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Head of Secondary School

New Cairo British International SchoolEgypt

Job title: Head of Secondary

Employed by: NCBIS to support the vision, positive ethos and policies of the school. 

Responsible to: The Principal

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree with PGCE, QTS or equivalent, ideally with the NPQH or Masters

Experience: Minimum of 7 years teaching experience with 2 years of experience working as a Deputy Head or Head of Secondary.

For August 2022, New Cairo British International School (NCBIS) is looking to recruit an outstanding full-time Head of Secondary.

Summary of Role: 

The core purpose of this role is to provide professional, highly effective leadership and management that will achieve outstanding achievement in all aspects of Secondary School life. The Head of Secondary promotes the NCBIS vision and gives clear direction that is shared by all members of the Secondary School and the Leadership Team. 

NCBIS is the leading British international, not-for-profit school in Egypt and is an authorised IB World School with more than 60 nationalities represented among 740 students aged 3-18. The student population is made up of around 60% expatriate and 40% Egyptians who must have dual nationality. NCBIS is renowned for the excellence of its educational programmes, which includes a strong CAS element across the school, and a welcoming learning environment.

The secondary school students follow the English National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 and then take the Edexcel International GCSE examinations in Year 11 and the AL or IB Diploma in Years 12 and 13. The school is fully accredited by CIS and we are members of COBIS and BSME.

We are located in New Cairo, a quiet and tranquil part of Cairo. The small class sizes contribute to our sense of family and enable us to give all our students the attention they require. Our parents are committed partners and play a vital role in creating this enriching cultural environment.

Interested applicants should:

● have a passion for learning, with experience of current best practice.

● understand the needs of students from multilingual backgrounds.

● have UK or equivalent teaching qualifications.

● have proven experience of teaching to at least IBDP and/or A level.

● be committed and hard-working, with high expectations of themselves and the children in their care.

● demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and a strong sense of collegiality.

● be able to incorporate ICT in their practice.

● possess humour, energy, flexibility and a positive outlook.

● be open to the many opportunities and some challenges that living in Egypt will bring.

In addition to working in a learning-focused, forward-thinking and supportive not-for-profit school, you will receive a generous package including: 

● highly competitive tax-free salary .

● accommodation allowance.

● comprehensive international private medical cover.

● Free primary education and secondary education for your dependent children (where applicable).

● Annual Home Leave Allowance for employee and each dependent.

● re-signing on bonus upon contract renewal.

Employment terms are initially a two-year contract which can be extended annually. 

NCBIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. NCBIS is aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. In accordance with UK Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation. Appointed teachers from the United Kingdom are required to provide, at their own cost, and before travel arrangements are confirmed, an International Child Protection Certificate (UK) (refer: and full police clearance (translated into English) for prior countries of residence for the last 5 years - no older than 6 months prior to leaving the country is necessary for all appointees who are working, or who have worked, in countries outside the United Kingdom. To assist newly appointed staff, there is a country by country checklist for the procedures for obtaining a police clearance:

To find out more about the school, please visit our website at 

To apply please complete the TES application form at 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th December. The school reserves the right to appoint earlier if an exceptional candidate applies for the post, so early applications are strongly encouraged. Interviews for candidates will be held by Zoom.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The NCBIS Team

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