High School Principal, Cyprus

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The English SchoolCyprus

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The English School, Nicosia, Cyprus is a selective co-educational, multi-ethnic English language secondary school that applies a rigorous selection process. The School systematically attracts students in the top 5% of their class and is generally considered on the Island to be the high school of choice. It was founded in 1900 and as such it is Cyprus’ oldest private school with long-held traditions. The School’s main goal is to prepare students to access high quality university education and to become global and democratic citizens. The School offers British-style secondary level education with its graduates consistently gaining entry into British universities though some may choose to attend universities in other countries. On any given year English School graduates can be found studying in some of Britain’s most illustrious universities. The School is committed to the principle of equal opportunities for all and seeks to uphold the rights of every individual within the School. The School has a student body of just over 1,000 students and employs over 100 full time teachers and about 20 part-time staff plus nearly 30 non-teaching staff members. The position reports to the School’s Board of Management

School’s academic programme: Is based on the model of British independent secondary schools. For the first 3 years students follow a broad general curriculum. After that students choose their programme of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with a compulsory core of English language, Literature, Mathematics and Modern Greek. From year 6 students construct an individual academic programme with five Advanced Supplementary (A) level courses being followed. In year 7 students choose to continue with four other subjects to Advanced Level (AL) with supporting programme continuing

What is expected of the Principal: As leader of the school community the Principal is expected to manage the School efficiently, to employ all its resources, academic, financial and others, productively and prudently and to bring to bear all his/her skills as manager and leader to ensure that the School continues to achieve academic excellence. As such s/he will be expected to follow and implement Board strategy, work within the ethos of the School as developed over more than a century, to cooperate closely with department heads and with the teachers as a group and individually, to apply high standards of discipline and academic achievement, to implement international good practice and to stay aware with world-wide practices, to implement and oversee the School’s extra-curricular activities and most importantly to utilize leadership and administrative skills in promoting the educational development of each student. Special involvement with graduating student applications to universities is expected of the Principal.  The Principal will also be expected to maintain a strong network with former students and their association.

Applicant requirements:   

  •  Ideally a Masters Degree or equivalent from a highly competitive university
  • Substantial experience as Principal /Head Teacher in selective schools
  • Strong communication and highly developed interpersonal skills (imperative)
  • Demonstrated programme implementation skills targeting objectives
  • Concern for people: students, teachers, parents, admin staff, associates and others

Salary and benefits:  The post pays well-above market rates as the School wishes to select a truly capable Principal: Annual salary: in the range of €85,000 - €100,000+, generous annual entertainment allowance (of about €5,000), accommodation and utilities. For applicant, spouse and dependent children that will be living in Cyprus the School provides: cost of inward (and end-of-service) fare, once a year return economy-class air-fare and medical cover.  Each party will be liable for meeting applicable statutory obligations, e.g. social insurance, taxes, etc

Employment contract. The employment contract will be for one year in the first instance. 

Declaration of interest: It is in the interest of applicants to submit their CV as early as possible. The CV should include details regarding: education, school management and leadership background and work experience. CVs should be submitted electronically to  Board.Post@Englishschool.ac.cy

Application deadline:   05.08.2017

* The English School, Nicosia is an equal-opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on account of race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.


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More about The English School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: P.O Box 23575, Nicosia, 1684, Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22 799300
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