This once in a lifetime opportunity has arisen due to the retirement of a beloved and long-standing member of our community. The Principal will be an accomplished relationship builder, a talented educator and a trusted colleague with a proven track record of fairness and impartiality. The successful candidate will be caring, creative and, above all, committed to the success of every Junior School student and their families.
The Principal will understand the unique dynamics and demands of primary education. They will build upon the established successes of GNS’ Primary Years Programme
(PYP) and identify and develop further opportunities to enrich the school’s unique approach to the International Baccalaureate Programme. The Principal will be a connector, able to create meaningful relationships with students and parents and position themselves as a trusted resource for current families. They will also be a primary contributor to the school’s enrolment efforts, helping to ensure that GNS continues to attract and retain students and families who intend to remain at the school for the long term.
The successful candidate will also be deeply committed to developing the skills and abilities of the faculty and staff of the Junior School. They will work to create individualized plans for teachers and support their professional growth in both formal and informal settings. The Principal will further enhance the culture of open communication that already exists at the Junior School, and will sustain an environment in which diversity, mutual respect and transparency are able to flourish. The successful candidate will recognize the importance of a positive school culture and will take steps to ensure that the Junior School remains a workplace of choice for every employee.
The Principal will play a key role on GNS’ Senior Leadership team, reporting to the Deputy Head, Academics, and collaborating regularly with the Middle and Senior Principals and other senior leaders in both short- and long-term planning. They will help direct the creation and execution of the next GNS strategic plan and will ensure that the unique needs and expectations of students and families at the Junior School are effectively articulated. The Principal will also solicit input from and work alongside the Junior School’s active, committed parent community to maximize understanding of the school’s mission, vision and values.