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Join our experienced and supportive team working in Muscat, Oman – a friendly hidden gem on the Arabian Peninsula.
British School Muscat is Oman’s leading British school and the only not-for-profit British school in Muscat. We offer innovative teaching and learning in an inspiring, supportive and collaborative environment. After more than 20 years of exemplary and dedicated service Nadia Megnin will be leaving the School at the end of this academic year. We are now looking for an enthusiastic Head of School to lead our highly engaged students, talented colleagues and supportive parents in our Senior School.
Over the last twelve months British School Muscat (BSM) has maintained its reputation as a leading British international school. With record levels of student performance in external exams, students going on to leading universities, including Ivy League, ongoing global recognition for BSM’s excellence and innovation, we continue to attract, recruit and retain high quality staff, so crucial to our success. Furthermore, for the second year running, BSM was recognised by Spears as being in the top 100 schools worldwide and in the top ten schools in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, in Dhofar, British School Salalah continues to go from strength to strength securing the COBIS Compliance quality assurance mark earlier in April this year, record student numbers, excellent retention of staff and our first cohort of Flexed students achieving excellent iGCSE results in August 2022.
|Head of Senior School|
|Competitive Tax Free Salary|
"British School Muscat truly is an exceptional school that others look to for inspiration"
“All of us do not have equal talent but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.” (J.F. Kennedy)
We offer high quality British education to enable our students to fulfil their potential both academically and personally and prepare them for their International Future.
The National Curriculum for England is enhanced by a diverse enrichment programme that inspires our students to develop their passions and explore and discover Oman’s beautiful mountains, wadis, deserts and coast. Students are taught in small classes by excellent and enthusiastic teachers in well-resourced classrooms. Students are supported to develop their leadership skills and encouraged to become active global citizens.
‘BSM children are not forced to do HPL but, more rather, it’s in-built into the fabric of how the school operates such that over time they think and behave as aspiring high performing learners.’ (BSM parent, September 2022)
BSM is a High Performance Learning World Class school. Our vision for High Performance Learning is having everyone in the school, regardless of background or starting point, achieving the highest levels of attainment. Students are equipped with the values, attitudes and attributes that will serve them well in university, the workplace and their life. We aim to deliver these outcomes consistently, year on year, regardless of changes to context or circumstances.
What We Offer
Our generous remuneration package includes:
- Competitive Tax Free Salary and Car Allowance
- Fully Furnished Modern Accommodation
- Utilities Allowance
- International Medical Insurance
- Annual Flight Allowance
- Continuing Professional Development
- Subsidised tuition for up to 3 Children at BSM
- Freight Allowance
- End of Service Gratuity
We also provide a thorough school, social and country induction programme.
BSM’s recent academic results place it in the top three international schools in the Middle East.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for an outstanding Head of Senior to join our vibrant school. As a member of the Whole School Leadership Team, the Head of Senior School will need to be passionate, motivated and show a genuine commitment to creating an inspiring and stimulating learning environment which challenges and supports all students.
‘BSM displays the key characteristics of a centre for excellence for safeguarding’ (The Safeguarding Alliance Audit, March 2022)
The successful candidate will be someone who can lead with a clear vision for the development of the Senior School and have the energy, expertise, experience and communication skills to lead, support and inspire others. We are seeking to appoint a person of vision and strength, who shows independence of thought and creativity, whilst maintaining the highest standards of integrity in the following areas:
- Deep pastoral care, child protection and safeguarding
- High Performance Learning and innovative curriculum development supported by a dynamic digital strategy to enhance HPL
- The ability to lead the establishment of coaching culture to support growth through dialogue and trust
- Working constructively with all stakeholders to lean into our vision, mission and values
Please see the job description for further details.
How to apply
Please read the job description carefully before submitting an application form.
The closing date is Sunday 27 November 2022. Longlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview approximately 1 week after the closing date. If shortlisted, the successful candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview at British School Muscat – provisionally scheduled for the week commencing 8 January 2023.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews could be arranged before the closing date. It is advisable to submit your application at the earliest opportunity. The school reserves the right to make an earlier appointment if a suitable candidate is identified.
Please explore our website to find out more about the school.
British School Muscat is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Appointments to British School Muscat are subject to police/ISA checks.
We hope you will be interested in joining our dynamic, aspirational and supportive team.
Listen to this podcast with Teach:Amazing! to hear our Principal Kai Vacher speak about BSM.