Principal, Sri Lanka

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Stafford International SchoolSri Lanka

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Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Stafford International School, Sri Lanka are seeking to appoint a new Principal from August 2020 with the retirement of its current Principal. We are looking for an energetic, innovative and passionate leader who can build on the current successes and lead the school through the next phase of its development.

Stafford International School is a premier international school in Sri Lanka located in the heart of Colombo. Stafford is one of the oldest International Schools in Colombo and is a blend of tradition and innovation. We are proud of our academic achievements where exceptional results were obtained in the recent Cambridge IGCSE, AS Level and A Level examinations. The school is an approved center for both CIE and Edexcel examinations boards. The school has a current population of 1000 students with 110 academic staff. For further information about the school, please visit our website: 

The Principal will report directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for all academic and non-academic aspects of the school including promotion, compliance, human resource management, health and safety, security, school events, building management and management of budgets.

We are keen to hear from experienced and successful school leaders seeking a new challenge. Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a track record of raising teaching and learning standards
  • Have previous experience of delivering a UK style curriculum (essential)
  • Have experience working in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural setting (essential)
  • Have international school experience (desirable)


Benefits Package

The initial contract will be for three years, renewable by mutual agreement.  A competitive compensation package based on experience including housing allowance, medical insurance, relocation allowance and annual flight tickets will be offered to the successful candidate. This can be discussed further at the interview.

How to Apply

The closing date is Monday 24th February 2020. Please apply to the advert by completing the Tes application form and attaching your CV and covering letter.

Video interviews will be arranged immediately with selected candidates so early applications are encouraged.

Stafford is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and providing an International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC).

More about Stafford International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 37 Premasiri Khemadasa Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +94 11 2 694 592