Head of Primary


Dates: Job starts August 2022 

Salary: Competitive

Location: Brasilia

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent 

The British School of Brasilia (BSB) is one of the leading international schools in Brazil offering contemporary British international education to students in Early Years, Primary and Secondary school.

The school is located in the exclusive district of Asa Sul and enjoys a spacious, green, clean-air environment, located in the heart of the city’s schools quarter. BSB is a member of The British Schools Foundation offering numerous opportunities for professional growth.

BSF schools work closely together, striving to ensure that our organisation stands out for the quality of education that is provided. BSF has a proven track record of establishing excellent schools with the highest educational standards. BSF has earned a reputation with both staff and parents for excellent governance and professional management. Many of our attending families are drawn from the corporate and diplomatic world.

The Role
The British School of Brasilia is seeking to appoint a suitably-experienced, creative and dynamic leader of the highest quality. The Head of Primary will play a pivotal role in the strategic development of The British School of Brasilia as a member of the senior leadership team. We are looking to recruit a candidate with tremendous drive and enthusiasm in order to build on the firm foundations already established in our school.

Prospective candidates will possess visionary leadership skills, with a proven track record of real gravitas, positivity and presence within a school community and the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of English National Curriculum for Primary. The successful candidate will demonstrate an exceptional ability to lead a team and gain the best possible level of performance from every pupil and teacher. A key part of the role is to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning with a focus on both the academic and personal development of our students. It is desirable for candidates to have knowledge and/or experience of working in Latin America.  

We are seeking a professional who:

  • Is UK-trained or has relevant UK curriculum experience.
  • Enjoys a professionally-stimulating environment and is aligned with the school’s aims, policies and ethos. 
  • Will lead by example as a teacher and as a manager, setting appropriate expectations for staff and pupils in relation to standards of pupils’ achievements and the quality of teaching;
  • Has good interpersonal skills and can establish and sustain effective, positive working relationships with all staff, pupils, parents and the local community.
  • Can contribute significantly to policy development and organisation by playing a leading role in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Whole School Development Plan.
  • Possesses excellent IT skills.
  • Is reflective and actively seeks improvement of practices and standards to develop and maintain our Primary School to a world class level.

We will provide:

  • A competitive salary
  • High-standard of accommodation.
  • Annual travel allowance.
  • Comprehensive medical cover
  • A professionally-stimulating and supportive working environment.
  • The chance to live and work in a culturally-diverse context.
  • The opportunity for promotion and development both within the school and The British Schools Foundation.

Application process:

The closing date is 26th November 2021, although early applications are strongly encouraged.

Applications must be submitted via the BSB application form and interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates in Brasilia or online for applicants based overseas.

The British Schools Foundation (BSF) and all BSF schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to undergo stringent child protection screening, including qualification checks, references, checks with current/past employers, ICPC and an enhanced DBS.

We are an equal opportunities employer
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