Head of Primary

GEMS International School Soma Bay (GISS), a new school opening in September 2025 is looking to appoint a Head of Primary from January 2024. 
The Head of Primary will be an inspirational and motivational leader with high expectations and a proven record of raising standards. A proven ability to communicate and prepare for welcoming families to the school in September 2025.
School opens September 2025 but they want to appoint in January 2024 – Deadline for apps is 24 March 2024.
The Head of Primary will demonstrate the following attributes.

  • Caring, energetic and keen to join an ambitious, rapidly growing platform of schools 
  • An outstanding educator 
  • An inspirational and motivational leader with high expectations 
  • Someone with a proven record of accomplishment in raising standards 
  • Someone who is well motivated, innovative, able to inspire and support others 
  • Has a clear vision for education that can be articulated with confidence 
  • Has a detailed and up to date knowledge of developments in pedagogy related to inquiry-based learning. 
  • Makes decisions that make a positive impact 
  • Has a passion for teaching and learning as well as the wellbeing of children, staff and parents 
  • Is an active listener and a reflective leader; communicating effectively with children, staff and parents 
  • Creates a culture where staff are motivated, trusted, and encouraged to take initiative and make decisions where they will feel supported to develop their own skills as leaders 
  • What you may be lacking in school leadership experience, you will make up for in enthusiasm and mindset. 
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the confidence to meet challenges with optimism 

The successful applicants will have the following: 

  • Degree certification in addition to a certified teaching qualification, such as B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent essential. 
  • Experience of teaching in an inquiry based programme is essential 
  • Proven experience leading/working with Primary stage 
  • In addition to being fluent in English, an ability to speak an additional language such as German would be an asset 
  • NPQH/ Master’s degree or equivalent desirable 


  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodation 
  • Flights
  • Health
  • Dependent places
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