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Founding Head of School (Early Years) and Extended Day Centre of Healthy Planet, Wishtown, Noida (National Capital Region), India

Dear Applicant,


Thank you for your interest in becoming the Founding Head of School (Early Years)  and Extended Day Centre of Healthy Planet, Wishtown, Noida, India.


Healthy Planet, Wishtown is a new facility, opening in April 2023. You would be the Founding Head of this unique organisation which is a collaboration between The Glasgow Academy and Nehru World School, founded in 1845 and 1978 respectively. The schools have been in partnership and sharing knowledge and research for over 10 years.

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You would be joining a team of leaders, who are all committed educationalists with globally acclaimed reputations.

They believe in:

  • empowering young learners by nurturing their innate curiosity.

  • creating transformative learning experiences and environments.

  • Inspiring and challenging young minds to become global citizens.


This position is a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for a dynamic and forward-thinking Early Years specialist who wishes to join an organisation dedicated to making a difference in education.


The intended timeline for recruitment will be as follows:

  • Closing date for applications: 3rd December 2022.

  • First-round interviews by video conferencing: before 10th December 2022.

  • Further rounds of interviews by video conferencing: from 14th December 2022.

  • The final round of interviews on-site in India, logistic permitting: January 2023

A letter of interest, explaining why you are the right person for this position and addressing the items on the person specification together with your resume containing the details of three referees, one of whom should be your current employer, should be emailed to:


Thank you very much for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving and reading your application.


Yours faithfully,

Susan Holmes

Head Teacher


Head of School (Early Years) and Extended Day Centre

Are you a dynamic, passionate Early Years Leader ready for your next challenge?

Do you have children at the heart of everything you do?

Have you the experience to bring the highest calibre leadership to a new and exciting international project that marries high-quality early years education alongside extended care?

Then Nehru World School, India and The Glasgow Academy, Scotland, UK would like to hear from you!

Nehru World School, India (Estd 1978) and The Glasgow Academy, UK (Estd 1845) are seeking a Founding Head of Early Years for a first-of-its-kind Early Years and Extended Day Centre in Noida (National Capital Region), India. Due to open in April 2023, this purpose-built facility will accommodate up to 250 children. NWS and TGA have been working in partnership on exciting educational projects for over 10 years.  TGA and NWS have shared world-class education practices and with Healthy Planet Wishtown will establish a global leader in Early Years Education.


We are looking for a genuinely dynamic leader who will be able to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders, drawing on the best of international curriculums and practices to lead a truly world-class early years facility in India.

Resilience, empathy, adaptability and cultural competence will be key, along with a sense of humour and purpose to provide the best for children and colleagues as you make our vision a reality.

Please apply with a letter of application showing how you meet the Person Specification, your CV and 3 checkable references, one of which must be your most recent employer.

The closing date for applications is Saturday 3rd December 2022. We reserve the right to appoint early in the case of an exceptional candidate applying. 

The contract will be full-time for 3 years in the first instance. Our generous package includes accommodation within 20 minutes of school, a car and driver, annual return tickets, a relocation allowance, pension contribution and 45 days holiday allowance plus agreed Government holidays. The commencement of the contract will be by negotiation. Please state when you would be available to start.

Speculative CVs from spouses in suitably qualified fields are welcomed.

Job Description

Core Purpose:


  • To establish and provide leadership direction and management to ensure sustained development and improvement at Healthy Planet School, Wishtown.

  • To ensure the day-to-day operation of Healthy Planet School, Wishtown is kept to a high standard.


Reports to: Head Teacher, Nehru World School

Leads: All Healthy Planet School, Wishtown staff

Key Relationships:  Directors of Academics, Curriculum, Training and Research at Nehru World School and The Glasgow Academy, UK.




  • To lead the development and delivery of a bespoke Early Years programme.

  • To take overall responsibility for the quality and standards of teaching and learning across the organisation.

  •  To ensure individual care and support is provided to personalise development and learning.

  • To keep up to date with current developments in teaching and learning and in school improvement.

  • To be responsible for quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation.

  • To monitor and manage staff, continually improve practice and lead the professional development and learning of the team.

  • To manage the Administration team and oversee the successful completion of all administrative roles along with the Head of Administration.

  • To actively develop partnerships with parents and the wider community.

  • To ensure all school policies and procedures are adhered to.



  • Nehru World School and The Glasgow Academy are both committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff are responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in their care. The newly appointed Head of School (Early Years) will be the Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Review of Responsibilities:

  • The specific duties attached to this role are subject to annual review and may, after discussion, be changed.

Job Description
The Benefits

The organisation offers a comprehensive package for the Head of School (Early Years), including:

  • A three-year contract, full-time in the first instance (renewable).

  • A globally competitive salary.

  • Accommodation within 20 minutes' driving distance of the School.

  • A yearly annual return ticket.

  • Relocation allowance.

  • Full fee remittance for up to two children at NWS

  • Comprehensive medical insurance.

  • Contribution to provident fund

  • Continuing professional development and learning opportunities, including on-site experiences at The Glasgow Academy, UK.

  • A School vehicle with a driver.

The Benefits
Person Specification
Person Specification

Person Specification

E= Essential

D= Desirable 


Qualification and Development

  • A first degree in a relevant subject area, e.g. Early Years (E)

  • A second degree or qualification in a relevant subject or Education (D)

  • A recognised teaching qualification or B.Ed. (E)

  • Evidence of recent and relevant continuing professional development (E)



  • Minimum of two years experience in a managerial role in an overseas post (E)

  • Experience of leading a team (E)

  • To be fully committed to the vision, mission and philosophy of Healthy Planet and Nehru World School (E)

  • To be fully committed to achieving the highest standards and best practices across all aspects of the School (E)

  • To support and promote a forward-thinking and innovative approach to development (E)

  • Experience of marketing and development requirements involved in opening a new facility (D)


Professional Learning

  • Minimum of five years of teaching experience (E)

  • Successful teaching experience of recognised Early Years’ curricula (E)

  • Experience in quality assurance or accreditation processes (D)

Personal Qualities

  • Empathetic, compassionate, kind and conscientious (E)

  • Love being around young children (E)

  • Respect for contextual realities (E)

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail (E)

  • Able to collaborate and work in partnership with others (E)

  • Emotionally resilient, adaptable and able to work under pressure (E)


  • Be able to demonstrate that you are a collegiately-minded leader who coaches others and contributes with a positive mindset, innovative and strategic thinking, and with flexibility, to the centre and its community as a whole (E)

  • Be able to demonstrate you are proactive in embodying the values of the school, inspiring and ensuring excellence, resolving arising issues, talking to pupils, staff and parents, and being a supportive presence at events (E)

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