Headteacher, Nigeria

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Blooming Greens SchoolNigeria

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Start date: August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term


Blooming Greens is a state-of-the-art primary school in an exclusive residential district in Lagos, one of the liveliest and most vibrant cities in Africa.

Now in its third year, the school has seen rapid growth and today has a pupil enrolment of over two hundred, with plans for this to increase further in the short to medium term.

The stated vision of the school is to be the preferred learning destination for nurturing the future leaders of the country through rigorous, but sensitive development of the mind, intellect and character.

No expense has been spared to ensure that the purpose-built school premises have everything required to provide a modern and technologically up to date education in the widest sense.

These facilities include well equipped classrooms, a science laboratory, a language laboratory, a sound proof music studio, a fine arts studio and a library. 


The teachers are well motivated and are passionate about delivering world class educational services using cutting edge facilities. They are constantly exposed to local and international professional training to keep them abreast with global practices.

They adopt international best practices in their lesson delivery, thereby providing an academic education of the highest possible standard.


The role is a broad and challenging one.   It involves further development of the curriculum, day to day leadership of both the academic and pastoral life of the school and forging positive relationships with all school stakeholders. 

The Head of School will have a passion for teaching and learning, strength in educational leadership, organisational and financial management skills, excellent inter-personal skills and the flair to be an ambassador for the school in the wider community.

The Board is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate who has a strong track-record in successful school leadership at Deputy or Headship level, ideally with international experience. 


  • Outstanding leadership, vision and delivery of the primary phase of the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Knowledge and experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) will be an added advantage
  • Experience of creating and maintaining a productive international environment which is engaging and fulfilling for all pupils including analysis of data to ensure they achieve their best
  • Success in establishing an effective organisational, community and management relationships in a developing context
  • Cultural sensitivity and a drive to develop the highest moral and ethical standards in pupils and staff of different backgrounds and nationalities
  • Business acumen with experience of developing and effectively managing school budgets
  • Significant experience of the National Curriculum of England and Wales and Qualified Teacher Status from the United Kingdom|
  • The skills and experience to prepare the school for successful membership with international bodies such as COBIS (The Council of British International Schools), CIPP (Cambridge Certified Primary School) and others.


The attractive package will include a  generous salary, accommodation, one return flight per year and use of a driver.


Mark Brooks Education is delighted to be assisting with this appointment.  Interested candidates are asked to submit an up to date CV with a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4 outlining their suitability for this role. 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 24th May 2019.

The CV should include the names and full contact details of three professional referees, one of whom is the candidate’s most recent supervisor/ line manager.  Referees will not be contacted without prior permission.


Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype. Please note that initial interviews will commence immediately on receipt of suitable applications. 


Applications should be sent by e-mail to: sarah.smith@markbrookseducation.com

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to . Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their most up to date child protection screening details including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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More about Blooming Greens School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 11 years
Address: 3 Connel Road, Off Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234 803 3342363
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