Principal in Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Region: Africa
Subject: Education
Level: Ages 4-18 / Whole School
Start date: 1st September, 2017
Closing date: 11th April, 2017

This international school in Nigeria is looking for an experienced Principal with a strong record of raising academic achievement whilst maintaining a holistic view. The new Principal will be responsible for introducing post 16 education to the school - A levels. This post will be expected to start in September 2017.

Vacancy Requirements:

  • Fully qualified teacher status with an internationally recognised teaching qualification.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.

About the School

This school in Nigeria operates as a not-for-profit, co-educational, English National Curriculum, independent, day school set on beautiful grounds within the Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ikeja, on the mainland part of Lagos in Nigeria. An off-campus “House” has been included to provide a boarding service to parents and pupils. Their spacious campus includes a variety of well maintained facilities which create an attractive environment for learning.

The school was founded in 1958 by a group of well-meaning British expatriates, to provide education of equivalent standard to that which obtains in the UK.

As part of the 40th anniversary in September 1998, the Board felt it was time to add a secondary school for continuity and stability in the education of the pupils.

The Primary Phase prepares pupils for the KeyStage 2 CheckPoint examinations.

The secondary school therefore continues into Key Stage 3 culminating in the Checkpoint Exams and Key Stage 4 which culminates in the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). Both exams are under the auspices of the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES).

The school's population is 430 girls and boys in the Primary Section which is from Reception class to Year 6, between the ages of 4+ and 11. There are 326 pupils in the secondary phase being, Year 7 to Year 11, between the ages of 11 and 16+. The School Policy maintains a class size of 18. The aim of this policy is to ensure that a family ethos is maintained in the school and that every child is known as an individual. They take pride in our enduring legacy for the provision of a child oriented atmosphere and our aim is to promote matured self-discipline citizens.

The school encourages every pupil to discover their own strengths, whether they are academic, sporting, musical or creative. Academic standards are a priority, but they also believe that by educating the whole child we can bring out the best in each and every individual. A vital part of their education presentation is teaching to think independently and creatively. All pupils are challenged to question, analyse and debate, forming their own opinions, yet upholding an attitude of respect towards others.

The school is one of only three in Nigeria to be accredited by the Uk’s Independent Association of Preparatory Schools. (IAPS).

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