Deputy Head of School

Full Time | Beijing, China | Whole school
Start Date: August 2024 

About School:

Our Beijing school has two campuses, catering to different age groups and learning needs. The City Campus is for Early Years and Year 1, equipped with excellent facilities. This serene setting provides access to excellent facilities, including a fully-equipped Sports Hall and Dining Room. Inside, children have access to various play-based creative spaces like the Maker Space, Construction Zone, Dance Studio, Visual Arts Studio, and Music and Drama Studio. It's a vibrant, nurturing environment where our youngest learners embark on their educational journeys. Located in a picturesque village, our Hegezhuang Campus is tailored for students from Year 2 upwards. The classrooms are fully customized and incorporate cutting-edge technology. The learning spaces are flexible and designed to inspire. Within this campus, you'll find two well-stocked libraries, one for Lower School and another for Upper School, boasting a combined resource collection of over 28,000 items. Additional facilities include a spacious multi-purpose theatre, a mini theatre, a versatile black-box drama area, an arts center, and a music center complete with a recording studio. The sports hall is equipped with a 25-meter swimming pool, a gymnasium for activities like badminton, volleyball, and basketball, and even a top-rope climbing wall. Outdoors, we offer tennis courts and Astro-turf playing fields perfect for football.

Our Beijing school offers a British-based international education from Early Years to A-Levels. The curriculum evolves through different phases, focusing on holistic development. Highly qualified teachers from diverse backgrounds contribute to the school's excellence.

Our Beijing school’s mission is to nurture future leaders who excel academically and in various activities. The school values intellectual growth, sports, and community service, fostering resilience and meaningful connections among students. It prepares students for top universities worldwide, emphasizing academic rigor and enrichment programs.

Curriculum: A Levels, GCSE, IGCSE, UK Early Years/EYFS
Accreditation: CIS
School Type: PreK/K-12 (UK13) Day
Students Enrollment: Approx. 1500 in total

About Job:

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of the school, the Deputy Head is responsible to the Head Master in maintaining a vibrant, proud and happy school by overseeing all functions related to smooth operation of the school and working closely with the Head of Upper School and Lower School. The Deputy Head is to ensure that the quality educational programs take place in a safe, positive and healthy learning environment and in a well organised manner.
They will also:
- Uphold the school’s values and set high expectations
- Contribute to building a culture of excellence
- Raise quality and standards of education
- Support in establishing and implementing strategy

The Deputy Head role is crucial in promoting respectful, effective relationships within the school community through tackling the issues that arise on a day-to-day basis in a collaborative manner. Central to this is the school’s desire to review its internal standard working procedures in order to ensure continuous improvement in its operation.

About You:

  • • Demonstrate at role model level the Code of Conduct of school staff.
    • We are looking for a timetabling and data/logistics specialist with wider leadership experience.
    • Demonstrate the ability to adapt and assimilate to the school’s culture and at the same time appreciate the local culture.
    • The ability and willingness to inspire others; leading by example, role modelling the school’s vision statement: ‘Educational Excellence for Life and Leadership’ in relationships with students, colleagues and parents.
    • Role model the process of self-reflection and improvement
    • Ability to act and lead in a calm and collected way in a complex organization and in a changing Chinese environment.
    • A strong understanding and experience of the international education, general curriculum and current theories and practices of pedagogy and assessment.
    • Proven skills and ability to demonstrate leadership, flexibility and creativity.
    • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership within financial disciplines and compliance and at the same time provide value-adding services to the school.
    • Ability to manage staffing issues especially be able to mentor and coach others.
    • In-depth knowledge in organization development, international and external communication.
    • Knowledge of risk management.
    • Proven skills in achieving international accreditation and established relationships and networks within the educational community.
    • Excellent inter-personal skills with students, colleagues and parents.
    • Excellent administrative, organizational, and ICT skills.
    • Direct experience in a dynamic international school environment taking a senior leader’s role.
    • Experience in change management.
    • Experience in coaching and mentoring others.
    • Experience in managing public relations especially the direct experience in dealing with parents and community.
    • Experience in enhancing the School’s extra-curricular enrichment programme.
    • Engage constructively with critical feedback to improve one’s own performance
    • Advanced degree in Education and/or Educational Administration
    • Appropriate teaching qualifications and experience.

About Contract:

• Contract Period: 2 years
• Student Contact days: 180
• Approximate Dates for the School Year: Aug 1-Jun 30

About Package:

• Salary Range: Negotiable
• Benefit: Health Insurance,Housing Allowance, Moving Allowance, Settling in allowance, Tuition for children

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