deputy head of pre prep (primary) - august 2021 - shenzhen in shenzhen shi

shenzhen shi, guangdong
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the far east team, teachanywhere
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Deputy Head of Pre Prep (Primary)

Start date: August 2021
Location: Shenzhen, China
Region: Far East and South East Asia - Leadanywhere
Curriculum: UK to A-level
Experience Required: 4+ years

School Overview: This top level international school is part of a family of UK curriculum schools and combines over 400 years of educational excellence with a modern approach and first-rate facilities. They build on the successes of their partner schools in England and Thailand and provide a full and well-rounded approach to education, which not only prioritises academic achievement but also helps to bring out the best in each pupil.

Location Overview: Shenzhen is the youngest first tier city in China where the average age of the population is under thirty. Rated as the best air quality of all first tier cities in China, Shenzhen itself is a wonderful planned city filled with Plants and shrubbery on the coast in the warmer southern climbs of China. The excitement of Hong Kong is also not too far away.

Role Overview: you will be supporting the leadership of the Pre prep (Primary Years 1 - 5).

  • Work closely with the School's Leadership Team to ensure effective implementation of the School's strategic plan and to take a supporting role in that process.
  • Attendance at Expeditions, Parent Information Evenings, community events and other events necessary for the smooth running of the School.
  • Contribute to the development of the overall schoolvision and ensure that students, staff and parents all understand and subscribe to that vision.
  • Be available to advise academic staff and individual students, ensuring that, so far as possible, each person's individual needs are met so that they can exceed their potential, and that students' progress is maintained in an effective way.


  • Minimum of 4 years recent successful teaching experience preferably in an International school.
  • Previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Evidence of a clear view about the future development of the Academic programmes and an ability to manage change.
  • Evidence of the ability to maintain effective classroom behaviour in a positive context and to promote well-ordered and self-controlled behaviour throughout the School.
  • Respect for the views of parents and a commitment to the importance of the involvement of parents in the learning process.
  • Uphold the values and ethos of the school by actively promoting an emotionally secure, warm, stimulating and safe environment appropriate to the needs of the individual pupils and their families.
  • A detailed knowledge of Primary practice.
  • A clear understanding of the needs of children and their developmental stages.
  • Excellent programme and staff management skills.

Package: The remuneration package is very generous and includes the following;

  • A competitive salary package
  • Monthly responsibility allowance
  • An annual bonus of 10% of salary, subject to appraisal
  • Full health insurance coverage for teachers as well as cover for dependents
  • Onsite full-furnished accommodation provided for teachers in their first two years with the option of living offsite in second and subsequent contracts
  • Return Airfare and baggage allowances for teacher and dependents
  • 100% remission on tuition fees for up to two (2) dependent children attending the School. 50% remission on tuition fees for 3rd dependent child onward.
  • The cost of all working visas, dependents' resident visas and work permits costs paid for by the school


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