School Principal

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Job Description

Egypt Education Platform (EEP) is a game-changing company that is transforming the education landscape in Egypt. Through its six different verticals and brand names, EEP is providing high-quality education to students across the country. One of its flagship brands is the renowned GEMS International Schools, which is known for its innovative teaching methods and exceptional academic results.


EEP’s innovative approach, coupled with its commitment to excellence, is making a significant impact on the lives of students and their families. Whether it’s through its flagship brands or its investments in adjacent services, EEP is well on its way to becoming the biggest name in the education sector in Egypt.


Egypt Education Platform (EEP) will be opening GEMS British School Badya (GEMS BSB) in September 2024 in a prime location in West Cairo.

GEMS British School Badya: will be a values-driven community that educates the whole child whilst ensuring academic rigour.  GEMS BSB will develop leaders of the future that will make a difference to the local and international community through kindness, compassion, integrity and empathy.


We are looking to appoint a Principal from September 2023 to prepare for welcoming families to our school in September 2024. 

As a leader of the school you will need to be able to demonstrate, not only the flexibility and resilience of working in a new school but will possess the following attributes:

  • Warm, caring 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
  • Has the ability to analyse data, develop strategic plans, set targets, monitor and evaluate progress towards set goals
  • 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 the National Curriculum of England and features of effective teaching
  • 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
  • Has a successful track record of senior leadership within education
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the confidence to meet challenges with optimism


The founding Principal will be responsible for the following:

  • Overseeing the creation and implementation of the school’s vision and guiding statements
  • Contribute to the creation and development of whole school strategic planning
  • Manage the workflow process ensuring the school is fully prepared to offer outstanding education from the first day it opens its doors to the community
  • Engage students and staff in the development of academic and individual goals
  • Recruit excellent teachers that are passionate about students’ learning
  • Aligning resource selection and allocation to strategic goals
  • Work with colleagues from the Central Education Team (CET) to ensure all policy documents are available to new staff joining the school or to those who might require them
  • Direct involvement in the support and evaluation of teaching through regular classroom visits and provision of formative and summative feedback to teachers.
  • Oversee the creation of curriculum documentation
  • Promote and engage in the teacher appraisal process across the school
  • Provide a safe physical and emotional learning environment
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a collegial and supportive culture in the school that encourages risk taking and openness
  • Develop and implement procedures to support good classroom engagement and behaviour
  • Ensure that communications with students and parents are positive and effective, and consistent with school wide expectations
  • Hold regular meetings with teachers to deal with matters of interest and significance
  • Determine the school’s USPs with the CET and ensure activities occur based on these unique features
  • Lead aspects of external accreditation
  • Be responsible for ensuring the school meets its ambitious enrolment targets
  • Be responsible for student welfare and behaviour
  • Develop and oversee assessment and reporting

Requirements and skills

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 a UK curriculum school essential
  • Experience of senior leadership essential
  • NPQH or equivalent desirable


To apply, please share a one page maximum application letter that clarifies your suitability for the role. Please also share your CV including 3 references by 4th April 2023. Please note that candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as we reserve the right to appoint the right person prior to the closing date.

The safeguarding of our students is at the core of all that we do. All appointments are conditional upon:

  • Acceptable police checks (or equivalent) from the country of origin and from all counties in which you have worked
  • Appropriate references from your current and previous employers, which may be corroborated by personal phone calls made to each


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