Head of School


Cape Town Montessori

Job Description: Head of School

About Cape Town Montessori

The Cape Town Montessori School is dedicated to the global Montessori philosophy and offers a stimulating learning environment that is child-centred, culturally diverse and relaxed; where young children are nurtured and encouraged to be environmentally conscious, independent thinkers. We believe that our school provides a lifetime’s investment in the children’s life skills.


This position reports to the Board of Trustees and has the Heads of Departments, Finance, Administration and Sports & Facilities reporting to it.

Role Requirements

  • Educational knowledge and experience
  • Montessori background is advantageous
  • 3 to 5 years executive leadership experience and 5 to 10 years leading people
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Fundraising experience
  • Governance experience

Areas of Responsibilities

  • Vision and Purpose
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Community Building and Conflict Management
  • Cycle of Continuous Improvement
  • Education
  • Operations and Facilities
  • General Administration
  • Financial Administration
  • HR Administration
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Training
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

Competencies Required

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Strategic ability
  • Business acumen / entrepreneurial skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Integrity
  • Resilience

If you believe you are suited to this role, please submit your CV to recruitment@ctms.org.za

Deadline for submission: 11 July 2024 Close of Business

Closing Date
Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
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