Head of Primary Section, Peru

Posted: 03 June 2019

Grade 2 (7/8 year-olds) to Grade 5 (10/11 year-olds)
400 students on roll

The School

San Silvestre is a leading independent day school for girls from 3 to 18 years, situated in Miraflores, a pleasant seaside suburb of Lima.  The school has an excellent academic record leading to IGCSE and IB examinations. Applications from well qualified, experienced, enthusiastic and energetic candidates who are passionate about life and learning are invited for an August, 2020 start, this being the middle of the academic year which begins in March.

Our Team

Drawn from different countries around the world, the San Silvestre school team share the school’s philosophy considering each student as a unique and special individual.  A warm teacher-student relationship gives the girls the opportunity to express their opinions, take initiative, contribute ideas and provide solutions.

The Primary Section follows a bespoke curriculum based on Inquiry Based Learning, taking the best from PYP, IPC and the British National Curriculum enveloped in a Growth Mindset philosophy.  The school is recognized as an institution with a highly qualified teaching staff who are lifelong learners, committed to ensuring that the school’s vision and mission are at the heart of all they do.

The Position

A highly committed, creative and innovative leadership team that has worked together for a decade has led the Primary Section, shaping the academic and pastoral spheres of the school in order to create a safe, just and enriching learning environment.  The role of Head of Primary is one in which collaboration is at the core and the community is seeking an individual who will ensure that this style of guidance continues.

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for an inspirational, innovative, positive and compassionate leader who is excited about teaching and learning; he or she must be committed to building and working as a team.

The successful candidate will have proven organizational skills and recent, successful experience of senior leadership in a Primary School.  International experience is essential, as is an awareness of and/or experience in Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) curricula.  The post is for a native English speaker.  Knowledge of Spanish is not essential but is an asset for communication with Peruvian colleagues and parents; however, if the chosen candidate has no knowledge of Spanish, a commitment to begin learning immediately is imperative.

Candidates should be computer literate and very comfortable with technology.

A competitive salary with benefits is available.

How to Apply

Apply in writing with a letter of application and full CV including names and contact details of at least 3 professional referees to:
applications@sansilvestre.edu.pe with a clear subject heading ‘Head of Primary application’

Closing date for applications:  June 28th, 2019
Interviews will be held via skype in July and September 2019

  • Closing date: 28/06/2019
  • Country: Peru
  • School: San Silvestre School
  • Region: America
  • Contact: applications@sansilvestre.edu.pe

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