British School Principal at El Alsson British & American International School, NEWGIZA in Egypt
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British School Principal
El Alsson British & American International School, NEWGIZA (Egypt)

Oct 25, 22
Nov 17, 22

British School Principal- El Alsson British and American International School, New Giza, Cairo.

Start date: September 2023 (earlier if possible and the suitable candidate is available in either January 2023 or April 2023)

We are seeking an exceptional school Principal to offer leadership of learning, lead the day-to-day operations of El Alsson British International School, New Giza, play a major role in our strategic planning, and work effectively as a member of the whole school Leadership Team.

Established in 1982, El Alsson British and American International School is a leading and highly reputable international school situated on the western side of Cairo, Egypt. The school is a multi-programme school following British and American education on the same campus. The British School follows the English National Curriculum and the International Early Years & Primary Curricula, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, IGCSE & GCSE and GCE and IAL qualifications for students from FS1 to Year 13. Children at El Alsson are happy and achieve high academic standards.

The school is situated in a state-of-the-art campus on the Giza Plateau in the new development of New Giza. El Alsson is a member of the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and is an accredited BSO school and a Council of International Schools (CIS) member school. Our school is a progressive educational environment that values its staff and students and challenges them to produce their best daily. Our students are high achieving and vibrant, and the school enjoys good relationships with parents and the local community.

The successful candidate will be wholeheartedly committed to ensuring outstanding student experiences and outcomes across the British School and will work collaboratively and strategically with all members of the wider campus. 

The successful applicant will:

  • Embed and communicate the school’s mission and vision and expectations through leading school improvement planning, involving the School Directors, SLT, teachers and students as appropriate, to achieve clarity and consensus.
  • Continue the excellent work of the current Principal, Matt Topliss, in the continuous improvement of the school, the development of its reputation and its contribution to international education in Egypt and the wider region.
  • Lead the strategic direction of the school so that it meets the needs of the school’s mission and vision in collaboration with the School Directors, El Alsson American International School and the SLT
  • Lead, monitor and evaluate the work of the British school leadership team in planning, coordinating and evaluating the school’s progress to ensure that the welfare, progress and attainment of students meet the expectations of the school as well as of individual students and parents.
  • Promote and participate in teachers’ professional development and well-being, both formal and informal, ensuring that it takes account of the school’s goals, individual needs, and best practice in British International Schools and the UK.
  • Ensure an orderly and supportive environment and provision, by developing appropriate policies and procedures and ensuring their consistent application, to promote suitable conditions for effective teaching, learning and social development.
  • Model outstanding leadership to all stakeholders and set the example for all staff, parents and students at all times. Develop excellent working relationships with students, parents and staff and ensure this is the cornerstone of the school at all levels.
  • Provide high-quality learning experiences for all students;
  • Create a culture where collaborative, progressive learning is highly valued amongst staff and students;
  • Develop strong working relationships, trust and confidence with students, teachers and parents.
  • Demonstrate significant leadership experience in a British-style international school and be able to evidence significant school transformation, staff development and contextual awareness.

In return, we can provide a competitive package including a generous salary comparable to UK pay scales, professional development opportunities, flights, relocation costs, accommodation and health insurance.

El Alsson is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to full Criminal record & Prohibition checks.

Applications should be emailed to by 3 pm (Cairo time) on 17th November 2022. Your application should consist of a current CV (no longer than 2 pages) including the names of 3 referees (including your current line manager). In addition, a letter of application, outlining your suitability for the role given your previous experience and qualifications should also be attached.

El Alsson British and American International Schools is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by law.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organisation, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship.  El Alsson makes hiring decisions based solely on the skills, experiences and attributes needed to continue to deliver high-quality education and development of children and young people and our teachers and support staff.

We will happily discuss the position further via telephone or virtual meeting. Please email if this is something you'd like to arrange with the School Directors and current British School Principal.

Please refer to the candidate pack for more information about the role at the link below:

British School Principal Candidate Pack October 2022

Job Description 

Deadline: 17th November 2022

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