whole school deputy head - shanghai

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the far east team, teachanywhere
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Whole School Deputy Head

Required: August 2020
Location: Shanghai, China
Region: Far East and South East Asia
Curriculum: UK curriculum
Salary: Very competitive packages offered
Experience: 4+ years preferred
Sponsorship: Single or married teachers with dependents
Contract: 2 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. The Shanghai school opened its doors to much fanfare in August 2016 and is a day and boarding school for students aged 2-18.

Students are expected to be fully involved and achieve their best in academic studies, extra-curricular activities and House events. The curriculum of Early Years is based on the EYFS curriculum while Pre-Prep is based on the National Curriculum of England with flavours of the International Primary Curriculum evident. Similarly, Prep, is based on the National Curriculum with the International Middle Years Curriculum influencing curriculum themes and learning approaches. The focus of the Upper School curricula is IGCSE and A-levels.

Location overview: Living in Shanghai is very exciting. The city is an amazing blend of traditional China and modern living with everything you can imagine on offer and more. It is China's most Westernised city, and the most comfortable one for expatriates. Shanghai is also exceptionally well placed to explore the rest of China and other parts of Asia.


The school is seeking a well-qualified, energetic, inspiring and committed individual to fulfil the role of Deputy Head (whole-school) from August 2020.

The successful candidate will find the responsibilities within the role an ideal grounding for promotion to headship in time and he/she will be given every opportunity to make a lasting and very positive legacy in a school that enjoys a prestigious reputation. The successful candidate will play a central role in both the strategic planning and the ongoing development of the School for the benefit of current and future pupils.

The role is well-suited to candidates who have gained educational leadership experience in the UK and/or overseas. This may have come about within pastoral care roles (e.g. boarding care, Head of Year, Head of Sixth Form etc.), and/or within managerial and teaching and learning positions (e.g. Head of Primary, Head of Senior School, Director of Studies, Deputy Head).

Person specification:

* An ability to work effectively as a member of the leadership team, showing initiative and imagination with vision and ability to inspire others.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* First class organisational and admin skills.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills; Solutions focused, proactive and positive approach to change management.
* Commitment to personal development and life long learning
* A willingness to "roll up sleeves" and get the job done.


This school is part of a group renowned for offering very generous salary packages that afford great savings potential. Benefits include:

* Excellent generous salary including performance related bonus
* Accommodation provided with relocation allowance
* Annual flights
* Family friendly with free tuition and health cover
* Excellent end of service gratuity
* Super professional development opportunities

If you wish to apply please contact our Leadanywhere team who will be happy to furnish you with more information and discuss further opportunities to enhance your leadership career overseas.


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