Founding Head - King's College School, The Bahamas

This is a rare and outstanding opportunity to assume the leadership of King’s College School, The Bahamas, a brand-new premium school opened by Inspired education. With the school opening in September 2022 and initially catering to 350 students aged 3-14, and potentially expanding to senior school in due course, the Founding Head will develop and bring into reality a compelling vision for a school that will offer an academically rigorous education allowing students to successfully transfer to other Inspired schools around the world. King’s College School, The Bahamas will benefit from significant investment to create a world-class campus drawing on the strength and the expertise of one of the world’s largest and fastest growing school groups.

For the Founding Head, this will be a career-defining leadership challenge. The founding team will carefully shape an educational offer based on an understanding of Inspired’s ethos and the needs of the local market. The successful candidate will combine a track record of highly successful leadership and a passion for broad and rigorous education. He or she must have the desire to work as part of a regional team, and to build a close relationship with the Regional CEO, his team, and the regional family of schools.

The ideal Founding Head will have an entrepreneurial attitude and a hands-on approach to opening the school successfully, with an exceptional curriculum, extensive co-curricular programme, and an excellent founding staff body in place. S/he will possess adaptability and resilience, intellect, conviction, and an international perspective. First-class communication skills with the gravitas to act as a credible ambassador to a range of audiences is crucial and will be complemented by commercial acumen and personal drive. Applications are encouraged from candidates based in leading U.K. independent preparatory and junior schools and those in top British international schools globally. 

Inspired has engaged the services of Odgers Berndtson to assist with the recruitment of a Founding Head. A full candidate brief is available to download below.

Letters of application and CVs should be sent by the closing date, Friday 14 May.

 

King’s College School, The Bahamas and Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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