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British School of Kuwait

Job reference: 012083

Location: British School of Kuwait

Closing date: 13/02/2022

Department: SLT - Academic


Nord Anglia Education has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an outstanding, internationally experienced leader in education to drive the ongoing success of one of the largest schools within the group, the British School of Kuwait (BSK).

The School

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Principal for one of the leading international schools in Kuwait.   The school was established in 1978 as a kindergarten and Primary school, and after being renamed in 1993 it began to accept Secondary students.

It has now grown to a school of more than 3,500 with ambitions to grow beyond 4,000 students.  Set across several buildings, it provides a quality British curriculum to all students from pre-nursery to year 13.  The Early Years Centre is housed in a separate building known as The Sunshine Kindergarten (TSK).

It is an Association of British Schools Overseas member which allows it to run its highly successful NQT training programme providing overseas opportunities straight out of university.  The school has a philosophy of offering a broad range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities in addition to excellent academic provision.

Additionally, as a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, BSK draws on the strength of this forward-thinking, premium and contemporary global network of 76 schools, across 31 countries. The school actively engages in Nord Anglia’s collaboration with Juilliard, MIT, UNICEF and King’s College London, and benefits from access the organisation’s Global Campus. These create unique opportunities for students and staff to unlock their potential. 

The Role  

We seek a talented and experienced leader in education to continue to build upon the school’s tremendous success to date. The Principal takes responsibility for the leadership, organisation and management of the whole school. The post-holder’s key deliverables are aligned with the annual school quality review and the school’s strategic plan. She/he must be an excellent communicator and compelling storyteller to ensure our new families understand our dynamic educational offer for their children, which will in turn drive strong student enrolment.

Key objectives include education quality and outcomes, student well-being, school growth, financial targets, staff development, and resource utilisation.

The successful applicant will: 

  • Be an experienced international school leader
  • Be an excellent communicator and compelling storyteller
  • Understand how to blend the best of premium education with contemporary international thinking to maintain a distinctive positioning for the school
  • Understand that leading learning is at the heart of school leadership and will build a team committed to delivering this
  • Drive the marketing and admissions process of the school with passion and a focus on quality that grows both the school and the school’s reputation
  • Collaborate and build high-performing teams
  • Engage with students, teachers, parents and community leaders in a manner that is open, inclusive and conveys the values of NAE and BSK
  • Manage financial budgets and commercial aspects of the school with astuteness and engage with, and contribute successfully to, the wider organisation
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and execute a strategic plan and manage complex projects

What we offer

When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of more than 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you:

  • unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family
  • access to extensive professional development
  • exceptional career opportunities

Our promise is that you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more. 

As a part of our family, you will be a valued member of our Senior Leadership Team, which helps shape the vision and drive the success of Nord Anglia Education. Professional and personal development is part of our DNA, so you will be supported by education experts and other committed professionals through Nord Anglia University and our leadership programmes. Additionally, we offer competitive remuneration, relocation assistance and a comprehensive induction into our organisation.

How to apply

We welcome applications from individuals who are passionate about education and have the skills and experience to make a significant impact on our students and school community.

To apply for this role, please include a CV and letter of application and apply via our careers page. 

​​​​​​​Nord Anglia Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical check as well as clearance from safeguarding authorities.

Nord Anglia Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, and any offer of appointment will be subject to a successful medical check as well as clearance from safeguarding authorities.


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