Secondary Head (with teaching load) - Ningbo, China - January 2020 (or sooner)

May 08, 2019
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Grade Level
High School
This international school in China is looking for a dynamic Head of Secondary to join their staff in January 2020 (or sooner if possible). There is a teaching component to the position, which will account for not more than 40%.

This international school opened in 2005 with just a handful of students but has grown to now be home to 380+ pupils from 48 different nationalities. There are Western and Chinese co-teachers in each Early Years and Primary classrooms so the teacher to student ratio is low (class sizes are capped appropriately) and students are motivated, respectful and eager to learn. They follow the Early Years Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum of England, followed by the Cambridge Primary Curriculum and the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum, leading to IGCSE examinations and A Levels. It is a Cambridge Approved School. An extra curricular activities programme compliments the academic instruction and includes Science, Sport and Music Clubs. There is a friendly and collaborative teaching team, supportive and effective Leadership plus a School Advisory Council and Parent/Teacher Association.

The school is located on an attractive, campus in the High Tech Zone of the city of Ningbo. The school has good facilities and pleasant surroundings with waterways, parks and busy markets, as well as easy access to many other parts of the region. The school is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, has tremendous energy, and forward momentum and is planning to move to a new purpose-built campus in 2022 and they wish to appoint a visionary, dynamic Head of Secondary to take the Section to the next level and to oversee a successful transition to the new campus. This is an unusual opportunity to help shape the future of the Secondary Section of the school.

Candidates should be well qualified and experienced with a relevant degree, preferably at post graduate level, full teacher certification and at least 4 years of successful experience in Middle or Senior Leadership, some of this in international schools. They should have a clear track record of professional excellence with evidence of success in taking a department or school forward, raising student aspirations and attainment, adding value to the teaching team as a leader, mentor and coach. Excellent communication skills, organisational skills and the ability to generate/inspire vision, to plan strategically to achieve specific goals and to mobilise the Teaching Team to implement effectively is also sought. They are looking for a Collaborative Leader of teaching staff with high expectations for staff performance and the capacity to lead, support and challenge as required.

The school offer very good pay and conditions and a two year (renewable) contract.

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