3 to 18 years | 1,235 students | Co-educational | Day

From August 2019

The Board of Governors of British School Muscat is currently seeking to appoint an inspirational and effective school leader to become its new Head of Primary School from August 2019. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving school which is one of the leading education facilities in the Middle East.

British School Muscat (BSM) is a not-for-profit, co-educational British International Day School that provides a comprehensive and balanced education to a mix of approximately 1,235 English speaking expatriate students. The vision of the school is to be one of the leading British international schools in the world.

BSM was established in 1971 when it was granted a royal charter by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. Since then they have become a leading British international school in the Middle East. They are the only not-for-profit, co-educational British school in Oman providing a high quality education to children of wide ranging abilities and nationalities.

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum based on the national curriculum for England and the Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS). The curriculum is enriched to reflect their international setting and the diversity of their students. It is personalised and brought to life by a talented and dedicated staff of teachers and assistants, who work closely to inspire and support all the students. BSM’s growing international reputation for excellence and innovation helps them to attract, retain and develop high quality UK trained teachers who are proud to work with their engaged, motivated and high achieving students. To prepare their students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, the school values learning that focuses on high performance in public examinations, healthy living and wellbeing, character development and global citizenship. The school calls this approach the BSM Learning Ethos and it underpins learning and teaching throughout the school.

The aim of the BSM Learning Ethos is to nurture and support their students to grow into:

● Secure individuals

● Resourceful learners

● Respect for contributors BSM’s 2018

Key Stage 2 and GCSE results placed them in the top 3 British international schools in the Middle East and in the top 5% compared to independent and state schools in the UK.

BSM is located in Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, in the heart of Muscat, Oman. The school offers excellent educational facilities which are continually being upgraded and developed. These include 2 large sports halls, large outdoor playgrounds, swimming pools, science labs, specialist facilities for Art, Design Technology, Drama, Music, Media and Computing and a large all-weather pitch with a spectator grandstand.

The school is accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), British Schools in The Middle East (BSME), HMC and is regularly inspected by British School Overseas most recently in April 2017 when it was judged "Outstanding with exemplary features".

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Key Dates

Closing date – Friday 2nd November
Long list interview in London/Muscat – week commencing 19th November
Final interviews in Muscat – 2nd to 5th December

Process for shortlisted candidates will include:

● Panel interviews with governors, staff, students and parents

● Presentation

● Personality profile assessment

● Tours of school, Muscat and viewing of accommodation

If you would like to have an informal discussion about  this post or the school, please contact Liz Gibbs  on liz@lsceducation.com.

Candidate Pack:

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Applying for the post:

  • At the bottom of the page click on ‘Apply Now’ quoting code ‘BSM-HP’.
  • Complete the brief Job Application Form 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 liz@lsceducation.com.

British School Muscat is 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


Muscat, Oman

Position Type

Head of Primary School

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