principal (eyfs and ks1) - aug 2020 - seoul, south korea

south korea
job category
international teaching
job type
reference number
fe - teachanywhere, teachanywhere
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job description

Principal (EYFS and KS1)
Required: August 2020
Location: Seoul South Korea
Region: Far East and South East Asia - Leadanywhere
Curriculum: British / Inquiry Based Curriculum
Experience Required: 5+ years ideally

School Overview: This school group currently operates across five sites in Seoul and offers the English National Curriculum with an inquiry-based

hands-on approach to learning. The main emphasis is on providing a securefun and nurturing environment for all children to overcome challengedevelop individually and at their own pace. Places are currently offered to students from 18 months up to Secondary age. Each campus has its own distinctive ethos whichwith the support of the local communityhas evolved over time. Howeverall campuses share common aims and values.

Role Overview: The Principal role is at an established site for approximately 130 EYFS and Key Stage 1 students. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Pre-Preps (currently 3)

and be a part of the Pre-Prep Leadership Team that seeks to further develop the quality of education in all Pre-Preps. You must be prepared to engage in sharingcollaboratingand supporting the development of peoplepoliciesand processes across the group for the good of all students and employees. This is a wonderful opportunity for professional teachers to further develop their career and to be involved in the development of a growing school over the coming years.


  • Overall responsibility for the leadership of the school and its enrolment and marketing
  • Work closely with key leaders to promote the school in the wider community
  • Manage a team of about 20 international and local teachers (including lead / key leader members) and work with a committed established administrative team
  • Develop strong links and regular communication channels with parents
  • Ensure the health and safety of all pupils through pastoral care
  • Oversee curriculum / student development at all age groups
  • Manage appraisal / development process for all teaching staff


  • Teachers must be fully qualified with a Bachelor of Education
  • A minimum of 5 years of post-qualification experience as well as prior experience as a Head / Principalor experience as a Deputy Head in a larger environment
  • UK curriculum experience is ideal although those with inquiry based such as IPC or IB will also be considered.
  • ESL training and experience is an advantage
  • Previous international experience particularly in South Korea / East Asia is also an advantage.
  • Passionate about education and what is best for children at this stage of their development
  • A collaborative and team leadership style
  • Culturally aware with strong communication and people development skill


  • Competitive Salary: subject to experience. (Plus severance)
  • Suitable furnished accommodation - close to school
  • Economy return tickets (start and end of contract)
  • Local Insurance
  • Professional Development allowance: (KRW 1000000 per annum)
  • Education for children (if applicable) - basic school fees covered
  • 2-year contract - with the appraisal process and competitive increase component


communication,EYFS experience (foundation years),good communication skills,key stage 1 experience,nursery experience (ages 3-4),reception experience


BA Hons (QTS),BEd,BSc Hons (QTS),early childhood studies degree,PGCE,PGDE (Scotland),QTS

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