Head of Secondary School, Spain

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St George´s School Málaga, Spain

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018 (or earliest start thereafter)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

St George´s School Malaga is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

The school

St George´s School Malaga is the only British style school in Malaga. The school offers a high quality British style education for both local and international students aged 3 – 18. St George´s School Malaga teaches the English National Curriculum in EYFS, KS1, 2 and 3, the iGCSE in Years 10 and 11, and the Advanced Level programme in Years 12 and 13. Our students go on to study at top European universities. There are currently over 700 students attending the school. Learning takes place in well-resourced classrooms, delivered by internationally qualified educators who prepare students for an international future as global citizens. 

The location

The school is located in a northern suburb of Malaga, a beautiful city on the Andalusian coast. The climate in Malaga is most agreeable all year round.

The Post

The recently appointed Head of School requires a Head of Secondary to support them in taking the School forward on its journey of excellence. Applications are invited from experienced and dynamic educational leaders who hold a relevant teaching degree, have appropriate work experience and have a clear understanding of teaching at KS3, 4 and 5 levels. Individuals must be outstanding teaching practitioners, have the ability to provide a model of excellent classroom practice, be highly committed, and possess excellent IT, organisational and communication skills. 

St George´s School Malaga has high expectations of its staff and welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred applicants who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning. Successful candidates will have an excellent up-to-date knowledge of curriculum developments, be passionate about children both within and outside the classroom, and enjoy inspiring students through a student-centred approach to learning.
Please state in your letter your curriculum specialisms and how your previous experience will ensure you will be successful in this role. Every member of the teaching staff is expected to contribute to the wider community aspect of school life.

Essential Criteria

Since we are a British style school we will only consider applications from candidates who: 

  • are UK nationals and have QTS status or equivalent, recognised for the purposes of teaching in the UK or overseas and hold an appropriate PGCE qualification.
  • have a minimum of 2 years’ leadership experience in a school in the UK or British style school overseas (exceptional NQTs may be considered)
  • are in possession of an up to date Police Clearance / DBS certificate from the country of your most recent teaching post (This will be required to be presented at any future interview)
  • demonstrate in their letter of application how they will use their experience to address the challenges of teaching expatriate and local children in a British style school in Spain.

We only wish to receive applications from people who are truly attracted to and interested in working at our school in Malaga. Therefore, speculative generic CV's will not be considered. 

Teachers at St George´s School Malaga:

  • are passionate about education,
  • inspire their pupils through their engaging and demanding teaching,
  • participate in all aspects of school life creating a warm and safe community to which parents, staff and students are proud to belong
  • are flexible and have a sense of humour

If this describes you then we would welcome an application from you. Your application should be submitted by email, (CV and cover letter and names and email contacts of three referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer) to the Headteacher, Mr Alec Jiggins, at head.malaga@stgeorge.es 

Closing date 20th October 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and interviews will be held by Skype in October 2017. St George´s School Malaga actively considers applications from teaching couples. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found. If shortlisted, you will have to present a current DBS certificate or Police Check from your current country of employment, copies of teaching qualifications which would allow you to teach in a British school and proof of identity.

Application pack – downloads

Job location

More about St George´s School Málaga
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Avenida Centaurea 8, Cerrado Calderón, Malaga, 29018, Spain
Telephone: +34 952 290 149
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St George’s School Málaga is a mixed, non-denominational all-through school with sixth form situated in the residential area of Cerrado Calderón in Málaga, southern Spain. It is a state school that focuses on delivering ‘A British Education’, mostly ...