone allowance and performance bonus. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 8 June 

Please apply by submitting the online application form and sending a cover letter and CV by email to Maureen.Lacey@tes.com

We will contact referees for shortlisted candidates after receiving the consent of the candidates 

For more information about this position or to have an informal discussion about your application, please contact Maureen Lacey at TES, on 020 3194 9638.

The English School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Job location

More about The English School Bogota
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Calle 170, No. 15-68, Bogata, Distrito Capital, Colombia
Telephone: +57 1 6767700
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The English School is undergoing a full strategic review at the current time.  We are also in the initial stages of our bid for accreditation with CIS.  The current draft of our guiding statements are as follows:


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