Head of Senior School Vacancy


Head of Senior School


August 2023


Competitive Tax Free Salary


Muscat, Oman

Contract type:

Full Time

Contract term:


"British School Muscat truly is an exceptional school that others look to for inspiration"

HPL World Class School Award, September 2022

About us


“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.

Spear’s School Index 2022

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.

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