Principal, Saudi Arabia

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Dhahran British Grammar SchoolSaudi Arabia

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

Principal for Dhahran British Grammar School required for August 2018

International Schools Group, Saudi Arabia (ISG) seeks a Principal for Dhahran British Grammar School. The role has arisen due to the promotion of the current Principal to the role of Superintendent ISG, effective August 1, 2017. For the 2017-2018 school year an Acting Principal has been appointed to lead the school.

The Principal of Dhahran British Grammar School will join a school leadership team consisting of Head of Primary and Head of Senior School. Each phase has its own leadership structure.

In addition the Principal will represent DBGS within a District senior leadership team that includes the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Director of Human Resources, Director of Finance, Director of Digital Learning, Director of Government Relations, and six other Principals/Headteachers.

Dhahran British Grammar School (DBGS) delivers a quality academic programme to over 750 students according to the precepts of the National Curriculum of England from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Key Stage 5, in an international context. The advertised position comes at an exciting time of development for the school and ISG. The school website will provide interested candidates with a good overview of DBGS:


Applications are invited from experienced educators, currently serving in a senior leadership capacity, and seeking a professional development opportunity as an aspirant leader. Applicants should note the following scenarios that may
emerge during the course of the year:

The person appointed to the Principal position will be required to maintain and further develop an academically successful school for families requiring a British style education in Saudi Arabia. The successful candidate will be required to model a highly collaborative leadership style in implementing curriculum initiatives, as well as incorporating the district’s vision for excellence in the 21 st century. The Principal will be expected to already evidence in their current role ISG’s core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, and acceptance, with a commitment to act.


Timeline for Search:

  • Week beginning June 12, 2017: position posted
  • July 7, 2017: application deadline
  • July 28 to August 23, 2017: select shortlisted candidates for initial interview
  • August 23 - September 22, 2017: shortlist interviews to take place, either remotely or in person depending on candidates’ current locations.
  • November - December 2017: finalists invited to Saudi Arabia for school/district visit and final interviews
  • January 2018 - Announcement of selected candidate

ISG reserves the right to close the selection if a suitable candidate is found prior to the dates indicated above.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply directly to ISG via Human Resources, for the attention of Shireen Saba. Send via email:

Please submit the following in a single PDF document, submitted no later than July 28th 2017:

  • Max 2-page letter explaining suitability for consideration as principal;
  • Max 2-page resume of relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Up to 5 contacts to serve as referees, which must include your current supervisor(s) (Head of School), and a previous supervisor.

A link to an online portfolio that provides additional examples of current experiences and skillsets is welcomed.

For further information or discussion about the position please call Tracy Kennedy, Director of Human Resources on 330 0555 Ext 3203. Additional information may be found about the International Schools Group by following the link to the district website:

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More about Dhahran British Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: PO Box 31677, Al-Khobar, 31952, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: +966 13 330 0555


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