head of upper school - august 2021, shenzhen, china in shenzhen shi

shenzhen shi, guangdong
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job description

Head of Upper School
Start date: August 2021
Location: Shenzhen, China
Region: Far East and South East Asia - Leadanywhere
Curriculum: UK to A-level
Experience Required: 5+ 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.

The Shenzhen Campus opened in August 2020 and provide excellent facilities for students, with a capacity of 900 students catered from Early years through to Sixth form. In the first instance the school will cater for early years through to Year 9 and grow with each academic year.


  • To be responsible to the Headmaster for the day to day management, organisation, and administration of the Upper School.
  • To promote excellence in the quality of the education provided, working with the Head Master and staff to sustain and enhance the standing of the school.
  • As part of the Senior Leadership Team, to assist the Head Master in planning and implementing school policies and to undertake any other duties that the Head Master may from time to time require.
  • To manage the Upper School SMT to monitor standards of teaching and learning, including the observation of Upper School lessons as a matter of good practice and to provide constructive feedback to staff concerned
  • To oversee the delivery of the Upper School curriculum in line with school philosophy.
  • To oversee and assess the quality of planning, teaching and of learning outcomes, promoting improvement strategies as necessary.
  • Work with Deputy Head and Director of Admissions, to coordinate students & staff recruitment.

You should have:

  • Advanced degree in Education and/or Educational Administration.
  • At least 4 years' school management/leadership in a similar setting.
  • Experience in managing performance of staff, especially senior or middle level managers.
  • A solid understanding of the developmental and curricular needs of students in international schools.

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

  • A competitive salary package
  • 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


121 teaching experience


BA Hons (QTS),BEd,BSc Hons (QTS)

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