The school is currently operated as a Spanish Private School , akin to a concertado, in South East Spain. It has 200 students from FS1 to Y13 equivalent. There is capacity for 850 students. The school is in good repair with specialized Early Years, Primary and Secondary buildings, and includes Music and Drama rooms, Science Labs, DT Lab , Sports Hall and indoor swimming pool. It also has its own modern refectory / dining hall and several outdoor sports facilities including 2 astroturf futbal sala pitches. The campus is large with many open spaces and the new owners will be investing in the upgrade of facilities.
Currently, the school operates the Spanish curriculum with some provision of English lessons. The new owners will change to a UK Curriculum including GCSE and A Levels. There will be a period of transforming from the Spanish curriculum to the UK curriculum over a proposed 2 year plan starting in August 2020 with Primary and KS3 as the current Bachillerato classes complete their phase of learning by 2021.
The new owners also plan an immediate and complete re branding and re-naming of the school to become a fully accredited British Overseas School. The current Principal will relinquish the post in June 2020. It is envisaged that the new Principal will be in post for handover by April 2020 or sooner if possible.
The New Principal:must be an experienced Head Teacher / Principal with current or recent experience of the NC up to and including A Levels.
S/he must also have experience of successfully leading a whole through school from age 3 - 18. It is also advantageous (although not mandatory) for the candidate to have experience of working in Spain and to have an understanding of how the Spanish system works in relation to the UK curriculum, in order to 'sell 'the change to the UK curriculum to the current families. The ability to speak Spanish is not essential, but would be helpful. Overseas experience would be advantageous as would a keen understanding of how to market a new school.
The two main challenges are to retain as many of the current students and to attract more students to the new UK curriculum school.
Responsibilities : The New Principal would be responsible for all Academic and Educational matters as well as Admissions, Marketing and managing the financial budget set by the new owners. S/he would also be responsible for recruiting new staff, quality assurance, safeguarding, implementing the NC and assisting with obtaining accreditation for GCSE and A Levels and BSO.
Conditions: The new owners will confirm the exact remuneration and conditions with the successful candidate, however, an overview would be- Base Salary 60,000 Euros ,( rising as the school role increases ), Accommodation , Car, Private medical cover, Annual Flights.
Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified and experienced school leaders with a passion for change. Initial applications should be as a CV and cover letter outlining how your experience to date would make you the right candidate for the role.