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Start January 2019 - Launch September 2019

3-18 | Coeducational | Day | British/IB curriculum

International Schools Partnership are seeking to appoint a Founding Principal to found The Hamilton International School from January 2019 onwards, with a view to opening the school in September 2019.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of outstanding senior educational leadership, with IB curriculum experience in British independent schools, and ideally schools with an international intake with a preference in the Middle East. They will be a visionary, strategic leader and a committed team player who demonstrates a collegiate and collaborative approach to working with others. They will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with all of the school’s stakeholders.

The School

The Hamilton International School will open September 2019 and serve as an international school with a reasonable fee structure offering a high-quality education in Doha, Qatar.

The school will be based on the IB/British and contextualized for Qatar. Throughout all stages, the curriculum will be further enhanced with Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatari History as per Ministry of Education (MOEHE) requirements.

The Hamilton International School will have a distinct character based on ‘inclusion’ and ‘maximum choice.’ At all stages, it in envisaged that students will play a central role in their learning through exercising choice and evaluating their own progress. This might be choice of learning activity, choice of project work, choice of play, choice of courses, programmes, subjects or qualification type. ISP believe that offering wide choice ensures students’ needs are best met and therefore, engagement levels are high.

Mission Statement

Providing a challenging, inquiry based learning culture dedicated to applied professional learning wherein choice and personalization are key to each child’s progress. Integrating technology with Arts, Sciences, and Humanities to ensure students are equipped for the ever-changing future world-of-work. Real Learning by engaging our students in critical thinking and problem-solving activities that embellish their understandings. Developing global citizens for a real future, enabling our ambassadors to succeed in our ever-changing world.

Key dates:

Closing date – Friday 7th September
Final interviews in Dubai or Qatar – 23rd & 24th September


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Contact LSC

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post or the school, please contact Liz Gibbs +44 (0)7552 845990/

To apply for the post:

At the bottom of the page click on ‘Apply Now’ | Complete the brief Job Application Form quoting code HAMIS and attach your CV (with contact details of Referees) and Letter of Application | Click on ‘Submit’.

We will be in contact with you shortly after your application has been reviewed.  If you encounter any problems with this process, please contact

International Schools Partnership are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant background checks.

Additional information


Highly competitive


Doha, Qatar

Position Type

Founding Principal

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