Head of Secondary School, Spain

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The British School of NavarraSpain

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Start date: August 14th 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Secondary School
British School Navarra

Job Summary

The British School Navarra is a member of the British Schools Foundation. The school has recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility with 300 seat theatre, open classrooms and large covered sports pitches.

BSNV is seeking an inspirational and energetic person to lead the development of our Secondary school. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of strong leadership across a secondary 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 this excellent school through the next phase of its development.

A key priority for the successful candidate will be to prepare for and introduce A-Levels from August 2019 and launch our first 6th form. The ideal candidate should have experience in developing new schools liaising with examination boards and have a deep knowledge of University entry both in UK and overseas.

Suitable candidates for this post will:

  • Lead the planning and development of the Secondary school and take charge of its day-to-day operations
  • Have a proven track record of teaching successfully at A-Level
  • Foster a culture of high standards that aims to bring out the best in every member of the school
  • Ensure the Secondary school is properly staffed with the highest possible calibre professionals.
  • Establish an excellent (I)GCSE Key Stage 4 and A-Level programme
  • Lead the Secondary school through a successful ISI inspection
  • Work closely with colleagues on the Senior Leadership Team to strategically improve the school
  • Develop a roadmap for the implementation of the A-Levels and 6th form
  • Provide clear and positive leadership in an exciting, developing school.

The closing date is Wednesday October 31st 2018.

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 check is required.

To apply for this post please complete our online application.
Please visit our www.bsn.org.es  to find out more about the school.

Salary: Competitive
Employer: The British School Navarra
Location: Navarra, Spain
Start Date: August 14th 2019
Closing Date: October 31st 2018
Employer website: www.bsn.org.es

Employer Information

The British School Navarra was established in August 2010.  The school has experienced sustained growth and it has now grown to incorporate EYFS, Primary and Secondary School to Year 11 with over 150 pupils on roll.

The British School Navarra offers the English National Curriculum in an international context. While following the structure of the ENC as a minimum expectation, much of our work is adapted to reflect the context of the school.  Our children are bright, motivated and talented individuals from international backgrounds and our curriculum reflects this.  For example, all of our students study Spanish as part of the curriculum and enjoy specialist lessons in PE and Music.

Phases: Early Years-Secondary
Present Age Range:  2 - 15
Gender: Mixed Co-Ed.
No. of Pupils: 170+
School Type: Mainstream
Funding Status: Independent
Website: www.bsn.org.es

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. 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 British School of Navarra believes strongly that IT should be central to our teaching and learning.

The British School is a member of COBIS, which provides access to a range of opportunities for staff and pupils alike.  The vision of all BSF schools is to complete successful external accreditations and inspections on a regular cycle to ensure that our educational quality if of the highest possible standard.

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. All of our current Heads of school were initially class teachers!

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

Job location

More about The British School of Navarra
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 15 years
Address: Camino Ardanez 4,, Gorralz, Navarra, 31620, Spain
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...