Head of Senior School, Rome, Italy

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St George's British International SchoolRome, Italy

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 or January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

St George's is seeking to appoint an experienced, well-qualified and inspirational Head of Senior School ideally beginning September 2019.

The ideal candidate will be an adaptable and innovative leader, a good motivator, communicator and administrator, capable of managing key aspects of a high-profile and academically successful British international school. The post holder would be a key member of the school’s Strategy Team along with the Principal and the Heads of each of the two Junior Schools.

Our School

St George’s British International School is a leading not-for-profit school, founded in 1958, to serve Rome’s international and expatriate communities. Today St George’s provides an outstanding education to 860 students from over 80 countries. St George’s follows the UK curriculum through to the completion of the (I)GCSE programme in Year 11. In the final two year’s of schooling, students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and benefit from an extensive range of subject choices. 

The school has two sites. The main campus is based at La Storta in the northern suburbs of Rome. Catering to students from ages 3 to 18, the campus is set in expansive grounds within beautiful panoramic views extending across to the mountains.  The learning facilities at the La Storta campus include fully equipped classrooms, seven science laboratories, two dedicated teaching rooms for Information Technology, a specialist Design and Technology area and a Music Department with a built-in recording studio. The work produced by the English Language, Music and Art departments is exceptional and regularly wins prizes. Sports facilities include a new generation all weather rugby pitch, floodlit AstroTurf soccer pitch, a cross-country trail, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a fully equipped sports centre and an all-weather multipurpose sports area.

Our second campus, located close to the Vatican in the centre of Rome, opened in 2017. Catering to Junior School students from age 3 to 11, the children benefit from bright, purpose-fitted classrooms that make use of the latest learning technologies. The campus incorporates a theatre, swimming pool and full-size gymnasium as well as specialist classrooms and music areas. 

The most recent cohort of students to graduate from St George’s obtained an overall average score of 35.4 points in the IB Diploma. They go on to study at many of the world’s leading universities, in particular in the United Kingdom, as well as in the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia. 

Our City 

Rome, the Eternal City, needs no introduction. Its role in world history, famous cuisine, natural beauty, and artistic heritage are well documented. Rome is a rewarding place in which to live and work; teachers, staff, students and parents alike benefit from the cities many cultural sites, restaurants and activities. Whether you enjoy skiing in the mountains, hiking in the hills, or strolling along the coast, you can easily access an exceptional range of opportunities.  

Your Role 

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Senior School to manage the day-to-day matters of the Senior School. We are looking for an experienced, well-qualified and inspirational Headteacher to lead the continued success and further development of this thriving section of the school.

Essential characteristics for St George’s applicants:

• to be in possession of a university degree in a related subject and an appropriate teaching qualification

• to have a distinguished record of teaching and senior leadership experience

• to have relevant recent experience as a Head or Deputy Head teacher

• to be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that allows for working in Italy. 

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now link to fill out an application form and submit it to jobs@stgeorge.school.it Please ensure that you include the Reference Number in the subject line of your email. 

Please do not submit a CV or send certificates or testimonials at this stage.

Shortlisted candidates will have references taken up prior to interview.

For further information, please visit www.stgeorge.school.it



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Via Cassia Km16, La Storta, Rome, 00123, Italy
Telephone: +39 6308 6001
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