Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic Senior Leader with experience across the English National Curriculum, seeking a challenging new opportunity overseas? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join our successful International school in Quito, Ecuador, as Principal.
About the School
British School Quito (BSQ) https://britishschoolquito.edu.ec/ is an Internationally acclaimed 3-18 school in Quito, Ecuador, offering high-quality education to a diverse group of 300+ students from over thirty countries across the globe. Located in the beautiful Cumbaya valley to the East of Quito and 20 minutes from the airport, the school has a mixture of mainly UK and Internationally trained teachers, working alongside local Ecuadorian trained staff.
BSQ is a foundation school, licensed and accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education.
We are also an IB World School, accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools. The school enjoys an outstanding reputation and strong support from the British-Ecuadorian business and diplomatic communities. A British National Curriculum is taught from ages 3-16, with the International Baccalaureate taught post 16; academic standards are high with many graduates going on to study in the world’s top universities.
BSQ has a friendly, family atmosphere with strong links to local Ecuadorian language and culture. It also forms part of the Orbital Education group https://orbitaled.com/ an expanding group of international schools providing quality Education to an internationally diverse student population.
About the Opportunity
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Senior School Leader, to lead the school through the next period of exciting development. The role would ideally start from January 2024 onwards, although start dates later in the year will be considered dependent upon candidate availability. Candidates should confirm their earliest availability when making their application.
In the role of Principal, you will be responsible for working with the Orbital Leadership team and local stakeholders to drive the strategic direction of the school, in addition to overseeing the operational leadership of the Heads of School. School leadership is a close partnership with the Foundation director, who leads a strong non-academic administration team of HR, finance, marketing and site operations services.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of outstanding senior educational leadership, preferably with experience in British style international schools.
This is a perfect opportunity for a Senior leader wanting to experience all the natural and cultural wonders of Latin and South America, alongside the opportunity to shape the delivery of international education at a high-quality education establishment. As a small school setting, it would suit an ambitious and experienced senior leader seeking to step up to their first Principal opportunity.
You will be a visionary, strategic leader and a committed team player who demonstrates a collaborative approach to working with others. You should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with all of the school’s stakeholders. The ideal candidate for this exciting and challenging role will be able to demonstrate:
UK-based teaching qualifications and experience.
A proven track record of achievement in senior leadership at all-through schools (3-18 years)
Substantial experience of working in a British international school environment - outside the UK in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural setting is desirable but not essential.
A passion and a drive for excellence at all levels and developing teachers so that they deliver quality teaching and learning experiences for their students.
The ability to lead change and achieve sustained improvements through engagement with stakeholders and working collaboratively with colleagues towards the achievement of common goals.
Please note that candidates unable to demonstrate the key criteria outlined above will not be considered for this post.
Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School
Orbital Education focuses on delivering quality education to its students around the globe. We educate more than 5,000 young people from 114 nationalities, sending them on to high quality universities. We are an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, Albania, China, Mexico, Ecuador and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe.
Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:
Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues worldwide
Enhanced professional development opportunities
Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing opportunities to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career
Living and working in Quito
Quito, its Ecuador’s capital city. At 2,850m above sea level it is the highest official capital city in the world and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Its stunning architecture that serves as a reminder of Ecuador’s history, sits alongside its beautiful landscape, nestled between the mountains of the Andes.
The city has a relaxed, welcoming, and friendly environment, and a pleasant climate all-year-round because of its elevation and proximity to the equator. Average afternoon temperatures are approximately 21 °C and average night-time lows of approximately 10 °C.
The Processand how to apply If this opportunity excites you, and you would be enthused by the opportunity to lead and develop our school, we would welcome your application.
Applications should be submitted by email and should include a CV along with a letter of application, detailing how you feel your skills and experience meet those contained within the role profile. You should also include the names and email contacts of three referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer.
Closing date for applications is 13th
October 2023 although early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment, as we anticipate significant interest in this position which may close early once the right candidate is found. Initial selection interviews with qualified candidates will take place virtually on a rolling basis as applications are received.
Due to anticipated levels of interest we regret that we will not be able to feedback to all candidates. Therefore, if you have not heard from us prior to 31st October 2023, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.
Safeguarding – British School of Quito is committed to safeguarding children and young people. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and will be required to present either a DBS certificate alongside a current update from the DBS service, or an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icpc/
(if ever worked or lived in the UK).
The successful applicant will also be required to present the background checks outlined above, along with original and notarised copies of their qualifications. The British School, Quito is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Oryx International School is a beacon of educational excellence, fostering a nurturing environment where young minds thrive and grow. We are committed to delivering high-quality education, cultivating creativity, and encouraging lifelong learning. Our vibrant community, dedicated staff, and comprehensive curriculum make Oryx International School the ideal place to ignite a passion for learning and development.
We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Assistant Principal to join our Primary School team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in promoting high-quality teaching, learning, and assessment by implementing effective systems for tracking student attainment and progress.
Teaching & Learning: Responsible for supporting and developing the highest standards of Teaching & Learning within the primary school.
Quality Assurance & Evaluation:
Implement QA processes, conduct regular reviews, and ensure feedback is utilized for continuous development.
Leadership & Support: Provide clear expectations and support to middle leaders and staff, fostering an environment of continuous improvement.
CPD Management: Oversee the CPD budget and facilitate diverse professional development opportunities for all staff.
Collaboration & Facilitation: Liaise with various stakeholders to introduce comprehensive programmes and facilitate regular training and mentoring sessions.
Parent Engagement & Staff Development:
Promote a cycle of training and facilitate parent engagement through workshops and meetings.
Relevant teaching qualification (QTS/PGCE)
Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, with at least 2 years in an SLT/Middle leader role within a Primary School setting.
Strong knowledge of assessment for learning (AfL) and student progress tracking systems.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, and parents and lead by example.
What We Offer:
Competitive Salary Package: Including Housing Allowance, flights and Medical Insurance.
Vibrant Community: Join a diverse and inclusive community of dedicated professionals.
Professional Development: Opportunities for growth and learning in a supportive environment.
Further details and essential criteria for the post can be found in the attached Job Description.
Our teachers are responsible for delivering the highest quality of learning in a stimulating, happy and safe environment. They work collaboratively with other teaching colleagues in medium and short-term planning, target setting and monitoring, providing each other with high levels of support and challenge to promote every pupil's very best possible progress. All staff participate in the school's broader life, enriching students' learning experience and fostering a close, supportive school community.
Applicants should be committed to being outstanding teaching practitioners who lead by example. You should possess good IT, organisational and communication skills and aspire to the highest levels of care and professional learning, which concur with our values of Excellence, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Compassion.
As an international school specialising in the English National Curriculum to a diverse international student population, strong English proficiency in writing and speaking is an essential requirement and applications from fluent speakers of English will be preferred.
For more information, please refer to the separate Job Description and Person Specification provided, available on our TES vacancies page.
Further details of the safeguarding requirements and essential criteria for the post can be found in the attached Job Description.
Oryx International School https://oryxschool.qa/ is a unique project conceptualised by Qatar Airways and Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ creating a joint venture between a world-renowned, 5-star multi-billion-dollar turnover airline and a prestigious group of international schools. This £70 million project aims to satisfy the demand for premium quality British-style education for the children of local and expatriate employees of Qatar Airways in Doha.
The aim of Oryx International School is to provide the employees of the world’s five-star airline and their children access to a five-star education. The new, bespoke, built-to-specification school offers state-of-the-art facilities and education technology to enrich teaching and learning experiences for our students. The school aspires to foster an ethos of global citizenship, the celebration of cultural diversity and a wide international perspective to equip students with the skills and aspirations to become future leaders across the world.
The facilities offered at the school site, combined with our creative approach to education, which incorporates a full curriculum and enrichment based upon the English National Curriculum, enhanced by local Qatari identity, history, culture and tradition, allows Oryx International School to offer a 5-star education.
Oryx International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices across the school. We care about the well-being of our staff, students, community and broader society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other. We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
Living and working in Qatar
Doha, the peninsula’s capital city of over 2.7 million residents, has a vast international community that chooses to live and work here. Qatar provides an excellent lifestyle, combining cultures with the best of Qatar’s past and present.
Benefits of working at an Orbital Education School
Orbital Education https://orbitaled.com/ focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Ecuador, Mexico and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:
Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide
Enhanced professional development opportunities through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programs.
Opportunities for career development and movement within the group, providing an opportunity to see the world whilst progressing toward an attractive and rewarding career.
All applications must be made on the TES Application System
To apply, please visit our vacancies page and find this position.
All candidates must;
1. Complete all questions on the Online Application Form.
2. Supporting statement should be no less than 500 words and no more than 1000 words and should relate directly to the specific role applied for and cover:
Your motivation for working in education
A brief description of the philosophy of education which shapes your particular style of teaching
What attracts you to the position
How do you feel your experience, skills, and personal qualities qualify you to take on the role with details of any unique teaching methods or techniques that you have developed or employ
What extra-curricular activities can you lead, supervise or have participated in? Any other information you would like the selection panel to know
Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with the outcome of their application. Due to the expected high levels of interest in positions at the school,
Oryx International School reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.
Interviews will take place in Doha or online, depending on your location. You will be contacted with arrangements ahead of the interviews taking place.
Safeguarding – Oryx International School, Doha, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO https://www.acro.police.uk/icp... (if ever worked or lived in the UK), Prohibition Checks where appropriate and/or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.
NB: Qatar imposes an age limit of 50 years for teaching positions within the country, therefore, applicants over the age of 50 cannot be considered.
Baleares International College Palma, Sa Porrassa Campus
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: January 2024
Are you a fully qualified, inspirational, and highly motivated teacher, passionate about the teaching of PE with experience and success at teaching GCSE and A Level? Are you seeking a new opportunity at a successful international school? If so, you will be interested in this exciting opportunity to join us.
About the School
Baleares International College (BIC) https://balearesint.net/campuses/sa-porassa-campus is the largest British owned school in Mallorca, providing education based on the English National Curriculum to over 480 students (from 5 to 18 years) in Sa Porrassa, a very accessible but beautiful rural area, adjacent to the south west coast of Mallorca. We are accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education, based upon inspection and recommendation by the British Council, and are a founding member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS). The school is also a member of COBIS, the Council of British International Schools.
About the Opportunity
This exciting opportunity is to lead and manage the PE curriculum and team, and manage the extra curricular offer in the school. If you have a passion for sport, with relentless positivity and high expectations for the students you have the privilege to teach, do apply. Most importantly, we are seeking to appoint someone who will be a team-player, with a sense of humour, who is caring and will have a steadfast commitment and belief that all children can achieve.
The successful candidate will also want to play their part in the development and implementation of the school’s strategic plan, supporting the delivery of the school's mission to make the school the number one choice on the island.
As a British school, specialising in teaching the National Curriculum to a diverse, international student population, strong English language is an essential requirement and applications from native-level speakers of English are preferred.
For more information, please refer to the letter from the principal, and separate Job Profile.
Benefits of Working at an Orbital School
Orbital Education focuses on delivering the very best in British education to its students around the globe. It’s an expanding group with schools already in Spain, Hungary, Slovenia, China, Russia, Ecuador, Mexico and the Middle East, with exciting plans to develop new schools across the globe, including South America. Key reasons to work at an Orbital Education School include:
Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and students worldwide.
Enhanced professional development opportunities, through partnerships with specialist learning providers to offer recognised and accredited professional development programmes.
Opportunities for both career development and movement within the group, providing the chance to see the world whilst progressing an attractive and rewarding career.
Living and Working in Mallorca
As a relaxed, friendly and cosmopolitan island, working in Mallorca has many benefits. From the beautiful beaches and coves spread across its 550km coastline, to the majestic world heritage Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, the splendid landscape means you are never far from the mountains or sea. The international city of Palma de Mallorca is also close by, one of Spain’s major cities, steeped in history, wonderful architecture, shops and restaurants.
The added benefit of cheap and short haul transport links to the UK and Europe - via Palma de Mallorca Airport - means that home and some of Europe’s finest cities are only a short journey away. Spain itself, of course, offers myriad opportunities for travel, and residents enjoy a fantastic perk of a discount of 75% on all internal travel such as planes and ferries.
Applications should be made by e-mail, and include a supporting statement and an updated CV, including the details of two referees, one of whom should be your most recent employer. Short listed applicants will be expected to complete a full application form prior to interviews. Interested applicants should review the job profile, and ensure their supporting statement highlights their experience and impact to date, why they want the job and what impact they would expect to make.
The application should be no more than 1000 words.
Applications should be sent to: email@example.com
Closing date for applications is 13th October 2023. However, preliminary interviews will take place on line and will commence immediately from the date of advertising. We anticipate a lot of interest, and from past experience have often appointed well before the closing date. Early applications are therefore encouraged, as the school reserves this right to appoint before this deadline if the right candidate is found.
Safeguarding – Baleares International College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its staff and stakeholders to share this commitment. As part of the school’s commitment to safeguarding, all post-holders are subject to background checks and an International Child Protection Certificate administered by ACRO (https://www.acro.police.uk/icpc/
) if they have ever worked or lived in the UK, prohibition checks where appropriate and/or criminal records (police check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.