head of kg - aug 2024 - hangzhou, china in 中国

job category
international teaching
job type
£ 3,300 - £ 4,300 per month, Housing, flights, medical & more
reference number
primary team, teachanywhere
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job description

Head of KG
Required: Aug 2024
Location: Hangzhou China
Region: Far East and South East Asia
Curriculum: UK/Chinese
Experience: previous leadership experience required
Salary: Excellent with full benefits

The School

This school is an international extension of a well established and highly respected UK school (Wycombe Abbey) which was formed in 1896 and became renowned for its academic excellence and the nurturing and development of the whole child.

With two successful international schools already established in China and Hong Kong, the school opened two more offerings in Nanjing and in Hangzhou in August 2021. The Hangzhou school has been established as a private school enabling local Chinese nationals to enjoy the benefits of an international education. The majority of the student body are Chinese nationals studying a unique programme where an internationalised programme (UK curriculum) complements the Chinese National Curriculum. The students are taught in both Mandarin and English so that they can graduate from the School with undergraduate levels of both Mandarin and English and thereby flourish at premium universities all around the world.

The school offers full boarding school for education to students from G1 through to G12 (Years 2 to 13) as well as day students with outstanding facilities for learning, innovation and enterprise, performing arts and sport that are the hallmark of this excellent schools group.

Living and Working in Hangzhou

Framed by Green hills and its Lake panoramas, Hangzhou has long been known as one of China's enduring tourist destinations and is a great destination for fans of the outdoors. This location affords fairly low cost living.

School Requirements

The Executive Head of Kindergarten will oversee the day-to-day running of the Kindergarten. Children in the Kindergarten follow a play-based learning approach to development of all the early learning goals set out by the UK's EYFS programme and the Chinese Education Department. The children develop a love of learning and become highly proficient in bilingual communication as they prepare for entry into the primary phase.
The Executive Head of Kindergarten will have impressive experience, be passionate about holistic education, be an inclusive and inspirational leader, and possess the ability to adjust quickly to change. They will also be:

  • Highly dynamic and energetic, with strategic initiative and the ability to work as part of a wider team.
  • A team-player, who shares and celebrates the successes of students and staff.
  • Able to demonstrate outstanding people skills and possess the ability to build strong and harmonious relationships with parents, staff, students and other stakeholders.
  • Intellectually minded with the ability to drive improvement and aspire for excellence, as well as fully conversant with the latest pedagogical knowledge.
  • Highly knowledgeable about, and experienced in, delivering outstanding examination outcomes through leadership of middle leaders and a teaching team
  • Capable of demonstrating creativity, mindful of the cultural context, with sensitivity and integrity.
  • Have knowledge of the UK curriculum

Salary and benefits Package

  • Salary dependent upon experience and qualifications - starting at 320,000 RMB up to 400,000 RMB - more for leadership
  • Accommodation provided (Mostly on campus)
  • Annual flights
  • Free tuition for up to 2 dependants (3rd dependent at 50%)
  • Full medical cover
  • Excellent professional development
  • 2-3 year contract


Curriculum knowledge and experience



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