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Head of Pre-Prep


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The English School

PO Box 379 Safat 13004  


w: www.tes.edu.kw
e: recruitment@tes.edu.kw
t: +96522271385

The contact for this post is Maria Clark

The English School, founded in 1953 under the auspices of the British Embassy, is the longest established school in Kuwait catering for the expatriate community. The school operates as a not-for-profit, private co-educational establishment providing the highest standards in education for children of Pre-Kindergarten to Preparatory School age. TES is an Accredited Member of BSME, IAPS and BSO. Uniquely in Kuwait, the language of the playground is English with 46% of the pupils being British. With the exception of foreign language teachers, the teaching staff are all British and qualified in the United Kingdom. The school follows the National Curriculum and is well placed to cater for the needs of British expats in Kuwait. The school also has pupils representing close to 50 other nationalities, although 71% of the pupils overall are native English speakers. TES is an oasis of 'Britishness' in the heart of the Middle East.

All pupils in Years 3 - 8 use their own iPad in school as an additional learning tool. The school's VLE is gradually becoming the heartbeat of the school's E-Learning Strategy as we prepare pupils even more effectively for life in the 21st century.


Job Description

For: September 2018

We are seeking to appoint an Early Years/KS 1 specialist, ideally with a proven track record of outstanding leadership in this area, to become our Head of Pre-Prep. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of current practice, possess excellent interpersonal skills, be adept at managing a group of high quality staff, and confident in their own ability to oversee the education of 300 pupils.

This is an opportunity for an ambitious professional to become a member of the Leadership Team at an exciting time in the school’s development. The English School is one of the leading prep schools in the Middle East, is inspected by the UK based Independent Schools Inspectorate, and as a member of IAPS, COBIS, BSME and BSO, has a reputation for being at the forefront of educational trends. We are very proud of our school and the quality of education that it provides. The school has also been shortlisted in two categories for the 2018 British International School of the Year Awards - Senior Leadership Team of the Year and Digital Technology Initiative of the Year. If you feel that you have got what it takes to become a key leader and part of our team, we would love to hear from you.

Candidates must have British qualifications.  They are expected to hold a Bachelor’s degree and a recognised teaching qualification.  Prior experience in an international school setting is not essential.  If you are considering working overseas for the first time, or even have a significant amount of international experience, then Kuwait might just provide you with an opportunity that changes your life for the good and forever.  There is something magical about working at TES and Kuwait has a unique attraction which makes it difficult to leave.  

The salary will be commensurate with experience but will be in the region of £70,000 tax free per annum. Free accommodation will also be included as a part of this package. Further information about life in Kuwait is available upon request by sending an email to recruitment@tes.edu.kw.   


The Job Description is available here.


Applications should be made via our recruitment website http://recruitment.tes.edu.kw


The closing date is Tuesday, 6th February 2018.  


Interviews: Suitable candidates will be interviewed as soon as possible after an application is received.  It is therefore in the interests of candidates to respond quickly in order to avoid disappointment as we are keen to make an appointment as soon as we have found the right candidate.



The English School Mousaed Al-Azmi Street


Phase(s) of Education
Foundation / Early Years (i.e. England: up to Reception; ages 0-5)
Primary / Elementary (i.e. England: years 1-6; ages 5-11)

Level of Position
Senior Management


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