The British School Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

The British School Kathmandu is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures, including checks with past employers, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check, a Prohibition Order Check and the successful application of an ICPC (International Child Protection Certificate). Our safeguarding and safer recruitment policies are shared with all prospective candidates.

Position Type: Leadership Role

Contract Type: Full-time

Campus: Kathmandu

Apply by: 04 March 2020

Job Start: 1st August 2020

Responsible to: Vice Principal (Secondary)

Job purpose:

  • To create the conditions for our secondary teachers to be able to provide the best educational experience for our students.

  • To lead and manage the appropriate sections of the day to day operational running of the Secondary School, working closely with the other Assistant Heads.

  • To contribute to the overall strategic direction of the school as a member of the Secondary Leadership Team

Main roles and responsibilities

Ensure all teaching and learning is planned and delivered in a way that creates opportunities for students to meet aspirational goals.

Create and lead on quality assurance mechanisms for teaching and learning that feed into the school’s performance management systems. 

Oversee the internal CPD programme to ensure a teaching and learning focus and opportunities for the sharing of best practice.

Work with the Head of Secondary to ensure there are opportunities for staff to attend quality external CPD in line with the school development plan.

Have oversight of the secondary curriculum and extra-curricular provision, ensuring it creates broad opportunities and meets the needs of our students.

Have oversight of the HoD line management structure and lead HoD meetings.

Ensure the smooth running of our assessment and reporting system and that the quality of the feedback given to students through our assessment and reporting system allows them to progress 

In liaison with the other Assistant Heads, ensure that the data reported by teachers can be used in a way that allows for effective tracking and necessary interventions.

Monitor and evaluate the impact of teaching and learning strategies and interventions on student achievement and progress.

Liaise with the ALN Coordinator (SENCO) to ensure the needs of all students are catered for in our curriculum.

Work with the Head of Secondary and the admissions team to ensure admissions processes allow for smooth transitions for students when they enter and leave the school.


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Application Form

Section 1

1. Personal Details

2. Teaching Qualifications

3. Education

Include (Most recent first): Schools (O Level/GCSE and A-level or equivalent); College/University; Teaching Qualification; Graduate Degree/NPQ Qualification

Institution Name Grades/Results Dates Action

Section 2

1. Current Employment Details

Current employer name*
Current employer postal address*
Current employer country
Current employer website
Current post held
Annual gross salary in GBP
If teaching overseas, annual gross salary in local currency
Other benefits
Type of school
Number of students on roll
Date appointed (YYYY-MM-DD)

2. Previous Teaching / Employment Experience (most recent first)

Type of School Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Dates Action

3. Personal interests, including extracurricular activities

4. Details of any significant illness during last 3 years, including days off sick in last 12 months


1. Referees

One referee must be your current Head of School / employer.

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*
School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

2. Availability

Please indicate any dates you are not available for interview


This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people. You are therefore required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are “spent”. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers , and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website:

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Are you included in any list of people barred from working with children by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Do you consider yourself disabled? (The Disability Discrimination Act says that this would be “a substantial or long term physical or mental impairment or health issue which could adversely affect your ability to carry on normal day to day activity”) If yes, please state the nature of your disability.

Visa Status and validity period (if currently in Nepal)

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Please Note

  • If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to undergo a Formal Disclosure process through the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB). This will require you to complete a separate DBS application form and to provide a range of more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.
  • Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.
  • Any criminal record information arising out of the disclosure process will be discussed with you before any final decision is made about your employment.

Only complete applications, including all the documents listed above, will be considered. It should be understood that nothing in this form constitutes a contract.