Overview STS Group, one of the largest corporate groups in Bangladesh, came into being in 1997 with a mission to provide international standard healthcare and education with the participation of accomplished local & foreign entrepreneurs. Their 3rd upcoming new school is STS International School, Sun Valley.

Vice Principal


The Sun Valley School seeks a Vice-Principal & Principal for a brand-new school in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sun Valley will be a Cambridge Curriculum School hosting students up through Grade 8 for the first year and then upgraded yearly as per the standard affiliation process. This will start during the 2023- 2024 academic year.


The founding Principal of Sun Valley will report to the CEO.

Duties & Responsibilities Overall, in charge of Academics, Administration, Sports, Co-Curricular activities, HR & Admissions

Key Responsibilities & Strategy:

  • Partners with the Board of Directors to set short and long-term strategic objectives
  • Actively embodies, manifests, and advocates for the mission of the school
  • Articulates and communicates the vision for the school and its future to internal and external stakeholders

Educational Leadership:

  • To facilitate, develop, articulate, implement learning that is shared and supported by the school • Implement, articulate, and support the guiding statements, including high-quality teaching and learning as defined by the school
  • Infuse the Learner Profile into daily practice, pedagogy, and celebration
  • Create and implement structures that enable optimal student success, including student monitoring, discipline, and support processes
  • Report to the community, including the Board, Faculty, and Parents, on progress in the school, including the school strategic plan
  • Share essential information with community members through publications (Weekly News, Principals notes, etc.), informal and formal means

• Create a physically and socially safe environment to promote optimal student learning

  • Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff that has their respect
  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, and school personnel

• Notify the Board and appropriate personnel and agencies immediately when there is evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or social conditions, potential suicide, or students appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances

  • Keep the Board advised of employees not meeting their contractual agreement


  • Research and collect data regarding the needs of students and other pertinent information, including the collection of detail regarding the sacraments students have received or are preparing for

• Conduct meetings, as necessary, for the proper functioning of the school.

• Establish and maintain an effective inventory system for all school supplies, materials, and equipment

  • Establish procedures that create and maintain attractive, organized, functional, healthy, clean, and safe facilities, with proper attention to the visual, acoustic, and temperature

• Assume responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of students, employees, and visitors

• Develop clearly understood procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disasters

  • Maintain a master schedule to be posted for all teachers. Establish schedules and procedures for the supervision of students in non-classroom areas (including before and after school)

• Maintain visibility with students, teachers, admin staff, parents, and the Board

  • Communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and advice, to create a cooperative relationship to support the student in the school
  • Ensure an efficient system of evaluation, internal Exams, and remedial teaching
  • Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as requested by the Board
  • Maintain accurate attendance records
  • Maintain and account for all student activity funds and money collected from students
  • Communicate with the Board regularly about the needs, successes, and general operation of the school
  • Establish procedures for safe storage and integrity of all public and confidential school records • Ensure that student records are complete and current
  • Protect the confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines

• Attend required committee meetings (e.g., fund-raising, curriculum, etc.) and extra school sponsored functions and events.

  • Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certifications, as assigned by the Board and not otherwise prohibited by law or in conflict with contract

Skills, Experience, & Attributes Sought

• Knowledge of Cambridge affiliation

• Internationally minded and culturally sensitive, with a commitment to developing global citizenship and community action

• Possess excellent communication and collaborative skills

• Be a strategic thinker with a growth mindset

• Have a strong record of learning, achievement, and leadership

• Have experience in new schools of building and leading a collaborative community

• Be innovative and creative in applying current research as to how children and adults learn and develop best

• Have extensive experience of curriculum developments, programmes of study, and assessment methods and be innovative and creative in applying them in practice

• Have an innovative and creative approach to international school leadership, based on best current practice

• Have an excellent command of spoken and written English (native/near-native) Academic & Professional Qualifications

• Advanced degree in educational leadership, school administration, or related field (Masters or Doctorate Degree) preferred

• Extensive experience in Education, Management, and Leadership

• Previous Head of School and/or Deputy Head experience

• Significant leadership experience in education, with a deep understanding of best practices, innovative pedagogy, and challenging academic programs

• Previous prior experience with building, expanding, and/or relocating a school 4

• Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with prospective families, current families, teachers/staff, students, and community members Leadership approach that empowers teachers and staff to accomplish goals

Email: shaharia.sultana@dpsstsdhaka.org

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